Children’s Ministry

Smyser Kidz 3d  
Mission Statement: 
 To provide biblical teaching and instruction in order to reach those who may not know Jesus as well as to encourage those who do know Him into a closer personal relationship and to equip them with the knowledge of God’s Word.

Smyser Kidz nursery
Kidz Nursery is staffed at the 10am worship service for birth through 2 year olds. Check in begins 15 minutes before the service.
Kidz Zone meets Sundays at 10am and is for 3 year olds through 4th grade students.  
Uniquely designed with your child in mind! Kids experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way. They have their own games, illustrations, and even small groups that meet every Sunday morning. 
Safe check-in begins 15 minutes before the service in lobby. Check in your child then take them into the service with you. They will be dismissed to Kidz Zone following the worship portion of the service.
Family Sunday is set aside so that our young people can attend “big people” church with their families. We love to have the whole family together in worship once in a while.
Smyser Kidz club
Kidz Club (Sunday evening youth group for 3rd & 4th grades)
Kidz Club is not meeting at this time.
We are still in the planning/organizing stage as we are without a Children’s Minister at this time.  We hope to see all of our kids in Kidz Zone at 10am (for 3 yrs – 4th grade.) and in Sunday school at 9:10 on Sundays.
Job Posting:
SCC Children’s Minister
Smyser Christian Church is in search of a Children’s Minister. This part-time staff position is a great opportunity to pour your heart into children and strengthen families.
Smyser Christian Church exists to make MORE and BETTER disciples in Central IL. Beginning as a part-time children’s ministry pastor, the Children’s Minister at SCC will have the opportunity to provide leadership and growth in an already vibrant volunteer-led ministry. For over 181 years, Smyser has developed a reputation for excellent youth and children’s ministry spanning 4 different counties. To continue this mission, we are looking to hire a self-motivated Christ-follower who can continue to foster relationships alongside numerical and spiritual growth with desire to become a full-time minister in this specialized area of ministry. For additional information and description about what opportunities and leadership responsibilities to expect, feel free to submit an e-mail of intent to Thanks so much for your interest in making disciples in Central Illinois!