SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAMS
We love Kids as part of our family around here! We begin each service worshipping together as a church family before the kids are dismissed for their programs. Leaders meet the kids at the back of the Sanctuary and lead them to their classrooms. The Zone Kids Ministry is dynamic, FUN, safe and encouraging environment where kids love to be! “The Zone” helps kids explore and experience the amazing life God offers them! In each of our age-specific rooms and under the care and leadership of our Kid-Min team, kids make friends, laugh, play, sing, discover and celebrate an incredible life with Jesus! The FUN continues in some incredible “Ridiculously FUN” events we offer throughout the year. Some highlights include: Critterland Story Hour, My Summer Rocks Summer Camp, Family Fun Fest, Trunk or Treat, and a Rock N’ Roll Easter Event for kids and their parents. Check out our events calendar and don’t miss out on these incredibly fun activities.
LITTLE CRITTERS NURSERY
Specifically Designed for birth – 3 yrs. Little Critters offers a place where caring and nurturing volunteers take care and play with and pray for your little one.
Designed for kids from 3 yrs. to Kindergarten. An exciting blend of creative learning, activities, crafts, Bible stories, songs and play that preschoolers love.
BIG CITY STUDIO
Designed for kids from grades 1 – 5. Kids experience a teaching that gets them involved. Big City Studio introduces the Bible to kids through a cast of characters incorporating drama, media, puppets, dance and music. Kids make friends though participation with their small group in wacky and wild games, cooking projects, science experiments and crafts.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We know your child’s safety is important to you and we share that concern. From matching parent and child security tags to ensuring that every volunteer is screened with an interview and a federal background check, we go to great lengths to ensure that each environment is a safe and enjoyable experience for you and your child.
Our computerized check-in system is located in the Boulevard and begins 15 minutes before each event. After you are registered, you and your child will be given matching security tags that are unique to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion of your matching security tags, which bears a code that is matched to your portion during checkout at the end of the service. During checkout, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.
If your child needs you during the service, we’ll contact you using a pager (pagers are available for children two years and younger) or by displaying the unique code from your security tag in our adult worship environments.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know if my child is safe?
All Zone Kids Ministry team members have been police checked, trained and approved to work with children. When you check in at our computer kiosk, you will receive a numbered two- part tag for you and your child. If your child needs you for any reason during service; we will flash your number in the sanctuary and you can find them in their room. Kid Ministry staff will only release your child to the parent/ guardian who possesses the matching tag. If you or your child loses your tag, our staff member will ask to check photo ID.
What if my child has special needs?
If your child has an allergy, special potty training instructions or physical or developmental needs, please let us know. Our desire is to meet the needs of your children in the best way possible.
This is my first time: What do I do next time?
Because you created your Kid Check account, all your family info will be saved for when we see you next! At our computer kiosks, you can simply use your phone number as your ID number and proceed with check-in.
What do I do in the event of an evacuation?
Please do not collect your child(ren) from Kids Ministry areas. Evacuate with the main service and your children will evacuate with their Kids Ministry leaders. Once we are outside, we will release children to their parent/ guardian using our matching tag system.
What is expected of my child at the Zone?
We have a set of 5 rules for FUN:
1. Quiet mouths when a leader is talking.
2. Hands and feet to yourself.
3. Stay in your spot during activities.
4. Remember… we are ALL Friends.
5. You must be picked up by your Parent or Guardian.
Our desire is for your child(ren) to make friends, laugh, sing, discover and celebrate an incredible life with Jesus.
Can my child take food into kids ministry areas?
If your child is in our Nursery or Critterland, you are welcome to pack a bottle and or snack. We do provide a simple snack in these areas of programming. If your child has an allergy please be sure we are aware of their specific needs. Big City Studio does not have food except on rare occasions (cooking project, special celebrations). Please have your Grade 1- 5 children finish snacks before entering Kid Ministry areas.
Can my child go with a sibling or a friend into a room that is not their age specific room?
The Zone programming, teaching, games, activities and toys in each area are specifically, and carefully chosen and designed for that age group. We would like to encourage ALL children to go to their age appropriate areas during service.