King's Cross Kids
We are a ministry focused on partnering with families for the purpose of children's discipleship. On Sunday mornings, it's our desire to engage all children (Birth - 4th grade) with the gospel in age appropriate and fun ways. During the week, it's our desire to be a helpful resource for parents as they navigate what it looks like to raise children in a gospel-centered home.
What to Expect: Sunday Morning
Each weekend we offer two unique settings designed with your child's age in mind. When you walk in the front doors you'll see, just inside the doors, our check-in tables. Our volunteers, with orange iPads in hand, will be ready to greet you to get your children checked in. They will ask minimal & necessary information the first week you're with us, as well as provide you with a registration card to complete. Then, you'll be directed to our two Children's Ministry areas: The Nursery and The Main Room.
The Nursery, just down the hall from the check-in station, is where our youngest friends spend the morning. Volunteers in this room are ready to nurture, play and pray with your children ages: birth-24 months!
The Main Room hosts the majority of our children. Inside this big room, there are 4 smaller rooms made from curtains. All 2 years - 4th graders meet here each week. The morning is structured like this:
- Game Time (in the open space of the Main Room)
- Morning Meeting (in the Worship Station)
- Station Rotations (in the smaller curtain rooms)
After game time is over (about 10 min), all children congregate in the worship space for a quick meeting where we pray for the morning and split up into our age groups (takes about 5 min). Then, each age group will rotate through each learning station so that the curriculum is presented in the best way for their level (about 15 min per station). The last station the children are in, is where parents will pick them up. Our age groups are:
- 2-3 years old
- 4 years, 5 years & Kindergarten
- 1st-2nd grade
- 3rd-4th grade
Our stations are designed with each age group in mind and led by amazingly energetic volunteers. Each element is planned slightly different depending on the age group in the station. (i.e. discussion questions for preschoolers will look different than for 4th graders or the songs for the 3rd graders won't be a cutesy as the ones for the 3 year olds, etc.) In addition, each station touches on a "main idea" for the week that the children should leave knowing as well as a memory verse for the month. The stations are:
- Craft - children create something to help the story stick
- Story - children watch a story video and have discussion afterward for comprehension
- Worship - children sing & dance to praise music
- Community - children share life with each other in the station. They share personal prayer requests & spend time in prayer as well as playing together.
Over the course of the month, we dig into our curriculum via rotations for the first 3 Sundays. The 4th Sunday of the month is "4th Sunday Fellowship" where do not have rotations. Instead, we have extended game time and a short object lesson. In December of 2016 we made "Advent in a Box" for children to follow the advent season with a family devotion and ornament craft. In January 2017 we made scripture memory calendars to post at home to challenge our minds!
Occasionally, we will have a 5th Sunday in the month. For these weeks, we offer "5th Sunday Funday" It's fun because 2years-1st graders participate in extended game time and a Bible based movie and the 2nd-4th graders attend worship with their families! The Nursery runs like normal, having fun too!
What to Expect: The Rest of the Time
We desire, as a church, to come alongside families in a supportive role. One of the most important ways we will accomplish this, is when families connect with other families in Community Groups that meet during the week. Families can also expect periodic update emails to let them know what's new with King's Cross Kids. Our curriculum also offers parent follow up guides that will be distributed (Starting at Easter!) on Sunday mornings to keep the conversation going at home - these are not time consuming either! Use them during your regular rhythms: drive time, meal time, play time, etc. Also, we have an Instagram account ... follow us! It's @KingsCross_Kids Here we will post celebrations, fun pictures of what we're up to, and encouragement on a regular basis! If at any time more support is needed, King's Cross Kids is just an email or phone call away!
Safety & Security & Allergies
Safety and security is a top priority for us, that is why you will be provided with a nametag and accompanying ID number for both you and your child. In order for your child to be picked up, we have to receive the number tag that matches the child's nametag. There is also a place to note special allergies and other information on this tag. For everyone's safety and security, volunteers do not serve alone and they have received a background check. King's Cross Kids is a food-free environment. We love DumDum lollipops as a treat on the way out the door on Sunday mornings, however we do not have snacks or food in the Main Room. The Nursery will give bottles if needed.
The Gospel Project® for Kids immerses kids and preschoolers in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through The Gospel Project® for Kids, kids and preschoolers will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.
If you have any questions at all about King's Cross Kids, don't hesitate to contact our Children's Ministry Director! Kristen Patrick can be reached at