Connect kids

To keep up with the latest Connect Kids news, be sure to read this week's newsletter.


We believe the Bible should never be boring, 

worship can be really loud and fun, good leaders always care, and community can be found with your friends at church. We are dedicated to partnering with parents to lead children to become fully devoted followers of Christ.


We base everything we do with our Connect Kids on Matthew 22:37-38.  

We want our kids to fully know what it means to Love God, and Love People.  


The safety of your children is our first priority. All outside doors remain locked during services, a trained security team is on hand, and no one can pick up your child without the matching tag received at sign-in.


Please note we are taking CoVid precautions, while still maintaining an environment of fun and safety.  Children 1st grade and up are strongly encouraged to wear masks, but it is not required.  All volunteers and adults must wear masks.



When do we meet?

SUNDAYS: Connect Kids Nursery  


We love our youngest church attenders!  We provide childcare for Babies - Kindergarten during our Sunday 10:30 services. We have trained volunteers that take care of our children,  and provide the foundation for them to learn about Jesus.  We provide opportunities for learning through play, music and movement, story telling, and crafts.     


WEDNESDAYS: CAMP Connect Kids


Wednesday nights are when the action happens for our Connect Kids!  Babies - 5th grade meet 5:45-7:45 each week (supper is provided).  Kids should expect crazy games, hands on Bible learning, and small group time with their peers during one of our gatherings.  

FAMILY WORSHIP

On Sundays, we have Family Worship with our 1st-5th graders!  If you are new to this concept, here is a quick look in to it:

How does Family Worship work?

  • Nursery and Age level classes are provided for Bed Babies - Kindergarten.  We provide excellent childcare and age-appropriate Bible learning in a fun, safe environment in our Baby, Toddler, 2&3 Year Old, and PreK & Kindergarten classes at each campus.  We encourage families with children in these age groups to take advantage of the classes offered during Worship Service times.
  • Children 1st-5th grade are  in the Worship Service on Sundays instead of age specific classes.
  • Children's Service Bags are provided each week to engage 1st-5th graders in the Worship Service.  Kids have their own Kids Sermon Notes to follow along with the message. These also provide an opportunity to continue the conversation as a family after service.  Bags include a Kids Sermon Notes, stickers, crayons or colored pencils, pencil, a sucker, and sometimes a special prize or quiet fidget toy. Bags can be picked up each Sunday in the Welcome Center or Foyer at your campus. (After service, please keep the Sermon Notes and stickers, and return the bag with the crayons and pencils to the basket for us to refill for the next week!)

Why do we do Family Worship?

  • Family Worship is a way for the church to partner even more with families in leading our children to know Jesus!  Research shows that school-age children who regularly attend a worship service with their parents have a greater chance of continuing their walk with Christ into adulthood.  
  • Children's Ministry is one of the most important ministries that we have at Connect.  Family Worship for our school-age children doesn't lessen that; in fact, it puts even more emphasis on our strong desire for children to become fully devoted followers of Christ from childhood to adulthood.  We want to partner with you in discipling your children outside the church walls...this is just one way that we can do that!

Upcoming events

To keep up with the latest Connect Kids news, be sure to read this week's newsletter.


Look what's coming up in Children's Ministry:


January 27th - CAMP Connect Kids starts BACK!!

March 3rd - Wacky Wednesday (wear wacky clothes!)

March 17th - Arab Campus Spring Break

March 24th - Albertville and Guntersville Campus Spring Break

March  28 - April 3 - Holy Week

May 5th - Spring Semester ends

June 21st - 23rd - kidBLAST!

July 9th - 11th - Centrikid Camp

 

Interested in serving?  Contact:

Hayley Powell, Children's Pastor |Guntersville Campus|

Lindsey Teat, Albertville Campus Children's Interim

Danielle Stanfield, Arab Campus Children's Director