Everything we do and everything we fail to do is part of our children's faith development and education as Christians.
Our Elementary class is just that, church school for children in Kindergarten through Fifth grades. These young ones meet in room 204 Sunday mornings 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This class is taught by three adults who love Christ, love children and are dedicated to educational ministry. They each serve on a rotating schedule.
Linda Herzog has worked with pre-school children with the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Daycare Center for the past 16 years and has such a love for children she teaches a church school class and is a dedicated Worship & Wonder storyteller; Melody Smart teaches Kindergarten at Bourbon Central Elementary school and has two children of her own who are actively involved in the educational ministries of the church, Melody also volunteers her time with our youth ministry with teens; Laura Clark grew up in our congregation and has raised her children within the church and involves herself in many aspects of children and youth ministry, passing on what she has learned to the next generation. Laura is also a dedicated Worship & Wonder storyteller.
Ashley Norris is a kindergarten teacher at Paris Elementary School and grew up in First Christian Church. She now wants to share what she learned as a child with tomorrow's children. Ashley is also a dedicated Worship & Wonder storyteller and director of our Christian Education Ministry team; Marti Watts came to the congregation by marriage and raised her instant-family within this faith family and continues to love and teach children though her own are grown. She is a dedicated Worship & Wonder storyteller and is actively involved in many aspects of educational ministry within the congregation; Charlotte Owens is a retired teacher from the Paris School system and continues to love and teach the children of First Christian Church in her retirement years. She spends part of the year at her retirement home in a warmer climate, but doubles her time with us when she is home in Kentucky.
The scripture which guides the educational ministries of First Christian Church is Matthew 28: 19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you…"