Welcome to Shallowford Children’s ministry! We are delighted to have you join our safe, nurturing environment for children from newborn through 5th grade. We seek to help the children in our care grow in their faith, guided by God’s love. At Shallowford, our children are active participants in the whole church, nurtured by the love and care of many faithful adult volunteers and staff. There is always something happening for both parents and children.

Adventure Island VBS

Vacation Bible School

Each summer, Shallowford hosts Cokesbury’s week-long Vacation Bible School for children age three (and potty trained) through rising 5th graders. The children learn about God, our world, and one another. We also look for volunteers to help us. For those of you 12 and older, you can be involved, too! Whatever your gifts and availability, we would love to have your help. Registration for Shallowford’s 2021 Vacation Bible School is closed.

Volunteer – We need your help to make VBS a success! Please fill out the form below and let us know the way(s) you can serve in this capacity. You will receive notification of your assigned tasks later in May. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Landon A. Dillard, Associate Pastor for Children’s Ministries.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday school classes are typically divided by age: Toddlers & Two-Year-Olds, Three-Year-Olds & PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Sunday school is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and is led by a team of faithful adult volunteers.

During 11:00 a.m. worship, all children are invited to the chancel steps for a brief Children’s Sermon. Children ages 3 through K are then dismissed for Cherub Choir practice, led by our children’s choir director.

Faith program

Wednesday FAITH Program

Throughout the year, children are invited to sign up for in-person FAITH (Fine Arts In The House) classes on Wednesday events with Shallowford’s staff and music makers! During our time together children will sing, play, learn, and grow together. Original class offerings include handbells, bucket drumming, orff instruments, and time with Pastor Landon and Ms. Anna to sing and play.
FAITH classes will resume Fall 2021.

Shallowford Presbyterian School

Shallowford Presbyterian School

Serving preschool through grade school, Shallowford Presbyterian School (SPS) provides a loving, safe environment in which each child feels special and important. For over 50 years, SPS has nurtured thousands of children, many of whom have returned to enroll their own children.

Shallowford Presbyterian School is accredited by AdvancED.


God’s love for our children is reflected in the care and nurture the children receive in our infant and toddler nurseries. A team of professional caregivers and trained volunteers care for children in the nursery suite located adjacent to the sanctuary. Childcare is available on Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages three and younger.

Child Protection & Safety

As we nurture, support, educate, and guide our children and youth, we are dedicated to protecting them from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at all times.