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ABOUT US

Chad Williams

Family Pastor
 
Pastor Chad Williams joined Tabernacle as Pastor of Families and Youth in 2012.  He and wife, Jennifer, have three active boys, Nate, Peyton, and Logan.  He is an avid fan of the Marvel Comics (he secretly thinks he is the missing Superhero in the Marvel universe).  Pastor Chad is eager to equip families in raising up children in Godly homes.

Alison Bickel

Children's Ministry Director
 
Alison joined Tabernacle as Children’s Director in May 2015.  She and her husband, Kirk, have two terrific children, Alayna and Aubrey.  Alison loves children and loves to share in the excitement as they learn and grow in their walk with Christ.

Kelly Wagoner

Preschool Ministry Director
 
Kelly joined TBC as Preschool Director in 2014.  She is married to Jeff and they have one beautiful daughter, Jayci.  Kelly enjoys spending time with her friends and family.  She can’t wait to see what God will do through the little ones who come through her ministry.
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the
kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:14

Upcoming Events!

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Awana
 
Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm
2 years old-6th graders
 
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Parents Day Out
 
Registration is open for
this exciting new ministry.
 
 

Upcoming Events

 
January-March - Upward
Games on Saturday mornings
Jan 14, 21 / Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 / Mar 4, 11
9am-12pm
 
February 1st - Awana Resumes
Wednesday 6pm-7:30pm
 
March 10th-11th - SuperStart
4th-6th Graders
Bloomington, IL
Early Bird - $75 by Feb 20th
$80 by Mar 5th
 
March 14th - Upward Celebration
6pm
 
Register Now for
June 12th-16th - CentriKid Camp
3rd-6th Graders
Cedarville, OH
Early Bird - $258 by Feb 12th
$308 after Feb 12th
CentriKid Registration available at the church
 

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Birth - Kindergarten

Sunday Morning Worship Hour

Preschoolers experience their own praise and worship through music that is designed specifically for them.  Our rotational volunteers then teach the children from a Bible-based curriculum, The Gospel Project, where we seek to teach children the gospel through every account in Bible, and how the Bible is one story of God's redemption for all mankind.
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are taught spiritual concepts through purposeful play.
3-PreK
are taught through active stories, Bible-based activities, and everyday role play so they can connect God to their everyday life.
Kindergarten
is a multisensory experience that is geared toward their developmental level to take them deeper in their knowledge of God and what He has done for them.

Sunday Morning Bible Study Hour

Preschoolers have a consistent Bible study leader each week that compliments the Bible lesson that is taught in the worship hour.  Additional activities, drama, and games are used during this hour to help the children process the concepts learned through the weekly Bible story from The Gospel Project.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Preschoolers participate in Awana where they have exciting opportunities to learn scripture and God's love for them.
  • Puggles: Puggles® recognizes the learning ability of 2 and 3 year olds by introducing biblical precepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home.
  • Cubbies: Cubbies® celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3 to 5 year olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.

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1st Grade - 4th Grade

Sunday Morning Worship Hour

Children experience large group worship that involves praise and worship music, a Bible lesson, and giving.  The curriculum, The Gospel Project for Kids, teaches the chronological timeline of the Bible, how Christ is the center of the entire Bible, and how the Bible is one story of God’s redemption for all mankind.  The lessons involve games and hands-on activities to reinforce the Bible concepts that are being taught.

Sunday Morning Bible Study Hour

Children are divided into grade levels and dedicated Bible study leader teach the Gospel Project lesson which compliments what is being learned in the worship hour.  In this small group experience, children focus on spiritual disciplines such as Bible memorization, journaling, and prayer.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Children experience a fun-packed, high-action Bible adventure with Awana.  The two groups in Awana for the Zone kids are Sparks and Truth & Training Adventure.
  • Sparks: Sparks® ignites the curiosity of kindergarten-second graders to learn about the people and events of the Bible, through memorizing scripture to build a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. 
  • Truth & Training Adventure: T&T Adventure engages third-fourth graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, memorizing scripture, and guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ’s grace.

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5th grade - 6th grade

Sunday Morning Worship Hour

We believe students at this age are ready for a worship experience with their family in the sanctuary.

Sunday Morning Bible Study Hour

This Bible study hour is specifically designed for our preteens, using the Gospel Project, that is developed so that primary biblical concepts are not only grasped but applied to their everyday life.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Preteens experience a fun-packed, high-action Bible adventure with Awana. 
  • Truth & Training Challenge: T&T Challenge engages fifth through sixth graders by building upon the concepts they have learned about God and the Bible, memorizing scripture, and guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ’s grace.
 

Resources

 
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