What is Kids Connect?
Kids Connect is a children’s ministry designed with you and your child in mind! Our desire is to CONNECT with you and your child so we can CONNECT them to CHRIST and HIS CHURCH. Kids from birth to 5th grade will experience age-appropriate and safe environments where they can learn about God and the Bible in practical and fun ways. You’ll go home with a “Parent Cue,” giving you general information of what your child learned that day and ways to bring the spiritual talk home.
During both the 9am and 10:30am services, we teach the same material. So if you need to attend a different service next week, they won’t miss a beat. We teach biblical truths through storytelling, small group discussion, crafts, on-the-go activities, and music while building faith skills such as bible reading, bible memorization, prayer, and sharing our faith. The Bible lessons we teach are through Faith Weavers NOW, a Biblical teaching curriculum produced by Group Publishing. Faith Weavers cycles through the Bible in chronological order so kids can really get a sense of the historical progression of the Bible. Kids of all ages are taught the same story, but tailored to their age group. So if you have a child in 5th grade they learn about the same story as your preschooler or even a 2 or 3 year old, but the story learning is more detailed and in-depth for the older kids. This way, when you and your kids talk about what they learned in church you’re all talking about the same story!
First Time At Kids Connect?
Once you enter the building, head to the left towards our Kids Connect area. We will meet your family and check your child into our database system. This provides a level of security and helps us with names and even to know if there are any allergies. We will ask for the following personal information: family member’s names, children’s names and birth dates, family address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child.
Once your family is checked in, one of our volunteers will be happy to show you the age appropriate room we have created for your child.
You and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion of your matching identification 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 for some reason your child were to need you during the service, your identification code would appear on the screens in the sanctuary.
Be sure to grab the Parent Cue while picking up your child. This gives you an overview of what was taught that day and ways to talk about it more at home. On your way home, be sure to ask your child: “Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn today?”