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CHILDREN MINISTRY

KACC children’s ministry desires to create a nurturing environment that demonstrates sensitivity for children. As they learn basic Christian concepts from the Old and New Testaments, the children learn how to apply these teachings in their daily lives.
 
“ministry to children and youth is a priority because it was a priority to Jesus”
 
The department shares the love of God through Jesus Christ with the children as it provides places where they can begin to feel a part of the total church community. This way, the children can experience the church as a happy, caring place where they are loved and accepted. The department endeavors to share the good news of the gospel with them, to help them know and follow Christ, and to strengthen their family ties with the household of God.
 
Ultimately the Church’s desire is to reach children and their families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to minister to them as they grow in their relationship with Him. In addition the department makes sure that each child is surrounded by God’s love through caring adults. Through a rich offering of organized programs all year long, the department strives to share God’s grace, joy, and love in a meaningful way.
Children’s Directordr kasina
 
Dr. Casina Pressley Washington has served in the area of faith and health-education for the underserved for over 30 years. At the present she is a Program Associate/Ethnographer in the area of youth ministry with Youth Hope Builders-Academy, a theological program for youth at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. Her academic achievements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Clark- Atlanta University, a Master’s Degree in Christian Education from The Interdenominational Theological Center and a Doctorate in Education Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. The focal areas of her ministry is inclusive of the mind, body and spirit and is looked on as essential to minister to the whole person because they are inseparable. Her initial directional call to ministry directed her steps to the planting of children’s ministry and later progressed in directing the education ministry of a Baptist church for 17 years. Dr. Washington believes that ministry to children and youth is a priority because it was a priority to Jesus, and that children’s ministry is relational, parental and discipleship-oriented in nurturing and equipping teachers and children as they grow in their knowledge of who God is in their lives. Dr. Washington was ordained in 1996 as a deacon and ordained in 2007 as a minister. She has been married for 34 years and has 2 adult children.