“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
We are a thriving community within our church who meet both on Sundays and during the week. Our weekend services provide a fun and Jesus-centered church experience for kids using games, crafts, praise and worship, and Bible teaching.
Upon check-in, you and your child will receive ID tags with corresponding codes. If you are needed during the service, the ID code will be displayed on the video screens in the sanctuary. If you are not in the sanctuary at the time, we will then contact you via cell phone. Please keep your cell phone available and your portion of the ID tag in a safe place since you must present it to pick up your little one from the nursery.
We operate a well-baby program. For the protection of all the children in our ministry, we cannot accept a child with the following symptoms: fever, rash, cold, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, persistent cough or any other sign of illness within the last 24 hours. Thank you in advance for helping us keeps our children’s ministry a healthy place for all.
It would be very helpful if you would pack two or three disposable diapers and a complete change of clothes. Please include a bottle of milk or formula for infant liquid feedings. Goldfish and graham crackers are served with water as snack for the toddlers and older kids. So, if your child has any specific allergies to those items, please pack his or her own snack.
Upon check-in, you and your child will receive ID tags with corresponding codes. Please keep your yellow ID tag in a safe place as you must present it in order to gain access to the nursery hallway at all times. Once down the hallway, you will need to present the ID tag again to the volunteer in your child’s room. Our volunteers will then match the corresponding codes and collect the ID tag before releasing the child into your custody. No one will be permitted to pick-up a child without an ID tag. If your tag is lost or stolen, please see the nursery front desk for assistance.
For your convenience, there is a dedicated and separate area located at the back of the sanctuary for families to share the worship service together. For nursing mothers who want more privacy, there is a room behind the nursery hall where you can view the service on a flat screen. Sorry, no fathers allowed in the nursing room.
Your child’s safety is our top priority. The doors to the hallway remain closed and locked before, during and after services. All ministry leaders and volunteers are screened using background checks, recommendations and personal interviews. Please see the information regarding pick-up procedures for additional information on security during pick-up.
We ask that you refrain from sending offering in the form of coins. Coins can be a choking hazard because children this age love to put items in their mouths to investigate them. It is for this reason we do not collect an offering in the nursery classrooms. We also ask that you leave any solid food feedings for infants to another time outside of Sunday morning. Unlabeled personal items or personal toys should be left at home to prevent items being lost, damaged, or stolen. Finally, no cloth diapers please.
Most rooms participate in a Large Group lesson teaching one of our three main truths throughout the year: “God loves me,” “God made me,” and “Jesus wants to be my friend forever.” Other activities include craft time, large muscle activities, free play, praise and worship, prayer time, snack, and quiet play.
In Bible Land, your child learns about Jesus and has fun participating in worship, crafts, puppet shows and story time. Your child thrives in a loving, safe environment, and we commit to partnering with you ever step of the way.
You and your child are greeted by a Service Coordinator at the Bible Land Welcome Care desk located on the 2nd floor of the Walker Center.
The Service Coordinators assist you with registering, supplying your child with a nametag, and providing a personal ID number that will serve as both an emergency number and a claim number for picking your child.
If a Ministry Leader needs to reach you during service, your child’s ID number appears on the screens in the sanctuary. You must show your child’s ID number in order to be admitted into the room.
At the end of service, you will not be permitted to pick up your child unless you can show a Ministry Leader that the number on your claim ticket matches the number on the nametag your child is wearing. Ministry Leaders are instructed not to release children without this matching claim number.
In addition, Preschoolers can only be released into the company of listed adults instead of underage siblings.
Your child’s safety is our top priority. The doors remain closed and locked before, during and after services. All Ministry Leaders are screened using background checks, recommendations and personal interviews
Power House gives your 1st-4th grader an exciting experience at church. Since children are most likely to accept Jesus during these years, we present the Gospel through Bible stories and activities. We want to partner with you as parents every step of the way.
First, using the kiosks located in the 3rd floor Power House hallway, enter your phone number to print a nametag and pick-up receipt for your child. Affix the nametag to your child’s shirt, and keep the receipt with you in a safe place.
Next, go to the Power Play Game Room to drop off your child. When the service begins, Power House volunteers will escort your child to Power House.
On the FIRST and FIFTH Sunday of each month, pick your child up by entering the top doors of Power House. Exit through the bottom doors and hand your pick-up receipt to the Power House volunteer stationed at the doors. On all other Sundays, pick your child up from their Power Cell or classroom listed on your pick-up receipt.
Wired is a unique place for preteens that helps 5th & 6th graders transition through a critical time in their lives. We partner with parents to help our students move from the childhood years into the teen years, with the goal of teaching them to know and love God.
The Unlimited* ministry is open to all children and youth who have a disability, developmental delays, dealing with grief or loss, or for children who just need some extra TLC. We partner with you as parents to build strong, committed disciples of Jesus who are capable of discipleship and service.
Fellowship and relationships are unique for families of Unlimited*. It is vital that parents and siblings connect and have intentional relationship so they may grow as disciples. Connect groups are the ideal place to get connected with others as you navigate every season of life. Click the button below to join one of our Connect Groups.
If you are interested in helping or serving these precious children, please let us know through one of the Got a Question forms or the Main Contact Page.
Students are dismissed in their age appropriate ministry areas. If you’re not sure where each ministry area is located, please let us know, and we will help you. You will need the sticker you receive when you check-in at the Unlimited* kiosk in order to check out your child.
You are welcome to come check out a service on your own before your child visits for the first time. All students (ages 18 and younger) check in at the Unlimited* kiosk. Once an appropriate environment is determined for your child’s needs, and a volunteer is secured, your child will meet up with a consistent volunteer in the sensory room.
The volunteer then escorts the student to the age appropriate ministry. In the various areas, the kids participate in a 45-minute service with live worship and teaching, followed by a 45-minute small group session that are divided by age, grade and gender for 5th grade and above.
The ministry leader will contact you after receiving a registration sheet on your first visit to complete an intake interview so we know how to best accommodate your child.
Your child then participates in the small class environment for 2-4 Sundays in order for the ministry leader to get to know your child a little bit better. Once the best environment is determined, your child will be partnered with a volunteer, who receives your child’s accommodation plan.
Snack is provided each Sunday and Wednesday that usually consists of goldfish, graham crackers, or pretzels. If your child has food allergies, eats a specialized diet, or is sensitive to certain types of foods or textures, please make the ministry leader aware. You are welcome to provide your own snack from home if it is labeled with your child’s name and grade.
On your first visit, a welcome care server will provide a sticker with a code that is on your portion of the sticker as well as the portion placed on your child. This code will be displayed on the big screens in the main sanctuary if an emergency arises.
After we put your information in our database, you will begin checking in at the Unlimited* kiosk, where a sticker will print with a 3-digit code each time you attend service.