Kids

Learning, growing, and goldfish crackers

While you’re worshiping on Sunday morning, we’re taking good care of your kiddos! Our desire is to partner with families to equip the next generation towards maturity in Christ—that’s why we spend so much time preparing and teaching engaging lessons to help your kids learn more about the Bible. Keep reading below to learn more about our innovative theme rooms, our health policies, procedures, and much more. 

Sundays at 9:00 am

Nursery

BIRTH – 24 MONTHS
We provide a loving and secure environment for children from birth to 24 months. Our toddler class enjoys basic Bible stories, verses, and songs about God and Jesus using the Gospel Light’s Baby Beginnings Curriculum.

Kingdom Kids

24 MONTHS – KINDERGARTEN
Two-year-olds through kindergarten look forward to prayer time using the Teaching Children to Pray curriculum as they work on these exciting activities: prayer lesson, memory verse, and craft. The time to begin building a powerful prayer life is in early childhood.

Sundays at 10:30 am

Nursery

BIRTH – 24 MONTHS
We provide a loving and secure environment for children from birth to 24 months. Our toddler class enjoys basic Bible stories, verses and songs about God and Jesus using the Gospel Light’s Baby Beginnings Curriculum.

Preschool

The Gospel Project for Kids is a Christ-centered Bible study resource that follows a chronological timeline of Bible events—presenting the story of redemption through Jesus like kids have never seen it before! Each week these stories come to life through video, music, activities, and more.

Kindergarten – 6th Grade: Theme Rooms

Innovative, theme-based classrooms with castles, ships, spaceships, knights, and astronauts have been specifically designed and staffed to dramatically draw kindergarten – 6th grade into the development of their own faith.

Fellowship Kids Buddies

9:00 & 10:30 am  INFANTS – SIXTH GRADE
Our Learning Center is equipped to serve and love children no matter what special needs they may have. We have Fellowship Kids Buddies that help us serve our special needs.

 

If you’re planning on visiting Fellowship Bible Church for the first time and have children who will participate in our Fellowship Kids ministry, we hope this information will give you an idea of what you can expect when you arrive on campus.

Promotion of Children to the Next Class

We promote in the nursery based on the development of the child, (able to sit up, crawling, walking, etc.). Preschool & elementary classes promote to new classrooms in the fall each year. For other classroom placements, please see the Fellowship Kids staff.

Procedures for Drop-off and Pick-up

Parents are asked to check in their child at any one of our check-in locations.

First-time guests can register at the welcome desk in the Learning Center Foyer.

At the time of check-in the child(ren) will receive a name tag and parents will receive a security receipt sticker. Parents must have the security receipt sticker in order to pick up their child(ren).

If there is an issue where our volunteers feel it is necessary to summon a child’s parent, your security receipt sticker number will appear on our screens in the Worship Center.

To ensure the safety of our children, parents are to personally drop off and pick up their children at their classroom for nursery through 5th grade. Siblings younger than 15 years are not allowed to drop off or pick up.

Parents should remain on the church campus.

The check-in/check-out system used at our campus ensures that each of the more than 300 children who participate in our Fellowship Kids ministry are released only to an authorized parent or guardian at the end of the service. We also run background checks on our regular classroom and welcome team volunteers.

Health Policies

To protect your child and other children, a child who appears ill or has been ill in the preceding 24 hours should not be brought to a classroom. Children need to be free of fever and without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before coming into contact with other children. A child should not be brought to church with any of the existing symptoms:

Common cold (green, runny nose)

Fever (must be free of fever for 24 hours)

Vomiting and/or diarrhea (for any reason) within the previous 24 hours

Any symptom of the usual childhood diseases – scarlet fever, chicken pox, etc.

A sore throat

A croup/frequent cough

Any unexplained rash

Any skin infection – boils, ringworm, impetigo

Pink eye and other eye infections

If your child becomes ill with an infectious disease within 24 hours of attending Fellowship, please inform the Fellowship Kids team. When a disease that is easily spread from one person to another is confirmed, parents and teachers will be notified.

