Worship Location: 704 McHenry Road, Wheeling, Illinois 60090 Sundays, 9:30am

Noah’s Ark Children’s Ministry

Welcome to Noah’s Ark, a ministry where children (1 year old – 5th grade) are nurtured and taught each Sunday in a safe, fun, and spiritual environment! We aim to help CEC families and their young children, through the gospel of God’s grace, know God and help others know him.


Each weekend, elementary school children participate in both grade-divided classes and larger-group worship services. Lower elementary children (K-2nd grade) begin with the small group classes and then participate together in a worship service. Upper elementary children (3rd-5th grade) begin together in worship, then move to the smaller classes. Our hope is to lead them in a genuine, comprehensible experience of God and a growing knowledge of the gospel, the good news of what God has done through Jesus.

Preschoolers (2–5 yrs) start in a smaller classroom setting where teachers introduce the week’s Bible lesson. This small group time offers younger children a more intimate and personal environment to ask questions, engage in fun and lesson-oriented activities, creative crafts and prayer. Your preschooler will then come together for a large group worship time where we worship together through songs and reinforcement of the week’s Bible lesson.

Your toddlers are also welcome in our P1 toddler class (1 year old by September 1) where they learn simple Bible songs, interact with a Bible story, and engage in group play. We have a separate room for nursing mothers and another room for infants/crawlers. Both rooms require a parent or caregiver to remain in the room with his/her child. Adults who remain in the nurseries can still participate in the adult worship service via a monitor.

Our Vision

Our vision is to partner with parents to raise our children in Christ. It takes a village–which we try to be, from our youngest to our oldest at CEC–to raise children, and we know too the unique and often difficult responsibilities parents have in raising children. Noah’s Ark is a ministry not only to children but to their families, to help them raise their children in Christ.