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! 
  • Nursery,Available during Sunday at 10:00am & 11:15am

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. 

  • Sunday School, Sundays at 11:15 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 10am 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. 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.
During the school year: 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. 3-year olds through Kindergarten age children participate in Benson’s Buddies which is an introduction to Caravan.
During the summer months: Wacky Wednesday is for ages 3-years old to 6th grade. The children will hear a fun lesson and play games, do crafts and other activities.
  • Events, Seasonal
Kids & Pre-Teen Camp In late June the kids are invited to attend a 4 day camp with other kids from the Northwest Illinois Nazarene District at Camp Williamson in Carlinville, IL.

Erin Copling
Children’s Ministries Director

Please contact Erin Copling at

Children's Ministries Schedule



10:00am.....Children's Church


11:15am.....Sunday School