Kids Ministry

Explore the ministry opportunities for your children at First Church

TOUR KIDZONE WITH PASTOR BILL

KIDS AT FIRST CHURCH

Kids @ First Church
Your children will have a blast in KidZone which is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus. Everything that is taught in KidZone is based on one of three basic, but powerful, truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52: I need to make the wise choice. I can trust God no matter what. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
Everything in KidZone is carefully designed to help your child creatively learn about Jesus through interactive lessons, music and hands-on age-appropriate activities.
As we welcome kids home to KidZone, rooms will be clean and sanitary to ensure a safe and productive return. While the nurseries will remain closed for a time, classrooms will be opened with kids grouped in multiage settings. Parents are asked to first well check their children at the KidZone Check-in. Following the well check, parents may then proceed to check their kids into their classroom.
Those families opting to stay home for the time being, may also engage with KidZone by joining us each weekend for an on-line Big KidZone and Little KidZone worship experience. Parent resources and the worship experience is sent each week via email. Parents may subscribe to the KidZone email by emailing [email protected]

MEET YOUR CHILDREN'S PASTORS

Bill Shepard

Children and Families Pastor

Tracey Harlan

Associate Children's Pastor

YOUR FIRST VISIT

Here’s what to expect when visiting KidZone for the first time:

First, find the area marked KidZone Check-in. This area is located at the Info Hub at the First Church Campus you’re visiting.

There, you will meet the First Church Welcome Team. They’ll check your child into the system, and one of a volunteer will lead your child to their age-appropriate classroom.

Upon checking in for the first time, you will be asked the following questions (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):

-Parent/guardian name(s)
-Email Address
-Child’s name
-Child’s birthdate
-Home address
-Phone number
-Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

To ensure safety, all First Church volunteers pass a background check before working with your child.

Plan your visit here.

HOW CHECK-IN WORKS

Before Service:

You can check-in your child at any KidZone Check-in area. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family. Your child will be required to wear the name tag portion, you will reserve the matching tag.

After Service:

After the service is complete, you will return to your child’s classroom and show your child’s matching tag to the classroom leader and your child will be released back to you.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

KidZone WOW (Worship on Wednesdays) is for aged 3 years-5th grade (and our nursery for children ages 0-35 months, is also available during this time). KidZone WOW runs during adult programming at First Church on Wednesday nights.

No special registration is required for WOW. If your child has attended KidZone at least once, they’re all set. If you haven’t attended Pre-register now.

KidZone WOW at the Saint Joseph Campus is designed to magnify God and explore the Bible each and every week in creative, upbeat and dynamic ways!

Both Little KidZone and Big KidZone Clubhouse open at 6:15pm for drop off. Pickup happens at 8:05pm when adult programming is finished.

Check-in for KidZone WOW follows the same procedure as checkin for KidZone on Sunday morning.

 

GOT QUESTIONS?

If you have further questions about KidZone or visiting First Church with children, simply use the form below and get in touch with us!

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