children’s worship

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

Matthew 18:2-6

Church Street’s children’s ministry is a vibrant and fun way for our littlest disciples to engage in the glory of God. From children’s worship during our Sunday services to Vacation Bible School and our beautiful children’s choirs and services, Church Street welcomes all of His children.

children’s activities + events

And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Mark 10:16

Throughout the year, Church Street offers a variety of activities and events just for our children, including:

  • Sunday School and Children’s Worship: Ages 2 through 5th grade (Youth starts in 6th grade). Nursery care is provided during worship for children. Children’s Worship with Church Street pastors happens in all services (except on Holy Communion Sundays), and children are invited to join our Children’s Director after Children’s Worship in the Nave for activities.
  • Children’s Sundays: in which children and youth lead all aspects of worship
  • Blessing of the Backpacks & Promotion Sunday: Back-to-School worship in which we prepare our minds and hearts for a new year of learning
  • Trunk or Treat: a beloved family activity full of spooky and fun treats
  • Christmas and Easter Activities: provided for children and youth throughout these most holy seasons
  • Camp Hogwarts: A two-day magical camp that draws parallels between the themes of Harry Potter to Christian principles
  • Vacation Bible School: Each summer, Church Street hosts a four-night inclusive Bible School experience for our young people, ages 4 through GRADE (free dinner included!)
  • Summer Fun Days: Casual get-togethers throughout the summer for families with small children to fellowship within our Knoxville community and beyond


For more information about Church Street’s Children’s Ministry, please contact Director of Children’s Ministries Katryn Bancroft at 865-521-0282 or

Children’s News + Events

Thanksgiving Baskets Project

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This week, we are hosting our annual Thanksgiving Basket project!  We will serve the Knoxville area by providing groceries to those experiencing food insecurity.  We need lots of hands to make this possible!  Please read the opportunities…

November Youth Update

Come and join us! Weekly Events: Tuesday - High School Prayer Breakfast at 7:15 AM (Chick-fil-A West Hills) Wednesday - Youth Band at 7:00 PM (Youth Area) Sunday - Sunday school at 9:45 AM (Youth Area), Advent Missions Night at 5:00 (Youth…

October Youth Update

Come and join us! Weekly Events: Tuesday - Prayer Breakfast at 7:15 AM (Chick-fil-A West Hills) Wednesday - Youth Band at 7:00 PM (Youth Area) Sunday - Sunday school at 9:45 AM (Youth Area), Fall Fest at 12:00 (Youth Lot), Choir Rehearsal…

September Youth Update

Come and join us! Weekly Events: Tuesday - Prayer Breakfast at 7:15 AM, Chick-fil-A West Hills Wednesday - Youth Band at 7:00 PM, Youth Area Sunday - Sunday school at 9:45 AM, NightLife at 5:00, Youth Area We're bringing back theme…

August Youth Update

Come and join us! We had our first official NightLife on Sunday night! It was such a special time of fellowship and worship. It is always such a gift to join together, but it was especially great after a long season away. We hope you'll join…

Promotion Sunday

Join us for Promotion Sunday! This Sunday, we'll start the school year with Promotion Sunday! Join us in the gym at 9:45. We will start the school year with a blessing before heading to our Sunday school classes. This is a really exciting…

MAD in the City 2021

Our youth had an incredible week last week. And while it sounds cliche, our students really did make a difference in our city last week. They finished mission projects with such efficiency that we had to work hard to find more projects for them…

MAD in the City

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Making a Difference (MAD) in the City is Church Street Youth’s annual summer mission project. This project is focused on serving Knoxville and is a longstanding partnership with the Wesley House Community Center. Historically, we have spent…

Senior Spotlight: Clare Duncan

One of our favorite things about the spring semester each year is celebrating our graduating seniors.  And this year, we have a special Senior Spotlight series on our blog.  Our seniors answered interview questions earlier this spring and…