Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Ministry to children is one of the most important aspects of our church. We believe that, as Jesus states above, we must become more like them in order to even enter the kingdom of heaven. We want a family to grow and worship together as much as possible.

On the first week of every month, the children from K-6 spend the entire service with their parents.

  • We encourage all parents, if able, to join our volunteer team.

  • CHECK IN: All children are checked in at our Check-In Booth and are given an identification sticker and matching parent ticket. This is used to ensure that only parents pick up children. *We do not allow siblings to pick up siblings. Thrive Tots kids then proceed to class promptly. Thrive Kids and 456 kids remain with their parents in the sanctuary until they are released at the break.

  • PARENT NOTIFICATION: If you are needed, the number on your check-in ticket will be shown on the screen in the sanctuary, or you will be contacted by a volunteer.

  • SECURITY: Safety is of utmost importance to us. All adult workers are background checked and undergo training. We only allow the volunteers that are serving that week to be in the area during children’s ministry.

Thrive Tots

(6 weeks - 5 yrs)

THRIVE TOTS CHILDCARE PROVIDED ENTIRE SERVICE

Our Program: Thrive Tots uses a fun and creative curriculum called First Look. This curriculum provides a variety of active illustrations of a monthly bible story and verse. We learn a new and exciting song each month, too. The classroom arrangements are as follows:

Room 5: 6 weeks – 2 Years
Room 3: 2 Years to 3 Years
Room 1: 4 Years – 5 Years

Our Procedures: In Rooms 1 & 3 we follow a schedule that consists of free play, toddler-friendly bible games & lessons, prayer & worship, snack time, and potty time & diaper changing. Teachers are available to receive children at 9:45 am and pick-up time is promptly after the end of the service.

  • Please label your diaper bags & sippy cups.

  • We give the kids a small snack such as animal crackers, goldfish, pretzels & water.

  • Please list allergies on the sign-in sheet along with any other special instructions & inform the teacher.

CHILDREN PICKED UP BY PARENTS AFTER SERVICE


Thrive Kids

(KINDERGARTEN-3rd)

THRIVE KIDS BEGINS HALFWAY THROUGH THE SERVICE

Our Program: Children gather as a group to watch a bible video and reflect as a group, sharing their thoughts and ideas with each other. Illustrations and activities follow, with opportunities to move, create, or play while learning. Children will have time to spend in quiet reflection during journal time and to pray for each other’s needs. Dismissal begins as soon as church is over.

Our Procedures: Before being seated in the sanctuary, parents/guardians are to register their children at the Check In Booth. Children will receive a nametag and parents/guardians will receive a matching “ticket.” Children will sit and worship with their families then they will be released as a group from the sanctuary to walk to the Thrive Kids area to share in their lesson. At dismissal, parents/guardians are to proceed directly to the Thrive Kids classroom to pick up their children. Parents will present their “tickets” to the Thrive Kids team, and children will be called for dismissal. Children must be picked up by parents or guardians.

CHILDREN PICKED UP BY PARENTS AFTER SERVICE


Four56

(4th-6th)

456 BEGINS HALFWAY THROUGH THE SERVICE

Our Program: In Four56, children will participate in a group bible study taught uniquely through activities and conversations. The children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning by contributing their ideas about what they would like to learn based on what their current life experiences are. We want them to know that the answers to all of life’s biggest questions can be found within the pages of the bible and through prayer.

Our Procedures: Before being seated in the sanctuary, parents/guardians are to register their children at the Check In Booth. Children will receive a nametag and parents/guardians will receive a matching “ticket.” Children will sit and worship with their families, then they will be released as a group from the sanctuary to walk to the Four56 classroom to share in their lesson. At dismissal, parents/guardians are to proceed directly to the Four56 classroom to pick up their children. When the children have completed their prayer time the door will be opened. Parents will present their “tickets” to the Four56 leaders, and children will be called for dismissal. Children must be picked up by parents or guardians

CHILDREN PICKED UP BY PARENTS AFTER SERVICE