C3Kids Ministry exists to come alongside parents as they seek to raise their children to know and love Jesus. Each Sunday in C3Kids, children (ages 3 mos. to 10 years old) are taught Biblical truths through worship songs, Bible stories, games, and crafts. We encourage children and families to memorize Scripture, learn catechism through song, and talk about Jesus throughout the course of the week using guided resources from C3Kids.
Where do I take my kids on Sunday mornings?
All children should be signed in at the check-in desk, which is located at the far end of the cafeteria. There is clear signage to direct you where to go. You may begin checking in your kids at 9:30 a.m. Greeters will direct you to the desk, where you will be given a check-in code for each child. You must have this check-in code to enter the C3Kids area and to pick up your child at the end of the service. This number will also be displayed on the screen during the worship service if we need to contact you for any reason. Children 3 mos. to 3 years old meet in separate classrooms in our preschool area and children 4-10 years old meet in a large classroom for worship before splitting into age-specific classes. Your child's classroom is based on their age at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year (Sept 1, 2014). Our friendly volunteers will direct you where to go.
What should I bring?
Children from birth to potty training should have a diaper bag or backpack that is clearly labeled. This bag should include plenty of diapers or pull-ups, a weather-appropriate change of clothes, snacks (for children with allergies), sippy cups or bottles that are clearly labeled, and any formula or breast milk that may be needed. There is a labeling station next to the check-in desk where you can label any needed items.
Who receives snacks in C3Kids?
All children in C3Kids will be offered a snack of either animal crackers or Cheerios and water. If your child has a specific food allergy or dietary restrictions that keep them from eating the provided snacks, please bring an individual snack and give it to their teacher upon check-in. For babies, please bring a bottle along with instructions for when to give it (if required), or make use of our nursing area located behind the auditorium.
What safety policies and procedures do you employ?
We perform background checks on every volunteer. Volunteers receive regular training and they wear a C3Kids name tag. For security purposes, parents may not enter the C3Kids area without being escorted by a volunteer.
What about health concerns?
We have a 24 hour well policy, which means that children must be free of fever, vomiting, rash, pink eye, head lice, or illness for at least 24 hours before entering the children’s area.
***Please notify us upon check-in if your child has any allergies or special needs. Their specific need or allergy will be printed on their name tag to alert the volunteers working with your child that day.***
What about older children?
We believe it is important for children to witness their parents worshipping Christ and studying their Bible. Therefore, children ages 11 and up attend church with their parents. We offer student ministry Bible study for middle and high school students each Sunday evening and special events for students throughout the course of the year.
Resources for Parents
Songs for Saplings (used in C3Kids to teach catechism through song)
We use The Gospel Project curriculum in our kids' ministry. View a sample of the curriculum below: