Welcome to Sterling Naz Kids


At Sterling First Church of the Nazarene, children are loved and valued. We strive to provide a safe, fun and effective learning environment for kids of all ages.

Children explore the Bible, worship God, serve others, and most importantly, build a friendship with Jesus Christ and experience His great, big love!

Through our many exciting programs and events, our goal is to partner with parents to raise spiritually healthy children. We invite your family to get connected in this ministry! Take a look at our Sterling Naz Kids program overview brochure here.

  • Nursery, Available during all Sunday and Wednesday programs

We offer 2 nurseries for: infants through 1 year-olds, and 2 & 3 year-olds. Little ones enjoy playtime and receive quality care from trained workers. Older toddlers are introduced to an age-appropriate curriculum. Age groups combine during some programs. Take a look at our nursery brochure here.

  • Sunday School, Sundays at 10:45 a.m.

We offer three classes for PreK/Kindergarten, 1st through 3rd grade, and 4th through 6th grade. Children learn Bible stories and enjoy special projects and activities.

  • Children’s Church, Sundays during our 9am service

We offer two children’s church programs for 4 and 5 year-olds and first through sixth graders.

4 & 5 year-olds enjoy a story, fun lesson and playtime. Take a look at our Preschool brochure here.

Elementary students participate in an interactive, age-appropriate children’s message, plus games, crafts and more.

  • Wednesday Night Program, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Caravan is a Christian scouting program for children in 1st through 6th grade. Caravan uses an active, hands-on learning approach to help children grow physically, socially, mentally, and spiritually. Caravan focuses on teaching everyday skills with a distinctly Christian focus.

  • Events, Seasonal

Vacation Bible School

During the summer the kids are invited to a week-long VBS event. This event usually takes place in early June.

Kids & Pre-Teen Camp

In early July the kids are invited to attend a 4 day camp with other kids from the North West Illinois Nazarene district at Camp Williamson in Carlinville, IL.

Each year, we also offer a fall festival, Christmas musical, and more!
Are you planning to visit us?
Download, print and fill out our registration form before you get to church!
Please contact Erin Copling at

Children's Ministries Schedule



9:00am.....Children's Church


10:45am.....Sunday School