Kids Ministry

Our Kids Ministry is committed to “Growing Children in Christ.” We believe every child (from birth to 5th grade) should have the opportunity to “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

Children are important people and we recognize their need to be loved and nurtured in their faith. We know that visiting a new place may cause anxiety for some kids. With that in mind, we try our best to make every child feel right at home from the moment they arrive. Our hope is that coming to church will be something they will look forward to each week.

We pray that your child will experience the genuine care that our teachers feel for their students. We trust that they will discover how much fun learning about God’s word can be and our desire is to help them grow to love Jesus, to live like Jesus and to live for Jesus!

Parents, don’t forget to download our calendar for 2022!

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The study series for January is “Subscribe Now!”

If only we could really get to know the people behind our favorite YouTube channels! The ability to “subscribe now” gives people the impression that connection is that easy. But connection takes a bit more effort – it takes following and learning from those we want to know. Kids look for places of belonging, places where forgiveness exists, places where they can experience a genuine connection. The Gospels teach us that places like these exist. In these stories, kids learn that we can know God through Jesus, we can know forgiveness because of Jesus, that Jesus knows us and wants us to follow him. The message of Jesus is powerful and is something we can subscribe to!

Kids Ministry classes meet at 9:45 and 11:11 AM every Sunday. Questions? Please contact Carrie Wiley.

FOLLOW JESUS TOGETHER

4th-6th Grade Retreat to Round Lake

The Kids Ministry invites all 4th-6th graders to join us for a Recharge Retreat at Round Lake from January 28-29!

Round Lake’s “Recharge Retreat” is an awesome program geared towards our 4th-6th grade students where campers will have the opportunity to experience a one-night stay at the camp. Whether or not you have attended a summer camp before, this retreat is a great way for campers to build independence as they experience a fun winter retreat! The cost is $52 per camper.

For more info, please visit the Round Lake website. Questions? Please contact Cindy Baker.

Register now!

Flashlight Tag

Are your kids ready for a FUN FRIDAY to run around and get rid of some energy?

Kids Ministry invites our Kindergarten through 2nd grade friends to join us for a night of playing Flashlight Tag. We’ll eat some pizza, play a few rounds of Flashlight Tag and other games.

Bring your flashlight and a friend and join us on Friday, February 11 from 6:30-8:00 PM at the church.

Due to the Hunger Bowl taking place on Sunday, February 13, we will meet upstairs in the Next Level. Please park in the back parking lot and enter through the middle set of doors.

This event is FREE, but we require registration to get a count for food and supplies.  Questions? Please contact Cindy Baker.

Register now!

Preschool Fun Day!

The Kids Ministry invites you to join us for a Preschool Fun Day on Monday, February 21 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM!

We will have an inflatable bounce house and slide for the kids as well as trikes, scooters and other large motor items for them to have tons of fun on. We will gather in the Family Life Center; donuts and juice boxes will be provided.

Registration is not required. Feel free to show up anytime between 9:00 and 11:00 AM! Questions? Please contact Cindy Baker.

Round Lake Summer Camp

Summer Camp is one of the best things about summer vacation — and it’s even more fun when you can go with a friend!

Camp dates for Round Lake Christian Camp have been announced and registration will begin on February 15. Parents, if you want your kids to join us for summer camp, be sure to register early.

For more info, please visit the Round Lake website.

Download our 2022 calendar now!

Sunday Mornings

Each Sunday at 9:45 & 11:11 AM, the Kids Ministry offers safe, fun, friend-filled classes where kids will learn relevant Bible stories that stimulate faith and impact their everyday lives.

  • Nursery — We want children to learn about God’s love at the earliest opportunity. We begin with lots of hugs for the babies and the sharing of simple Bible stories and songs about Jesus that toddlers enjoy!
  • Preschool — We engage children with exciting Bible stories and encourage them to be active participants in a variety of activities designed to teach them the tremendous truths about God, the Bible and Jesus.
  • Elementary — Children at this age are growing to possess a faith that is all their own. We encourage this growth with intriguing, in-depth Bible instruction that relates to real life situations. We also provide opportunities for children to express their faith through creative worship experiences.

Keeping Kids Safe!

We take the security of the children in our care very seriously. We run a background check on every teacher and volunteer that serves in the Children’s Ministry and we require every child to be registered in our Checkpoint system.

What is Checkpoint?
Checkpoint is a computerized check-in system for those children attending our Sunday morning Bible classes. Checkpoint produces name badges/security tags for each individual child who attends a class. Name badges/security tags are coded with numbers and are used during the check-in and check-out process to match child and parent. In addition, Checkpoint assigns each child to the appropriate class and prints that information on the child’s name badge along with any allergies, special needs or concerns.

Parents, please stop by the Checkpoint Station at the entrance to the Education Wing and we will create a name badge for your child and assign them to the appropriate class. From there we can direct you to that class or answer any questions that you may have.

Checkpoint Forms
Are you new to our church? Have you recently moved or had a change to your family? If so, then you may need to fill out a Checkpoint form. Forms are available at the Checkpoint Desk at the entrance to the Education Wing or you may download one of the forms listed below to print and complete at home.

NEW FAMILY FORM
FAMILY UPDATE FORM
CHILD SELF-RELEASE FORM

Seasonal Events

We are in the process of revising and updating our calendar of fun, special events for kids. We have a lot of great ideas, we just need to iron them out and get them on the calendar. 🙂

Please watch this space for details and announcements!

Round Lake Christian Camp

Summer Camp is one of the best things about summer vacation — and it’s even more fun when you can go with a friend!

Camp dates for Round Lake Christian Camp have been announced and registration will begin on February 15. Parents, if you want your kids to join us for summer camp, be sure to register early.

July 5 & 6 — 2nd/3rd Overnight

July 7 — 1st Grade Day Camp

July 17-22 — 5th/6th Grade Camp

July 24-26 — 3rd/4th Grade Camp

August 6 — Preschool Day Camp — **NEW**

NOTE: a $10 deposit may be required at the time of registration.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Our largest event and our most fun, Vacation Bible School is a week dedicated to teaching God’s Word to each child through Bible lessons, music, drama, crafts and games. Held in July, this event is an interactive and action-packed experience. It’s an awesome time when hundreds of children, teens and adults laugh and play, sing and pray, learn and grow together…  and, it’s totally free!

Please visit our VBS page for more info!

Interested in Volunteering?

If you love kids and are interested in working with them on Sunday morning, please fill out the contact form below and let us know! You may also contact the church office at 614-885-8389. NOTE: All volunteers in the Children’s Ministry are required to pass a background check.

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