Children Are God's Gift!
It doesn't take long at Christ Fellowship to tell that we love children! God's word tells us "Children are a heritage from the Lord" (Ps. 127:3), and the Lord has been kind to bless our church family with a whole lot of kids! As a church, we recognize that this great blessing also comes with the great responsibility of telling the coming generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord (Ps. 78:4).
Partnering with Parents
God ultimately calls parents as the chief disciple-makers of their children. We aim to come alongside parents by offering intentional, purposeful, directed discipleship any time children are in our care. In addition, we want to be a resource to parents, pointing them to the best resources, meeting with them to help think through discipling their children, and helping in any way we can. You can see at the bottom of this page a list of songs that we are teaching our kids to sing throughout the year, or you can go here for Christian books your children will love.
Registration and Child Safety
When you arrive at CFC, please go to the check-in table in the main lobby. There one of our CFC Kids volunteers will check your child in for the day. Children in preschool and younger will get a nametag that they will wear while they are in CFC Kids, as well as a nametag to place on the class roster once you drop your child off at the classroom. Parents will have an accompanying security tag that they will need to provide at the end of the service in order to be able to check their children out of class. Please note that we serve Cheerios and water as a snack most Sundays, though occasionally there will be an additional snack noted at the check-in table. Be sure to let the check-in team know if your child has any allergies or medical needs we should be aware of.
Ages 0 – Pre-K
Kids who have not yet entered kindergarten are invited to spend the entire morning in the CFC Kids area. Each classroom has a primary teacher who is ready to engage the children with a Bible story, music time, crafts, and intentional activities meant to help them begin to learn to walk with the Lord. Each year our younger children's’ curriculum takes them through the entire story of the Bible, from creation to new creation.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Kids in kindergarten up to fifth grade will begin the morning worshiping with us in the main worship room. We believe it is important for our children to begin to see what it looks like to worship the Lord, confess our sins, see baptisms, and live together as a church. Before the sermon begins they will be dismissed back to their classrooms. Each class has a primary teacher who knows and has been praying for their class throughout the week. Beginning in kindergarten, kids get to build on the foundation of Bible knowledge they have acquired by learning how specific character traits help them relate to God and others through the lens of the gospel. Kids in these classes will be brought back into church following the sermon so they can watch us observe the Lord's Supper and finish the rest of the service with us.
Below you will find a few additional questions answered. If you are looking for answers to questions beyond those provided, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Can my child stay with me throughout the service?
Absolutely. This is totally up to the parent's discretion.
2) Who staffs CFC Kids on Sunday mornings?
CFC does! In every class we have a primary teacher who has been through teacher training. They teach once a month. The rest of our adult volunteers are members of our Growth Groups. In compliance with our Child Protection Policy, all adults are background checked before serving, and thanks to the leadership of the CFC Kids Team, they are prepared with a Bible story lesson, crafts, games, and more to help teach your kids the Word of God!
3) Is there a place for nursing moms?
Yes! If you have a cover, you're welcome to nurse in the sanctuary if you'd like. For a little more privacy, we have a cry room that is accessible from the main hallway. We also have a curtained off area in the Red 1 room in the CFC Kids area if you prefer.