but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me

and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."

Matthew 19:14

Children's Ministry

The heart of what we do.

What a joy it is to be the hero to your kids! Here at WHC we want the parents to be the hero - to be the one to share your children the truth of Scripture and teach them what it means to follow Jesus. Here at WHC we consider it an honor to come alongside you to reinforce those truths! While your children are here with us, we have some specific goals – 

Children’s Ministry Mission Statement:

Woodland Hills Children’s Ministries exist to help our children and families Love Jesus, Love People and Impact Our World.

This will take place in an atmosphere of grace where kids are treasured and volunteers are valued; a place where the life changing truth of Scripture is modeled and becomes a life-long reality for every child that walks through our door.

We seek to do this by:

  • Providing an exciting child-targeted environment where children feel welcomed, valued, and encouraged; with the goal that children will begin a lifelong love for fellowship within the Body of Christ.
  • Providing relevant, meaningful, and varied teaching strategies that will motivate all kinds of learners with the goal of sharing Scriptural Truths that can help them make the right choices now and throughout their lives; resulting in godly character development and growth.
  • Equipping teachers to confidently and age-appropriately share the Gospel with each child, and by providing opportunities for each child to accept Christ as their personal Savior and learn to love Jesus.
  • Supporting, encouraging, training, and challenging our volunteers to serve with great joy and passion knowing they are influencing the next generation of Christ-followers.
  • Challenging our children to reach out and love people with God’s love through building relationships, community ministry, and missions involvement.
  • Providing opportunities for our children to Impact Our World through Back Pack Snack Sack - bringing canned food to help children from our local school have access to weekend meals.
  • Strengthening parents to serve in that “hero” role, being the one to share the Scriptures with their children as we come alongside you to reinforce those truths.

Wednesday Nights


6:15 - 7:45 PM

We have something great for your kids on Wednesday nights (age 2 through 6th grade). Our Puggles (2s and 3s), Cubbies (pre-K 3 and 4), Sparks (Kindergarten through 2nd grade), and T&T/RUSH (3rd - 6th grade) meet and have a great time learning about God's word and His great love for us.

Activities vary by age group but can include games, snacks, crafts, Bible Lesson time, Small Group prayer time, and more.

Please contact us for more information at 828-658-2554 x 43.

Sunday Mornings


9:30 AM

Sunday School can make a huge difference in the life of your children! That extra hour in the Word on Sunday morning will help shape their decisions on Monday!

Babies, Toddlers, and Pre-K meet in the main building.

Kindergarten through 6th grade meet in the Gym.


11:00 AM

Our Kids Worship service, for those in Kindergarten - 6th grade is held in the Gym and features small group interaction time; music led by a kids worship team; relevant, meaningful, and varied teaching strategies using multimedia, hands on activities and games; and small group discussions to really get to the heart of the Scripture and how we can apply it to our lives.


9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Our nurseries have loving, caring, background-checked volunteers who are committed to praying for, singing and reading to, and sharing God’s love with your children.

  • Beautiful Babies – for our babies and crawlers
  • Treasured Toddlers – for our toddlers ages 1 and 2
  • Precious Preschool Pals – our 3 and 4 year olds (and pre-K 5s) have a special lesson, craft, and snack time each week, learning about God’s love for them and how we can make choices that please Him.