our new Children's Pastor
Every Sunday morning we have gatherings for your children that invite them to experience God: to encounter his love & power, to learn from the Bible and enjoy friendships with other kids. We mix together a variety of activities for the children that will enable this to happen. Everything from singing worship songs, Bible teaching, games and time to connect with each other in small groups (our kids’ D Groups, or Discipleship Groups).
Nursery age children (infant – 4 years) learn from the Bible and are prayed for weekly. We also have a Comfort Room available during the service for mothers and infants.
Check-In and Security
We take your child’s welfare seriously. Everyone working with children and youth has been through an interview process and a background check.
All children will need to be checked in for Sunday mornings and for events through the kiosks by the children’s rooms. On your first visit, drop by the front desk in the children’s wing to have your information entered. Your child will receive a special sticker to wear, and you will receive a matching numbered tag. If your child needs you during the Sunday morning service, your number will flash on the screen in the auditorium.
All children must be picked up by an adult at the same doors as the check-in (please be prepared to show your numbered tag). Nursery and kids’ rooms open 15 minutes before services and events, so you have plenty of time to check in your child.
Sunday Morning Nursery
Infant to 4 years
Our nursery rooms are set up and equipped for age-appropriate activities. We use Bible stories, songs, crafts, and prayer in all the nursery rooms — we even read and sing to our infants!
And we pray. Every kid in every room is prayed for, from infants on up. In the one- year-old-room, children start praying on their own and by the threes and fours they are beginning to pray (very simply, of course!) for each other.
Children's Worship Gatherings
PreK and Kindergarten
In this worship gathering, kids start by doing activities that introduce the Bible lesson, and sing and worship together. We’ll pray for each other and then finish off with fun interactive play that goes along with the lesson.
Grades 1 – 5
We start this gathering with Testimony Time, where kids are invited to share something that God did in their life that week, an answer to prayer or any way they stepped out in courage. We then move to an opening game or a time of encountering or listening to God that introduces the message for the morning.
We then move into a lesson that teaches from the Bible. After the lesson, we break into small groups by age and gender — these are our D Groups (Discipleship Groups) for our kids.
In the small groups, we review the lesson, have a time when they can journal and listen to God about the truth they just heard, and work with God and each other to apply the lesson to our lives. This is where we really focus on praying for each other and learning how to listen to God for each other.
Then all the groups gather back together for an ending game and fun.