From the moment children enter the Horner Family Center, they become part of our Kids Cove ministry and embark on a fun adventure that fuels their hearts, minds, and spirits. Through play, activities, and storytelling, children get to know Jesus and what it means to follow Him. They will hear, know, and apply the truth of God’s Word through the consistent and intentional teaching of biblical truth for the purpose of affecting their conversation and the way they play. We are intentional about teaching children that the Bible is real and true and have a variety of ministries that specialize in equipping you and your child to know and love Jesus more.
Based on 2 Peter 3:18, our Preteen ministry, is designed specifically for children in 5th and 6th grades. Through small groups, worship, games, and service opportunities, our Preteen ministry helps 5th and 6th graders discover the truth of God’s Word. As they walk through the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation, they’ll connect Bible truths with daily life.
Our Special Needs ministry is designed to ensure that no child is hindered from knowing the love of Jesus (Mark 10:13-16). We offer a range of support to meet a variety of needs. Our “Buddy” program supports children who need a little help navigating a typical classroom. Our specialized classrooms offer a safe, fun, and interactive place where kids learn biblical truth through teaching, activity, and play from caring leaders trained in adapting to the uniqueness of each child.
Sunday School 9:15 & 11am | HFC Levels 1, 2, 3 & 6
During Sunday School, our large group worship gets your children energized and excited about the God we serve, while our small group classes provide an intimate time to nourish them in the love of Christ. Through play, activities, and storytelling, children get to know Jesus and what it means to follow Him.
Preschool children from 6 weeks old to Pre-K stay in Kid’s Cove from 9:15am until after the 11am worship service. Children in Kindergarten through 6th grade are encouraged to attend one Sunday School hour and one hour of worship with their parents.
Our children with special needs can attend at both 9:15 and 11am or attend one hour of Sunday School and one worship service with their parents.
Reserved parking is available on the top level of the Horner Parking Garage just steps away from the direct elevator to our Special Needs entrance.
Play & Learn | Play & Learn is provided for all children while parents attend worship, Bible Studies, PNO and more. This support provides intentional and consistent biblical truth through play and developmentally appropriate activities.
First at Home | This is a ministry to homeschool families. We want to come alongside your family with support and encouragement for your homeschooling journey.
Director of Preschool & Children
Shelly received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Christian Education. She is passionate about serving in preschool and children’s ministry as these are the years when boys and girls are introduced to Jesus Christ for the very first time. She is married to her husband, Tye, and has three children and four grandchildren.
Director of Preteens
Ashley is passionate about seeing children come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Her favorite part of children and preteen ministry is when boys and girls discover God is the one true God! She graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Studies and a Master’s Degree in Children’s Ministry. She and her husband, Kris, are proud parents of their daughter, Avery, and two dogs, Murphy and Asher.