Children and Youth

Establishing the Foundation Of The Next Generation

Our goal is to assist the children of the congregation to gain an understanding of what it is to truly

Experience, Grow and Share Christ’s Love.

There are different programs available for each age group that will assist the children to grow closer to Christ and learn what it means to be a good disciple.  Programs will vary from infant/Nursery care, Sunday School, Children’s Church, Midweek Lessons, Vacation Bible School, Mission Projects, and celebrations all with the intent of growing faith, family/friend relationships, and sense of community.

Childhood is when most people find Jesus.

Childhood conversion is the most common way people come to Christ. Evangelism is most effective in the childhood and teenage years.

  • 2/3 of Christians came to faith before the age of 18.

  • 43% came to Christ before the age 12.

  • Less than 1/4 of current believers came to Christ after the age 21.

This type of data has been confirmed time and again. Researchers describe childhood as a life stage when people are most open to the Gospel. This has led to a focus on children aged 4 to 14:  to win a people group to Christ, begin with the children.

Statistics source: https://ministry-to-children.com/childrens-ministry-statistics/#childhood

At Centenary  Preschool, our main goal is to create an environment to enrich the learning of our preschool children, with emphasis on their spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical development. We also strive to help him or her face life with a sense of self confidence, an assurance of acceptability, a foundation to compete, but above all, a good feeling of self esteem.

Centenary Kids includes all children ages newborn- 5th grade. Our goal is to assist the children of the congregation to gain an understanding of what it is to truly Experience, Grow and Share Christ’s Love. There are different programs available for each age group that will assist the children to grow closer to Christ and learn what it means to be a good disciple.  Programs will vary from infant/Nursery care, Sunday School, Children’s Church, Midweek Lessons, Vacation Bible School, Mission Projects, and celebrations all with the intent of growing faith, family/friend relationships, and sense of community.

Mission Statement

The Centenary After School Program is a tutoring and nurturing program intended to reach elementary school students who have a need for individual help with school work, or adjusting to the school environment.  It is an area where the children feel accepted and safe.

CENTYouth: Grades 6-12

Centenary Church provides an atmosphere to experience Christ’s love, grow in Christ’s love, and to share Christ’s love. CENTYouth Student Ministry is about providing a safe place for youth to create authentic connections with God and with each other.

Centenary MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a place for every mom – the mother of all Sisterhoods! We are a place of support, laughs, and relationship building, with studies on relevant topics, crafts, service, and more. Come get uplifted, filled-up and recharged! MOPS is a program designed to encourage and equip moms of children realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders through fellowship and friendship! This year’s theme is Free Indeed!

 
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Centenary United Methodist Church

309 New Street, New Bern, NC, 28560 

P.O. Box 1388, New Bern, NC 28563

Phone: 252.637.4181

Fax: 252.637.5602

Email: centenaryumc@centenarychurch.com

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