Kids Ministry (K-5)
Our goal for our children’s ministry is to give K – 5th grade children weekly opportunities to grow in faith as they learn what a relationship with Jesus Christ looks like.
Our goal through Kids Ministry at West Jackson is to help children know Jesus as their Savior and grow in their faith as they live for him. Each week on Sundays and Wednesdays, our K-3rd grade (FUSION) and 4th-5th graders (MERGE) come together to worship, learn, and grow in community in age-specific ways.
Each week, Kids Ministry happens in our Fusion Wing. Parents can drop off their children by entering the North Entrance (by the Fellowship Hall) on the second floor. You can find a quick overview of our weekly times below, and learn more about our activities by clicking on our “For Parents” tab.
- Kids Sunday Morning Bible Study @ 9:00am in the Fusion Wing
- Children join their parents for Family Worship @ 10:30am in the Worship Center
Rich Smith, Children’s Pastor
Rich’s top priority, other than his relationship with Jesus is his family. He has been married to his wife Paige for more than 20 years, and they have four incredible children: Allie, Addison, Alexis, and Max. Rich has served in the local church for over twenty years including working with children, students, and adults. However, his passion is to serve in children’s ministry. His goal is to create a fun and compelling environment for children to come learn about God and interact with his people. He believes that the truth of God’s word is relevant and powerful for the lives of children.
Rich is originally from Poplarville, MS. He received his Bachelor of Science in Religion and Psychology from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. He then continued his education by receiving a Master’s of Divinity in Christian Education from New Orleans Theological Seminary in 1997. He has been a conference leader on local, state, and national levels, and the writer of numerous publications for LifeWay.
2018 Kids Ministry Team:
- Karen Crook, Children’s Ministry Assistant
- Lyndsey Camp, Intern
- Ben Donnell, Intern
All of our Kids Ministry teachers are committed and passionate about teaching children God’s word for life transformation. Click below to learn more about our weekly Sunday curriculum.
Sunday Mornings (Fusion Grades K-3 and Merge Grades 4-5)
On Sunday morning our kids study the Bible from Genesis to Revelation chronologically over a 3 year scope and sequence. Kids meet separately in their age-graded classes for small group time where they are introduced to the day’s lesson. Afterwards they come together for large group time where they watch a video and listen to a master teacher dig deeper into God’s word. Then kids return to their small groups for activities and application.
- Click here to learn more about The Gospel Project for Kids, our Sunday K-5 curriculum
Wednesday Nights (Fusion Grades K-3 and Merge Grades 4-5)
On Wednesday nights in the Fall and Spring we offer age-appropriate music, games, and small group and large group environments which focus on the great stories of the Bible and how they apply to everyday life. We would love to have your child involved; click below to learn more about our curriculum.
- Click here to learn more about Group’s “Dig In” curriculum, our Wednesday night K-5 curriculum