Located in South Tampa and witnessing to the love of God for over 90 years. Committed to a neighborhood presence, worldwide outreach and a deep heritage of Christian faith.
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Children’s Ministries (PreK-5th Grade)

The Children’s ministry team at PCPC is led by Linda Beckham and supported by Nancy Creedon and Mary Lee Johnson. The staff assisted by the children’s committee and volunteers strive to provide the foundational building blocks of Christian faith for infants through upper elementary children.  Their goal is to support your role as primary Christian Educators of your child(ren). Classes and programs link the latest in brain research with engaging age-appropriate activities to place children on the path to a life of knowing and with God through Jesus Christ.

A highlight of the programs is listed below; please check the website events, calendar, bulletin, electronic news and newsletters for the dates and times.

Sunday Morning Programs:

Nursery Care-provided for infant through age 2, separated by age and developmental stage, on Sundays and at some special church events.  Nursery care workers are certified in first aid, infant child and adult CPR. Our nursery adheres to strict cleanliness policies and uses a duplicate band security check in system along with pagers for parents.  Jeanne Rowe is the nursery care coordinator and has been overseeing the care of children in our congregation for over 25 years.

Godly Play – a Montessori based story telling system designed for children age three through 1st grade.  Godly Play is held on Sunday mornings following the Time with Children in each of our worships services.  Age appropriate bible stories, music and play are part of this program.

Preschool 3’s and 4’s-PCPC is blessed to share space with our nationally award winning Preschool program. The space and resources are used on Sundays to lay a foundation of faith for the most eager and energetic faith family members through the Gospel Light curriculum using well known biblical story units.

Elementary Rotation-Kindergarten through 5th graders will experience lessons in an exciting 3 week room rotation where children will have the opportunity to visit the curriculum in various ways.  Throughout the year the rooms used for lessons are: art, computers, cooking, games, movies, music and movement, science and storytelling.

Additional Christian Education programs are held throughout the year and emphasize learning and exploring specific subjects, liturgical seasons and just plain fun! Check the bulletins, newsletters and the website for more details or check out more on the Christian Education pages.

The Children’s ministry programs are made possible because of volunteers. You can be part of an exciting and life changing experience, no teaching experience required! All materials and instructions are provided for our Sunday School classes. Volunteer shepherds and youth are also needed to assist with various programs throughout the year. Please contact Nancy Creedon for more information or refer to our Volunteer page.