Children's Formation Ministry is our program for kids in the 1st through 5th grade.
Our children are God’s most precious gift to us. Like everything good in life, they come from God and they belong to Him. As such, it is our desire to see God’s will carried out in the life of our children.
When God called us to a life with Him, He also commanded us to have our children follow after us. We desire to pass on to them an “inheritance that does not decay, spoil or fade away.” (1 Peter 1:4) We desire to guide them and teach them to be disciples of Jesus even in their youth.
- Our children are the youngest members of City on the Hill. They know why COH is important to their parents and their whole family. COH is their second home and second family.
- Our children have personal relationships with the Lord. They have their own prayer time. They read and reflect on the Word of God.
- Our children will grow up together as friends and stay together as they grow up in community and its programs
- Our children embrace COH as their own. They are comfortable praying, praising and exercising their spiritual gifts with the rest of the community.
- Create and implement programs that will build up our children’s relationship with the Lord, with one another and with the community as a whole.
1. CFM Assembly Sessions – once a month teaching session during the February to June COH community assemblies to help the children grow in their personal relationship with the Lord. Teaching Series every year is determined by the team depending on the need of the children that they see. The teaching series that have been given to the children from previous years are the ff: Life in the Spirit Seminar, Way of Life Series, Christian Growth Series and SSTARR Series. Other teaching series that are available are the Christian Character Series
2. TGIS (Thank God It’s Sunday!) – fellowship with the CFM children and their families. This provides an avenue for children to have fellowship in a less structured setting. It also provides an opportunity to live out their “characters” and way of life by worshipping and building up one another; to encourage growth and interest in creative arts as an alternative to the negative influences of technology (TV, videogames, game boy, iPod, etc.). It is also a venue to participate in seasonal field trips such as Stations of the Cross during Lenten Season, orphanage visit and fruit picking. The TGIS is also an avenue to evangelize young families.
3. Summer Camp – an annual activity that provides an avenue for Christian character and spiritual formation through worship/praying over/prayer meeting specifically designed for children. It also provides an opportunity for the children to practice what they have learned from the CFM sessions; to have fun and enjoy nature; to have brotherly/sisterly bonding and fellowship; and to serve one another. This is the children’s “mountain top” experience.
4. Christmas Backpack for the Poor Project – this is an annual outreach activity where children, together with the entire community, reach out and share their blessings to the indigent children in the Philippines by sending backpacks filled with gifts and shoes; by funding the feeding of the hungry children and their families through a simple Christmas party; and by spreading God’s good news of faith, hope and love to these people despite their poverty.