children's  ministries

Our Children's Ministry exists to partner with parents by creating a safe environment for your children to learn about God and grow in their faith as you worship, serve, and attend classes. If you have any questions we would love for you to contact Becca Graf, our Children's Ministry Director: [email protected] 


1. A safe & secure, welcoming environment for your child
2. A place where you are comfortable leaving your child so that you can actively participate in worship, serve, or attend a class.
3. Encouragement and assistance in guiding your child’s first experience with the church.

Infants – 1 year olds – Room c120
Toddlers - Room c118

2-5 Year Old

We strive to bring you and your child a fun and safe place to come and play, meet new friends, and most importantly learn about Jesus. The Chapel Children’s Ministry uses First Look curriculum for our two - five year old preschool children. Children will learn 3 basic truths that are fundamental to laying a solid spiritual foundation.
1. God loves me.   I    2. God made me.    I    3. Jesus wants to be my forever friend.

2 year olds - Room c116
3 year olds – Room c114
4 & 5-year-olds - Rooms c113 & c115

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

We use the curriculum 252 Basics to help teach children how to become more like Christ. During the weekend services Kindergarten – 3rd grade children will be discovering 3 Basic Truths.
1. I need to make a wise choice.   I   2. I can trust God no matter what.   I   3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Classrooms
Kindergarten – Room c121
1st Grade - Room c123
2nd & 3rd Grade - Room c12

4th and 5th Grade

We use the curriculum 252 Basics to help teach children how to become more like Christ and challenge them to live out their faith at home, school, and in their world. During the weekend services, 4th and 5th graders will be challenged to live out 3 Basic Truths.
1. I need to make a wise choice.   I   2. I can trust God no matter what.   I   3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

4th & 5th graders meet in room c124

Love Works

This ministry is designed for serving children and students with special needs and their family. Each child is provided an Individual Church Support Plan that will ensure their abilities and needs are supported by a trained buddy. We are passionate about faithfully providing each child with the love and teaching of Jesus Christ, either in a general Sunday School Classroom, with their buddy or in our Love Works Classroom where adaptive curriculum is provided. Love Works is dedicated to creating a nurturing, safe, and inclusive environment where all God's children can grow in their personal relationship with him! For more information please contact Sarah McMillan at [email protected], or feel free to watch a video about our ministry by following the link below.

The Chapel Christian Preschool

The Chapel Christian Preschool is an outreach ministry of The Chapel located on the southwest side of Fort Wayne. Our preschool is an academic program for young children ages 2-5 years old.  We provide a stimulating curriculum and environment which will assist in advancing and expanding a child’s intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth and development.

The Preschool staff is dedicated to giving children the best start to academics by laying a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. Our Preschool Program is offered September through May. Our half day sessions are available Monday through Friday. Morning sessions run from 9:15-11:45AM and afternoon sessions are from 12:30-3:00PM. We also offer a few select all day sessions that run from 9:15 am-3:00pm for Pre-K students who will enter kindergarten the following year.

If you would like more information, to schedule a tour, or for a copy of our handbook, please contact the Preschool Director, Shannon Layton, [email protected].

Children's Choir

The Chapel offers three opportunities for kids to join a Children's Choir. The Children's Choir runs every year from September through May, and meets each Wednesday at 5:30pm at The Chapel. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Martin, [email protected].

Cherub Choir is for children who turn 4 years old BEFORE September 1st each year and five year old’s. Our purpose in Cherub Choir is to teach about Jesus’ love for our students through music and introduce them to performing in front of an audience. Cherub Choir meets in room the kindergarten classroom. Enter at door 4
Director: Carrie Houser

Praise Kids Choir is our newest choir designed for our kindergarten and 1st grade students. Our goal in the Praise Kids Choir is to encourage kids to use their love of music to share the message of Jesus. Praise Kids Choir meets in room the 1st grade classroom. Enter at door 4
Director: Lindsey Clark

The Chapel Kids Choir is for 2nd – 5th Grade students. Our purpose it to help our students grow closer to God through their love of music as well as build up their confidence and professionalism through performance. The Chapel Kids Choir meets regularly in 2nd & 3rd grade classroom. Enter at door 4

CRKids: Celebrate Restoration Kids

Monday evenings 7pm-9pm

At CRkids we will be learning practical strategies and values to equip us to navigate the anxieties and hurts of life. The program is for children in Kindergarten thru 6th grade. The curriculum is based on the beatitudes and will correlate with our adult 12 Step program Celebrate Recovery that meets at the same time. We are better together and we are so excited to celebrate with your child the hope and peace that Jesus brings! Join us and Celebrate Restoration with your Forever Family! If you have questions please contact Olivia Kline, [email protected]
1st Grade - Room c123

Chapel Kids At Home Worship

The Chapel Children's Ministry offers a monthly activity box filled with supplies and guides for families to have an at home worship experience. Families can pick up an At Home Worship Kit at The Chapel. Bible story videos and lesson can be found here. Our desire is that no matter where you are, you can gain a greater understanding of who Jesus is and grow into a personal relationship with Him.