Kids & Youth

We care about your kids and want them to know and love Jesus. We also take safety seriously, requiring background checks and training for all child and youth workers. We offer the following ministries for kids and teens. Special event dates can be found on our calendar.

Nursery (up to age 3)

Nursery care up to age 3 is available during both Sunday school and worship, and for many special events. Our nursery and toddler rooms are located in our special Chatham Kids' area.

Sunday School (all ages)

Sunday school classes for all ages begin at 9 a.m. Child and youth classes are organized by age group as follows:

  • 2's and 3's, Kids' Area Room 33
  • 4's thru K, Kid's Area Room 34
  • Grades 1-2, Room 15 (near gym)
  • Grades 3-5, Room 16 (near gym)
  • Grades 6-12: Junior & Senior High, Upstairs Loft

Children's Church (2 years to 2nd Grade)

Children's Church is for 2 years to 2nd grade during the morning service on most Sundays. Children are released to gather outside the Worship Center just prior to the sermon. They are then escorted to classrooms with others in their age group to learn about Jesus and the Bible.

Kids' Connection (4 years to 5th grade)

Kids’ Connection is a place for kids from 4 years to 5th grade to make friends and learn about Jesus through God’s Word, music, games and fun nights. We meet Wednesdays, September to April, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. It’s free to attend, and kids can start anytime throughout the year.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) / 5-Day Club

Our summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a free, week-long event for kids from 5-years to those who just completed 5th grade. We'll explore God's Word to learn more about Jesus, with fun activities, new friends and more.


Visit our VBS page for details and registration.

Junior Camp (grades 3-5)

Junior Camp is our summer camp for students who just completed grades 3, 4 or 5. We take a few days away from the city to explore God’s creation and learn more about Jesus with fun activities and games, good food and great company. Watch our calendar for camp dates.

The Upper Room Youth Group (grades 6-12)

The Upper Room is our Youth Group for grades 6-12 (ages 11 and up). We meet Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. We get together for worship music, good discussion about life and who Jesus is, and time for games or just hanging out. We also have special events throughout the year, including camps, retreats, mission trips, fun nights, holiday parties and even NERF wars.

Thursday Open Gym / Hangout Space (Grades 9-12)

Chatham offers high school students a place to hang out after school to shoot hoops, play games, do homework or just relax. We're open Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the school year. Check our calendar for scheduled dates, and find out more on our Open Gym / Hangout Space page.

Respite EVENTs for Special Needs Families

Chatham offers several free respite events for kids with special needs and their siblings on select Saturdays throughout the year. Exciting activities and more are offered during this time. Learn more on our Respite page.