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WELCOME TO ChristWay K!DS

Our leaders are eager to see your smiling faces as we learn from God's Word and have tons of fun along the way!

PRESCHOOL

THE BIG WAHOO

In The Big Wahoo, the Preschool Ministry is designed to provide a safe and loving environment for your child while you are worshipping. Here, your preschooler will engage in fun, hands-on activities and interactive worship which are created especially to teach three basic truths:

God made me.
God loves me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

The Big Wahoo is open at 8:30, 9:45, & 11:15 AM.

Here's what we're learning in February...

Jesus teaches me important things.

Our Memory Verse is:

“A friend loves at all times.”

Proverbs 17:17, NIrV

 

Week 1

Jesus loves me  |  Luke 18:15-16

Jesus and the Children  


Week 2

Mary and Martha  |  Luke 10:38-42

Jesus loves me and wants to spend time with me.

 

Week 3

The Centurion  |  Matthew 8:5-13

Jesus loves me and wants to help me.

 

Week 4

The Thankful Woman | Luke 7:36-50

Jesus loves me, no matter what.


For more details about The Big Wahoo, email us.

Other Resources for Parents

Here are some resources that will help you as you lead your children to know just how amazing Jesus is:

ChristWay K!DS Facebook Group

Spotify Playlist for Songs from the Big Wahoo

Parent Cue App

ELEMENTARY

TREEHOUSE

The TreeHouse is a relevant environment for children, kindergarten through 3rd grade. Packed with worship music, captivating Bible stories, and small group activities, children will walk away knowing three basic truths:

I need to make the wise choice.
I can trust God no matter what.
I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

The Tree House is open at 9:45 and 11:15 AM.

Here's what we are learning in February...

Gear Up: An adventure in kindness

Kindness is showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.

Our memory verse is:

“You are God’s chosen people. You are holy and dearly loved. So put on tender mercy and kindness as if they were your clothes. Don’t be proud. Be gentle and patient.”

Colossians 3:12, NlrV

 

Week 1

The Kindness of Jesus  |  Matthew 8:1-4, Matthew 19:13-15, Matthew 9:10-13

Jesus showed us how to be kind.

 

Week 2

Ruth and Naomi  |  Ruth 1-2

Be kind to the people closest to you.

 

Week 3

Go the Extra Mile  |  Matthew 5:41

Be kinder than you have to be.

 

Week 4

Good Samaritan  |  Luke 10:25 – 37

Be kind to people who are different from you.

 

For more details about The Treehouse, email us.

Other Resources for Parents

Here are some resources that will help you as you lead your children to know just how amazing Jesus is:

ChristWay K!DS Facebook Group

Spotify Playlist for  Songs from the TreeHouse

Parent Cue App

THE ESCAPE

THE ESCAPE

The Escape is an engaging space for our 4th and 5th grade preteen students. With a focused time in an inviting small group along with an engaging large group Bible lesson, students will walk away knowing three basic truths:

I need to make the wise choice.
I can trust God no matter what.
I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

The Escape is open at 9:45 to 11:15 AM.

Here's what we are learning in February...
Gear Up: An adventure in kindness

Kindness is showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.

Our memory verse is:

“You are God’s chosen people. You are holy and dearly loved. So put on tender mercy and kindness as if they were your clothes. Don’t be proud. Be gentle and patient.”

Colossians 3:12, NlrV

 

Week 1

The Kindness of Jesus  |  Matthew 8:1-4, Matthew 19:13-15, Matthew 9:10-13

Jesus showed us how to be kind.

 

Week 2

Ruth and Naomi  |  Ruth 1-2

Be kind to the people closest to you.

 

Week 3

Go the Extra Mile  |  Matthew 5:41

Be kinder than you have to be.

 

Week 4

Good Samaritan  |  Luke 10:25 – 37

Be kind to people who are different from you.

 

For more details about The Escape, email us.

Other Resources for Parents

Here are some resources that will help you as you lead your children to know just how amazing Jesus is:

ChristWay K!DS Facebook Group

Spotify Playlist for  Songs from the TreeHouse

Parent Cue App

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the steps for my elementary aged child to be baptized?

At ChristWay, we believe that baptism is an outward expression of an inward change; it is symbolic of salvation and not a part of salvation. Only those who have made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as Lord should be baptized.  We recommend that children be eight or older before they are baptized because by that age they are more likely to be able to understand and articulate for themselves their need for salvation and their decision to accept Christ.

