Kids

Growing children in Christ

Birth to 5th grade

If you're like most parents, you have probably wondered, "Are my kids really growing in their faith?"

You're not the first parent to ask yourself that and you won't be the last. As a Kids Ministry, we also have to ask ourselves, "How do we do that?"

A child growing in their faith is the "big win" for you as a parent and us as a ministry. It's the one thing that we, as a ministry team (and you as a parent), want to achieve. As we develop curriculum and special events throughout the year, the goal of growing a child's faith is what we keep in mind at all times.

So, what is our definition of the "big win?" It is when a child takes a step toward owning their faith.

We say "take a step" for a reason. Spiritual growth isn't like school where you attend class for two semesters and move up a grade the following year. This is a life-long journey and no two journeys are identical. We win anytime a child takes a single step closer to owning their own faith.

Owning Your Faith

To encourage a child to own their own faith we must first teach them four spiritual habits:

  • Spend time with God. This means opening the Bible on their own, having conversations with God on their own, and/or discovering how they best connect with God through worship on their own.
  • Spend time with others. Engaging in healthy community can, and should, be a spiritual habit we help our kids develop. This is about growing in Christlike relationships with everyone.
  • Use your gifts. Kids need to know that God made them unique and special with really specific gifts, talents, passions and resources. And they need to be encouraged to use these gifts to love God, love others and influence the world around them.
  • Share your story. Kids need to learn how to talk about God with others. Sharing your story is a spiritual habit of making faith a regular topic of conversation in their lives.

We count it as a win whenever a kid takes a step toward owning their faith by practicing one, or maybe even all four, of these spiritual habits.

Sunday Mornings

9:45 & 11:11 AM

Nursery

For the first 2+ years of life, we focus on making a child’s and parent’s experience at church a positive and safe one! We offer our nursery at 9:45 and 11:11 AM.

Preschool

During the Sunday morning services at 9:45 and 11:11 AM we offer a preschool ministry where kids can learn about Jesus at their level.

Elementary (K-5th grade)

Kids (K-5th grade) will meet for fun, engaging and kid-friendly worship services during the Sunday morning services at 9:45 and 11:11 AM.
NOTE: We offer a soundproof cry room (located in the back of the Worship Center) that parents can use if they want to keep young children with them during services.

Security & Your Child

We take the security of the children in our care very seriously. 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.

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.

Volunteers & Staff
All volunteers and staff that work in the Kids Ministry are required to undergo a thorough background check before allowing them to teach, or be in contact with, your children.
If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Wiley or Cindy Baker.

Kids Ministry 2022 Calendar

Our current Bible study series:

City of Angels

December 2022

The study series for December is “City of Angels” — a series on the book on the angels of the Christmas story!

Why are there so many Christmas songs about angels? Because angels show up all throughout the Christmas story with great news! During this series, kids will explore the foundational stories of Jesus’ birth with a focus on the angels who were there to witness them! From the city where Jesus was born, to the cities we live in today, the angels’ message is just as important now as it was then! Jesus is God’s plan, calms our fears, makes everything new, and is God’s love for everyone.

Memory verse for the month: “But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.'” Luke 2:10

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

Round Lake Summer Camp 2023

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 began on February 15. Parents, if you want your kids to join us for summer camp, be sure to register early.

Details about our 2023 Summer Camp schedule will be posted soon!

For more information, please visit the Round Lake website.

Vacation Bible School 2023

June 25–June 29 | 6:00–8:15 PM

We’re so excited to announce the details for this year’s Vacation Bible School, “Stellar!” At Stellar VBS, we will shine Jesus’ light!

This year's Vacation Bible School is Sunday, June 25 to Thursday, June 29 from 6:00 to 8:15 PM. More details about VBS 2023 will be announced soon! Check back a few weeks before Easter 2023 for updated info about registration, donations and volunteer opportunities. (Registration typically begins on or around Easter.)

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