Children's Ministry

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. 

-Matthew 19:14

The children’s ministry at Clemson Presbyterian Church serves infants-fifth graders. We want to impact our community and the world by making disciples of children who are transformed by the Gospel and learning to serve others. All instruction is grounded in the Gospel with the purpose of training up children with Biblical teaching. Our children’s ministry partners with parents by equipping and encouraging them in the Christian nurture of their children. In order to accomplish these goals, we provide our children and their families with a variety of spiritual growth opportunities in worship, service, fellowship and missions. 

Youth and Families Pastor: Matthew Icard, (

Interim Children's Director: Molly Snipes, (


We're looking for a Children's Director! Click below to read a little about us and the job description.

  • Children's program

    Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm, Room 1E6

    Each week the children gather to play and learn about Jesus. They eat a meal together, have a lesson and break into small groups. It's one of the best times of the week!

  • If you're child has never been involved in children's ministry or nursery, you can go ahead and enter their information in our system, so when you get here, all you have to do is check them in instead of filling out a form. Use the link above to pre-register (note: if you fill out the form on Saturday, it's possible it won't get entered into the system for your child on Sunday. Just let the desk worker know and they'll get you squared away quickly).

  • Teach Me to worship

    Not Meeting Due to COVID

    Sundays (except 2nd Sundays), 2W4

    During the sermon, K4 and K5 children participate in an age-appropriate, interactive teaching time. The children return to their parents in the service during the hymn of response.

  • Mums

    Once a month on Fridays, 10 am, childcare provided

    Moms Upholding Moms (MUMS) allows mentors to meet with moms of young children to empathize, encourage, and  listen. Discussion is biblically based and allows honest sharing of daily joys and struggles of raising children. The moms also meet once a month for prayer time. Nursery provided. Contact for more information.

  • Memorization Program (CAMP)

    The Catechism and Memory Program (CAMP) includes age‐appropriate verses and catechisms for memorization during the school year.This ministry is designed for parents to teach their children the truth’s of scripture. CAMP work is reviewed during Sunday classes. Children who complete CAMP earn a special kids’ outing or a scholarship to a Christian camp.

    1st-5th grade    Giraffe Class        Tiger Class

  • Operation christmas child

    Each year our church sends hundreds of boxes around the world through OCC, providing gifts and the Gospel to children who have typically never received either. We encourage our children and the church at large to donate needed items throughout the year. To find out more about the ministry of OCC, visit the Samaritan’s Purse website.

  • Read our child protection policies at the link above or fill out forms to volunteer!

Training children to worship

Children K4 and up join their families for worship on Sunday mornings. Because our congregation  is used to small children in the service, we strive to offer a gracious atmosphere for families who  are training younger children to worship. We provide several tools to help parents and children. The Bread Box, located in the foyer, has an object lesson for each week’s sermon. There are also Worship bags (filled with coloring pages to go along with the sermon, a clipboard, crayons, and books, worship training sheets) for children to borrow and return at the end of the service. We also provide a Family Room in the foyer of the Worship Center for parents with babies allowing parents to still be a part of the worship service and attend to their young ones.