NURSERY

Nursery is offered during our primary worship services, Sunday school classes, and for other gatherings like small groups, though we welcome children in worship. Rooms for children infant through 18 months are located on the first floor of our education building. The room is staffed with paid workers who are CPR and first-aid trained. They have had background checks and specific training in caring for children in this age group as well as in our safe-sanctuary policies, which help to facilitate a safe and nurturing environment for all children. 

For specific information about the nursery and toddler program, please visit our nursery page.

TODDLERS

Toddler children are learning and growing at amazing rates. Therefore, we strive to offer a loving and fun-filled environment for children ages 18-months to three-years-old with crafts, songs, and activities designed for children's emerging faith during the Sunday school hour. Toddler childcare is offered during other church activities. The toddler room is located on the first floor of our education building. The room is staffed with paid workers who are CPR and first-aid trained. They have had background checks and specific training in caring for children in this age groupas well as in our safe-sanctuary policies, which help to facilitate a safe and nurturing environment for all children. 

For specific information about the nursery and toddler program, please visit our nursery page.

PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY CHILDREN

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Our children's Sunday school program begins in the sanctuary with worship. We feel that allowing families to worship together encourages full family spiritual growth and provides a fun start to a long Christian journey. After about fifteen minutes, children come to the front of the church to hear a fun lesson with the pastor, and then they are escorted to Sunday school, which takes place on the third floor of our education building, where they have activities and lessons specifically tailored to their unique learning styles. Parents and guardians pick up their child from the classrooms on the third floor immediately following worship.

TYPICAL SUNDAY SCHOOL OUTLINE

  • Snack (please alert an usher if your child has any allergies, or email our Director of Children and Family Ministry
  • Scripture Reading featuring the Bible story for the day
  • Children watch a video that presents the Bible story in a unique and entertaining way
  • Children divide into age groups for crafts tailored to each group's abilities

If you want your child to remain in worship with you and not attend Sunday school, please ask them to return to you following the children's lesson with the pastor.

CHILDCARE AT OTHER TIMES

We provide childcare for children ages birth to 11 years old while parents attend Bible studies and other church-related events. While we try to offer care when possible, it is not always available for all church activities. To find out if care is available during your activity, please contact the event/group leader or the Director of Children and Family Ministry. If you need childcare for an event, please e-mail the Director of Children and Family Ministry as far in advance as possible.

akc_logo_03We seek to provide a secure, loving environment for God's children so that parents or caregivers have the opportunity to participate comfortably in worship and other ministries of the church knowing their child is safe and in an environment where children can grow in their own spiritual journeys, connecting with God, with each other, and with their neighbors.

Contact

  • Randi Turner