• Hello & Welcome!

    Aiming to be a ministry of IMPACT!

  • Our Mission

    George Barna, the expert Christian researcher, found that “if you want to have a lasting influence upon the world, you must invest in people’s lives; and if you want to maximize that investment then you must invest in those people while they are young…” If we “connect with children today, effectively teaching them biblical principles and foundations from the start, then [we] will see the fruit of that effort blossom for decades to come.”

     

    Psalm 78: 4, 7 compels us to tell the next generation of the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done SO THAT they will put their trust in God. Therefore, the ARK exists to make Jesus known to preschoolers (infants to 4-year olds); Always Reaching Kids in Tampa & beyond.

    Our Vision

    Parents are reluctant to entrust their children to just anybody. They want assurances. They want to know the adults are safe and caring; the facility is safe and clean; and, that their child’s experience will be positive.

    The ARK will be a safe and fun place of IMPACT where we

    INTRODUCE preschoolers to the Gospel of Jesus Christ;

    MINISTER to their needs;

    PRAY for each of them, that they will

    ACCEPT Jesus as their personal Savior.

    CONNECT them with other Christians;

    TRAIN them for a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ

  • Our Goals

    To provide Godly men AND women who are adequately trained to serve as positive role models while they minister with children

    To provide a loving, clean and safe environment where children want to come and where parents feel comfortable leaving them

    To help each child know that God is real and that a personal relationship with Him gives meaning to life

    To help children feel a sense of belonging to their church family by ensuring each child feels welcomed and wanted

    To meet children’s needs as we help them grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, and socially

    To support the family in the responsibility for the spiritual nurture and growth of their child

    To provide children with opportunities and direction to participate in active learning

  • Our Values

    We are NOT a babysitting service where we “watch” children! We are, in fact, an experience where young children are engaged in meaningful age-appropriate lessons and activities that point them to faith in Jesus Christ.

    • Our TEAM will be comprised of men AND women who have trusted Christ as their personal Savior and desire to share the love of Jesus Christ with our children. We will provide the materials, curriculum, facilities, and proper training to equip our team to successfully accomplish its goals.
    • Our FACILITIES will provide an environment that stimulates learning. Our classroom design, furnishings and educational equipment will keep in mind the appropriate age group characteristics and safety requirements for the children in that particular room.
    • The AIM of our ministry will be Christ-centered. We desire to help parents build a strong spiritual foundation in the lives of children that will lead them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • The PROGRAM of our ministry will be centered on the child, focusing on the spiritual, relational, physical, and mental needs of the child. All programming is designed to encourage growth in these areas.
    • Our METHODOLOGY will be experience-based. Our ministry will be active as children will be involved in the learning process; questioning, discovering, and evaluating.
    • Our MATERIAL will be Bible-based. We believe that the Word of God is the answer to the needs in our lives and is practical to today’s child and adult. The curriculum we will use is designed to help the child develop a love for God’s Word, discover what the Bible says, and learn how to apply that truth to his/her life.

  • THE ARK

    Find Us

    We are located in the Educational building which is across the street to the right of the church. we are to the left of the stairs and straight ahead

  • The Ark Leaders

    We've got a top notch team!

    Elaine Alderman

    Ministry Head

    email: elainealderman03@yahoo.com

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