Building relationships is especially important at this age and that's why, before class begins, you'll find the kids sharing with teachers about how their week went or what's going on in their life. Of course, they're also talking to each other and, basically, just having fun. When we 'get down to business' the kids are taught a Bible lesson and how it applies to their own life, and they participate in games, activities, videos and crafts. Communion is offered to those who have accepted Christ as their Savior, scriptures are memorized and a great time is spent in worship using contemporary songs and video on a big screen. No two Sundays are exactly alike, but each is meant to have a great impact on the lives of the kids.
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 name tag and dismiss the child to their parent.
See Child Protection page to view a video of the check-in process.