Our Core Values
We value the beauty, power and authority of God’s word. We believe that we have been entrusted with the wonderful privilege teaching children the truths of God found in His word, the Bible. We believe that children are capable of comprehending these profound truths at a very early age. We value the role of parents in teaching their children about Jesus. Scripture teaches that parents are called to raise their children in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Therefore we not only want to serve kids, but parents too. We value the importance of a welcoming and secure environment for all children in our care. We understand that adjusting to a new setting can sometimes be difficult for children. Our desire is to help children feel at home as soon as possible. We also take very seriously the importance of providing a safe setting for kids.
On Sunday mornings a nursery is available for infants through 4 year olds. Babies will be diapered, fed and napped according to parents’ instructions. Additionally, toddlers and pre-K kids are taught simple truths of the Bible through songs, books, pictures and simple activities. Toddlers through 3 year olds will be offered a snack of Cheerios and water. Please be sure to clearly label any personal items such as a diaper bag, sippy cup, etc. We have the following nurseries available:
- 2 1/2 through 3 yrs. old
DROP OFF / PICK UP SYSTEM
Parents may drop off their child in the nursery beginning 15 minutes before the service. For security reasons, children will be given a name-tag with a number, and the parent/guardian will take a coil bracelet with the corresponding number. This bracelet must be shown when picking up your child.
Children of all ages are welcome in our worship service. Just prior to the sermon, when dismissed, parents may allow their children ages 4 yrs. old through 2nd grade to go to Children’s Church. Children’s Church takes place in a room very close to the sanctuary. During Children’s Church, children enjoy an engaging time with trained leaders using music, a craft and a lesson to teach simple truths from the Bible. Some parents may feel their 4 year old is not ready to attend any of the worship service. In this case the child is welcome in the preschool nursery room during the entire worship service.
On Sunday evenings during the school year we host a ministry for children from birth through 5th grade called Kids Connection. It takes place from 4:30pm until 6:30pm – the same time for Youth Group and Home Groups for Adults. Kids Connection provides a warm atmosphere for kids to be kids! It includes a nursery for the little ones and group activities for the older kids. A typical evening begins with supervised play, followed by dinner, then an age-specific group activity with a Bible lesson. This time is greatly enjoyed by the kids and provides parents an opportunity to attend a home group.