Stuff for Kids
Our children’s area is not childcare, it’s an opportunity for your children to explore faith in a way they can understand. Each age group has a specifically designed curriculum to help them learn about God while you experience the main service. The children’s ministry areas are located just down the hall from the adults (see map below) You can drop off you children in their area 15 minutes before the main service starts and get them when the service concludes.
Every Sunday morning we have a growing children’s ministry, where kids can meet God and new friends. Relax with our secure nursery area with paging system is just down the hall from the main gathering.
“But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
(Luke 18:16, NIV84)
Overview of children’s ministries
A safe place for those little ones to explore and play, focusing on gross motor skills. A secure check in / out system will give you peace of mind. The Epic Explorers area is open 15 minutes prior to the service to check in your infants birth – 3 yrs. The Explorer room is open 15 minutes after the service for pick-up.
At this age faith is an adventure. Creative play and lessons focusing on fine motor skill and basic Bible stories. This class meets in a room just down the hall from the main gathering. Children can be checked in 15 minutes prior to the service.
Aftershock is for our elementary aged kids. Normally meeting in the Visual Arts room. Kids can be dropped off 15 minutes prior to the service and have an In depth Bible based curriculum.
Our group for kids in middle school. They meet upstairs on the 2nd story of the Banana Factory. Kids begin in the worship service and are dismissed during the service for their own relevant message. Messages are discussion based with a time for Q&A.
high school (9th – 12th grade)
High school students are encouraged to participate in the main service. Events and devotional nights are scheduled throughout the year for this group to come together and connect with God and friends.
other activities and events (all ages)
Check out our calendar to view upcoming events in our kids ministries. We routinely host special events for kids of all ages. Movie nights, scavenger hunts, devotional nights, mini-golf are some of the things we have don. Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Map of children’s ministries
Q. When is the children’s area open?
A. Epic explorers (nursery), Adventurers (preschool), and Aftershock (elementary), 2nd Story (middle school) open approximately 15 minutes before the service starts and remains open for 15 minutes after the service. High School students remain in the main gathering service.
Q. This is my first time, what do I do?
A. Look above and find out which area your child(ren) will participate in. Then go to the individual pages for specific instructions. Younger children (middle school and younger), must be signed in by a parent.
Q. What if my child needs me during the service?
A. The children’s ministry area is just down the hall from the main service. Our nursery area (epic explorers) are connected with a parent paging system. If you child, or a children’s area worker needs you during the service, you will be paged. Children’s area workers will explain this system on your first visit.
Q: What about security?
A. All of our Children’s ministry area workers have gone through an extensive background check. We all require all epic explorers (nursery) and epic adventurers (preschool) kids to be checked in and out by a parent. Epic explorers (nursery) parents are given a security card when a child is dropped off. This card must be presented when picking up a child. Only persons with a security card are permitted to pick up the children. Each of our nursery workers also has an ID tag.
Q. What will my child be doing during the service?
A. The children’s area is a great way for kids to learn about God. During the service the children will learn a short lesson usually followed by some type of creative project to integrate the lesson. The kids also learn some songs and have a snack.