Two classes are required for elementary aged kids before baptism:

1) StartHere – offered quarterly, this class is for parents WITH their children.  This is a 30 minute class that presents the salvation message in kid friendly verbiage.  We also provide tons of parent resources for continuing the conversation at home.  The StartHere class is a mandatory prerequisite before an elementary aged child can attend the baptism class.

2) K!DS Baptism class – this class is offered before each baptism at ChristWay.  This class is for elementary aged kids who have made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and are wishing to publicly proclaim that decision.  Kids attend this class while their parents attend the adult baptism class.

How do you help keep children safe at church?

ChristWay K!DS takes safety very seriously when it comes to your children. Before children even arrive, every toy and environment gets cleaned and sanitized and every volunteer is screened with an interview and federal background check.

When you arrive on campus, all children are checked in and parents receive a tag with a unique code that matches only to their child. This tag must be shown upon checkout.  There is  only one way in and one way out of each environment, and adults are not allowed in after the gathering starts.

In addition, both The Big Wahoo and The TreeHouse are able to lock down in just a few seconds with trained safety personnel and their leaders who know the plan for any of emergency. We also have a trained medical volunteer on call every Sunday.

Our whole team — from staff members to small group leaders to safety personnel — are trained to keep your kids safe.

What if I'm not ready to leave my children in the Kids' Ministry?

ChristWay loves kids and has an amazing ministry for them; however if your child is still young or just not feeling up to being away from you, we have an area called the Retreat Zone. It’s located in the Worship Center, directly in front of the Sound Booth, and a Frontline Volunteer can help you get seated there.  Should you find your child needs your attention, we encourage you to slip out quickly and allow a Frontline volunteer to assist you, if needed.

What if my child needs my attention?

Our check-in system can alert you if your child needs attention. Located within The Big Wahoo, we have a Mother’s Room where you can comfort or nurse your child  in a private environment and still watch the worship gathering via a television.

Can you accommodate my child with special needs?

Yes! The goal of the special needs ministry is to create an environment for everyone to safely participate on Sunday morning, as well as in LifeGroups and all ministry events that the church offers, so that each individual has an equal opportunity to be presented with the Gospel and grow in his or her relationship with Christ.

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SHARING CHRIST WITH YOUR CHILD

Why do people die? Where do I go when I die? Why did Jesus die on the cross? How can Jesus be part of my life when I can’t see Him? How did He get out of the tomb and is He really alive?

Has you child ever asked you any of these questions? If you are like most parents, your hands start to sweat, because you feel like “I don’t want to answer this wrong or scare them away from wanting to know more.” Well, you are not alone! This is the part of parenting for which we had no training.  Before we even left the hospital, others showed us how to change a diaper and give a bottle. Salvation, though, is HUGE! Where is the manual for helping our kids with that?

Kids are so curious and have such tender, trusting hearts. Jesus knew this and told us to have the faith of a child.  Sometimes we, as adults, make it harder than it needs to be. When a child begins to ask questions, it may only be the early stages of acquiring more information. Answer what your child asks and do not give more information than he is seeking. Do not jump to conclusions but do speak in clear terms and ask follow-up questions. Both the child and the Holy Spirit should be in the driver’s seat, setting the pace and course for the discussion. The “big event” occurs at different ages for individual children since each child is unique in his relationship with God. Here are some simple questions to consider as you talk to your children. The child must understand:

  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus come?
  • What did Jesus do?
  • Why should I become a believer?
  • How can I accept Jesus as my Savior?

These can be hard questions to answer on a child’s level, but they understand so much more than we as adults think. A complete, yet simple explanation is the ABCs:

A | Admit you are a sinner.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

B | Believe Jesus died for your sins and rose from the dead.

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

C | Choose to trust Jesus alone.

Romans 10:13

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

 

Once your child understands these concepts and is asking to pray to become a believer, allow him to pray out loud in his own words.  There’s really no “right” way to pray or specific prayer to follow; instead, it has to do more with the child’s understanding and sincerity of heart.

After your child has prayed to ask Jesus to be part of his or her life, celebrate!!! He is now part of God’s family and will one day go to heaven. Make sure to share this with everyone at church, especially in CW Kids so we can celebrate too!

Start Here classes are offered quarterly for K!DS and their parents to attend together. We also have a K!DS baptism class offered before each baptism.

If you have questions, please email Renae Marcus at rmarcus@christwaychurch.org.

CHRISTWAY K!DS TEAM

RENAE MARCUS

CHILDREN

JENESIS SOUKUP

CHILDREN

BROOKE SWILLING

CHILDREN

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