C3Kids exists to show the beauty of Jesus to children and families by equipping them to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
Each Sunday in C3Kids, children (ages 3 mos. through 5th grade) 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.
Sunday C3Kids check-in begins at 10:10am
It is a joy to partner with parents in discipling their children to know the truths about God (Deuteronomy 6:4) as well as to have hearts that love God (Deuteronomy 6:5). Our hope is that these little ones will so fall in love with our Lord that they will spend the rest of their lives serving Him and others with joy! If you have additional questions or would like to find out more, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re interested in serving in this ministry and would like to be a part of our next semester’s training sessions, email email@example.com or go to the ministry group on Church Center.
Where do I take my kids on Sunday?
All children should be signed in at a check-in counter available in the front lobby in the Campus Theatre building or upstairs in front of the church office. There are greeters and clear signage to direct you where to go. You may begin checking your kids in at 10:10am at the check-in counter where you and each child will be given a check-in code. You must have this check-in code to enter the C3Kids classroom area and to pick up your child at the end of the service. This code will also be displayed on the screen during the worship service if we need to contact you for any reason. Babies and toddlers are cared for in the Campus Theatre building on the 2nd floor directly above the sanctuary. Pre-K and Elementary meet in separate classrooms in the church office at 207 W Hickory, Suite 202. At 10:45am Pre-K and Elementary join together for a time of worship and praise and then return to their individual classrooms for lessons and creative play. You don’t have to memorize any of this, our friendly volunteers will direct you where to go.
Where should I park?
We utilize two parking lots as well as the public parking along the streets near our campus. The small lot on Hickory is for visitors, seniors, and parents of babies. The larger lot at Mulberry and Cedar is our main parking lot. Please check out our parking map.
What are your safety policies?
The safety of our children is priority number one in all affairs of the ministry. We perform background checks on every team member. Team members receive regular training and they wear a C3Kids shirt and name tag. For security purposes, parents may not enter the C3Kids area without being escorted by a volunteer. Uniformed police officers are on patrol throughout our campus all morning. Under no circumstances is any team member allowed to be alone with a child or children. All bathroom breaks must be done with two volunteers escorting the children at all times, and no children are allowed to be alone, unsupervised, in the bathrooms.
Who receives snacks in C3Kids?
Children in the Toddler through Elementary classes will be offered a snack of Goldfish and water. If your child has a specific food allergy or dietary restrictions that keep them from eating the provided snacks, please note that upon check-in and bring an individual snack to their teacher. For babies, please bring a bottle along with instructions for when to give it (if required), or make use of our nursing area located on the 2nd floor. We also offer Gerber Puffs for crawling infants.
What do you teach in C3Kids?
All that we do and teach is based upon the truth of the Bible. The Gospel truth of the Bible is what will ultimately change children into followers of Jesus. Therefore, we work hard to teach our children with a gospel-centered focus from the Scriptures. We are currently using Grow’s children’s ministry curriculum. You are encouraged to read about the program here.
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 C3Kids 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 over 5th grade attend church with their parents. Check out our Arise Student Ministry page for details on their meeting times.