Lifeguard's Children's Ministry

Director of Student Ministries: Ashley Lancaster

Lifeguard Ministry
Children are invited to begin their Sunday worship in the Sanctuary. Parents can bring their children to the front pews, where they will enjoy opening praise and worship, plus hear a special message. Children ages Kindergarten through 5th grade will then be taken upstairs to the Lifeguard Ministry area to continue with their classes. The Lifeguard and Student Ministry programs are also available during Mondays With God at 6:30 p.m. for ages 4th-12th grades.


Preschool class
During the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service, children ages 3-5 years will have an opportunity to participate in special Bible stories, games and crafts in the Preschool area of the church. After preschool children hear the special message at the beginning of worship in the Sanctuary, they will be taken downstairs for the remainder of the service. *This class is only available during the 10:30 a.m. service. Children ages 3-5 years should remain with their parent/guardian in the Sanctuary during the 9:00 a.m. service.


Nursery service
Available for ages 2 years and under in the Nursery Room at the back of Welcome Center. Please sign in your child at the Welcome Center, and a Nursery volunteer will get them settled in the room.

New protocol for Lifeguard Ministry groups
Due to the rapid growth of our children’s ministries, we are putting a few measures in place for the safety and security of your child. All children (nursery age through fifth grade) who wish to participate in classes need to be signed in at the Welcome Center prior to worship services. All children will be receiving name tags at that time. Nursery children (ages 2 and under) can then be taken into the Nursery room.

Children ages 3 and up can be taken into the Sanctuary for the beginning of the worship service. After the children’s message they will be guided to the designated area for their classes. Please see the descriptions listed above for age groups and class locations. *Age groups will be strictly enforced for the benefit of your child’s learning environment. Parents/guardians may pick up their children in their designated class area after service.

We greatly appreciate your attention in this matter. If you have any questions regarding the Nursery, Sunday Preschool, or Lifeguard Ministry classes, please see Ashley Lancaster.

  • United Caring Shelters Monthly Breakfast

    Four volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve breakfast Saturday, June 10th at the United Caring Shelters from 8:00 a.m. through 9:30 a.m. Please sign up in the Welcome Center. Contact Lisa Toelle at (812) 457-8327 for details

  • Get signed up for Vacation Bible School!

    VBS IS BACK!! Join us for some Wild-Life fun as we explore how Jesus does some wild things for the people that he loves. Sign up your kiddos here.
    We are needing your help to make this event a great one. Here's a Signup Genius Link for volunteers.  
    VBS will be 6/27-6/29 from 5:30pm-8:00pm with a meal served nightly. All are welcome so help spread the word! See Ashley Lancaster with questions.
  • Bible Studies

    MEN - Tuesday Morning Men's Bible Study meets every week at 5:30 a.m. This is a group of men of all ages who gather weekly for Bible study and prayer in our CFC.

    EVERYONE- The Tuesday Night Bible study meets at 7:00 p.m (Except for the 1st Tuesday of the month).This is a group of of all ages who gather for Bible study and prayer in our Welcome Center.

    All are welcome to join!

  • Happy Hearts Luncheon July 7th

    The second “Happy Hearts” Luncheon (11:30-1p) will be held Friday, July 7th for our Senior St. James West folks that are 70 years and older. Good times and good food with great friends await! Please text Carol Moore at  812-423-8302 by Monday, July 3rd to reserve your spot your lunch.

  June 2023  
Upcoming Events


CFC Reserved
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Pickleball (CFC)
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CFC Reserved
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
AA Meeting
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Men's Ministry
5:30 AM to 6:30 AM
CFC Reserved (NOW)
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bible Study (Welcome Center)
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Pickleball (CFC)
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


CFC Reserved (NOW)
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CFC Reserved
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Pickleball (CFC)
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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