Wilshire’s children’s Ministry

“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”

—Matthew 18:5


Children are a vital part of Wilshire’s life, not only in the classroom but also as participants and leaders in worship. Through our children’s ministry, covering kindergarten through grade 6, we give kids opportunities to:

Know they are loved unconditionally

Hear God’s voice

Discover their uniqueness

Grow in faith

Learn to use their Bible

Serve others and be an integral part of our community of faith

From VBS to Cooking Camp, Wilshire offers a variety of summer experiences for children and preschoolers. | Learn more


Sunday School

Children’s Sunday School meets year-round at 9:45 a.m. Sunday School is designed to meet your child’s spiritual, physical and social needs and to provide a secure place for good learning experiences. Your child will know that they are loved as we continue to help you build a foundation of faith.



Children are encouraged to attend worship at 11 a.m. with their parent or guardian. Children’s Worship Folders are provided at the entrances into the Sanctuary, with activities to enrich the child’s worship experience. Occasionally, children are invited down front for a children’s moment, and there are opportunities for children to help lead in worship. Childcare is offered during worship for preschoolers, from birth to Pre-K.


Children’s Choirs

Children’s Choirs meet on Sundays during the school year from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m. after a quick snack lunch following worship. Children have opportunities to grow musically and in worship leadership through singing in worship services, participation in musical and special events and through innovative, fun and creative classroom activities.



Our Wednesday night children’s experience features a rotation of activities to help kids learn how to love God and others with every part of themselves. Each week is different, with activities including art, music, science, puppets and cooking. KidConnect meets at 6 p.m. during the school year. Dinner for the whole family is offered in Koinonia Café at 5 p.m.

Summer Events for Children

Vacation Bible School

VBS creates opportunities for children to learn more about the Bible and their place in God’s world. A wide range of hands-on activities opens the door to learning while having a good time. Usually held one week in June from 9 a.m. to noon.

cooking camp

Children in grades 1 through 6 learn about food safety, nutrition and prepare a three-course lunch served daily. Cooking Camp is held mornings, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., one week during the summer.

LIsten to Your Art!

Creative Arts Camp has something for everyone who has completed first through sixth grade: music, drama, movement/dance, visual art, sewing, cooking, cartoon drawing, commercial/video creation, photography, creative writing and more! Participants will rotate through artistic outlets in small groups and perform for friends and family on Friday night. Generally held one summer week during the afternoons.

Passport Kids! Preteen Camp

Passport Kids! is a four-day, three-night sleepaway camp for kids who have completed third through sixth grade. We travel by bus to the Heart of Texas Baptist Camp and Conference Center in Brownwood, Texas, and stay in air-conditioned cabins. Students participate in high-energy worship, interactive Bible study, creative recreation, missions and other fun activities. Typically held toward the end of July.

Minister to Children

Julie Girards

Spiritual Formation Coordinator

Sarah Yodh