Children's Ministry

Updates from the Children's Ministry.

  1. Parent/Child Dedication Classes coming in February

    Calling all new parents! Have you had a baby in the past few months or years? Have you considered publicly dedicating your child to the Lord Jesus? Do you have questions about how to create a Christian home?

    Plan to join Pastor Geno Hildebrandt and Children’s Ministry Director Hala Tompkins for two classes on Saturday, February 2 and 9, 2019. We will discuss the significance of child dedication, parents’ responsibilities in raising their children in the “fear and admonition of the Lord” and how to bless your children. We’ll also talk about Christian parenting and creating a Christian home. Couples are encouraged to attend these classes together.

    Sign up for the classes and childcare by completing the form below.

    Parent-Child Dedication Class RSVP

    • Mom's Email Address
    • Dad's Email Address
  2. January 20, 2019–First Sunday in New Spaces

    The time has finally come! We just received our final approval and January 20 will be our first Sunday back  in our new, beautiful building. If you are new to Hope, you probably don’t even remember having classes in the building (we flooded in the Memorial Day floods of 2015). Your kids don’t either. This Sunday is the beginning of a new era at Hope Chapel. Don’t miss it!

    Classes for kids in Kindergarten and younger are on the ground floor. The rooms will be marked to make it simple to find the one you need. Elementary classes will be held upstairs and will also be labeled.

    Each child in our HopeKids program needs to be checked in at one of two kiosks: in the foyer on your way into the sanctuary or near the coffee shop. No matter the age of your child, please check them in and have them wear their name tag to class.

    Children preschool-aged and younger can be checked in and brought to their classrooms at 9:50 on Sunday. Kindergarten and elementary grades will worship with parents and then be released to their classes.

    As always, there will be friendly people in blue HopeKids t-shirts to help you in any way needed.

    Let the celebrations begin!


  3. AtHome Weekly available online for parents

    Dear Parents,

    As a way to partner with you as you disciple your children, we are happy to provide you with a PDF of the AtHome Weekly handout.

    AtHome Weeklies are far more than a “Take-Home” page: they allow you to pre-teach the Bible lesson that will be taught next Sunday morning in our kids’ classes at Hope Chapel.  They are a valuable tool which can equip you to be the primary nurturers of your children’s faith in your home during the week.

    Take some time this week to read through the scripture passages and do a couple of the activities with your children. You’ll be glad you did!

    Tru Blessings AtHome Weekly for Dec-January

    Family Together Time for January 13

    Kindergarten AtHome Weekly for January 13

    Elementary AtHome Weekly for January 13


  4. Discover 252 Summer Day Camp Coming in 2019

    Hey Hope Families,

    I am happy to let you know that Hope Chapel is partnering with Brentwood Bible Church to host the Discover 252 summer day camp in June 2019.

    Discover 252 is run by T Bar M Camps of New Braunfels. This is a wonderful Christian camp opportunity for children of Hope as well as kids from all around Austin. Make plans now to attend and bring your friends.

    Quick facts about the T Bar M Day Camp:

    • Designed for kids who have finished K-4th Grades.
    • Monday – Friday, June 17 through June 22, 2019.
    • Meets each day from 8:30am – 4:30pm.
    • Held @ Brentwood Bible Church on Woodrow Avenue (just around the corner from Hope Chapel).

    Visit T Bar M Camps to learn more.

  5. Parenting Conversations– an ongoing opportunity

    Are you looking for encouragement in your parenting journey? Do you just need to talk through a situation with an experienced parent? Hope Chapel’s children’s ministry exists to partner with parents and to strengthen you for the marathon of raising kids to love Jesus.

    We LOVE empowering parents to be parents! Just complete the form below and we’ll be in touch!

    Parenting Conversation Request

    Sign up your child here!
    • Your First and Last Name
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Topic you'd like to discuss
  6. Babysitting 101 coming again in 2019

    We’ll take sign ups for our second Babysitting 101 class starting in January. Check back here for updates.

    Calling all kids aged 9 and older. Do you enjoy being with little kids but wish you had more skills in order to take care of them? Are you an older brother or sister who needs ideas on how to keep your younger siblings entertained and out of trouble? Do you want little kids to follow your instructions?

    Join Ariel Czerwinski and Hala Tompkins for Babysitting 101 on Saturday, August 18, from 9-10:30am. Topics to be covered include:

    • How to create a plan for your babysitting assignment (ideas for activities, crafts and games).
    • What information you need before parents walk out of the house (emergency contact info and allergy info form).
    • What to do if someone gets an “owie” ? (Basic first aid and when to call 911.)
    • Why “stranger danger” is a good thing. (Safety and common sense.)

    Kids who complete the class will leave with a Babysitting Resource Kit and a certificate of completion.