The kid's ministry serves K5 through fifth-graders by helping them to become mature and healthy followers of Christ who worship, love, and glorify God. It’s important to us to be intentional with children in both building relationships with them and teaching them the bible on an age-appropriate level. We come alongside parents by equipping and encouraging them.  

Youth and Families Pastor: Matthew Icard
Elementary Ministry Coordinator: Sam Shaner

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*scroll down to pre-register a child and to learn about our child protection policies


Midweek Returns August 2024
for K5-5th grade
Wednesdays | 6-7:30pm
Fellowship Hall & Upstairs Ed Building
Midweek is our weekly Children's program on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm. Kids will eat together and then play and learn. The children's ministry works to use age appropriate curriculum, leader led small groups, games, and songs to engage kids.

Sunday School

Summer Class begins June 2nd Kindergarden-5th grade classes
Sundays | 9am
Upstairs Education Building
Our children have Sunday School classes designed just for them. Classes are divided by age group to study the Dwell curriculum.


5yr olds-1st grade
Sundays | during the service

Kindergarten-2nd grade children are invited to the library during the sermon for ENGAGE our Children's Gospel Engagement Time. During the offertory, children will be dismissed and they will return during the final hymn. Children's Engage will be a weekly opportunity for kids except on 5th Sundays.
Our full calendar is available here or on the Clemson Pres app.


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Do you have a child protection policy?
Yes. You can read the full policy here and below we answer a few of the main questions.

Are CPC Kids workers & volunteers background checked?
Yes. We process a criminal background check on all of our staff and volunteer workers every 3 years.

Who is allowed in the children’s areas?
Only those with a background check are allowed in our designated children’s ministry areas.

What are check in/out procedures?
We use a “double check” system. We check children in once when they arrive and again when they are divided into their smaller age and stage groups. We dismiss our children to their parents using a similar system.

Do children attend worship?
Yes. We welcome all of our children into the Sunday morning worship service. Wiggly kids are welcome, too! If your child needs a little extra room, there are family tables in the lobby that you're welcome to use. You are still able to see and hear the service.

Kids K5-2nd grade are welcome to join in Engage which is designed to help them learn to join in with the service when they're ready. Kids are dismissed to Engage after the congregation sings and rejoin their families during the last song.

Who works with the kids?
Samantha “Sam” Shaner serves as our full-time Elementary Ministry Coordinator. She leads an amazing team of volunteers made up of college students, senior adults, and everyone in between. Matthew Icard, our Pastor of Youth and Families, also works alongside Sam and CPC Kids on a regular basis.

What can my child expect from their time in CPC Kids?
We sincerely hope that every child at CPC is seen, known, loved, and led during his/her time with CPC Kids. We also hope and pray that every child will know Jesus and grow in his/her relationship with Jesus day-by-day. During our regular ministries, we spend a lot of time eating, playing, singing, and learning together.

How do I know what's going on with CPC Kids?
The Clemson Pres App is the best way to keep up with our regular schedule. You're welcome to join our children's email list to get monthly updates. You can also email Sam or Matthew with any specific questions.