Children

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Childrens-MinistryChildren’s Ministry (birth to 5th grade) exists so that children may GROW in their relationship with God, CONNECT with others, and SERVE in the name of Jesus.

Ministries include:

  1. Caravan: This takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00PM. Caravan exists to help kids become more like Jesus by encouraging their growth in the four specific areas mentioned in Luke 2:52: mental (wisdom), physical (stature), spiritual (favor with God), and social (favor with men.)
  2. Sunday School: Our Sunday School takes place on Sunday mornings at 9:00AM. Our focus is to have our children deeply rooted in the Word of God.
  3. Children’s Church: Children’s Church is an age-appropriate replica of our Adult Worship Service. We believe in preaching the Word of God to our children, reaching them at their level. Our time together includes worship through music, offering, scripture, a Bible lesson, and a lot of fun!
  4. Upward Sports: Upward sports is a program for children Kindergarten through 6th grade during January, February and part of March. This year we are offering Basketball and Cheerleading!
  5. Summer Camp: Iowa District Nazarene Children’s Camp is usually held in July at Camp Wesley Woods in Indianola, Iowa. Plan ahead to send your kid to this life-changing camp.
  6. Bible Quizzing: Children’s Bible Quizzing is a Bible study for children ages 6-12. It is important to help children know what the Bible says so they can demonstrate biblical teachings in real life situations. Quizzing also teaches children about the character and love of God.

 

Your child’s safety is our number one priority.

We use a check in/check out system that includes name tags and identification cards. Children may not leave the designated area without the proper adult identification.

All children’s workers have been approved through a process that includes: a background check, a full children’s worker training, a trial period, a governing council approval, and hands on work with a trained overseer.

A multitude of church policies are in place and practiced to keep your children safe.

 

Logistics

Sunday Mornings

Parents will drop off their children at one of two locations in the children’s department. If children stay for both sessions below, the department will transition between the activities. Please note the drop off locations:

  1. 9:00 am Sunday School Hour Drop-off location:  Nursery age: Rooms E & I.  Preschool – 5th Grade: Rooms A – D
  2. 10:30 am Children’s Church – Drop off location:   Children’s Auditorium

Each child should be checked in at the drop off location.  Children should be picked up at the Children’s Auditorium within 15 minutes after dismissal of the service.

Each family will complete a registration card.   Registration cards are located on a table just outside the main entrance to the Children’s Auditorium.

Wednesday Nights

Parents will drop off their children in the Children’s Auditorium (double doors) at 6:30PM.

Each child should be checked in at the drop off location.  Children should be picked up at the Children’s Auditorium within 15 minutes after dismissal of the service.

If you have any questions please contact our Family Pastor, Andy Watts.  We are here to serve you and your family.