• NATHANIEL VAN EARDEN

    Director of 4th-5th Grade

    Nathaniel Van Earden has had the unique experience of growing up going to CamCC, starting to attend with his family back when he was 6 years old. Through the years, he went through every Sunday school class from kindergarten to graduated senior, Awana every Thursday night, and Junior High and High School Youth Group. In high school, he started to volunteer as a leader in the junior high youth group and has been serving ever since becoming an integral part of the group. Now, he wants to be able to have an even greater influence in the youth at CamCC and hope they learn as much as he did growing up in this church. Outside of church, Nathaniel enjoys going to the movies with his fiance Camisha Furnish and spending time out in nature with a second job at Malibu Creek State Park.

4th & 5th Grade Ministry

4th and 5th Ministry is a new and focused ministry for CamCC. We are putting an effort to make sure that children at this age start to feel like church is a place that belongs to them. We frame our Sundays with their needs and wants in mind. We want them to leave knowing that there is a place where they will always be welcome. Our goal is to have a fun and safe environment that encourages biblical teaching.

Sundays at 9am

Currently meeting outdoors on the playground by the Activity Center. Check-in is on the patio between the two buildings.

You can find us every Sunday at 9am and 1045am upstairs in room 203. We want the room to be inviting to all 4th and 5th graders; we have an art table, a board game table, video games, and students who are looking to have fun! We also go outside for an exciting group game before we come back inside and start our message time. Our messages are simple and concise with one main point for the 4th and 5th graders to focus on. There is a huge treasure chest filled with candy and trinkets for students who answer questions that are based on our message time. 

Outreach Events

Four times a year, we have events outside of our normal Sunday gatherings. We like to get creative with these events and do something the 4th and 5th graders don’t normally get to do such as ice blocking, kiddie pool kickball, giant nerf wars, and even turning the church into an escape room! These events are more than just fun nights; they also serve as an easy way for students to invite their non-believing friends to church. We always end our night with a gospel message and an invitation to join us on Sundays.