So many churches in Temecula seem to cater mainly to adults. Sure, they may have childcare available for babies and young children during the service, and they might have a high school group that meets during the week, but most of the church activities are more geared toward their adult members. If you are looking for a church in Temecula that truly ministers to the entire family, you may find that your options are somewhat limited.
One option for a great family church is Sunridge Church in Temecula. Sunridge Church has been in Temecula for more than 30 years. Since their founding, they have been a church that seeks to help members of all ages grow in their faith—from the very youngest to the oldest.
Just like at many churches in Temecula, you’ll find Bible study groups for adults during the week at Sunridge, but you’ll also find groups and activities for children, pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults. Middle schoolers, high-schoolers, and college-aged young adults all have their own groups that meet mid-week to help them grow in their faith and build friendships. Children as young as 4th grade have the opportunity to attend camps and participate in activities outside of Sunday mornings.
Speaking of Sunday mornings: every child at Sunridge Church has a place to go that is designed just for them—this includes children with special needs. Each space has trained and background-checked volunteers who love children and want to help them learn what it means to follow Jesus. However, Sunridge also understands that some parents are more comfortable keeping their children with them during the Sunday morning church service. Children are always welcome to sit with their parents in “big church.” In addition, there is a special sound-proof room located at the back of the sanctuary that allows parents to see and hear what is going on during the service. This is a great option for parents who want to keep their infants or small children with them, but don’t want to disturb others around them if their children get fussy. It’s also a great place for nursing mothers who want some privacy, but still want to feel like they are part of the service.
Also for the moms in the church, there is The MomCo, which is a twice-monthly, mid-week gathering of moms who have children between the ages of 0 and 19. The MomCo offers women a great opportunity to bond with other women who are on a similar parenting journey. Moms with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can bring them along and they will be well cared for while the moms have a time of fellowship over food! Women meet in small groups with others who have children of similar ages, share experiences and encourage one another in their parenting.
For married couples, the church offers Growth Groups that couples can attend together, as well as occasional courses geared toward strengthening marriages. Financial Peace University is another course that married couples are encouraged to attend to help them get their financial houses in order.
To learn more about Sunridge Church, and everything they have to offer families in the Temecula area, visit their website: https://sunridgechurch.org/