Ortega Kids

At Ortega Church,  we’re creating an environment where kids belong – one that provokes the discovery of God’s character in young hearts and minds. We believe in partnering with parents to disciple your children.

PreK-4 through 4th Grade 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mornings
Children’s Worship – Education Building

First time at Ortega Church? 
Please stop by the Welcome Center for an Ortega Kids Welcome Packet.

For more information, contact Director of Children’s Ministry, Audra Bancroft, at 904.389.5556 ext 111, or audra@ortegachurch.org

Birth to PreK-3

We want to help you provide your children with their first impression of their loving heavenly Father. Our nurturing caregivers blend bible stories, activities, games and music to show kids that learning about God’s love can be fun and exciting! We want your children to know: 

  1. God made Me!
  2. God loves Me!
  3. Jesus wants to be my friend forever!

PreK-4 to 4th Grade

Our Sunday morning  program is designed to inspire discovery and instill three basic truths into the hearts of children, as modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52 (Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man):

  1. I can trust God no matter what.
  2. I need to make the wise choice. How does God’s Word fit into my life?
  3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated. 
  4. I can build friendships that will last.

Crew 56 is a place for 5th & 6th grade students to discover hope, strengthen their faith and learn how to have a positive impact on their community, church and the world as they transition into their teenage years.  Tweens will learn how to search the Bible for answers and build a faith foundation that helps them deepen their relationship with God.

Sunday Morning Bible Study – 10:30 to 11:30 am in the Education Building

Crew 56 Life Group – Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Education Building

First time at Ortega Church? 
Please stop by the Welcome Center for an Ortega Kids Welcome Packet.

For more information, contact Director of Children’s Ministry, Audra Bancroft, at 904.389.5556 ext 111, or audra@ortegachurch.org

Crew 56 Parent Resources

The mission of Ortega Playschool is to provide a loving, positive, Christian environment in which to learn and play. We strive to promote emotional, physical and intellectual growth in each of our children in order for them to develop to their full potential.

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WOW!

Wonderful Ortega Wednesdays is a fun and powerful children’s church experience. Kids will learn to experience God through a weekly Bible message, fun activities and engaging worship! Each age group is provided an age/grade level appropriate activities. Snacks provided. Bus service available from Stockton Elementary.

Children’s Ministry Leadership & Service Team

We always welcome volunteers in our Children’s Ministry! Adult volunteers are required to complete an application, consent to a background check, and attend Child Youth and Protection Policy training.

Sunday Morning Nursery: Help babies and toddlers feel loved and safe while planting seeds of God’s love and truth.

Sunday Morning Kid’s: Build relationships with children and help them build relationships with each other.

Greeter/Check-in – Nursery or Kids: The first person a family meets when they arrive have the ability to set the tone for each child and their family. It’s an opportunity to make kids feel seen, cared for and safe.

Student Leaders: Teenage volunteers serve as assistants to our adult leaders, engaging with children or preschoolers, helping teach lessons, leading activities, and acting as role models for younger children.

Prep Team: Our prep team helps make our Sunday morning program happen by preparing the supplies needed.

Tech Team: Help the flow of information from our Ortega Kid’s ministry get out to our church families.

Event Team and Substitutes: Many of our volunteers serve on a temporary or as-needed basis during holidays, special events or when another volunteer is sick or on vacation.

For more information, contact Director of Children’s Ministry, Audra Bancroft, at 904.389.5556 ext 111, or audra@ortegachurch.org