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!

KIDS CHECK-IN

Parents, if you’re unfamiliar with our check-in system, or need a refresher, please watch the video below. If you have any questions, please contact Carry Wiley.

MOVE UP DAY

We’re excited to welcome our incoming Kindergartners and celebrate our Elementary students after a very crazy (and stressful) year. Therefore, we are moving “Promotion Sunday” from September to June. After all, most kids consider themselves to be in the next grade after the last day of school. 😉

So, if you have an incoming Kindergartner through incoming 6th grader, please register for our MOVE UP Sunday celebration breakfast on June 6 at 9:45 AM. After breakfast, Carrie will help our incoming Kindergartners through 5th graders transition into their new classrooms while Will will take the incoming 6th graders up to the Middle School area to introduce them to their new classrooms.

Questions? Please contact Carrie Wiley or Will Ellis.

Register now!
STUDENT PROFILE FORM

Please take a moment to complete our Student Profile form. We will use this form to update our records about your student. This form is especially important if you’ve recently moved, updated your email address or changed schools.

Thank you!

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is dedicated to teaching children about God. Through music & song, Bible lessons, skits and various activities, we share the good news that God loves YOU to each and every child. Our goal is for each child who comes to VBS to have a positive, meaningful experience that will stick with them for the rest of their life.

Vacation Bible School is for elementary-aged kids — everyone will be entering Kindergarten to to 5th grade in the fall. Preschool-aged kids will be able to do VBS during our normal Sunday morning Kids Ministry class time at 9:45 AM.

Learn more about VBS!

Legacy

There is a legacy waiting, for every kid everywhere. The legacy has been handed down like a valuable family heirloom and during the month of May, we’ll get to tell kids about what that legacy is!

The Holy Spirit is the legacy that Jesus gives to every person who believes. The Holy Spirit is for everyone and helps us so much! The Holy spirit helps us to:

  • know God
  • love everyone
  • do God’s work
  • be part of God’s family

“Legacy” is our curriculum for May 2021.

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.

Kids Sunday School has resumed!

Due to limited class size, registration is requested. You may register your child to attend one of our Sunday School classes at the same time as you register to attend in-person worship. If you have any questions about the Kids Ministry, please contact Carrie Wiley.

NOTE: Direct entrances to the Education Wing from the parking lot will not be available. You must enter the Education Wing from the Lobby.

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!

EASTER EGG HUNT

Younger children are invited to come out on the Saturday before Easter to hunt thousands of plastic, candy-filled eggs in the great outdoors! As always, please dress for the weather.

Please check the church calendar for dates/details.

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 17. Parents, if you want your kids to join us for summer camp, be sure to register early.

NOTE: a $10 deposit is 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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