Children & Youth

“From the mouths of children and infants You have ordained praise”  – Matthew 21:16

At Ascension, kids are welcomed and loved!  We believe that all ages are a vital part of our church family.  Children and youth are encouraged to participate in our worship, community, and in age-appropriate programming focused on their discipleship.


If you are like many parents, your decision about a church has much to do with opportunities for your child to grow in his or her faith and maturity. We believe children are integral to the life of the church!

Each Sunday we offer nursery childcare for infants and toddlers, and education classes for PreK – 5th Grade.  Additionally, there is designated space with a live video feed of the service for parents and infants.  Childcare beings 15mins prior to the service in the Education Wing.  The PreK and up children begin in the service with their parents and then attend their age appropriate classes following the children’s talk.  They return to their parents for the communion portion of the service, typically at the time the doxology is sung as the offering is being brought forward.  Children are escorted to and from the service by children’s ministry leaders.  Additionally, parents are welcome to assist with this transition depending on their child’s age and familiarity.  Visitors are encouraged to check with an usher or the children’s ministry staff to get acclimated to Ascension.

For more information about the Children’s Program, please CLICK HERE.


The vision of our youth group is to be “A Christ-centered and open-hearted youth group dedicated to fostering faithful disciples through love, service, and the teaching of Biblical truth.”

Ascension’s website could not contain the enthusiasm of the youth and their leaders, so they created their own! To find out all of the specifics of youth programming, please visit www.caygonline.comAnd, CAYG stands for “Church of the Ascension Youth Group!!”

Contact for Children’s Ministry
Catherine Slocum
(412) 621-4361, ext 214

Contact for Youth Ministry
Alex Banfield Hicks
(412) 652-3137