We offer Children’s Ministry programming for children from birth to fifth grade at the 9:30 a.m. service only. There are no children’s programs or childcare provided at our 5 p.m. service.
*PLEASE NOTE: There are no Elementary classes (K-5th grade) for the month of August. Elementary classes resume the Sunday after Labor Day, September 10.*
Birth to pre-k
Check-in begins at 9 a.m. in Railton Hall. Railton Hall is located west of the main entrance of the Salvation Army. It is accessible from 14th Street. Check-in closes at 10 a.m.
Elementary (kindergarten to fifth grade)
Children check in at Railton Hall before going to service with their families for the worship portion of the service. When announcements begin, children are dismissed to join their classes. Teachers are in the back of the worship center to pick up the children and escort them to their classes. Pick up elementary students in Railton Hall at the conclusion of the service.
Check-in and security
This ministry exists to provide a loving, safe environment for our children. For the safety and security of your children, all parents must check in their children prior to attending worship.
Check-in takes place in Railton Hall on iPads using our online check-in system. Once you check in, you and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion of your matching identification tags, which bears a code that is matched to your portion during checkout at the end of the service.
During checkout, you will need to give your tag to your child’s teacher in order for your child to be released back to you.
Our desire for these little ones (infants to 2-year-olds) is to provide a loving, safe environment where they begin to hear, learn and experience the love of Christ. Babies and toddlers will be held, fed, diapered, played with and loved upon. All nursery classes are divided by age and development.
Each nursery class is also visited by an engaging curriculum teacher who ties every lesson back to God as creator and introduces the Bible as God’s word. Additionally, our permanent staff teachers lead circle time, story time, coloring activities and snacks each week.
The preschool (for ages 3 and 4) uses David C. Cook’s TruWonder curriculum — a spiritually forming, family empowering curriculum designed to meet the specific needs of today’s generation.
TruWonder reveals the wonder of who God is to preschool children, allowing them to explore, discover, respond and be blessed in an interactive environment. Lessons focus on “The Big God Story” and allow children to learn God’s entire story, with a different emphasis each year. The goal of TruWonder is for children to understand not only that they play a part in this incredible story, but also that they are part of a much larger faith community of past, present and future believers.
Each week children will experience one part of “The Big God Story” and will respond through exciting games and worship in an interactive environment. The curriculum is divided into two main components: worship and small group time.
Elementary students use Lifeway’s The Gospel Project curriculum. The Gospel Project aims for heart transformation through the gospel as children see how the gospel is present in the entire Bible,“not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.” Learn more at gospelproject.com.
It is our prayer and deepest desire that the Lord would use this curriculum and lesson format to help your kids go deeper into God’s word, grow in the gospel of Christ, and then be able to share the joy and love they have received from God with others. We invite you to participate in your child’s experience each Sunday through volunteering and utilizing The Gospel Project for Kids Family App (downloadable on iTunes).
Club 45 is a brand new class created for kids in fourth, fifth and sixth grade. The goal of Club 456 is to establish and prepare students to know God personally, to plant a desire to spend personal time with God daily, and to provide thought-provoking interaction with others around the word of God, prayer, community (Christian friendship) and evangelism (public faith).
Club 45 is taught by a dynamic team of teachers and centered around small group teaching and discussions.