Pointing little hearts to Jesus, the hero of God's Big Story...
HOW DO WE DO THIS?
By proclaiming the gospel as the basis for a relationship with God, not our good behavior. The central message of God’s story is the good news that Jesus rescues us from sin and make all things new. If our children are going to walk authentically with God, we must present Jesus as the hero of the Bible. Only then will our children be empowered to live lives of moral beauty as a response to what God has done for them.
By providing a safe and loving environment our children can count on. Our goal is to do more than just babysit. We demonstrate God’s love through quality care with in-depth, age-appropriate teaching that point our children to Jesus. City Church Kids offers our children an opportunity to find belonging in a community of kids with whom they will play, grow, and discover God’s story. And ultimately fully participate in the community and mission of our church.
By partnering with parents in raising our children in the Christian faith. City Church Kids alone cannot make disciples of our children. This is ultimately the responsibility of parents who have the opportunity to model life in Jesus on a daily basis. But, to equip our children to live redemptively in the everyday stuff of life, we all need to be in this together as a church family.
WHEN DO WE DO THIS?
Nursery check-in is available for infants and toddlers under 3 years of age from 10:25 a.m. through the welcome at the beginning of the service. Children 3 years and older stay with us for the first part of the service, go to City Church Kids during the sermon, and then return for the conclusion of the service (along with infants and toddlers). Our goal is not simply to offer “babysitting” during the sermon, but to provide a safe and loving environment where our children are pointed to Jesus from God’s Story, the Bible. The age breakdown for City Church Kids is as follows: infants and toddlers under 3 years; 3 years–pre-kindergarten; kindergarten–4th grade; and 5th grade–7th grade (meeting TBD).
For more information about children's ministry, contact our City Church Kids Coordinator, Kristina Pansa.