Park Church believes that children are a gift from God. Therefore they are extremely important. We believe that parents and the church together bear the responsibility of raising our children in the knowledge and nurture of the Lord. We desire to involve the children in the life of the church as an essential part of the body of Christ…and so we have Park Kids– the Children’s Ministry at Park Church.
We have an amazing group of Park Kids teachers who are devoted to training children to love God with their whole hearts. They are committed to supporting each child’s parent(s) and their efforts to build a spiritual foundation that hopefully will lead, in God’s timing, to a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.
Park Kids teachers strive to make Sunday lessons active and creative. They follow a curriculum that teaches children the stories of the Bible. Each lesson consists of components that enable them to use drama, games, music, videos, and discussion to teach children effectively. All of the lessons are scripturally based and proceed through the Bible. Park encourages parents to incorporate the children’s church lessons in their home and daily lives.
For the saftey of our children, we have a computer check in system at Park Kids. It is located right outside the entrance to the Park Kids common area. Before taking your child to class, please stop by the Park Kids Check in Desk each week to pick up your child’s label and parent pick up slip. Tell the check-in person your last name and the ages/grades of your children. Younger children receive 2 labels, one for the teacher and one for thier back as a nametag. You will bring the labels and your child to class and give the labels to the teacher. You hold on to your matching parent label to be used at pick-up.
Children Elementary and up will be brought back to the sanctuary after the sermon to sit with their parents for communion. Preschool and under children should be picked up immediately after communion. Don’t forget your parent label for your younger children to be picked up.
New to Park Kids?
We are so glad to meet you! Please visit the Check-in desk to register your children and pick up a welcome goodie bag. There will be someone there to direct you to the right classroom and answer any questions you may have. There are welcome brochures at the welcome desk and park kids policy booklets for you to take as well.
At the Sunday Worship Service:
At both the 9:00 and the 10:45 services, we have a nursery set up for kids who are between the ages of 6 months and 2 years. You can drop your child off at the nursery whenever you want, but the best time is before the service begins. If there are any special needs, please tell the nursery staff anything that they might need to know. There are hooks and labels for diaper bags. Because of alergies, please no food or dairy in the nursery. The caregivers are happy to change diapers. There is also a changing table available if you need to change your own baby’s diapers either in the nursery or both women’s and men’s bathrooms down the hall. For nursery mothers, you are welcome to stay in the nursery or nurse anywhere in the building you feel comfortable. The sermon is piped into the lobbies and cafe area as well.
2 Years Old and Up:
There are 6 separate classes that run for ages 2 years through 8th grade at the 9:00 service and 4 separate classes that run for ages 2 years through high school at the 10:45 service.
– Beginners: ages 2 and 3
– Pre-school: ages 3.5 and 5
– Lower Elementary: K-1st Grades
– Middle Elementary: 2nd-3rd Grades
–The Annex: 4th and 5th Grades (in conference room)
– Middle School: 6th-8th Grades (only at 9:00 service)
–Beginners: ages 2 and 3
– Pre-K/K: ages 3.5-Kindergarten
–Combined Elementary: 1-5th grades
–Middle school/High School Bible Study (in youth room led by youth leaders)
These classes are led by volunteers and parents from the community. All of our volunteers, parent-volunteers, and babysitters have valid background checks performed.
Please contact Rebecca Delucia if you have questions or interest in volunteering.