Worship isn’t the only way you can grow as a God-Loving, Home-Building, World-Changer – we have several experiences you and your friends and family members can engage with each week and deepen your faith and connection with others!

SPL KIDS – Ministering to Families and Kids who are infants through 6th Graders!

Currently offering Sunday Morning Education time 9:15-10:15am with classes meeting for kids 3 years – 6th grade on the 2nd floor. Help the check-in process go smoothly by registering your kiddos ahead of time – just CLICK HERE to get started.

Parents can engage with the SPL Parents community in Room 122 (Including those wanting to participate in Building Blocks with their children ages 0-3 years old)

SPL KIDS F3 Fall Session will meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm (Dinner 5:30pm) from September 15 – November 17. Check out all of the available classes HERE and REGISTER today!

The SPL Kids Nursery is also available during the Sunday Education Time, F3: Family-Faith-Formation Fall Session (Wednesday evenings), and during all weekend worship services. We were so very blessed by the service of Susanne Minton these past few years, and are excited to welcome Leah Pierantoni as our Nursery Coordinator beginning in September! Our nursery is also still hiring team members to help us best serve kids and families throughout the school year – these are hourly paid positions; let us know if you or someone you know are interested and a good fit!

KID KITS – Children big and small are invited to grab a bag of items to support their worship experience each weekend. This special station is located in the West Fellowship Area. Kids can take an empty bag from the rack on the left, pick from sensory activities, coloring pages, books, sermon notes, and more to place inside. After worship, return the filled bag to the rack at the right side of the station.

We love having kids in worship, because we know how important it is for kids to see their parents’ faith in action! But we also understand that for some it’s a big transition to go from being in the Nursery full-time to being in worship full-time. In order to offer support to parents through this transition, we will begin offering a simple song, story, prayer, and activity time during the message time at 10:30am worship for children 4-6 years of age. Beginning September 5, we will offer SPL Littles on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (frequency dependent upon volunteer support). These simple activities will be different than what’s happening upstairs during Sunday Education Hour, so these children are able to participate in both. Before worship, participating families will check in near the SPL KIDS Kid Kit Station and grab a name tag. Children will worship with their families until message time. After the message concludes, children will reenter the Worship Center to conclude worship with their families.


SPL Youth for Grades 9-12 meet Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the Family Room. Join us for a time of discussion and connection.

SPL Youth Wednesday evenings continues through the summer at 6:00pm each week and will begin to meet at 6:30pm beginning September 15 during the Fall Session of F3: Family-Faith-Formation.

Youth in 7th & 8th Grade meet for Confirmation in The Loft on Sundays at 9:15am. Parents of 7th/8th Grade Youth meet with the SPL Parents group in Room 122 each Sunday.


PASTOR’S CLASS is offered IN-PERSON (Dining Room at SPL) and ONLINE via Zoom on Sundays at 9:15am (login information is distributed via weekly email, or by contacting the Church Office at 217-423-6955).

Membership @SPL 5-week Fall Session begins September 15th and meets Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm (thru October 13). Considering committing to this family of faith? Take a look at REGISTER TODAY!

The Rooted Experience Fall Session kicks off the week of September 12 (with in-person groups meeting Sunday or Wednesday, and online group meeting Thursday). Learn all about The Rooted Experience and register at SPLDECATUR.ORG/ROOTED.

Fall Session of F3: Family-Faith-Formation happens here September 15 – November 17 (meeting Wednesdays with Classes at 6:30pm and Dinner at 5:30pm). Discover all that is available to you and your family – view available classes HERE. Registration is available at SPL and online at SPLDECATUR.ORG/FORMS.

SPL ManUp Men’s Ministry is offered in-person in The Loft at SPL on Saturday mornings at 7:00am. Connect in conversation and community while deepening your faith alongside other brothers in Christ.

GOING BEYOND SIMULCAST with Priscilla Shirer – Hosted by SPL Women on Saturday, September 25th (9:00am-4:00pm). You are invited to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus and connect with others in a fresh way! Get your tickets now for just $20 at BIT.LY/SPLGBS2021 (Cost includes the simulcast and materials, lunch and additional refreshments. Giveaways throughout the event!

All class registrations are available to you at SPLDECATUR.ORG/FORMS

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