Second Generation (K-5)

Denise Schriver

Denise Schriver

Children's Minister

Contact Denise

We're here to serve you!

Meet The Children's Staff

Hope Harbor!

Sunday Morning Large Group (30 minutes)
Kids learn practical spiritual truths through story-telling, drama, animatronics, enthusiastic teachers, and music.

Small Groups (30 minutes)
Building on the day’s Bible lesson through games and activities led by intentional Shepherds, in age-specific small groups.

SECURITY – Guest check-in and new family registration is located just north of the Atrium in our Kids Check-In station. We want your child to have a safe and secure experience. The parent or adult leaving the child in our care must register each child in our check-in program. Please inform the teacher and staff of any medical or security needs.


5:45-7:00PM (school year)


Generations 412

On Wednesday evenings, from 5:45-7:00PM, children are invited to participate in Generations 412, a discipleship program for boys and girls in grades K-5.

  • Teaches God’s Word and life skills in our innovative, one-of-a-kind suites, The Cottage and The Shop
  • Raises our children to be confident in their identity in Christ
  • Meets throughout the school year

The Romans Road Race – Gen 412 Speedway
Friday, April 26 // 6:00PM
Get ready for an amazing race and come cheer on our kids who will be racing their very own pinewood cars! Gen 412 Speedway Cafe opens at 5:30PM.

Once per month

Saturday // 8:30-10:30AM (school year)


Serving Opportunities

Angel Bears
Each month during the school year, a different grade meets together to build a cuddly teddy bear angel which Springfield’s Police, Ambulance, and other First Responder services give to children in their time of crisis. This is an excellent way to teach your child the value of serving others when they are hurting, as well as giving back and investing in our community.

Kids Feeding Kids
Each month during the school year, a different grade meets together to pack bags with kid-friendly, nutritious food to feed a classmate for the weekend who may otherwise go hungry. Second partners with area schools to deliver the food to the children in need. This is an excellent way for children to serve their friends and to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their school.

New Believers' Class

Our New Believers’ Class meets for three weeks, twice per year, in the Fall and Spring. This class is for children who have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ, as well as for their parents, to guide them in follow up discipleship after their child’s profession. Children discover, in depth, the importance of the decision they have made and are prepared to take their next steps of baptism and communion. After the third session of class, the children participate in a Children’s Baptism service on a Sunday evening, observe the Lord’s Supper with their families for the first time, and celebrate their spiritual birthday afterward with refreshments, music and fun! This class requires sign up through the Children’s Minister after your child has made a profession of faith.

Special Needs

Every child is welcome in Second Generation. We do our best to pair children that have special needs with teachers and “buddies” who can best utilize your child’s God-given gifts and talents and channel them into lifelong discipleship and relationship with Jesus. If you would like to discuss how we can make your child’s experience in Second Generation a success, please contact us at any time.