Children’s Ministries

“Let the little children come to me…
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 19:14

Kids! The smiles, the laughter, the energy, and the excitement to learn about God. All this and more is offered with the various children’s programs here at WHBC!

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  • ALIVE! – Large group, small group, activities, and Bible memorization.
  • Children’s Church – Children’s level “church” on Sunday mornings.
  • Nursery – Providing a safe haven of love and care for the little ones.
  • Sunday School – Classes for all ages every Sunday Morning
  • Christmas Program – Presented each December by children from preschool to 6th grade.
  • Vacation Bible School – A week of fun and growing in Christ each summer.

ALIVE! (Free Mid-Week Program)

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”
1 Peter 2:9

  • For Ages Pre-K through 5th Grade
  • Meetings are held Wednesday evening from September to May from 6:15 p.m. to 7:55 pm (with verses being said from 6:00-6:15 pm.)
  • REMINDER: If Baraboo schools are closed, there will be NO ALIVE!

ALIVE! PRE-K ​uses the AWANA Cubbies program for 3 and 4-year-olds who are fully potty trained and at least 3 by September 1. We will be capping the class at 20; others will be placed on a waiting list.

ALIVE! K-5TH GRADE​ uses the “Elements” curriculum from D6 (Deuteronomy 6). “Elements” is a large group/small group format curriculum designed to help kids learn the essential building blocks they need to become spiritual champions for Christ It uses monthly topics that are both personally relevant and biblically sound. More information about the curriculum may be found here ​

Deaconate Leaders: Jim and Ginny Maziarka


Registration is now open


ALIVE! Forms and Information:

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Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Ages 4 years – 8th Grade

Our Mission Statement
Vacation Bible School at Walnut Hill Bible Church is centered on sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in a safe and fun environment with children of all ages, but particularly for 4 years through 8th grade. We do this through sound Biblical teaching that is presented in engaging and relevant ways. VBS is a ministry that not only enriches the faith of the children who are in our church family but through it, we seek to reach out into the community with God’s love and hospitality throughout the week of VBS as well as through follow-up in the weeks after. VBS also includes a service aspect every year where children are encouraged to care for other ministries or individuals in need. VBS also provides ministry opportunities for adults in the Walnut Hill church family doing a variety of service by working with children and other adults.

Deaconate Leader:  Mary Hackbarth

Created in Christ – Designed for God’s Purpose

June 20th – 24th, 2022

The VBS Motto:

The VBS Scripture: Ephesians 2:10 (CSB)
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.”


Get those creative juices flowing at Spark Studios where imagination is ignited and creativity is awakened. Whether kids are exploring their artistic side in the Bible Study Studio or Crafts Design Center, laying down a track at the Music Sound Stage, or bringing inventions to life at the Missions Workshop, they will learn, like King David, to use their talents to bring glory to God. They will discover that their creativity is a gift from the infinitely creative Creator who designed them for His glory.

God’s creativity didn’t stop in Genesis! The Master Artist is working to redeem, reclaim, and transform us—His creation—to the original design He planned for us. We are His workmanship (Eph. 2:10)—a masterpiece in process. So what are you waiting for? Spark your imagination and kick your creativity into high gear at Spark Studios.

Day 1:  God, The Creator
Day 2:  God, The Designer
Day 3:  Jesus, The King
Day 4:  Jesus, The Redeemer
Day 5:  Holy Spirit, The Helper

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Hackbarth.

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Children’s Christmas Program

The Sunday Night Before Christmas
6:00 pm
Cookie Reception follows

Ages for the program are Children’s Sunday School Classes 2 years – 6th grade.  The preschoolers do a short presentation in the beginning, the children’s choir sings, and Kindergarten through 6th grade do the formal musical.

Preschoolers learn their program in their Sunday School classes and rehearse during 11:00 children’s church in December.  Older kids learn the songs in Children’s church and at home, with a link you will be given after you sign up or you can access it below.  We have rehearsals for the musical portion of the program during the entire 11:00 worship service the first 3 Sundays in December.


Questions?  Please contact Mary Hackbarth.

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Children’s Church

Age 3 years – 5th Grade
Deaconate Leader:  Mary Hackbarth


Children’s Church is offered during the  8:00 and 11:00 service
for kids 3 years – 5th grade.  

Teacher for 1st – 5th graders is: Mary Hackbarth
The curriculum will vary but will include songs, videos, teaching, and snacks

Teacher for 3 years to Kindergarten is: 8:00 service – Heather Suemnicht and Karen Byxbe
11:00 service – Vonny Gunderson
The curriculum is through The Bible App for Kids.  It takes the kids through the Bible using a “Blue’s Clue’s” style of video, worship songs, and teaching.

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9:30 Worship Service:  Ages birth through 23 months (2 years old will go to Sunday School)

11:00 Worship Service:  Age 1 through 2 years of age


The nursery is provided for parents to feel at peace as they leave their young ones in the hands of loving nurturers and take part in a worship service and/or Sunday School.  Our nursery workers are all “Safe Child Approved” and love caring for these little ones.

We have a computerized check-in process for children.  Nametags containing the name and a randomly generated barcode are placed on the children, and parents receive a tag containing a corresponding code that is to be shown when the child is picked up.  Parent’s cell phone numbers are printed on the nametags as well and are used if a parent is needed in the nursery (diaper change, feeding, crying/sick child) while in worship service or Sunday School.

Deaconate leader: Allison Hanusa

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Sunday School

Sunday School to Begin February 7th  – 9:50-10:45 am

Our Sunday School program at Walnut Hill Bible Church is devoted to providing an environment where students of all ages can become more closely acquainted with the Savior and the Scriptures. Dedicated Sunday School teachers provide unique learning experiences using a mixture of a curriculum for our children’s classes including God Loves Me, God’s Unfolding Story, DiscipleLand, What’s in the Bible, and D6 Gen2.


Deaconate Leader:  Kathy Teasdale

AgeRoom #Teacher(s)
Nursery219See Nursery Schedule
Toddlers (2 years)220Becky Chapman
Pre-School (3 years)111-113Adam and Ashley Russ
Pre-School (4 years)109Clara and Grace Gunderson
Kindergarten105Deano and Brenda David
1st Grade103Anne Williams
2nd Grade104Jessica Bennett
3rd Grade107Lynn Kargel
4th Grade115Steve and Coty Bare
5th & 6th Grade102Rich and Gayle Hoege


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