From cradle roll to adults, we offer classes on Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. (9:30 a.m. in the summer) that give opportunities for friendships and spiritual growth. Our kids get a chance to be with other kids their age in safe, supervised classes that use age-appropriate teaching and activities. Our teachers do a great job of sparking the kids’ interest in spiritual things and equipping them in God’s word. While we have several adult classes on Sunday morning, our Life Builders (20 t0 30 yr. olds), Seekers (30-40 yr. olds) and our Sojourners (40 to 50 yr. olds) provide ample opportuniies for growth and fellowship. Don't worry...not will to admit you are "40" yet...there is no hard fast rule--join the class that meets your needs. The common thread these individuals share in raising families adds a dynamic aspect to the discussion and application of their Bible study. These family classes also gather together for other times of fellowship.
When it comes to strengthening families—we’re all for it! Each year we strive to provide at least one seminar or series of classes that relate to the building of the family. Desiring to enhance your marriage relationship? Seeking to raise those kids or step-kids in a way that will bring blessings for life? Wanting to improve in your role as a mom or a dad? Then check out one of our classes or seminars and strengthen yourself, your family, and your relationship with the Lord.
Who ever said families can’t have fun together? We offer monthly and seasonal activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Beginning in August with a canoe trip, to our Fall Festival in October, to other special times where families are the focus. Opportunities for families to come together abound. In these busy times it becomes more and more difficult to find time for “family”—here at the Starkville Church of Christ we will give you plenty of options to choose from so your family can enjoy some special time.
Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes (LLL)“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes is a big event for the whole congregation. The youth go to Nashville, TN every year over Easter weekend to compete in various events. They compete in Puppets, Song Leading, Songs of Praise, Speech, Debate, Mass Media, Scrapbook, Art, BibleBowl, Banner, etc. We use different talents throughout the congregation to help the children get ready for these events. The parents are great to go with the group to Nashville, but sometimes ones cannot attend or they have more children in events than they can stretch (Thompsons - all 4 girls doing songs of praise at the same time and only 1 momma to go to all 4 events; Cobles - 3 children competing in songs of praise at the same time and only 2 parents). When this happens we recruit UCSC students to help us be "parents" for the weekend. This event helps to incorporate many age groups to work together. LLL helps the children to gain wisdom in the scriptures, confidence in speaking the Word, learning to work together, exposure to other adults in the congregation, and preparing to be the future leaders of the Church. Everyone's help is needed in preparing our future church.