Awesome Adventure

Sunday Classes

Elementary classrooms are located on the lower level of the church building and are divided up based on grade. Volunteers who know and love Jesus teach the same class from September through May so that children can develop a consistent relationship with their teachers.

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Our Programming

Worship Adventure

In between Sunday morning worship services, elementary children can participate in Worship Adventure, a half-hour of music and teaching time featuring a live band designed to encourage kids to worship God. Worship Adventure is held in Room 147 on the lower level.

Sunday Electives

Elementary students who join us for more than one service have the option to select an elective that meets during a different service than their Bible class. Just like any class, when you check-in you can select one of the classes below. We do expect them to attend their regular Sunday morning class in addition to one of these electives.

Quest | Bible Elective (Grades 1-3)
Starting Sunday, May 1 @ 9 a.m. (Room 147)
This class teaches  how we got the Bible, what it is and how to use it.

Quest | Alpha for Youth Elective (Grades 4 – 6)
Starting April 24 @ 10:45 a.m. (Room 132)
Explore the Christian faith together. There will be short video talks answering life’s biggest questions with time to discuss, share stories and enjoy snacks together.

Our Curriculum

We use a curriculum called  The  Gospel Project  by Lifeway, which presents the Bible chronologically over a three-year cycle, showing kids how the whole Bible works together to tell a single story: God’s plan to redeem  His people through His Son, Jesus Christ, compelling kids to join the mission of God.  All children  birth to  sixth-grade  study the same  Bible story  each week, so if you have kids in multiple grades, you can review, discuss and apply  the  same  lessons  in daily life with your family.

Special Needs Ministry

Awesome Adventure is for all children, even those who face special challenges on their adventure. We have a coordinator who helps these children and families join the adventure by partnering them with Adventure Guide buddies and meeting with parents to discuss specific needs.

Special Needs Ministry

Vacation bible school

Aug. 1-5 @ 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
(West Shore Free Church)

Get those creative juices flowing at Spark Studios Vacation Bible School where imagination is ignited, and creativity is awakened. Whether kids are exploring their artistic side in the Bible Study Studio, laying down a track at our Worship Rally or bringing inventions to life at our Games, Snacks, Crafts or Mission Stations, they will learn, like King David, to use their talents to bring glory to God. They will discover that their creativity is a gift from the infinitely creative Creator who designed them for His glory.


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upward flag football

Evaluations: July 14 & 19
Practices begin: Aug 9 & 11
Games: Aug 27- Oct 15
Registration from May 1- July 24

Upward Flag Football is an opportunity for 1-6 graders (boys and girls) to gather and play sports while hearing and engaging with Bible teaching! This exciting ministry is a fun way for children and the community to be reached with the Gospel!

Volunteer Registration

Participants Registration

More Elementary School Ministries

  • Fāz6

    Fāz6 is a ministry especially for 6th graders and is designed to help them start developing their spiritual maturity.

    Learn More About FAZ6


    Contact Tifany Banks

  • Upward Sports

    Upward Sports at West Shore Free Church is a fun, non-competitive sports experience where children learn the sport, increase their athletic abilities, practice teamwork and good sportsmanship, and grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

    Flag Football

    Flag football is open to girls and boys in grades 1-6.
    Practices are offered Tuesday or Thursday nights from 6-7 p.m., games are Saturdays. All practices and games are held at WSFC football fields. ALL players are strongly encouraged to attend an evaluation on July 14 or July 19 between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Registration deadline is July 24.

    Volunteer Registration

    Participants Registration

    Contact Lisa Dunlap

  • Trail Life

    School Year | Monday Evenings

    Our Trail Life troop teaches boys grades K-12 “to live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way …” (Colossians 1:10). Boys achieve this mission through outdoor adventure, character development, and leadership training.

    Learn More About Trail Life

    Contact Terry Allison

  • American Heritage Girls

    School Year | Monday Evenings

    Girls in grades K-12 become women of integrity as they learn “to love God, cherish their families, honor their country, and serve in their community” by building close friendships, developing new skills, and serving thousands of hours each year in the community.

    Learn More About American Heritage Girls

    Contact Terry Allison

  • Cumberland Pointe

    All Year

    God calls us to love our neighbors and Awesome Adventure provides opportunities for your family to do that! Join us as we minister to the international families living at Cumberland Pointe with weekly food deliveries, tutoring, block parties, summer swim lessons, and more.

    Contact Terry Allison

  • WinterBlast


    WinterBlast is a winter weekend retreat at Camp Orchard Hill for boys and girls in grades 3-6 that gets the new year started right. Snow games, tubing, ice skating, hockey, gym games, inspiring worship, a challenging Bible teacher, and our incomparable annual “Manly-Man Run” make WinterBlast a weekend to remember.

    Learn More About WinterBlast

    Contact Tifany Banks

  • AROMA All-Sports Camp


    Messiah University athletes bring a high level of enthusiasm as they coach an entire week of day camp that features four different fun sports every day. Boys and girls ages 7-12 naturally admire these fantastic college students who challenge them to carry the aroma of Jesus Christ wherever they go (2 Corinthians 2:14-15).

    Learn More About AROMA

    Contact Tifany Banks

  • Vacation Bible School

    For one week, the entire church transforms into an awesome adventure with high-energy worship, intriguing skits, life-transforming teaching, crazy group games, amazing demonstrations, impactful mission opportunities, and kid-adored snacks. For boys and girls age 4 through completed grade 5, this is the place to be that week!

    Learn More About VBS

    Contact Tifany Banks

Local and Global Outreach

We are deeply committed to both local and global outreach as a children’s ministry.  Locally, this includes a weekly food distribution and an after-school ministry. Globally, we take annual mission trips for 5th and 6th graders to Costa Rica, Honduras or the Dominican Republic, where our students have had the opportunity to develop friendships and share the gospel with thousands of children.

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Have questions about our Elementary School Ministry?