Allergies

We strive to maintain a safe environment for your child. If you have a child that is allergic to something like peanuts, gluten, or anything else, please speak to Brenda Stanley, a classroom volunteer, or a check-in counter volunteer in order to ensure special precautions are taken.

We want to mimic the creativity of God in the learning process of children.

We have developed and built visual learning environments to show kids that the Christian faith is not boring, but full of life, imagination, and inspiration. We have trained our volunteers to create safe, fun, and engaging learning environments for your children, and we have designed the curriculum to teach them timeless truths from God’s Word.

In our two-year-old to five-year-old rooms, we use the Gospel Project curriculum. Once a child moves into the kindergarten, they enter our theme rooms.

Take a look at the gallery below to read more about each grade’s special theme room.

We think that serving the church is really important, and being a volunteer in Fellowship Kids is just one of many ways you can serve. It takes a team of nearly 150 volunteers to keep the Learning Center running on a Sunday morning. Check out the list of positions below to see where you just might fit.

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge in the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

-Galatians 5:13

Nursery Team

Enjoy working with babies?

The nursery team has the unique, two-fold opportunity of providing a loving and secure environment for children from birth to 24 months, as well as offering parents the peace of mind to participate in Sunday worship knowing their children are safe. 

There are opportunities to serve with the nursery team during both the 9:00 and 10:30 Sunday services. 

Kingdom Kids

Kingdom kids is an extended learning program designed for children of parents who volunteer during one Sunday service and attend the other. The kingdom kids team provides a fun, relaxed, and less-structured large group experience that adds to a child’s overall Fellowship Kids experience.

The Kingdom Kids team only serves during the 9:00 Sunday service.

Preschool Team

Each week preschoolers participate in a fun and interactive biblical message with leaders that love Jesus and love them. The preschool team gets to instill the excitement and the inviting nature of God’s love for his children and world every week. Some on the team may teach the lesson, and others support teachers.

The preschool team serves during the 10:30 Sunday service only.

Theme Rooms Team

The theme rooms are innovative learning environments with castles, boats, spaceships, and sandpits. These rooms are specifically designed and staffed to dramatically develop the faith of kindergarten through 6th-grade students. There are numerous ways to volunteer with the theme rooms team: small group leaders, large group leaders, actors, puppeteers, techies, and room directors. 

The theme rooms team only serves during the 10:30 Sunday service.

Prep Team

In an effort to help each of our volunteers spend more of their time serving the way they most enjoy, we have the prep team. The prep team serves weekly (not on Sunday mornings) to help gather and prepare all the materials that will be needed in each classroom from infants through 6th grade. If you’re an organizer, planner, or just enjoy hanging out with others during the week while doing something to help our Sunday morning volunteers, The prep team is an important way you might consider serving.

Learning Center Greet Team

At Fellowship we value taking care of each of our members and guests with precision. The Learning Center greet team is made up of people who greet at the registration desk, help parents securely check in their children, answer questions that visitors may have, or open the doors for moms and dads whose hands are full of children as they arrive for Sunday worship.

There are opportunities to serve with the Learning Center greet team during both the 9:00 and 10:30 Sunday services.

Fellowship Kids Substitute Team

With around 150 volunteers in the Learning Center each Sunday, there are inevitably people who are not able to serve each Sunday. Because of this, sometimes classroom or volunteer positions short staffed. If you can’t commit to a serving each week in the Learning Center due to scheduling conflicts, but would like to be used as a substitute when needed, the Fellowship Kids substitute team could use you.

Childcare for Other Ministries and Special Events

We often provide childcare for special events and other ministries. These times vary, based on what is going on each week.

Fellowship Kids Buddies

Our desire is for our Learning Center to be equipped to serve and love on any child no matter their special needs. We have a one-on-one buddy system for children that have special needs during both the 9:00 and 10:30 Sunday services. If you are skilled at caring for children with all kinds of special needs, consider becoming a buddy for one of our precious children.

Apply For a Buddy

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Would you like a buddy connected to your child?

Contact Brenda Stanley for more details