Children's & Family Ministries

A core value of Neelsville Church is strengthening families. Our goal for families is to share the love of Christ with children and lead them to a lifelong commitment to follow Jesus.                                         

We aim for this goal by collaborating with parents to raise kids in the church; enjoy Christian discipleship, worship, and fellowship with their church family. We encourage children and parents to grow in faith, in love, and in service.

For more info, contact Jamie Swope, Director of Children and Family Ministry

Sunday School

Sundays at 9:30am, our children ages 3 through 6th grade gather in a loving, nurturing environment to learn of God's love and grace. Through Bible-based curriculums, Sunday School teachers help our children grow in their relationship with Christ. 

Children dig into Scripture following themes the publishers of David C. Cooke with TRU curriculum. This curriculum helps "children and their families connect to God, find their place in His Big God Story, and respond to Him through the power of the Holy Spirit." Every Sunday, Neelsville kids particpate in exciting activities that bring the stories and themes of the Bible to life. Parents have access to weekly guides that help them facilitate discussion and read Bible passages related to each lesson. Classes are led by dedicated and background checked volunteers.

To register for Sunday School, please complete this online form: CLICK HERE

If your child is under 3 and utilizes the nursery, please complete this online form: CLICK HERE

Spiritual Parenting Sunday School Class

Starts April 9th through Spring

9:30am in Historic Chapel Conference room

Studying the book Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony

Purchase book here.

E-mail Tamyra and Chad Porter at for more info.

Family Retreat September 29-October 1

Mar-lu-Vista Ridge Retreat Center

Children of all ages and their parents/grandparents/guardians are welcome to join us for fun-packed, inspiring time to "unplug" connect with other families, worship, and learn together. Register here! 

Please pay a deposit of $100 to secure your family's spot. Final payment to be paid by August 31. Checks made payable to Neelsville Presbyterian Church. Put "family retreat" in the memo line and submit to Jamie Swope.

Cost includes accommodations and meals for Saturday and Sunday morning. (Friday dinner on your own). Each family will stay together with separate bathroom. Families provide all linens and pillows.

$100 per adult or child 13 and older.

$50 per child 3 and older.

Free for children 2 and younger.

Max cost for family is $300. For example, if you have a family with two parents and 4 children, even though that would cost $400 when you add up each individual, you would only pay $300.


Children are welcome participants and even leaders in Sunday morning worship. There is a nursery and childcare available, but we are glad to have a wiggly sanctuary filled with the children of God (many of whom are kids) who are growing in their understanding and experience of what it means to worship God. Each Sunday there is a message just for children. The first Sunday of the month we celebrate the Lord's Supper as a church family.

Interested in baptism? Click here to learn more.


Mothers of Preschoolers is a program that seeks to support and encourage moms with a time of fellowship, relaxation, and rejuvenation. MOPS meets every other Tuesday starting again in September. For more information please contact email HERE.