Children's Ministries

Partnering with you in raising fearless followers

our dream

We want children to discover who Jesus is, learn to follow him, and to fearlessly make him known.

What can I Expect?

Every child is a disciple of Jesus.

Cultivate Kids creates safe and creative environments for children of all abilities to learn biblical truths through interactive story-telling, activities and collaborative art projects. In partnership with families, we help kids follow Jesus with all their heart, mind and soul, and to fearlessly love and serve others like Jesus.

Weekend classes are available at the same time as the adult services. We respect your role as the primary spiritual leader in your child’s life so you will check your child into Cultivate Kids before the service, but Kindergarten through 4th grade will stay with their families for the first part of the service. A host from the stage with invite kids to continue in worship in Cultivate Kids.

Cultivate Kids teachings try to be identical, no matter the campus. We also support and participate in various other programs and activities throughout the year. Cultivate Kids is available for children birth – 4th grade.

Get involved

Here are a few ways to take some next steps.

Help out along with your family

Families who serve together have more fun. Serve together in the nurseries and classrooms to see first hand how we partner with you in raising fearless followers.

Child Dedication

Learn the why and how of this important milestone in the life of your child and our community.

What’s coming up

Mark your calenders and join us.

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Our Guides

Get to know the people involved in Children Ministries.

Catherine Dreyer

Children’s Pastor
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Caroline Edewaard

Children’s Ministry Coordinator
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Renee LaVere

Nursery Coordinator
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Ruth Perkins

Nursery Coordinator
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Social

Weekend Gatherings and events are packed full of fun, laughter and are designed specifically to help children build relationships.

Our Weekend Gatherings take on Sunday at 10am. We would love for you to join us!

The Children’s Ministry area is located in the Gymnasium.  There will be volunteers who will be ready to help you through the check-in process. If you would like to short cut this process, please fill out this online registration form below. Please note that if you submit this form after noon on Thursday, your information will be added to the system the following Monday.

If you would like more information about Children’s Ministry, please contact: Lindsey Kerber, Volunteer Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

During the Weekend Gatherings, children in the nursery are cared for by volunteers who have a passion for sharing God’s love by providing a safe, comforting environment.

The Nursery is divided into four sections that are designed to specifically meet the developmental needs of each child. Children are prayed for, get to meet new friends, play, have a snack, and hear a story during their time in the Nursery.

Nursing mothers or parents seeking a private space to meet their baby’s needs are welcome to use a room located near the main floor Children’s Check In area.

If you would like more information about the Nursery, please contact: Lindsey Kerber, Volunteer Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

During the Weekend Gatherings, 3-4 year olds and Pre-K and Young 5 children experience a fun environment created especially for them. They get to meet new friends, engage in lively worship, take part in interactive lessons, and participate in hands-on activities.

Children in these classrooms must be fully toilet trained and independent in the bathroom.

If you would like more information about the Early Childhood program, please contact: Lindsey Kerber, Volunteer Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

During the Weekend Gatherings, children Kindergarten-Grade 4 engage in fun and intentional activities learning about their place in the Big God Story through Bible Stories, responses and prayer that help build their faith.

Elementary students engage in fun and intentional activities that enhance what they learn and help build relationships with their community of peers and dedicated leaders.

Children in Grades 3 and 4 grades join their parents for the beginning part of the Weekend Gathering to worship with their families.

If you would like more information about the Elementary program, please contact: Allison VanderZwaag, Volunteer Elementary Coordinator.

God has gifted you uniquely to be a part of impacting the next generation.  Find out how you can get involved.

A chance for families to celebrate taking the next step in the development of their children.