Children’s Ministry

Children's Ministry at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, Tampa

Philosophy of Children’s Ministry

Children are a wonderful and vital part of the church. The church has the responsibility to equip and support parents in discipling their children.

See our Philosophy of Family Ministry page for more information.


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Sunday School

There are several classes for different ages of children. See Sunday School for details.


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Nursery

Sunday School has two nurseries: 0 to 18 months (or strong walkers) and 18 months (or strong walkers) to 2 years. Children age 2 and above have Sunday School classes.

Several cribs are available for naps in a separate but connected room. This room is also used by nursing mothers.

Morning Worship has three nurseries: 0 to 18 months (or strong walkers); 18 months (or strong walkers) to 2 years; and 3 to 4 years. See below for older ages.

Several cribs are available for naps in a separate but connected room. This room is also used by nursing mothers.

Evening Prayer has one combined nursery: 0 to 3 years. Children 4 and older may attend Covenant Kids (see below).

View Nursery Worker Schedule


Childrens’ Worship

Children in kindergarten and first grade have the option of being dismissed from the morning service right before the sermon.

Children’s Worship includes a time of singing, memorization of Bible verses and creeds, and a lesson that is adapted from the sermon being preached that day.


Covenant Kids

Children from age 4 to fifth grade meet on the third floor during the evening prayer meeting at 6:00pm.

Covenant Kids is an interactive time when our associate pastor teaches children what it means to be a part of God’s church. It includes a time of singing, prayer, and brief instruction.

After meeting as a large group, children divide by age and work on memorizing age-appropriate catechisms together, with the help of adult volunteers.

“It is comfortable, certainly, to see a thriving nursery of young plants, and to have hopes that God shall have a people to serve him when we are dead and gone.” – Thomas Manton

“The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.” – Psalm 102.28


Safety

We take the safety of our children very seriously. To see some of our policies regarding volunteers, see Holy Trinity Volunteer Safety Protocol.