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


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.


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 2023 Calendar

Our current Bible study series:

Are We There Yet?

October 2023

Can you imagine needing to walk through the desert? You’d be surrounded by cacti, sand, snakes, and more sand. With the heat of the sun, we’d wind up so thirsty and wondering “Are we there yet?” That’s probably how the Israelites felt as they wandered around the desert, waiting to enter the Promised Land. But no matter how tired our feet get, we can focus on what’s happening in our lives right now rather than just on where we’re going.

In this five-week series based on stories from Exodus, we’ll explore how we can choose to be thankful, love God and others, turn to God when we’re lost, go to God when we need rest, and remember God’s promises.

Memory verse for the month: “I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19b

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

Kids Christmas Program Rehearsal

Sundays at 6:00 PM beginning Sept. 10

Calling all elementary-aged kids! We're love for you to be part of this year's Christmas Musical!

If you'd like to join us, all you have to do is consistently show up for rehearsal! Kids will start learning the songs beginning Sunday, September 10 at 6:00 PM.

Questions? Please use the form at the bottom of this page to contact us.


Kids Post-Baptism & Faith Class

We rejoice with you that your son or daughter has decided to follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior! But... now what?

The ’Next Steps’ class is specifically designed to help answer that question. The purpose of the class is to equip kids to develop life-long habits for growing their faith for years to come.

Next Steps will meet on Sunday, October 1, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

NOTE: This class is for kids only.

Vacation Bible School

Coming in July 2024!

Vacation Bible School 2023 was amazing! We're so grateful to everyone who gave their time, prayed for and/or donated to make sure VBS was a huge success. We're also thankful for each and every parent who brought their child to VBS so that we could have an awesome week together learning about God's great love for us!

The dates for VBS 2024 have not yet been announced, but as soon as that information becomes available, we will post it here and on our VBS website, If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to use the form below to contact us.

Interested in volunteering?

Registration is now open to adults and teens who would like to volunteer for this year's Vacation Bible School. Please visit the VBS website for more information and to register!

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