Kids & Youth

We care about kids and want them to know and love Jesus. We offer the following ministries for children and teens.

We also take safety seriously, requiring background checks and training for all child and youth workers. A secure check-in and name tag system is utilized each Sunday. For more details on how we ensure our children’s safety, please see our Child Safety Policies.

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

Sunday School classes begin at 9 a.m. Child and youth classes are organized by age group as follows:

  • 3 years-Kindergarten, 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 (4 years to 2nd Grade)

Children's Church is for 4 years to 2nd grade during the morning service. 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 and games. We meet Tuesdays, October to April, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. It’s free to attend, and kids can start anytime throughout the year.

Learn more and register your kids on our Kids' Connection page.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Our summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a free, week-long club for kids ages 5-12. We'll explore God's Word, the Bible, to learn about who Jesus is 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. Special event dates can be found on our calendar.

Kids' & Youth Sermon Notes

Sermon note sheets for kids and teens are available on the shelf under the coat rack in the hallway just outside the Worship Center. These sheets can help with engagement during the worship service. We also provide a variety of story and activity books for children.