When You Arrive
We know a first time visit with kids can at first be an adventure. When you arrive for your first visit, all our children go through a check-in kiosk with a volunteer where we’ll take some time to get to know you and your family. We’ll ask about allergies, make sure we know what your child likes to be called and if they have any special needs that would help your child be comfortable during their time with us. You and your child will receive a check-in sticker with a matching code to ensure your child is safely checked in and checked out at the end of services. You can rest assured that if there are any urgent issues, a volunteer will contact you so you are kept in the loop. A host team member will make sure you know exactly where to go and how to pick up your child at the end of the service.
What To Expect
What is the language of children? It changes by age group, by town, by school, by year. But we believe kids are engaged best through activity, adventure, fun, stories, and relationships.
Your child’s security is one of our highest values. All who serve with our kids have been interviewed, trained, and have passed a background check. Additionally, our hallways are monitored by trained security team members during our kids church services. Kids have consistent leaders and classmates so they can build trustworthy relationships where they are best able to learn about God’s Word. We use a secure system for check-in and check-out and have policies in place to protect the well-being of every child while they are in our care. In the event your child needs you at anytime, we will contact you at the number provided at check-in.
Ministry is a partnership between Jesus and parents. We are partners, not parents. We believe the church is called to love and support the family. That means nurturing and helping the faith of parents, kids, and students. We are passionate about coming alongside families to help disciple their children. We want you to know what your child is learning each week, so we strive to communicate our teaching to parents through weekly emails, social media, and discussion with our volunteers as you pick up your child.
Our kids church ministries are carried out each week by loving, dedicated volunteers who want to see the next generation come to faith in Christ and live out their faith in front of their family and friends. If you would like to help us carry out this vital mission, please consider joining one of our kids church serving teams! To view opportunities, click here.
It will look slightly different at different ages but here is what our goal is for Thomas Road Kids!
- Scripture – Kids that value and seek out God’s direction for their lives in the Bible.
- Prayer – Kids that prioritize and spend time listening and talking to God.
- Worship – Kids loving God with their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
- Community – Kids that are invested in by a Life Group Leader and peers around God’s Word.
- Serving – Kids using their spiritual gifts and abilities to serve others inside and outside the church.
- Sharing – Kids living their faith out in front of family and friends.
Simply stated, our goal is to see kids become passionate followers of Jesus Christ!