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!
We currently offer Nursery and Kids Programming from children ages 0 - 5th Grade. Sunday School is at 9:30am. Children ages 0 - 3rd Grade meet on the Kids Ministry Wing. Children ages 4th - 5th Grade meet in the Youth Center. We offer Preschool Worship during the 9:45am and 11:00am services for infants through Kindergarten in the Kids Ministry Wing. Children in first grade and up are welcome to attend worship with their families. In addition, Kids Activity Bags are available if your kids are going to church.
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 In the fall)
Preschool and elementary programming happens on Wednesday nights from 5:30 - 7pm. Check in will be at the Kids Ministry Door in the North Entrance of the Great Hall (please walk your kids to check in!) ALL AGES OF KIDS ARE WELCOME TO ORDER FOOD. Food orders will be due each MONDAY at midnight. We will not have any extra food boxes! If your child is going to eat dinner, they will need to arrive in time to have their dinner eaten by 6 pm.
The Church + Home = Greater Impact
*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.
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.
Please be sure to subscribe to the Weekly Email and Social Media for the most up-to-date details. To subscribe to the Weekly Email, CLICK HERE. To follow us on Facebook, go to Christ United NextGen Ministry, and to follow us on Instagram, go to @cumcnextgen
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.
Preschool: 3’s - Kindergarten
Children ages 0 - 3rd Grade meet on the Kids Ministry Wing on Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 9:30am. We offer Preschool Worship during the 9:45am and 11:00am services for infants through Kindergarten in the Kids Ministry Wing. Preschoolers have the opportunity to engage in an exciting and interactive Bible Story during Sunday School and both worship services. This age-specific lesson teaches a clear Bible point each week.
Elementary: 1st – 3rd grade
Elementary students (1st - 3rd graders) have the opportunity to engage in an all new way of learning the Bible during Sunday School beginning at 9:30am. Through and age-specific, engaging video Bible teaching along with FUN worship, games and crafts, your child will learn key Biblical lessons each week.
Children can join their families in worship at 9:45am Bridge in the Fellowship Hall or 11:00am Traditions in the Sanctuary.
4th & 5th grade
- 4th & 5th Graders can participate in Sunday School in the Youth Center at 9:30am.
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 engaged people to be a part of our team!
In which area are you gifted?
Nursery – serve once a month
Preschool – serve once a month
Elementary – serve once a month
Wednesday nights – serve weekly during school year; or hospitality once a month
Not Sure? That's okay! Contact Us and we would love to get to know you and get you plugged in.