Our desire is to partner with families in helping their kids and teens to know Christ personally and to grow in their spiritual lives. Through the truth of the gospel they will experience the love of God, which in turn will lead them to love God and love their neighbors as themselves. The learning times take place in a context of loving relationships and age-appropriate teaching styles and lessons.
Contact the church office with any questions (office @ westgate-church.org, 781-237-2633).
Church hour (10:30 am) on Sundays
The nursery is often a child's first church experience. Here they will experience the love of Christ through caring and attentive workers. This high-quality nursery care for newborns to two-year olds offers parents a sense of the safety and security of their youngest so that they can fully enjoy their Sunday school and/or worship experience. When you check your child in, you will receive a tag that you'll return when you pick them up. All of our childcare workers undergo a background check through the Massachusetts CORI program.
Sunday school (9:30 am) & Church hour (10:30 am) on Sundays
Children in the toddlers class will experience the love of Christ through caring and attentive workers and be taught a Bible lesson specifcally designed for young children. This high-quality care is for children that are ages 2 and 3 and offers parents a sense of safety and security for their children so that they can fully enjoy their Sunday school and/or worship experience. When you check your child in, you will receive a tag that you'll return when you pick them up. All of our childcare workers undergo a background check through the Massachusetts CORI program.
Children’s Sunday School
For four-year olds through fifth grade at 9:30 am on Sundays
We have classes for pre-school, early elementary and late elementary aged children. Engaging lessons are taught by teachers who involve the children in learning Bible stories, theology and spiritual truths which are fitting to their level of understanding. We use the gospel-centered Children Desiring God curriculum which is designed to first touch the hearts of the children so that they will live their spiritual lives out of the flow of a love relationship with God.
Junior and Senior High Sunday School
For those from sixth through twelfth grade at 9:30 am on Sundays
Separate classes are offered for junior and senior high students that complement the teaching they receive at Student Night. These classes offer the foundational building blocks for their spiritual lives.
Preschool & kindergarten through fifth grade during the worship service
Kids Journey is a time when kids Pre-K through 5th grade enjoy age relevant Bible teaching. The kids take a three-year journey through the Bible, learning about events that demonstrate God’s plan, man’s sinfulness, God’s provision for redemption, and how we can respond to the Gospel. Kids Journey uses hands-on applicational activities so kids can make meaningful and memorable connections to the truths they learn. We use The Gospel Project as the base of our curriculum while helping the kids think through their way through the Bible and prepare them for the life questions and issues they will face as they mature.
Kids Journey is offered in-person and virtually. For our in-person time, kids will be dismissed from the worship service before the sermon. Our virtual class is Sunday mornings at 9:00 am on Zoom and the link can be requested at kidsjourney @ westgate-church.org
Vacation Bible School
Kindergarten through fifth grade during the summer
This ministry offers everything a child would like in a morning directed towards their spiritual growth. It includes crafts, snacks, games, singing, drama and Bible lessons. Information about VBS at Westgate can be found here.