Becoming a Jesus Follower, being transformed by the love of God and learning to live like Jesus, is a unique and amazing journey. Cool Spring supports families as we partner with parents in faith formation at home. This Journey Map has markers communicating age-appropriate understanding in your child’s faith journey.  We celebrate each milestone with you as your child chooses to become a follower of Jesus and be baptized.

Preschool

Child Dedication
Parents thank God for the precious gift of their child and commit to being spiritual leaders for their children. The church commits to walking alongside the family, supporting them as they seek to live out faith with their children.

Group Life
Learning and interacting with peers are essential for children to begin building relationships with other kids and families who share their commitment to living out faith.

Welcome to Kindergarten
Transitioning to kindergarten can be a scary, yet exciting time in a family’s life. We celebrate with kindergarten worship bags as the child begins attending big church with their family.

Elementary

Group Life
Within group life, children have spiritual conversations with peers and leaders as they begin a deeper understanding of faith in God while building lasting relationships with those in their group.

Family Worship
Parents lay a critical foundation as families worship and experience God together in “Big Church”.

Bible Ceremony
Parents present Bibles to their children celebrating God’s Word and emphasizing the importance of understanding God’s One Big Story of redemption and our part in His Story.

Family Camp
Families have an opportunity to play together while creating space to have conversations about faith.

Summer Camp
Kids experience God in a highly intentional setting and then bring these experiences, and all the follow-up formation, back home as they continue conversations with their parents.

Family Serve
Opportunities for families to serve together, build community and support loving one another.

Group Life
In group life, kids are challenged to trust God and explore what it means to live like Jesus while developing friendships with peers.

Middle School

Welcome to Middle School

Group Life
Experiencing peer-based spiritual learning with boys or girls in similar grade levels.

Mission Experiences
Yearly opportunities to experience the gift of serving others.

Retreats
Annual memory making trips where students take their faith to the next level.

8th Grade Graduation
An annual tradition of celebrating the past and looking forward to the future.

High School

Welcome to High School

Group Life
Experiencing peer-based spiritual learning with boys or girls in similar grade levels.

Mission Experience
Yearly opportunities to experience the gift of serving others.

Retreats
Annual memory making trips where students take their faith to the next level.

High School Graduation
An annual tradition of celebrating the past and looking forward to the future.

Next Steps
Pointing graduates in the direction of next steps for their faith formation.

At Pathway Kids, we believe parents are an integral part of their child’s spiritual formation. We connect with kids and partner with parents as together we seek to know and experience God and follow Jesus - linking as a family, learning as a disciple of Jesus, and living on mission.

Our desire in Pathway Kids is to create opportunities and content equipping families to focus on their faith journeys through everyday moments and celebrations of life’s milestones and engaging families in God’s One Big Story.

COVID-19 (Masking update)

In all Pathway Kids classroom settings, face coverings are optional for volunteer leaders and children.  Parents should discuss expectations regarding face coverings with their children before arriving at church, so children can be prepared for their time with us.  Please reach out via email with questions and concerns.  Thank you.

On-Campus Opportunities:

Sunday morning

Small groups on Sunday morning engage kids in understanding God’s One Big Story reinforcing faith conversations in the home.

Wednesday evening

Awana Clubs are for 3-year-olds through 5th grade and provide opportunities for Scripture learning, exciting games and mission education. 

Preschool & Children's Schedule on Sundays

8:45 & 10:00 am | Sunday School for babies & preschoolers

10:00 am | Sunday School for Elementary

Parent Cue App

Download the Parent Cue Apphttps://theparentcue.org/app/ for up-to-date information about Pathway Kids & TRIB3 Student Ministry. Search for Cool Spring Baptist and complete the information for each of your children/student. This will allow you to view age specific resources. Your information is private and NOT shared.  The app includes weekly Bible story videos, family activities, communication and parent resources.

Save the date for Summer XP 2023!

June 26-30

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For more information on Pathway Kids Ministry, please contact:

TRIB3 Students

Hello! 

Thank you for visiting! We are honored to meet you and your family. Our ministry exists to reach and develop all students into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We are a gospel-centered, ministry partnering with parents to help disciple and train the next generation of Jesus Followers.

On-Campus Opportunities:

Sunday morning

Focusing on Life Groups, TRIB3 takes time to gather students for conversation, study of Scripture, and prayer.

Wednesday evening

Life Groups gather for student-led worship, teaching, games, and fellowship with peers. Group discussion happens after each worship service.

Get Connected

JOIN A GROUP

Our FREE Gift To You:

Download your free book written to both students and parents, "Say What? Five Talks Every Teen Needs to Hear" answers five of life's most challenging and life-altering questions for teens. Looking through the dual lenses of God's Word and the gospel of Jesus Christ, Say What? features both discussion questions (Talk About It) and practical application steps (Just Do it), following each chapter. Start the conversation and let God answer the questions every teen is asking. 

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Contact Us

  • Derek Nicksich, Student Minister (HS) – Phone (804) 789-5539, 

Special Needs: Bridge Builders

Welcome! We are so glad you’ve decided to come see what our Bridge Builder ministry is all about! We would love to connect with you ahead of your visit to answer any questions you may have. Please email   .

When you arrive on Sunday morning or Wednesday evening, park in the rear parking lot and proceed to the double glass door entrance of the building. Here, you will be welcomed by one of our greeters who will escort you to the Bridge Builder area where our leaders will help check in your child, connect them with a buddy, and show them the appropriate classroom location.