We have strong educational programs for all ages. The congregation is blessed with many well-qualified Bible teachers. The strong educational programs should help us to develop into a substantial force for the Lord in this community. Bible classes for all ages are arranged and taught on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
During the school year, we have special Sunday evening programs for children. Two year old children may attend a special "Toddler Hour", and three year old children through kindergarden age may attend "Bible Hour". These special programs for children are designed to teach God's word and to prepare the children to attend regular services.
Annual Bible-enrichment activities for third through fifth graders provide a fun way to learn more about God's word in special six-week, Sunday afternoon sessions focused on a different theme each year. Some recent themes include "Bible Travelers", "Bible Boot Camp" and "Bible Olympics".
Our entire program and all activities for our young people center around knowing God better through His word and growing to be more like Him. While our program begins with Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Bible classes, that is just the beginning.
Our summer is busy, and while nobody is expected to do everything, there is certainly lots to get involved with.
We are heavily involved in the Lads to Leaders program. This gives our teens and younger kids (down to third grade) an opportunity to develop their skills and talents to the glory of God. Our young people can develop themselves in delivering lessons, leading singing, reading scripture, preparing bulletin boards, designing PowerPoint lessons, making church advertisements, Bible-centered art, and Bible Bowl. An emphasis is placed on participating in Bible Bowl, as a knowledge of God through His word is very important to our youth program and development.
We have a staffed nursery each Sunday morning and evening for children under two years of age.
The congregation is divided into six "Family Circle" groups. Each Lord's day, the family circles take turns hosting pot-luck dinners after the morning worship service. Visitors are invited to attend these meals (free-of-charge, of course) so we can have an opportunity to get to know each other.
An active group of senior members participate in special activities on a monthly basis. The 39ers group is a vital part of the Katy church, and the group continues to grow numerically.
A growing group of folks we call "young families" continues to be a blessing to the congregation. The monthly calendar usually includes several special activities for this group.