We offer a variety of classes of for all ages from nursery to our senior adults. Most of these classes happen during our church school hour at 10:00 am each Sunday online, but there are plenty of educational opportunties throughout the week for you to take part in.
A nursery is provided during the church school hour as well as each Sunday morning worship service. When your child reaches the next age, you may move him/her up to the next class if you wish.
Our elementary-aged children take part in the Workshop Rotation Model called "The Crossway.” This model provides an an adventure in Biblical learning by offering an in-depth study of stories that highlight different learning styles. The curriculum follows a five-year scope and sequence that focuses on Bible stories. The children study a new story every month and visit a different classroom each week. Children also memorize a verse each month that is associated with the story they are learning. The rooms we utilize include: Acts, Thou Art, Temple, Moved By the Spirit, Fourth Café, Sounds Divine, and Mission Possible.
Our preschool children are together during church school, and for this age range, we use the PCUSA curriculum: Growing in Grace and Gratitude.
Recognizing the need for transition between Crossway students and junior high students, the Crossovers program has been developed specifically for fifth graders. Toward the end of their fifth grade year, these children will participate in a program that reviews the lessons and themes learned in Crossway throughout their elementary years. It also reinforces their knowledge of the Bible.
In April of 2007, the session of Fourth Presbyterian Church approved a statement of Policy on Child Protection and Prevention of Child Abuse. Fourth Presbyterian is committed to providing and maintaining a safe, nurturing environment during events which are sponsored or co-sponsored by the church for all of its members, especially children and youth under the age of eighteen.
To that end, anyone who volunteers with children or youth more than five hours per year must agree to this policy and agree to a background screening. One-time training sessions are available for congregation members and can be arranged for individuals as needed.