At Christ First Church, we love kids! Part of our mission is to partner with parents as they seek to teach their kids to follow Jesus. This includes not only programs like nursery care and kids ministries, but also forming supportive relationships not only with other parents but the whole church community.
***Children’s ministries and nursery care are currently suspended due to COVID-19 concerns.***
However, we are looking forward to resuming children’s ministry in our brand new, dedicated children’s wing. We designed this space to help keep kids safe and secure, with large windows into all classrooms for visibility, a check point for signing kids in, and even its own separate restrooms. We also designed it to be fun for kids, with bright colors and a large, Noah’s Ark themed recreational space.
We don’t believe the old adage that “children should be seen and not heard.” We recognize that children make noise and sometimes messes. Kids need to move, and teaching them to sit still for a church service doesn’t happen overnight. The wiggles and giggles and occasional tantrum are not distractions from our worship, but a reminder that God is at work building the church in the next generation. “Parenting in the pew” is worship, and it’s our job to support you in that task.
When children’s ministries resume, nursery care will be available for children from birth to age 5. Like all of our children’s ministries, our nursery workers go through a background check, screening, and ongoing training to help ensure the safety of the children in our care. This is an important way we can help show the love of Jesus to children and their families.
You are also welcome to bring your little ones into the service with you if you prefer. We have a nursing mothers’ room with an adjustable speaker to allow moms to still hear the service or turn it off if necessary. Our lobby area also has speakers and large windows into the sanctuary, so you can still stay connected to the service if you need to step out with your child for a moment.
Our kids’ Sunday School teachers have a passion for sharing the love of Jesus and teaching the Word of God in ways that are engaging and accessible for each age group. Classes for age 2 through grade 6 will meet at 9:00 am in the children’s wing.
Our youth Sunday School focuses on preparing students for a lifetime of following Jesus. We want to give our young people a solid foundation by helping them read and understand the Bible for themselves and apply it to situations they are facing now and will face as they set out on their own.