KIDS MINISTRY
Acts Kids Ministry exists to come alongside parents as they seek to raise their children to know and love Jesus. Each Sunday in our Acts kids, children (ages 1 years old to 4th grade) are taught Biblical truths through worship songs, Bible stories, games, and crafts. We encourage children and families to memorize Scripture, learn catechism through song, and talk about Jesus throughout the course of the week using resources from Acts kids that are sent home with your child weekly. 

WHERE DO I TAKE MY KIDS ON SUNDAY MORNINGS? 
All children should be signed in at the check-in desk, which is located through the left door in the sanctuary. There is a clear signage to direct you before entering through the door. You may begin checking your kids at 10:15 am. Greeters will direct you to the desk, where you will be given a check-in card with a specific number that will be designated specifically to your child(ren). You must have this check-in card to enter the Acts kids area and to pick up your child at the end of service. Children 1 year to 4 years old meet in a separate classroom in our preschool area and children 5 years old up to children in 4th-grade meet in our multi-purpose room after they are dismissed from our Sunday mornings worship service by the pastor. Your child’s classroom is based on their age at the beginning of school year (Sept. 1). 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? 
Children from 1 years old to potty training should have a diaper bag or backpack that is clearly labeled. This bag should include plenty of diapers or pull-ups, a weather-appropriate change of clothes, snacks (for children with allergies), sippy cups or bottles that are clearly labeled, and any formula or breast milk that may be needed. There is a labeling sticker at the check-in desk where you can label any needed items. 

WHO RECEIVES SNACKS IN ACTS KIDS? 
All children in Acts Kids will be offered a snack of either animal crackers, Cheerios, etc., and water/juice. If your child has a specific food allergy or dietary restrictions that keep them from eating the provided snacks, please bring an individual snack and give it to their teacher upon check-in. 

WHAT SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES DO YOU EMPLOY? 
We perform background checks on every volunteer. Volunteers receive regular training and they wear a Acts Kids name tag. For security purposes, parents may not enter the Acts Kids area without being escorted by a volunteer. 

WHAT ABOUT HEALTH CONCERNS? 
We have a 24 hour well policy, which means that children must be free of fever, vomiting, rash, pink eye, head lice, or illness for at least 24 hours before entering the children’s area. 

***Please notify us upon check-in if your child has any allergies or special needs. Their specific need or allergy will be printed on their name tag to alert the volunteers working with your child that day.*** 

WHAT ABOUT OLDER CHILDREN? 
We believe it is important for children to witness their parents worshipping Christ and studying their Bible. They are also able to serve and participate in areas of the church alongside adults. Therefore, children from fifth grade and up to attend church with their parents. We offer student special events for students throughout the course of the year. 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS 
Jesus Storybook 
Shepherding a Child's Heart