Children & Students

 Jesus said, "Let the children come to me." (Matthew 19:14)

kidsmainpic2From infants in the nursery to high schoolers serving in international missions, The Church of the Cross has a place for your child. A dedicated team of staff and volunteers have as their primary purpose introducing all ages to God's Word in a safe, loving and fun environment.

Nursery: Nurseries are available at all of our services. Click for more information.

Kids (Age 3-12): From Sunday School to music to engaging activites, we have many options for pre-school and elementary school children.

Students (Middle School & High School): Both small group and large group activities are available for middle and high school students.



The American Heritage Girls is a ministry of The Church of the Cross serving girls ages 5 and up. It is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, Family, Community and Country. It meets at Cross Outreach Youth Mission Mall, 15b Centre Street, Bluffton (see map below) bi-weekly on Mondays from 6:15pm-7:30pm. If you are interested in more information about this ministry please visit the American Heritage Girls website or contact Amy Weaver at the parish office at 757-2661.

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Good News Club: Volunteers needed

The last two years The Church of the Cross adopted a Good News Club to bring the life changing message of Jesus to young boys and girls ages 5-12 years old. It is held at the Bluffton Elementary School and Early Childhood Center. We meet for two hours once a week and use biblical power point presentations, sing songs and have fun! We will start again in September 2017; those interested in volunteering will need to complete a short traning session in August (TBA).

We have 22 boys and girls in this once a week after school program.

Did you know recent research has determined:
• A child’s moral foundation is generally in place by the time they reach age 9.
• What children believe by age 13, is what they will die believing.

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The Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship who has been in existence for 80 years. They provide standardized Bible curriculum, which includes power point presentations. There are approximately 30 schools that allow the Good News Club after school program in Beaufort County.

For more information about the Good News Clubs, please go to For more information about this opportunity, please contact Deborah Deigan