Children's Ministry

         

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” ~ 1 Timothy 4:12


Welcome Carla! 

For the last several months Fellowship has been on the search for a new Children's Director. Our search team has spent many weeks praying and interviewing, seeking the Lord to bring that one candidate forward. We are so excited to announce that Carla Melton is joining our staff team! Carla is currently finishing up her Education Degree at Missouri State and will be joining us at a part-time Children's Director Intern. We couldn't be more excited to see what the Lord has in store for Carla and our KidsLife Ministry. Fellowship, please do what you do best and welcome and love on Carla when you see her!  


Thanks for a great VBS 2017!

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 Welcome to KidsLife at FBC!

We believe 1 Timothy 4:12 is an excellent source for a life well-lived for God!  We believe the Bible is the ultimate guide for life, so we teach stories straight out of God’s Word in a warm, engaging atmosphere that invites kids to experience Him in powerful ways.  We believe in providing lots of opportunities for building relationships with other believers of different life stages. But most importantly, we believe the ultimate spiritual influence in a child's life should be the parent with the church playing secondary to support families as they guide their children. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of being a part of this exciting time in your child’s spiritual development! ~ The KidsLife Staff

MEETING TIMES: Sunday at 10:15 a.m. 

What We do

Nursery/Toddlers

We understand that leaving a new baby or young child can be overwhelming for families. We want to put you at ease by providing a loving and secure environment for every child. We have a team of great volunteers that are dedicated to loving kids and making their experience a great one.

Preschool & Kindergarten

Toddler 2 (2s &3s)

Yellow Room (3s & 4s)

Red Room (4s & 5s)

Kindergarten

Each week, we teach a Bible story, sing songs and participate in fun, creative activities from the Tru curriculum that focus on one of these key truths. We believe in an active, hands-on approach with our kids, so be on the lookout for those fun projects!

Elementary

1st - 3rd Grade

Our 1st - 3rd grade classes use Tru material and go through the entire bible in chronological order in a full year. Both Old and New Testament stories are presented with an explanation of how Jesus fits into each one. These grades start off in our KidsLife Theater to enjoy a large group environment that creatively presents a Bible story and allows them to worship really loud. But the bread and butter of Sunday mornings is our small group environment. We want kids to see how God's word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to Him, and to build friendships with peers and adults that will last.

4th - 5th Grade

Once students arrive in 4th grade, we separate the grades by gender, allowing for a 4th/5th grade girls class and a 4th/5th grade boys class. We feel this creates a more comfortable atmosphere for focused discipleship and sharing with peers. The Tru curriculum for this age offers more specific life application than the younger age groups as they prepare for middle school and the unique pressures of adolescence.

 

 

Safety

We are committed to providing a safe environment for all children. Our staff and volunteers undergo a background check and training for their designated areas. We maintain a safe environment by using our secure check-in system.

 

Secure Check-In System

Guest Families:

At the Guest Check-In desk in the KidsLife Lobby, one of our Welcome Team members will take your information and print your child's name tag for the morning. This tag will have a security code unique to each child. Parents will receive receipt tags with matching codes to use when picking up their children.  After check-in, our Welcome Team will help you find your child’s classroom and answer any questions you may have.

Members:

Use our Self Check-In stations and make the check-in process even faster. Just go to one of the self-check kiosks in the KidsLife Lobby and type in your last name. The screen will show the children in your family.  Choose which children you are checking in and the system will print out the name tags and parent receipts for each child.

If for some reason your child need you during the service, the last 3 digits of your security code will flash above the screen in the main auditorium.  Come to the KidsLife Welcome Center and one of our staff will take you to your child.

 

CHECK-IN PROCEDURES

Nursery through Kindergarten:

Register at any check in station and go to the appropriate classroom between 10:00-10:15 AM. Check out from the same room at the close of the church service.

First, Second, and Third Grade:

Register at the check in station, then go into KidsLife Theater between 10:00-10:15 AM for worship and story time. Children will transition with leaders to their classrooms where they will be picked up at the close of the church service.

Fourth and Fifth Grade:

Register at any check-in station and accompany parents to the main auditorium for worship.  Fourth and fifth grade leaders will be in a designated area during worship in the sanctuary awaiting student dismissal after worship when children will transition with their leaders to the classroom and will be picked up there at the close of the church service.

 

CHECK-OUT PROCEDURE

Go to your child’s classroom and present the corresponding receipt sticker to the classroom leader. You must be 16 years or older to pick up any child from KidsLife.

 

Wellness policy

We want everyone to have a great experience at church!

To ensure the safety and well-being of our children and volunteers, we ask parents and guardians to respect the following health guidelines:

Children should be free of fever, vomiting and diarrhea without the use of medications for 24 hours before being checking into the classroom. Parents will be asked to pick up their child if he or she displays any of the following conditions:

  • Temperature over 100 degrees
  • Painful red throat, even if no fever is present
  • Deep hacking cough
  • Unexplained rash
  • Thick green drainage from nose or discharge from eyes
  • Unusual yellow coloring of skin or eyes

Thank you for working together to help us all remain as healthy as possible!

 

How to Register Your Child

It’s easy to register your child in the KidsLife program!  Just pick up a family information form at the KidsLife Welcome Desk, fill it out, return it back to the Welcome Desk, and we will be happy to include your child in our system. 

After you register, checking in your child is a snap!  Just go to the self-check desk, select the children in your family who will attend classes that day and then print the name tags.  You will receive a numbered tag for each child along with a family tag receipt to be presented to the class leader when you pick your child up at the end of the service.

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