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Sunday Morning

The Brandywine Kids’ ministry meets on Sundays at 9:00am and 10:30am. Find available classes below for infants – 5th grade.

Our goal is that by the end of fifth grade, Brandywine Kids will: KNOW! Be introduced to Jesus Christ and will be given the opportunity to make a personal decision to follow Him. GROW! Demonstrate a personal relationship with God and apply biblical truths to life. GO! Understand the importance of experiencing God through worshiping and through serving. Be given the opportunity to worship and serve God on a regular basis.

Under 2 years

In Nursery Worship, your child will be lovingly cared for by incredible leaders who understand that little ones can experience the love of God through sweet moments of playful interaction, fun songs and simple Bible stories. Meaningful lessons each month are focused around three truths: God loves them, made them, and wants to be their forever friend.

Please note: Nursery kids should only bring the minimum of needed items in a small bag. Each item in the bag must be labeled. Diapers and wipes are provided in rooms. Children should not bring any personal toys or snacks in to the room with them.

2 years – Kindergartern

Preschoolers love to discover new things! That’s why we provide fun, interactive learning experiences in an engaging environment where your child can learn about Jesus. Classes are split by ages: two-year-olds (Blue Group), three-year-olds (Green Group), four-year-olds (Orange Group), and kindergarteners (purple group). At 9am the children are taught from the Bible in Life curriculum. At 10:30 children have play time at educational centers followed by a 20-minute Lil’K video (2-4 year olds) or a What’s in the Bible video (kindergarten). Check out our Preschool Videos archive!

Learn more about the weekday Brandywine Valley Christian Preschool

1st – 5th Grade

Elementary children are ready to tackle deeper topics so our Sunday classes are designed to challenge them. At 9am the kids start all together for a time of worship (music) and a lesson from Brite curriculum. Then they break into grade-level groups to discuss the lesson in depth. At 10:30am kids join their parents in the sanctuary for the first part of the Worship Service. Prior to the start of the sermon, the kids are dismissed for Worship Training where they focus on why and how we worship God. Check out our Elementary Videos Archive!

Awana CLubs

3 yrs – 5th Grade

Awana is a fun club with the goal of making resilient disciples through learning God’s Word and building relationships. Awana Clubs provide an environment where kids can memorize and understand scripture, be encouraged by awesome leaders, and participate in large group lessons and engaging games and activities.

Our Awana year runs from September 4, 2024 through May, 21 2025. This year, we will be offering both “In-Person Awana” in the church building AND “At-Home Awana” in your house.

Registration for 2024-25 opens on Thursday, July 25, 2024. 

See below to volunteer for Awana.

In-Person Awana 2023

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Brandywine Valley Church

  • Loving Awana leaders to guide you
  • Recite handbook sections/Bible verses to your leader
  • Begins on September 4, 2024 (Parent Meeting – September 4, come with your child to Awana)
  • Concludes on May 21, 2025 with the Awana Award Ceremony
  • Awana does not meet on the following dates due to holidays: November 27; December 18; December 25; January 1, 2025; April 16, 2025; and April 23, 2025.
  • Handbook Time, Large Group, Activity &/or Game Time
  • You’ll receive a uniform, handbook, and lots of awards!
  • Theme nights – some dress up nights (crazy hat) or service projects (canned goods), etc.

At-Home Awana 2023

Day: Any day of the week
Time: Any time
Location: At your home

Awana Resources

In addition to the Awana book each child receives, Awana offers additional resources to enhance the child’s book experience. You can download audio files of the memory verses and/or the story from book. Go to the Awana website, then select the book your child is using and download an MP3 or MP4 file. The Awana book provides instructions of when an audio file is available to enhance your child’s experience. For example: Listen to track 25 to find out what happens.

Awana consists of three groups:

Cubbies
3 yrs – Preschool
must be 3 by 8/31

Sparks

Sparks
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

T&T

T&T
3rd – 5th Grade

Special Events

Brandywine Kids holds special events and service opportunities throughout the year (see Events for our full calendar).

Reflections

June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 29, August 5
6:30-8:30pm
WHO: Rising 5th Graders

Breaker Rock Beach VBS

WHEN: July 22-26, 2024, 9:00am-noon
WHO: Age 4 through 5th grade

Awana

BEGINS: September 4, 2024, 6:30-8:00pm
WHO: Age 3 – 5th grade

MomCo

BEGINS: September 12, 2024,
9:00-11:00am or 7:00-9:00pm
WHO: Moms

Parent/Guardian Survey​

Help us get to know you and learn how to serve you better! If you regularly attend Brandywine Valley Church, please take this survey so we can learn more about your children and how best to minister to them. Please fill out ONE survey per child. This form only needs to be filled out once per child – either digitally or on paper. We look forward to serving your family in Brandywine Kids!

Child Dedication

Child Dedication is where parents make a promise to the Lord before the church congregation to do everything within their power to raise the child in a Godly way, until the child can make a decision on his or her own to follow God.

Child Dedications are held several times a year. If you want to have your child dedicated, please contact the church office to arrange to meet with a pastor. Please submit this request at least two weeks prior to the Dedication date.

2024 Dedication Sundays are:
January 28, 2024
April 28, 2024
July 28, 2024
October 27, 2024

Philly Blitz

3rd–5th Grades

Four children as posing for the camera while holding brooms. There is a pile of dirt on the floor in front of them.

Once a year, elementary students in 3rd-5th grades are invited to participate in a mission project doing home repair projects in the Philadelphia region. We join with four other churches and there will be approximately 50 kids working and learning together.

WHO: 3rd-5th graders
WHEN: November 1-3, 2024
COST: $105 per child
CAPACITY: Limited capacity…first come, first served! Registration is open through September 16 or until spots are filled.

Why do we serve?

The mission of Brandywine Valley Church is to introduce people to Jesus Christ and help them to follow Him. Followers of Christ seek to KNOW Him, GROW in Him, and GO into the world with Him.

The Philly Blitz weekend gives our children the opportunity to experience God through serving. We are GOING into the world to share Christ and serve in His name. In the process, kids will also learn to KNOW Him better and will GROW in Him. Kids who have gone on this trip in the past years have been surprised that God could use them in such a big way.

What is the Philadelphia Project?

The Philadelphia Project is an outreach mission started by Roxborough Church. They share the Gospel and meet needs in the surrounding community through home repair, preschool, after-school programs and summer camp. Home repair is used as a means of building relationships with people in the Germantown community while meeting very practical needs. Philly Blitz weekends allow churches to send teams for one weekend that help with the home repair projects.

Volunteer With Brandywine Kids

Before starting, volunteers will be asked to complete our Children’s Ministry Volunteer Form​, background check, and Ministry Volunteer Application.​

Questions? Email Kristi Pullig, Children’s Ministry Director.