APCC Kids offers programs for newborns through fourth grade during the service. Our Children’s Ministry is a safe environment where children experience God in a personal way through the teaching of Scripture. We prayerfully desire to partner with families to "train up a child in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6) laying a solid biblical foundation resulting in devoted followers of Christ.

Infants - 2 year olds
We help the youngest children understand that church is a safe and caring environment. Volunteers share God's love through play and care-giving.

3 - 5 year olds
Children experience God through interactive Bible lessons and hands-on activities. These activities include guided-play, crafts, singing, prayer, and more. They even begin to memorize monthly Bible verses.

Grades 1 - 4
Our goal is to help children grow in their personal relationship with Christ by teaching them biblical truths and helping them witness to their peers. After attending worship with the rest of the APCC church family, children will be dismissed to their classrooms. During this time children will participate in games, interactive Bible lessons, hands-on activities, small group discussions, Bible skills, prayer, memory verses, and more.

Our Curriculum
The Gospel Project curriculum is a 3 year chronological study of God's Word. It's written in such a way that children see how each story fits into God's plan of redemption. It teaches doctrine, theology, and life application. The goal of this curriculum is for children to be on mission as they become devoted followers of Christ.

APCC Kids Director:

Director Of Children's Ministry

Jessie Abella is currently the Director of Children's Ministry at APCC. She has worked with children all her life and desires for them to know God and experience His transforming work in their lives. Prior to joining the APCC staff she taught Second grade at Immanuel Christian School for six years. She lives with her godly husband and delightful daughter. She loves the diversity of the DMV area and is an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.