LEADING THE NEXT GENERATION
Jesus once said, "Let the little children come to me. Don't keep them away. The kingdom of heaven belongs to people like them." In the Kids Ministry of FCC, we are dedicated to partnering with parents to lead children to become entirely devoted followers of Christ. Through age-specific lessons, activities, and engaging content, your children—birth-5th Grade—learn biblical truths and real-life applications.
WeeKidz Birth - Pre K
WeeKidz is our weekly environment created especially for your infants through preschool-aged children. We can't wait to meet them! We know things are busy at this stage of life, and your children are learning and growing in surprising ways. WeeKidz is located in the east wing of the church. We offer nursery care for babies and toddlers, as well as classes for preschoolers during the 9:40 Sunday school hour and the 10:50 worship service. We are ready for them!
KidZone K–5th Grade
In KidZone, we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be loud, and good leaders always care. The focus is on our 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 that will last. It is offered during both the 9:40 Sunday school hour and the 10:50 worship service. KidZone is located in the gym of the family life center.
WHAT TO EXPECT
On your first visit, look for the "KIDZONE" banner by the gym or find the WeeKidz wing to the right of the worship center (right past the donuts and coffee, YUM!). You'll be greeted by a Kids Ministry leader eager to meet your family, and you'll learn how KidZone or WeeKidz works. We'll be there every step of the way (right up to your child's room), so feel free to ask questions!
Because we value safety, we will need some information at that time, including family member's name, child's name and birthday, email, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, etc.).
HOW OUR SECURE CHECK-IN WORKS
Safety is a core value. That's why we have a secure check-in system at every Kids Ministry drop-off event.
During your first visit, you'll receive name tags for your kids and check out tickets for parents. These will be exclusive to your family. The next time you join us, these will be printed for you. You will be asked to fill out a registration card. This will register your child to be dropped off. You can get ahead by filling one out before you visit by following this link: Child Registration Form
Upon check-in, you'll receive matching identification stickers. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion, and you will need to keep the matching tag. After the service, you'll show the registration leader your matching tag for your child to be released from his/her room.
If we need to contact you during the service, we can get either text message you or we will send an adult to contact you. We ask that you immediately find a Kids Ministry staff member or leader who will direct you to your child's room.
WHAT WE VALUE
While we do plan to teach the entire Bible, we primarily focus on the life of Jesus. His life is the ultimate display of God and the truths we can apply to our lives. Our goal is to lead kids to Jesus.
Parents are spiritual leaders in their kids' lives. Our goal is to have every parent be equipped, comfortable, and enjoy being the spiritual leader in their kids' lives.
Safety is one of our highest priorities. That's why you'll receive a unique parent identification number each time you check-in. Additionally, every volunteer is screened and participates in a background check. Our goal is to have every parent and child feel secure in KidZone and WeeKidz.
Our environments and lessons are intentionally designed for your kids to understand. We're so passionate about supporting them in each stage of life that we provide the most engaging, relevant, and fun experience we can for kids.
When kids have fun, they can't wait to come back! And we know they'll have fun each week as they learn about who God is through games, activities, music, and video teaching.
See what your child is learning in KidZone or WeeKidz this week so you can encourage and pray with your family to turn lessons into growth. Check out our Kids Ministry Facebook page, Parent Link, emails, face to face conversations, and family devotionals to combine the influence of you and the church.
Communicate with us
There are four primary ways we communicate!
1. First Christian Church Kids Ministry Facebook Page. Here you can find ways to connect with us. We also give daily updates, encouragement, and parent resources. You're going to want to visit this page. You can find the link when you click HERE.
2. YouTube. We consistently post content for our church and the Kids' Ministry on our church YouTube channel. You can find our channel here: CLICK HERE
3. Monthly Emails. We want to make sure parents, grandparents, and all other family members know how loved, appreciated, and needed they are. That is why we send out an email or two every month that includes parent resources, a link to that month's Online Parenting Support Video, and encouragement. You can sign up to receive these by clicking this link: CLICK HERE
4. Contact Our Children and Family Minister. Jon Rhoades is our Children and Families Minister. If you have any questions about the Kids Ministry at FCC, he is your guy. You can email Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime, or you can call the office at (812)446-2214 and ask for Jon, or you can hit ext. 14.
A Message from Jon!
"Hi, there! We would LOVE to have you visit KidZone or WeeKidz! We believe your kids will have a blast being there. We also believe in loving God with all of our hearts and loving people with all that we have. We hope to see you soon!"