Shalom Kids

Birth - 8th Grade

Welcome to Shalom Kids! We are so excited to have your kids join us!

We aim to be a ministry that welcomes and invites every child to begin forming a personal relationship with Christ by building relationships with each child and partnering with families to make disciples.

KID ZONE
KID ZONE

Kid Zone is available for all children Kindergarten – 5th grade during the morning worship service. Children will engage in the first part of the worship service where they will sing, pray, and participate with their families in the service, and then all children will be dismissed to the basement for age-appropriate teaching. Kindergarten and 1st grade will have large group time together in the Fireside room while 2nd-5th grade will have large group together in their own space.

Large group time is filled with games, skits, large group lessons and more.  The children then break into their age groups to discuss the lesson and do an age appropriate activity. When the service is over, there are refreshments and games and activities for the kids to do downstairs while parents can enjoy coffee and fellowship upstairs. Parents are free to come pick up their children any time after the service in the basement.

Children & Worship

Children & Worship is available for children ages 3 and 4 (on or before December 31) to help make worship time meaningful to them.  On Sunday morning after joining adults during their worship time of singing and prayer, the little ones are dismissed to have age appropriate Bible lessons.  Loving teachers instruct them about God and His word through singing, prayer, stories with figures and response time with an activity or craft to reinforce the story. There is also a snack and water provided. Any young visitors are more than welcome to attend.

Nursery
Nursery

Nursery is available during the service for children ages birth-3 years. It is staffed by wonderful, nurturing volunteers who show Jesus’ love to all the young children. 

If you have signed up to volunteer in nursery and need to find a substitute, please see the serving schedule in the Midweeks Announcements email.

GEMS

The mission of GEMS Girls’ Clubs is to help bring girls into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. Our vision is to see girls around the world actively and enthusiastically expressing love for God and others. Shalom’s club strives to do this through weekly Bible studies, crafts, worship, devotions, badge work, and building relationships with their peers and counselors. GEMS is for girls in 2nd through 8th grade and meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm September to April. 

Cadets

Shalom’s Cadets ministry is led by men of God who are dedicated to bring boys into a living relationship with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The club does this through studying the Bible as the guide to life, experiencing the presence of the Lord in His glorious creation, learning the skills of an outdoorsman which builds a boy’s character, and developing a boy’s understanding of his place in God’s world to help him to be a faithful steward. Cadets is for boys in 3rd through 8th grade and meets most 1st and 3rd Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 pm September to April.

Safety at Shalom Kids

We prioritize safety at Shalom and all of our volunteers who work with children have gone through background checks. We want all families to feel that their children are being well taken care while on Shalom’s church campus. Please reach out to our Children’s Ministry Director, Elizabeth Akindejoye, with any questions about our children’s programs at Shalom.

FAQs

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Children can be dropped off…

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Shalom VBS

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VBS