Joining Children on Their Spiritual Journey
Our mission is “Joining Children on their Spiritual Journey.” The purpose of KidStep is to intentionally focus on ways that we can help children from birth through fifth grade take next steps of faith.
We welcome your children at 9 and 10:30 AM to an environment that is kid-safe, kid-friendly, and kid-focused. Our vision is to equip volunteers and empower parents to lead the next generation to live and love like Jesus as they take next steps of faith. Each Sunday our volunteers love and care for your children, while building relationships with them through age-appropriate worship, creative Bible teaching, and small groups. For the safety of the children, we have a check-in system that uses parent pick-up tags. Look for our Kids’ Check-In Stations on Sunday mornings to receive your child’s nametags and your parent pick-up tag.
We are excited to join your children on their spiritual journey at KidStep!
Our special needs ministry is designed to support families and make sure you can come to church and worship together. Our KidStep Ministry (birth to 5th grade) has a specially designed sensory room as well as offering a "buddy" to attend Sunday School classes with your child. Currently the KidStep special needs ministry is full.
Click here for the latest newsletter for KidStep Children's Ministry.
Register for the next round of child dedication classes.
45 Hangout Night | October 25 | 6:30 to 8:30 PM
It can be hard to make friends and feel known. We want to create space for friendships to be formed and strengthened. Children in grades 4 and 5 are invited to join their small group leaders for fun, games, connecting, and food! All are welcome and this is also a great chance to invite friends. Our next hangout will be held on December 6.
Baptism Classes | November 3 and 10 | 9 AM
Baptism represents a believer’s public confession and celebration of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and symbolizes new life in Christ. Baptism does not mean you have everything figured out but it means you are committed to the journey of following Christ. Come to our baptism classes on November 3 and 10 at 9 AM. Adults will meet in room 10 and children will meet in room 604. Baptism will be held on December1. Register here for baptism classes.
We will begin a new sermon series on Sunday, October 20 called “The Struggle is Real," which will cover topics that are a little different from a common Sunday morning. While we are excited for this series and believe it will be powerful, we also want to make you aware of the topics in advance so that you can decide whether you would like your child to attend the main service or not depending on the subject matter. In elementary classes, to parallel the sermon series, we will be focusing on emotions using the Pixar movie, “Inside Out." We want to encourage kids and help them know that when dealing with any emotion, feeling, or struggle - they can always lean into Jesus.
October 20 - Family Dynamics
October 27 - Lust
November 3 - Anxiety and Depression
November 10 - Abuse
November 17 - Gender and Identity
Parent Seminar | November 9 | 8:30 to 11:30 AM | Core Cafe
This seminar will be for parents of children and students in KidStep and CORE, covering the topics of anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and anger. Professional counselors and experts in these areas will share with us this morning on how to identify signs of these struggles and how to come alongside kids who are struggling. They will also host a Q&A. This seminar is for parents only.
Family Forum | November 10 | 10:30 AM | Auditorium
Family Forums are held twice a year for students grade 4 to grade 8 and their parents to have intentional discussion time about various relevant topics. The next Family Forum will be on November 10 and will be on healthy habits and coping strategies for some of these struggles covered in our sermon series and from the previous days’ seminar.
Preschool and Elementary Praise Team Practices | Sundays in December | 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Children in preschool and elementary are welcome to join us in singing as part of the Christmas Eve Praise Teams during our Christmas Eve service on Tuesday, December 24. Practice times are December 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 12 – 12:30 PM in room 601. Register your kids.