Our mission is to lead families in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to do this in three ways: by equipping parents for gospel influence, encouraging the church in gospel partnership, and engaging young people in the gospel story. 

 

We seek to equip parents for gospel influence in the home through their parenting, example, and intentional discipleship of their children. We believe pointing our children to Jesus is the greatest and possibly the hardest work we will ever do. We want to help.

 

We seek to encourage the church in gospel partnership with parents through serving in children’s ministry, mentoring youth, and praying for our young people and their families. We want to come alongside parents as the primary disciple-makers of their children and to partner with them in that work.

 

We seek to engage children in the gospel story. Our goal is not “good behavior” kids but “gospel kids” who understand, embrace, and rely on God’s grace. We want to invite our children into the story of Jesus so they come to know, love, and follow him.



Preschool & Elementary



Connection Hour

Kids Connection Hour (Sundays at 9:15 am) seeks to engage children in the gospel story through Bible story lessons, activities, Scripture memory, and prayer. Preschool and elementary classes use The Gospel Project curriculum. The weekly "Connecting Church & Home" email provides resources to help parents read and discuss the Connection Hour Bible passage together as a family.


Worship

During the corporate worship gathering, nursery, toddler, and preschool classes are available for children age five and under. Older children (kindergarten and up) are invited to participate in the worship gathering with their families using Sermon Notes for Kids. Parents who prefer to have their younger children join them in the worship gathering are welcome to do so.  


Midweek

The goal of Kossuth's midweek ministry (Wednesdays at 6:30 pm) is to equip and encourage parents in family discipleship while engaging children and students with the gospel. Our midweek ministry meets three times a month from October-March. If you have questions, please contact the church office, or check the events page for registration information. 




Middle & High School



Connection Hour

The youth Connection Hour classes provide interactive Bible teaching and discussion to engage middle school and high school students in the story of Jesus. 

Midweek

Gospel Academy is a middle school youth group (6th-8th grade) encouraging students to ground their lives in the gospel of Jesus. Students memorize Scripture and complete Bible study assignments at home and discuss with a leader during small group time. 


Gospel Life is a high school small group (9th-12th grade) equipping students for fruitful, gospel-centered living. Students participate in open, honest interaction around God’s word with the option to pursue Scripture memory assignments during the week.

Student/Parent

Student/Parent Meetings are intergenerational sessions equipping students and their parents to tackle relevant issues. Because we believe that parents are called by God to be the primary faith-trainers in the lives of their children, we think these meetings are vitally important to the health of our families and the development of our young people. A typical Student/Parent Meeting includes snacks, games, a combined teaching time, breakout discussion groups, and plenty to talk about on the way home.