Christ Church Kids is designed to minister to children ages 0 to 11!
We look forward to coming alongside you to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
At the heart of this ministry we have two paid childcare workers who have been with us for nearly 8 years. Our current middle schoolers were once in the care of these lovely ladies, and they are a real gift to our whole church. We also have multiple volunteers who are trained in procedures, safety and have cleared a background check before being permitted to serve in this ministry.
With the generous help of our many volunteers, we usually offer the following programs in Christ Church Kids:
Designed for ages 6 weeks – 15 months. Children are cared for in a baby-safe, cheerful environment while you are in worship. There is one paid childcare worker in this area, along with at least one volunteer. Children have access to a variety of age-appropriate toys, books, infant seats, and swings. We know children in this age group sometimes have separation anxiety, and we are happy to help your baby through that to the degree you are comfortable.
Toddlers through Preschool
Designed for ages 16 months through 5 years old (preschool). Children in each of these classes are cared for by one of our staff members as well as a trained volunteer. Children will play games, do a craft, sing songs, and have a Bible lesson while you are in worship.
Kid's Quest: Kindergarten - 2nd grade
These children will begin learning how to worship but at an age-appropriate pace. We don't expect a kindergartener to sit silently for an hour and a half. Kids in this age range will participate in worship with their family and be dismissed to Kid's Quest during greeting time. While they are at Kid's Quest they will engage in a fun-filled lesson that teaches them the fundamentals of the Christian faith. The curriculum we use is designed to engage our children in the Word of God through scripture reading, study, catechism review, and a variety of activities! Children will then rejoin their families in service at communion time.
Christian Education is available in Fall and Spring for all ages. Our Kindergarten through Fifth-grade students are taught Bible stories of God's work in the world to help our children know and love the truth. The curriculum covers the first 57 questions of the Westminster Shorter Catechism which is specifically designed for kids. Music, games, art, written activities, and a lot of repetition reinforce teaching and help children memorize answers to the questions. Our ultimate goal for each child we teach goes beyond gaining intellectual knowledge to having a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and growing to love him with all his or her heart, soul, mind, and strength. As we study and teach these great truths from Scripture, may we grow in our knowledge of God and his grace.
Summer Sports Camp
Each summer, Christ Church offers a Sports Camp for children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th-grade using basketball and volleyball to reach out to the community and share the love of Jesus.
CCSA SICKNESS POLICY
Please exercise good judgment and love for your neighbor as you evaluate whether your child is healthy enough to be in the nursery. For the well being of all our children, we ask that children remain at home if they are exhibiting the following symptoms:
- Cold symptoms such as heavy coughing, excessive sneezing, yellowish discharge from the eyes or nose
- A temperature of 100.5 degrees or higher in the last 24 hours
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
- Questionable rashes
If an adult in the nursery observes these or other symptoms of illness, parents may be called to remove their child.
If you would like to volunteer in our Christ Church Kids ministry, please fill out the forms below. These forms permit Christ Church to run a background check.
You may email the completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand them to Cassie Elbel in person on Sunday. Once the background check and a Ministry Safe video training are completed, Cassie will notify you and get you on the schedule.
Thank you for volunteering and making Christ Church Kids a great place to be!