We believe that God has called parents to raise their children in the ways and truths of God. Parents are primarily responsible for training their children to live in the Identity and Rhythms of a follower of Jesus. We are committed to equipping parents and providing opportunities for our children to be developed with other children to live out the Identity they have in Christ and the daily rhythms that flow out of who they are. When we gather, our aim is to facilitate an environment that works to this end.
5th Grade & Up
Our 5th grade kids, and those older, stay in the service to worship in the word with the church gathered. We highly recommend the parent(s) or guardian to have a time of discussion with their child about the sermon afterwards to further develop his/her understanding of the impacts of the gospel on their hearts.
ELEMENTARY (2nd – 4th GRADE)
If you were to peek in on these classes, you’d see kids greeted by warm, friendly teachers and how the kids sense the love of God through these adults in our family. You’d hear the sounds of energetic kids talking as they learn to worship God in different ways. And you'd experience interactive Bible-based lessons that creatively encourage kids to know and apply biblical truth to real life.
PRE-SCHOOLERS (4, 5, & 6 YEAR OLDS)
The preschool ages are often when our children begin to really learn who Jesus is and experience his love for them personally. In our Preschool Class, kids learn a story from the Bible and a verse that emphasizes the theme of the story. We also lead them in a short discussion, encouraging them to talk together about how to apply biblical truth from the story to their lives. We emphasize character development and spiritual growth in everything we teach. The class also involves lots of other fun activities like songs, imaginative play and art.
TODDLERS (2 & 3 YEAR OLDS)
A toddler's energy is amazing and magnetizing. Those of us teaching our toddlers find it rejuvenating to see all the energy God has packed into them. As a family we partner together as teachers and parents to introduce our children to Christ. Our Toddler Class always involves lots of learning experiences designed with the ability of the children in mind, including stories, songs, imaginative play and art.
NURSERY (BIRTH – 24 MONTHS)
Even our littlest ones can learn, and as a family, we have the tremendous privilege to love them, train them and introduce them to Christ. We do this by having leaders who are ready to play with and care for your child.
GETTING YOUR CHILD TO HIS/HER CLASS
Children up to 3 years old can be brought to their classes after 9:50 and should be picked up as soon as the music begins (after the preached word) so they may sing with you (and so their teachers can clean up and join their families for celebration in song and communion)
Children who are 4 years old to 4th grade will be dismissed to their class after singing and will rejoin you after the preaching.
Each teacher has completed a National Background Check and is updated every two years.