Jesus Christ our Lord placed a great emphasis on His ministry to children. Following the lead of our Savior, the Children's Ministries at pleasant Hill are a vital part of our church's ministry.

The purpose of our Children's Ministries is to come along side of parents to see children saved and sanctified. This begins with the youngest child in our nursery through our Youth Program.

As adults minister in these areas, they foster fellowship, friendship, and are aware that they are making an eternal investment.


We provide nursery care during our meetings and services.  Our staff will minister to your infant and toddlers in a safe, caring environment.

Joy Club

JOY Club stands for “Jesus, Others, You”.  Clubbers are motivated toward memorizing the Word of God while singing great songs and playing games.  Separate age-appropriate Clubs are available:  Puggles (2-3 years); Lambs (4-5 years); Shining Lights (K-2nd Gr.); and Search Lights (3rd-5th Gr.);  We meet every Wednesday from 6:50-8:15 p.m. from Sept. through May in Room 112.

Other Opportunities

There are many other periodic events such as Vacation Bible School, summer camps, JOY Club outings, children ministering by song at rest homes and in our Sunday School’s Children’s Choir.

Children’s Church

During our Morning Worship Service, we provide age-appropriate worship and Bible learning time.  Adult leaders minister to the children in crafts, games, and learning activities.  These are optional to each family.

    2-3 Years ~Wee Church~Room 105    

    4-5 Years~Cherub Church~Room 102

    K-3rd Gr.~Junior Church~Bay Area

(Dismissed during Worship Service)

    Shepherds Church - Room 207

Summer Bible Club

During the summer months (June, July & August), our JOY Clubs break, and we have Summer Bible Club meetings every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m.  This is a relaxed time centered on a Bible lesson and/or children’s videos, as well as an activity time.


We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 426

Smithville, Ohio 44677

Shipping Address:

7605 Pleasant Home Road
Sterling, OH 44276


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