Family Ministries

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Psalm 127:3-5



Birth - K4

Sundays at 9:30 & 11AM  |  

Preschoolers will enjoy learning through Bible study, drama, puppets, and crafts with their friends every Sunday morning.

Wednesdays  |  6PM  | 

  • Younger Preschool (Birth-2yrs)
    Childcare is available every Wednesday.

  • Older Preschool (3 & 4yrs) 
    Your children will enjoy learning through Bible study, music, and movement in small and large group settings during Preschool Praisers* activities.

    *This year, our Preschool Praisers will be a part of the Christmas Night of Worship on December 10! On Wednesday evenings we will be learning the Christmas songs that will be sung that evening. Don't miss out on this special time!

Contact & Serve

For more information about the Preschool Ministry or ways in which you can serve on the Preschool Ministry team, Contact Emily Barber (Preschool Discipleship Director) at  .

K5 - 5th Grade

Sundays at 9:30 & 11AM

Kids meet each week in their respective venues. Both The Park and The Warehouse are located on the first floor of Building B.

K5 - 2nd Grade
3rd - 5th Grade

Wednesdays from 6-7PM

Activities for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade will focus on discipleship to help kids grow to be more like Christ and encourage them to “go” into the world to share the good news. Check the calendar for when each session of classes begins and ends.

Contact & Serve

For more information about the Kids Ministry or ways in which you can serve on the Kids Ministry team, Contact Gretchen Mahan (Kids Discipleship Director) at  .

6th-12th Grade

Sundays at 9:30AM  |  
Students will meet in small and large groups as they study the Word of God and build community within their ministry. 

Wednesdays at 6PM  |  
Students will meet for a time of worship and teaching in a large group setting as they learn what it means to be rooted in Christ. 

The Student Ministry at Colonial Heights is here for your 6-12th grader. Our desire is to partner with parents to see their teen grow in an understanding of who Christ is, who they are because of Him, and the call that all believers have to make Christ known to others.

Our Purpose
To help students grow to love the Lord with all their hearts, with all their souls, and with all their strength.

The Student Ministry will:

  • Always promote a parent's leadership and spiritual responsibility for their student.
  • Encourage students' submission to the Lord and their parents.
  • Partner with parents as their student(s) glorify God by making disciples of all nations.
  • Create environments for students and their families to serve the Lord.

High School

Our High School Ministry is designed for 9-12th grade. Through large group times of worship and teaching, as well as small group Bible studies, our prayer is for your student to grow in their understanding of Scripture and their love for the Lord.

Middle School
The Middle School Ministry is for students in 6-8th grade. Our middle school students gather with the entire Student Ministry each Wednesday before breaking off for their own unique time of worship and teaching.

Contact & Serve

To learn more about the Student Ministry or how you can be a part of serving on the Student Ministry team, contact Ford Rigney at .

Weekday Preschool

Welcome to the Weekday Preschool at Colonial Heights. As a church, we like to say that together, we glorify God by making disciples of all nations. That mission begins with our youngest kids as they learn the love of God through the tender care of parents and adult teachers at church. In our Weekday Preschool, we seek to provide a place for preschoolers to learn and grow in a safe, fun environment. 

Want to apply for Weekday Preschool 2023/24? CLICK HERE.

2023/24 Programs & Fees

Younger Preschool Program

  • 3 months - Age 2
  • Available Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
    • 1 Day (8:30am - Noon) = $110/month
    • 2 Days (8:30am - Noon) = $160/month
    • 3 Days (MWF 8:30am - Noon) = $185/month
    • 3 Days + Lunch Bunch (MWF 8:30am - 2pm) = $260/month
                            *Lunch Bunch is available for older 2's at the discretion of the director.

Older Preschool Program

  • Ages 3 & 4
  • Available Monday through Friday
    • 3 days (MWF • 8:30am - Noon) = $200/month
    • 3 days + Lunch Bunch (MWF • 8:30am - 2pm) = $275/month
    • 5 days (M-F • 8:30am - Noon) = $235/month
    • 5 days + Lunch Bunch ( M-F • 8:30am - 2pm) = $335/month

Payment: Tuition & Lunch Bunch packages will be billed monthly by email for the upcoming month along with any drop-in or late fees. All payments are due by the 10th of the month. Accounts must be kept current for children to attend. *10% fees apply to any payments past due by more than a month.

Various Fees

  • Enrollment Fee: Non-refundable. Due upon enrollment.
    • Younger Preschool: $75
    • Older Preschool: $150

*Multiple Child Discount: Family will only pay one enrollment fee (the higher of the two).

  • Supply Fee: Non-refundable. Due upon enrollment. The Supply Fee covers all “Back-to-School” supplies and other items as requested by the classroom teacher throughout the year. 
    • Younger Preschool: $100
    • Older Preschool (3-day): $130
    • Older Preschool (5-day): $150
  • Drop-In Early Bird Room: Available Monday-Friday • 8:00-8:30am. Subject to availability & billed with following month’s tuition. 
    • Younger Preschool (MWF) = $5/day
    • Older Preschool (M-F) = $5/day
  • Drop-In Lunch Bunch: Available Monday-Thursday • 12-2pm. Regular use of Lunch Bunch should be paid with tuition. Lunch must be provided by the parent. Drop-ins will be subject to availability & billed with following month’s tuition. 
    • Younger Preschool: N/A
    • Older Preschool (Monday-Thursday) = $8/day

Have questions about Weekday Preschool? Interested in employment opportunities? Contact the Weekday Preschool at  or call the church office at 601.956.5000.


Jerry Welch

Family Discipleship Pastor & Elder

office: (601) 956-5000

mobile: (601) 826-9910

Emily Barber

Preschool Discipleship Director

office: (601) 956-5000

mobile: (601) 613-9761

Gretchen Mahan

Kids Discipleship Director

office: (601) 956-5000

mobile: (601) 613-2503

Ford Rigney

Student Discipleship Minister

office: (601) 956-5000

mobile: (601) 573-5804

Christi Kelly

Weekday Preschool Director

office: (601) 956-5000

mobile: (504) 220-5850

Janet Howard

Discipleship Assistant

office: (601) 956-5000

mobile: (601) 953-8596