At Willowbrook, the safety of our young people is a top priority. All of the leaders of our children and youth at Willowbrook Church are required to pass a background check prior to serving. Also, we do not condone adults being one on one with children and/or youth without another adult present.
Each quarter we have meaningful youth events that serve our youth and promote healthy relationships among themselves, with the rest of the church and with our neighbors. Some events are pure fun events while others are service projects. This ensures that we’re both engaging our youth and also challenging them to follow Jesus’ example to consider others more important than themselves. (Philippians 2:3)
We believe serving families as familiesis important. This guides our commitment to provide a family-integrated 11 AM worship service where the wiggles are welcome, and families are encouraged to worship together. A warm and inviting nursery is also available for your infants and toddlers 3 and under, and age-specific classes are provided during through our Sunday School program at 9:30 AM each Sunday.
Each Christmas our children and youth team up to pack Christmas shoe-boxes for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. The whole church rallies around our young people to meet a new goal each year for number of boxes packed. We then partner with other local churches to pack a semi-truck and get them on to the distribution center where they are organized and sent all over the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe the Bible teaches the Gospel from Genesis to Revelation, and that it is important to see it play out in all of Scripture. Each Sunday at 9:30 AM, lessons from The Gospel Projectare taught to Sunday School classes for every age group from pre-school to adults. The Gospel Project keeps the whole family in the same part of the Bible with age-appropriate depth to promote robust conversations at home about what you’re learning together at Willowbrook.
Music is a huge part of the culture at Willowbrook. As such we provide children’s and youth choirs that practice weekly and sing for our church occasionally during the 11 AM gathering. Our music team carefully selects Christ-exalting songs that will not only be enjoyable to sing, but aid in helping your child know more about Jesus and His Gospel.
Each summer our teens and middle-schoolers go to Word of Life Campin the Adirondack Mountains to connect with each other and with God. Here the Bible is taught in a camp setting, allowing our youth to hear the Gospel in an intensive setting where they can make life-changing faith decisions that will go with them the rest of their lives.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Each summer, Willowbrook serves both our own youth and the youth of our neighborhood with Vacation Bible School. This is a way for us to leverage our presence on Staten Island to be a blessing to our neighbors and to give our children yet another way to encounter Jesus Christ through great music, teaching, crafts and games. Learn more about this year’s Vacation Bible School on our events page.
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