KIDS COMMON QUESTIONS
Kids are precious which is why we treat our kids ministry with extreme care.
We talk about real life at our weekend services. Sometimes, that’s not appropriate for children. And, let’s be honest, if you still have to think about how to tie your shoes, you probably aren’t ready to talk about eternal life decisions. Plus, have you tried to get a kid to sit still for an hour? They’ll get bored and end up distracting you and those around you.
We follow a few basic principles:
- We stick to rigid volunteer to kid ratios
- Volunteers are never, under any circumstance, allowed to be alone with a child (we won’t even accept kids into a room until two volunteers have arrived)
- We background check all volunteers and have team leaders that are trained in emergency and evacuation procedures always present
- We fill out incident reports for injuries and have trained teams to tackle any problems involving bodily fluids (like a sick kid)
In kids, safety is a top priority. That’s why we have secure check-in system. During your first visit, you’ll create a kids account that is unique to your family. Upon check-in, you’ll receive matching identification stickers with random codes. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion and you will need to keep the matching tag. After the service, you’ll show the kids leader your matching tag in order for your child to be released from his/her room.
In the event that we need to contact you during the service, we will display the code from your check-in tag in the auditorium. We ask that you find a kids staff member or leader who will direct you to your child’s room.
At the end of the service, we’ll auction them off to the highest bidder. We’re kidding! Just return to the kids check-in desk, show I.D., and get a new sticker. No worries!
No fever, rash, diarrhea, or vomiting within the last 24 hours. No bad coughs or runny noses either. And if you’ve got any contagious infections, like pink eye, stay home. This goes for kids and volunteers.
The learning just starts here at kids and the next step can be as simple as asking your child “What did you learn about today?” on the car ride home. In addition, we provide every parent with a take-home called ParentCue that will provide a summary of that week’s lesson and MealTime questions to help start a conversation. In addition, you can download the free ParentCue App to help you guide your child to a deeper faith.