At this age, children are like sponges, soaking up everything they hear. That's why we take advantage of every minute we have with them to show the love of Christ and to build upon that spiritual foundation we hope they will never depart from. These children are old enough to sit for an extended amount of time to hear a lesson, make a craft, watch a video clip, or play a game. Midway through their class time, all the children's classes join together for an energetic time of praise and worship.
Our Children's classes for kids age 2 through grade 6 are located in the Fellowship Hall (basement) of the church. Upon arrival, parents escort their child to the Kid's Check-in station in the Fellowship Hall. Using one of the touch screen monitors, parents will follow quick and easy directions to check in their child. A name tag for the child and a claim ticket for the parent will print, each with the same identifying number. From there, following the signs and/or directions from a Children's Ministry Leader, parents take their child to the age appropriate classroom. If a child needs their parent during the adult service, the child's number will appear on the 'visual display' on the wall in the sanctuary. By referring to the claim ticket printed at check-in, parents will know if there is a need for them to return to their child's classroom. At the end of the adult service, the parent will return to the door of their child's classroom, tell the teacher their child's name and give the teacher their claim ticket (printed at check-in time). The teacher will match the parent's number to the name and number on the child's nametag and dismiss the child to their parent.
See Child Protection page to view a video of the check-in process.