Our Kids Ministry is about connecting kids to Jesus, nurturing every child to know the unconditional love of God, and growing spiritually in a welcoming environment.
Check out the opportunities for your kids below!
Birth - 2's | 9:45 & 11AM @ Kids Ministry wing
Safe and loving childcare is offered during Sunday School and during both worship services for children birth - 2 years old. Nursery opens 15 minutes prior to services. Please bring a diaper bag with diapers for your child if they are not potty trained. Please have your child's name on the bag.
3's - Kindergarten | 9:45 & 11AM @ Kids Ministry Wing
On Sunday mornings, children ages 3K to kindergarten meet on the Kids Wing for Sunday School at 9:45am. We also offer additional preschool programming during the 11:00am service on the Kids Wing. Each week preschoolers have the opportunity to engage in an exciting and interactive Bible Story that helps each child understand how much Jesus loves them!
1st - 3rd Grade | 9:45 am @ Kids ministry wing
On Sunday mornings, elementary students (1st - 3rd graders) engage in a fun way of learning the Bible from 9:45am – 10:45am. Through age-specific teaching along with FUN worship, games and crafts, your child will grow in their understanding of how much Jesus loves them.
4th and 5th | 9:45 am @ kids ministry wing
4th & 5th Graders have the opportunity to engage in a fun way of learning the Bible during Sunday School from 9:45am – 10:45am on the Kids Wing. Students will spend time discussing a topic, learning how to pray, and participating in fun games and activities to help them grow in their faith.
Please Note: Children are welcome to join their families in worship at 9:45am Bridge in the Fellowship Hall or 11:00am Traditions in the Sanctuary. Kids Activity Bags are available if your kids are going to church outside of each service location.
Drop Off Procedure:
Drop off and Pick up birth - 3rd grade will be through the Great Hall. Please enter the Great Hall through the North or South Entrance and proceed to the Kid's Ministry Doors for check in.
Pro-tip: Park in the North parking lot for the shortest walk to the Kid's Ministry.
Pick Up Procedure:
Parents/guardians for birth - 3rd graders must show their security sticker at the Kids Ministry Entrance and will then be allowed on to the hall to pick up their child.
Wednesday Nights (Will Resume AUGust 24st)
When children arrive at 5:30pm, please walk them in the North entrance, get them checked in, and then a volunteer will show you to your child's room. There, they will eat pizza (if ordered) and hang out with their leaders and friends. At 6pm, we begin large group games and teaching, then break off into small groups. Children MUST be checked out from their classrooms at 7pm.
4th and 5th grade programming happens on Wednesday nights from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Check-in is under the South Portico. Students will eat their meal box (if ordered), enjoy some time playing in the gym, and will worship together in both large and small groups. Students should be picked up outside the Youth Center at 7:00pm.
*Nursery will be available for kids 2 and under for parents who are serving or are staying on campus to be involved in a small group or Wednesday night Bible study.
ALL AGES OF KIDS ARE WELCOME TO ORDER FOOD. Food order links will be sent each Sunday via text and email as well as in the NextGen Weekly Email on Mondays. Orders are due each MONDAY at midnight. PLEASE NOTE: We will not have any extra food!
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It Starts at Home.
The Church + Home = Greater Impact
Check out our parent resource drive here (Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Q4Pz6pBkTClgi29v2FgS5FSpfUgOMc5p?usp=sharing ) Find up to date, easy to use resources for your family all in one place. Take what your kids are learning at church and easily bring it into your everyday life.
We believe that two combined influences make a greater impact than just two individual influences. Our goal is to provide great resources for our parents with encouragement to shape their kids' faith formation. You aren't alone - We are here for you!
To engage your kids at home each week, CLICK HERE, for age appropriate Bible stories and worship. (Updated each week).
For Resources on How to Talk to Your Kids about Race, visit the NextGen Page.
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kids at home
Did you miss this Sunday or are you worshipping online? CLICK HERE and look for the video marked PRESCHOOL (4K - Kindergarten) or ELEMENTARY (1st - 3rd graders) depending on your child's age.
Check out our parent's resources tab for quick tips on how to continue the faith conversation we have started with your child!
General Safety Measures
At Christ United, the security and safety of our kids is our highest priority.
- First Time Visitors – Please complete a visitor card and fill out a security sticker. Look for someone in a blue Kids Ministry t-shirt to help you get started.
- Children are checked in by a parent/guardian on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights by a sticker system. One sticker is placed on the child, and the parent retains the pickup receipt sticker. The receipt sticker must be presented before a child will be released to the parent/guardian.
- All leaders complete an application process which includes a background check, application, and references.
- A security guard is present in the children’s wing on Sunday mornings and on campus on Wednesday nights. Once Wednesday night is in session, outside doors remain locked until pick up.
Serve in Kids Ministry
We are always looking for invested and engaging people to be a part of our team!
In which area are you gifted? Nursery, Preschool, Elementary? Would you rather serve on Sundays or Wednesdays?
Not sure which area is best for you, or want to hear more about these different areas? Contact us and we would love to get to know you and get you plugged in!