Calvary Chapel of Upland’s Children’s Ministry is a ministry that seriously takes on the responsibility of training up our kids in the ways of our Lord (Prov 22:6). We have seen, even as John the apostle saw, that there is “no greater joy than this, to hear of [our] children walking in the truth” (3 John 4)
In order to walk in the truth, our children need to first learn the truth. No Greater Joy is a ministry committed to the integrity of God’s Word. The truth we seek is found in the infallible pages of Scriptures and as a ministry we teach each page of the Bible as an opportunity to proclaim the mighty God we serve. We are steadfast in presenting God’s Word as a way to highlight Him, as opposed to just imparting another Bible story. Our teachers take seriously the role of pointing out the attributes of God so our kids learn who it is we serve.
It is our desire that the children of No Greater Joy are well loved and strongly exhorted in their faith. We understand that God may choose to use these kids to further His kingdom and be used mightily in the dark world around them so we want them to be well equipped for whatever the Lord has planned before them. We desire to come alongside families to complement the Biblical training already taking place at home. We long that the parents of CCU have the freedom to enjoy a church service with the confidence that the spiritual needs, as well as the physical needs, of their children are cared for.
For our students we offer verse by verse teaching of the Holy Bible as well as thematic units. We acknowledge God-centered holidays and teach such holidays through the lens of Scripture. We desire the kids to gain a God-centered world-view in which they recognize God to be at work in their daily life as well as see the providence of God through history.
We have been so blessed as we see the fruit of the ministry in the hearts of our kids. It is this fruit that allows us to boldly proclaim that there is “no greater joy than to see [our] children walking in the truth.” To God be the glory!
If you're interested in serving as an assistant in this ministry, please see Lisa English or Lindar Neria.