Our strategy to partner with parents involves four main ministry programs:
- Sunday morning large group worship
- Sunday morning small group (Sunday School)
- Wednesday Night Children’s Discipleship/Awana
- Wednesday night worship
In order to tailor our programs to the needs of each age group, our ministry is structured as follows:
- Early Childhood – ages 6 weeks – PreK
- Elementary– Kindergarten – 5th grade
K – 5th Grade
Sunday Morning 9:30am
Early Elementary (Kindergarten – 2nd GRADE) – Small group Sunday School where dedicated weekly leaders engage kidz in a Bible lesson and activities designed to foster their relationship with Christ and help them navigate God’s Word.
Upper Elementary (3RD – 5TH GRADE) – Interactive large group worship experience designed to teach God’s Word in a fun way and equip kidz to apply God’s Word in their everyday lives.
Sunday Morning 11:00am
Early Elementary (Kindergarten – 2nd GRADE) – Interactive large group worship experience designed to teach God’s Word in a fun way and equip kidz to apply God’s Word in their everyday life.
Upper Elementary (3RD – 5TH GRADE) – Small group Sunday School where dedicated weekly leaders engage kidz in a Bible lesson and activities designed to foster their relationship with Christ and help them navigate God’s Word.
Wednesday Night 6:30pm
Wednesday night worship gives children hands on opportunities to live out God’s Word. Kidz will study God’s Word, learn about how they can be involved in Missions, and begin to understand what it means to live out God’s Word.
All parents must check in their child using the computer system at the check in desk. Your child’s nametag will tell you which classroom they are assigned to. Please check with a staff member at the desk if you feel there is an error in the room assignment.
Our classes are open every Sunday and Wednesday beginning 15 minutes prior to regularly scheduled church services and special events as announced. Children are assigned to a classroom based on their date of birth and physical development for infants. The assigned room number will appear on the child’s nametag.
If your child is not fully potty trained, please send a diaper bag that includes two or three diapers, a change of clothes and a bottle or sippy cup according to your child’s needs. Please make sure to label ALL items including bottles, cups & pacifiers.
In most cases it is best to say a quick goodbye to your child and then leave the room. Separation anxiety is very common in this age group but usually lessens with time and consistent attendance. Our teachers will do their best to help your child transition but if they are unable to help them calm down after 5-10 minutes we will notify you by texting your cell phone.
Our classrooms are stocked with Cheerios, Ritz Crackers and Goldfish for snacks. If your child needs a special snack due to food allergies please send one in a container labeled with the child’s name.
NURSING MOMS AREA
There is a nursing moms room upstairs in the hallway near the adult Sunday School rooms.
Early Childhood Classroom Volunteers
Our Early Childhood Volunteer team is made up of adults and youth that love young children and want to help kids learn these three basic truths: God Made Me, God Loves Me, Jesus Wants to be my Friend Forever. Each week we use songs, games, crafts, stories and sensory activities to share basic Biblical truths and stories. As a classroom volunteer you will receive an email each week you serve outlining what our lesson and activities will be for the upcoming Sunday so you can read over before you come. When you arrive in your classroom all the activities and supplies will be ready for you so you can jump in and have fun interacting with the kids. When you say YES to serving with the Early Childhood team, you say yes to lots of hugs, high-fives, giggles and silly stories. Will you join us?
Early Childhood Prep and Set Up Team
There are many ways to serve that don’t actually involve kids! Lots of cutting, counting, sorting and prepping goes into getting each week’s Early Childhood lesson ready. We have a team of adults that help with a variety of prep tasks behind the scenes each week. We also have a team that helps get our classrooms set up and ready to go. Like to decorate? We are looking for a team to help decorate our clubhouse each month to go along with our theme. We would love to help you find a place to get involved.
Join us for the Kids Ministries annual Operation Christmas Child Family Fun Night Packing Party. We will pack shoeboxes, build and decorate gingerbread houses and hear the Christmas Story in a fun and engaging way. You won’t want to miss it!
Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us for as special event designed just for you. From 10 – 11 AM families can visit a variety of activity stations including a live petting zoo, making an ornament, decorating a cookie, an obstacle course and more! We will conclude with interactive, kid-friendly Christmas worship time.
Upward Basketball and Cheer is for boys and girls in grades K – 6th. Helping young athletes discover and refine their skills while building positive character traits that allow them to encourage, strengthen, and motivate themselves and their teammates.
Awana is for boys and girls in two years before kindergarten through 6th grade. During this time kids are equipped with the Gospel for long-term discipleship through Scripture memorization.