Lakeside Church

Children’s Ministry

Every child needs to grow up learning the Bible, so they can develop their own personal relationship with God. They need a deep understanding that God loves them and that He has a plan for their lives. They need the security of knowing that heaven is their eternal home.  They need a safe, loving environment conducive to spiritual learning.  At Lakeside, we understand that children are the heritage of the Lord and are endeavoring to reach their hearts so they personally embrace the truth.


Our year-round KidZone program (10:00a) features music, Bible teaching, puppets, lesson-driven games, and more.  Childcare is also provided for infants through toddlers.


Children’s Sunday School is a great opportunity for your kids to learn God’s Word in a safe, friendly environment. Our teachers have a love for God’s Word and a love for the children they are teaching. Our Children’s Sunday School program is designed to give you the freedom to be involved in an adult Growth Group (9:15 AM) knowing that your kids are being well cared for.

LAKESIDE LITTLES (0-36 months)

Our nursery leaders and volunteers strive to maintain a clean, safe, and enjoyable environment for the children. Nursery care is provided during the Worship Service and Sunday Growth Groups.


Awana Club, a nation-wide program for children, meets on Wednesdays (May-Sept) from 6:30 to 8:00 PM for kids age 3 through 6th grade.  Awana focuses on discipleship and Scripture memory, which stays with kids the rest of their lives.  Every week the children play team games, learn from challenging messages, and recite verses from their handbooks.  For more information about Lakeside’s Awana Club in Peoria, click here.

summercampSUMMER CAMP

Summer Camp is most children’s highlight of the year! During summer break, we invite junior age kids, Grades 4-6, to experience an exciting jam-packed week of camp fun and activities–such as horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, competitions, crafts, skill-building, great food and much, much more–at Camp Ironwood in California. Camp Ironwood has one of the best junior programs in the country.



Vacation Bible School is an exciting program for children ages 4-12. Lakeside kids and kids from the community are invited for a fun-filled week where they will learn and discover truths from the Bible, God’s Word. Each evening consists of a fun program geared to each age level, Bible lessons, music, crafts, fun games, and snacks.