Regular WordServe Kids Schedule

9 a.m. WordServe Kids
If you have kids ages 4 through 5th grade who wish to participate in our WordServe Kids program on Sunday mornings during our 9 a.m. service, please sign them in upon arrival at the back door of the Gym. After the service, parents can pick their children up at the same back door of the Gym, OR, kids can stay for the 10:00am Bible study hour.

The nursery is offered for children 3 yrs and under.  Parents can check in infants at the Gym entry door.  As always, if parents would like their children in the worship service, they are welcome to keep them there.  

10:00 a.m. Bible Study hour - "Konnect Kids"
Kids will enter the gym by 10:00 for a fun Bible study time (or they can be taken from the 9:00 a.m. WordServe Kids over to the study hour by our adult leaders.  If that's your desire, please let the leaders know at check in time. The hour will begin with a Superbook video and lesson. All will receive a snack and then there will be some time to play games and run that energy out in the gym.

Class ends at 10:50.  Parents can pick kids up at the back door of the Gym.

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We work hard to make sure that WordServe Kids is a fun, SAFE place for your children to experience and learn about God. That’s why we conduct background checks on all WordServe Kids servants 18 years and up, why all servants are Safe Sanctuary trained, and why we use a secure check-in system.

Below you can find a list of Frequently Asked Questions about WordServe Kids. If you still have questions, we'd love to talk with you! Hang around after the service one Sunday and we'll be glad to answer any questions. You can also email our Director of WordServe Kids, Barbara Pennington, at bpennington@wordserve.org.

WordServe Kids FAQ

What do you believe/what do you teach the kids?
We use interactive teaching, small-and large-group lessons, and provide a safe, exciting environment to help your kids learn more about Jesus. The 9:00 a.m. curriculum is Orange, and the 10:00 a.m. curriculum is Superbook. We want WordServe Kids to be the best thing about your child’s week as we help them understand more about who God is and what he wants for their lives. Through the lessons on Sunday mornings, kids are invited to know God and to become a part of his work here on earth. For more about what we believe at WordServe, click here.

What is the age range/breakdown for classes at WordServe Kids?
Children ages K - 5th grade will sign in upon arrival at the back door of the Gym and may participate in either the 9:00 a.m. kids' worship or the 10:00 a.m. kids' Bible study (or both!)

The nursery is offered in the same building for children 3 yrs and under.  As always, if parents would like their children in the worship service, they are welcome to keep them there.

Where do I drop off/pick up my kids?
Parents can check in their children at the back door of the Gym.  They are welcome to stay for one or both of the children's hours on Sunday (9:00 a.m. WordServe Kids' worship and 10:00 a.m. Kids' Bible Study).

What should my child expect on Sunday mornings?
Your child can expect to have fun as they worship God through upbeat music, hear a relevant Bible story, pray, and talk about God’s plans for their lives. They will learn a Bible verse, get a snack (9:00 a.m. only), and build relationships with other children and dedicated teachers during fun games and activities. We encourage children to bring their Bibles; if they don't have a Bible, you can check out this list of recommended resources for some great kid-friendly Bibles.

Who is in charge of WordServe Kids?
Barbara Pennington is the Director of WordServe Kids. You can contact her via email at bpennington@wordserve.org.

What do you do to make sure WordServe Kids stay safe?
Each teacher and worker is Safe Sanctuary Trained, including a background check for 18 and up. There is a secure check-in/out system for each child and parent to ensure a safe pick-up only by the child’s parent. At least two safe-sanctuary trained workers are with children at all times. The one-time registration form includes allergy information and a place for special instructions to indicate who is/is not allowed to pick up your child. This communication is important in ensuring your child's safety. We also have first aid kits readily available and will communicate with parents if any injuries occur.

Do I have to register/enroll my children in advance?
No. You do not have to register your child prior to showing up at WordServe on a Sunday morning. If it’s your first time with WordServe Kids, arrive early to allow yourself a few extra minutes to complete the one-time information page. You can also have time to talk with your child's teacher. Other than that, you can check in when you arrive!

How will I be notified if my child needs me during the worship service?
One of the WordServe Kids’ servants will come and find you and take you to your child if your child needs you.

Can my kids participate in missions/service projects?
Absolutely! We encourage kids to be a part of Compassion at WordServe. There are many opportunities for kids to come serve with their parents. There are also many Compassion projects specifically geared for kids, and WordServe Kids also features specific Compassion Sundays where the kids take part in a Compassion Project during the worship service. Please see our Serve page for more information.

My child has special needs. Do you have anything for them?
We do not currently have any programming for children with special needs. However, we would love to meet you and your child and discuss how they might best participate in WordServe Kids. Every child is welcome here. Feel free to email us at bpennington@wordserve.org with any questions you might have.

Can my children participate in Communion?
Celebrating Communion is an important act in the life of all believers. We hope that parents will raise their children in the way of Christ and help them understand why we celebrate Holy Communion.  Communion will be brought to kids from the main worship service, unless parents specify otherwise.

Can my child be baptized?
Children can be baptized at WordServe. There is no age requirement for baptism, though a “Believer’s Baptism” requires the child to understand what baptism means and to be able to declare their commitment to Jesus Christ. For more information about baptism, please click here. If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss baptism with Pastor Bill, please email bhogan@wordserve.org and write “Baptism” in the subject line.

Do you baptize or dedicate infants?
At WordServe, we will baptize or dedicate an infant, depending on the desires of the parents. In the case of infants, both dedication and baptism are practices in which the parents make a covenant promise to raise their child in the Christian faith. We ask that parents set up a meeting with Pastor Bill to discuss the meaning and significance of this sacrament before scheduling the baptism. For more information on baptism and dedication, please click here.