Children's church is held during the main service, and begins right after our opening worship songs. We also have a private room for infants and parents with a s that livestreams the service.
We will announce when children's church begins, and the children will be escorted to class by our children's church volunteers.
Why keep the kids in Service during the worship songs?
We want our kids, and volunteers, to enjoy the music and experience the presence of God with their parents and others. Their playful presence is welcomed and not considered a distraction. We also offer drawing tablets for them to use and enjoy if helpful.
We have a wonderful children's church during the main service with trained volunteers. And there is easy access for parents to check-in on their kids through our windowed kids rooms, if needed, while still enjoying the Sunday worship gathering right next door.
This is a completely private, sound-proof, and comfortable lounge we have for our nursing mothers and babies to relax, nurse, change diapers, and play with toys as the Worship Service is live-streamed on a screen for easy viewing.
In this room, we welcome babies through toddlers in our fun, interactive and Jesus-focused program of Bible stories, toys, and interactive play. Small children and their parents are also welcome to use the room before service if needed. Be sure to explain any special needs or requests, and we will come get you if needed mid-service.
Your elementary-age kids will enjoy friends and projects based on Biblical themes, with dedicated teachers and lots of fun! Each week the kids learn something new and memorable about the Lord and His Word, as well as get an opportunity to earn something they can take home from the "reward chest" each time!
We recommend coming 15-minutes early to check your kids in and ask any questions you may have. Your kids can enjoy healthy snacks while parents are able to chat and meet our team with coffee & refreshments. After our opening worship song set, we dismiss all children and kids, and you can simply take them to the kids church rooms right next door to the worship room.
During the sermon portion of the Service, our Youth are invited to their own room to go over a teen-oriented version of that day's teaching with one of our dedicated youth volunteers. It's an opportunity for them to connect with each other while learning God's Word in a relateable, relevant way that makes them hungry for more!
We do not think of the youth as "children," rather we see them as God does - young adults who are capable of being inspired and learning how to follow God into their adult lives. By combining spiritual growth with fun, age-appropriate activites, we seek to help these teenagers seamlessly transition into their college years.
We have a church full of spiritually-passionate college students, graduates, and even middle-aged parental figures who work together to provide our youth with hands-on teaching, discpleship, and good clean fun. We also invite the youth to join our multi-generational small groups and other programs, rather than keep them separate from these great influences.
We understand this concern. Our Children's Church Coordinator has years of experience with running a Children's Ministry program, and our volunteers are well trained. Also, the location of our kids' room s provide you with easy and close access to your children at any moment.
It's both! God has created children to learn, and to learn through discovery and play. Much of our curriculum is based on Bible stories and concepts, made in an age-appropriate way for all ages of children.
Typically we recommend parents come early and enjoy snacks with their children and other church members in our lounge before church. Then your children can be full and attentive during children's church.
Because our kid's church program is hands-on and focused, we find that most children have a smoother time adapting than in the typical larger church environment. But if there are any issues, you are close by and the volunteers will alert you.
Kids church and youth group is just one part of a church for families. Our family church holistic approach helps parents in discipling and parenting their children in Christ, while supplementing a household-based method for discipleship. Check out what family church is all about here.
That is an important question. We are glad this is so often asked. It shows care and concern. We teach the big stories and characters of the Bible, portrayed in a way that can lead kids to seek Christ for forgiveness of sin, help in every day life, and power to live the life that God desires for us.