WAM exists to provide a healthy and fun atmosphere that purposefully develops and empowers children as Christians; who Glorify God through their worship and serve as leaders in the church and community while Following the Jesus Way in speech, in life, in love, and in faith.
WAM! is for preschoolers and children on Wednesdays at 6:00. This is a time to experience worship, participate in the arts, and learn about missions. From choir time, instruments, and music games, to missions activities and leading in worship, preschoolers will learn how they can praise and serve God in big ways.
WaM for preschoolers will be from 6:00-7:15. Note that this has an earlier ending time than the children (6:00-7:30). Each Wednesday they will get a chance to rotate through different classes such as, choir, instruments, music activity, and missions. Each week you will need to drop of your preschooler in their assigned room (by age) and sign them in. This includes leaving your preschooler’s name, your name, and your cell number. Your child will receive their name tag in the first class. After rotating through Choir, instruments or music activity, and the missions class they will need to leave their name tag with the teacher. The last thing to be aware of is a policy stating that parents of preschoolers must remain on campus during WaM. This is for the safety of your children, and will also give you a chance to be a part of WaM Crave.
WaM for children will be from 6:00-7:30. Note that this has an later ending time than the preschoolers (6:00-7:15). Each Wednesday they will get a chance to rotate through 3 different classes- Ministry Teams, Choir, and Missions. Ministry Teams are chosen by the children in their online registration. Every semester the children will be a part of a missions outreach project called “KidBlitz”. This will be a chance for the Ministry Team to perform and the missions classes to participate in the community in a very hands on way. Choirs and Missions classes are offered by grade level. These classes provide outlets for children to lead in worship, outreach, and musical performances. The last thing to be aware of is a policy stating that parents of children must remain on campus during WaM. This is for the safety of your children, and will also give you a chance to be a part of WaM Crave.
Wam Xtreme is an extended time for our 4th-6th graders to participate in our childrens orchestra. Childrens orchestra meets outside the regular WaM time and is offered to children on all different experience levels. CHildren’s orchestra meets on Wednesday nights before WAM in the instrumental room.
WAM Crave is a time of prayer during WAM Wednesdays. From 6:00-7:30pm, in the chapel, we will have a come and go time of prayer offered for you to come by and pray, worship, journal, and lift up each child and teacher by name. There is no greater thing we can do as a Christian than to pray. Can you even imagine what great things would happen on WAM Wednesdays if it was completely covered in prayer by our church, staff, and families? So, take a few minutes while your kids are in WAM (or teachers- during your off class time) and come and pray over this ministry and for God to accomplish things in WAM that only HE could receive glory for.
For announcements and news please visit our WAM Facebook Page.
- November 18 – 1st Grade Sings in Both Worship Services
- November 22- Thanksgiving Break – No WAM!
- December 8- Dress Rehearsal for Christmas program (1st-6th grade)
- December 9 & 16- Christmas Program (1st-6th grade)
- December 12- Preschool WaM! Christmas Program in Fellowship Hall 6:15 PM
- December 12- Last night of WAM! for Fall semester
- January 9 – WaM! Spring Semester Begins / Spring Ministry Team Registration Night
- March 6 – KidBlitz – Sanctuary 6:00 PM (No preschool WaM!)
- April 10 – Race Night (1st – 6th Grade)
- May 15 – Last Night of WaM! and Dress Rehearsal for End-of-Year Program
- May 19 – End-of-Year Program – Sanctuary 6:00 PM
- May 22 – Awards & Choir Parties (1st – 6th Grade only)
Preschool and Children’s Music Associate
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Fall 2012 Ministry Teams
Splat & More!— Explore your creative side through drawing, painting, and sculpting.
Drama Jr. & Drama—Discover your inner actor / actress though games, monologues, and learning to speak in front of others.
Instrument-Palooza—Take a musical journey and explore the world of music. You will learn to play a variety of instruments, such as orff, recorders, and even boomwackers!
International Explorers—Learn about daily life and culture in other countries. Play games, learn new languages, and experience cultures from their music to their food.
Hip Hop Crew– Hip Hop can be fun and glorify God! Learn routines to the latest in Christian music and get your swag on.
Blacklight Puppets—Bring songs and skits to life with colorful puppets. Class participants will be required to wear a black long-sleeve shirt and black long pants for performances.
Crafts with a Cause– Be creative and help others at the same time! Each week we will create different crafts to benefit various charitable groups.
Service with a Smile—Help our church and Mission Arlington reach out to the community in this fun hands-on class. Reach out and touch others by doing kid-friendly service projects.
Photography—Capture God’s amazing masterpieces in this exciting class. Personal cameras are encouraged for this class.
Semester Long Classes for 4th—6th Grade
Regular attendance in these semester-long classes is strongly encouraged as these groups will be working on material to be presented in various worship settings.
Chimes—Learn to play a musical instrument, read music and be a part of a performance group. No previous musical experience required.
Guitar—Learn to play chords, accompany worship music, and to play simple songs. Students must provide their own guitars.