The volunteers at East Side understand that children are gifts from God. Our Children’s staff is dedicated to sharing Jesus and the truths from God’s Word with children. We believe that now, more than ever, children need a solid foundation on which to build their lives. The life built on the foundation of this world will collapse when the storms of life come. Our goal is to help children build on Jesus Christ: the sure foundation.

Sunday School

The Children’s Department offers graded Bible classes for children from birth through 5th grade. These classes are taught by loving adults who work and study hard to provide quality Bible studies for your children.

Bible Drill

Bible Drill helps children hide God’s Word in their hearts. Bible Drill is made up of three cycles of verses and key passages. Children who are 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are eligible to participate in Bible Drill.

The purpose of the drill is to help children:

  • increase in knowledge of the Bible
  • develop skills in locating Bible books and key passages
  • memorize the names of the books of the Bible in order plus selected Bible verses and key passages
  • learn how to apply the Bible to their lives

Awana, 3:16 Live & CrossTrainers

The AWANA, 3:16 Live and CrossTrainers programs meet every Sunday evening during the school year from 5:45 - 7:00 pm.

Awana program is for children ages 3 - 4 years old.  The Awana program engages the children in game time, large group time and handbook time.  Puggles and Cubbies learn each week about God and the greatness of His love and Word.

3:16 Live program is designed for children in Kindergarten through 4th Grade.  3:16 Live is a four year program that is designed for the children to learn 27 verses,  books of the Bible, Fruit of the Spirit, the Beatitudes, and the Ten Commandments.

CrossTrainers program is designed for children 5th through 6th grades.  CrossTrainers dive into a new study each year where they learn Gods Word and have a time of discussion.

Summer Camp

Each summer, the 3rd through 6th graders spend a week at Camp. Camp has proven to be a life-changing experience for many children. The week is packed with exciting worship, challenging Bible studies and team-building recreation.


Every Sunday and Wednesday night during the Summer months children from grades PreK through 5th meet from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  The children learn that "God Is" Loving, Eternal, Omnipresent, Faithful, and Trustworthy through Old Testament and New Testament stories.