Welcome to Children's Ministry
We are excited to partner with parents and 1st-6th graders in their walk with Christ. Our mission is to build foundations of faith in children by impacting the child and family through Christ-Centered Ministry. We do this by equipping kids and families to know Christ, to grow in their walk with Christ, and to actively go and share Christ with others.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Checkin begins 15 minutes before each worship service. First-time guests will need to fill out a registration card. You'll then receive a numbered security sticker which serves as your child's name tag. You'll also receive a matching numbered security tag which is required to retrieve your child later. This numbered tag also helps us notify you in case of a medical or behavioral issue.
Because safety is a high priority for us in caring for your child, you'll find carefully screened and trained volunteers, strict teacher-to-child ratios, and matching numbered security stickers.
Children with Special Needs
We provide a number of different options for children with special needs. Please contact Deni Morrow before your visit to get more information.
Keeping Them Healthy
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions your child may have. For health reasons, we ask that children who have fever or show symptoms of any contagious disease within the last 24 hours not be brought to church.
Norwood Campus: northwest side of the campus, to your immediate right as you enter through the covered drop-off entrance.
River Trails Campus: to your right as you enter through the north lobby entrance.
Connection Groups / Sundays at 9:00am (River Trails); 9:30am & 11:00am (Norwood)
Join us for Connection Class each Sunday! Come hang out with your friends, hear great truths from God’s Word and interact in great activities that help you Know God, Grow closer to God, and learn how to Go and tell others about Him.
Zone 56 / Sundays at 9:00am (River Trails); 9:30am & 11:00am (Norwood)
Kids in 5th and 6th grades are invited to join our Zone 56 class that provides solid biblical teaching in a fun and exciting environment. This class is designed to help bridge the gap between the Children’s and Student ministries.
Kids DIG / Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Kids DIG…Where kids can come and DIG deeper into God’s Word, Friendships, Worship and Prayer! Through crazy games, engaging worship, fun activities and thoughtful interaction, kids will strengthen their relationships with each other and God. We’ll focus on Faith Skills (Hearing God, Prayer, Talking about your Faith and Living out your Faith) each week. Kids can earn points through attendance, scripture memory and more, which can then be redeemed for a turn at the Big DIG machine!
Parents Night Out
Each quarter we offer parents the opportunity to enjoy a date night or fellowship night with your LIFE Connection Class. It's a great time to connect as a couple or as a class. Check the calendar for the next PNO event. Reservations and a small fee are required.
Family Easter Celebration
It's fun for the entire family! Come join us the Saturday before Easter for a massive egg hunt, games galore, and special memories with your family.
Each Summer we hold our Summer eXPerience for kids. This is our version of VBS. Kids come for an amazing “Camp” experience with Sports, Crafts, Worship and Messy Fun. Summer XP is held in June each year.
Students who have completed 3rd-6th grade are invited to attend CentriKid Camp. This is a 5 day camp located at Austin College in Sherman TX. CentriKid Camp is hosted and run by Lifeway Ministries. CentriKid Camp requires registration and fees.
Early in the Christmas season we host this free event to help little ones celebrate the wonder of Jesus, who became God's gift to us. Serving as the quarterly Parents Night Out event, Holiday Hoopla also gives parents a prime Friday evening opportunity to get some shopping done or celebrate Christmas with their LIFE Connection class.
Children's Ministry Staff
Deni Morrow, Pastor of Children's Ministries
Brandi Johnson, River Trails Preschool/Children's Associate
Tina Krutenat, Ministry Assistant