Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

As children belong to and are an integral part of our church body, we commit to coming alongside parents in the raising of them. Our age appropriate ministry areas are dcBabies, dcTots and dcKids. Together our goal is to show our kids how very much God loves them! We want our children to look forward to the fun they have at church each week while also learning about how God works in their lives!
Each week we strive to:
  • Provide a safe, secure, and loving environment for children to participate in and where parents feel comfortable leaving their children.
  • Help children feel a warm sense of belonging to their church family and to insure that each child feels welcome and wanted.
  • Help each child understand God’s Word (the Bible) in age appropriate ways.
  • Support the family in their responsibility for the spiritual nurturing and growth of their child.
  • Provide godly men and women who are adequately trained to serve as positive role models while they minister to children.
The goal of dcKids is to establish a lifelong love of church, while addressing developmental milestones that are present in this wide age range. The dcKids class is important to our children as it introduces the concept of a call to worship, and learning to serve as part of the larger body of Christ.
Each morning in dcKids will closely follow this basic schedule:
9:45- 10:00 AM // Kids are checked in at a check in station by their parents or guardians, and escorted to the dcKids Clubhouse.
10:00 AM // They are welcomed by the volunteers and encouraged to participate in the pre service dancing, activities and games.
10:10 AM - 10:25 // Worship Music // Age appropriate & engaging Worship music takes place with the facilitation of adults, but led by kids who feel comfortable doing so.
10:25 AM - 10:50 // Large Group // Kids participate in an opening ice breaker application game, and watch the bible story unfold.
10:50 - 11:05 // The Lead Teacher discusses the bottom line for the week & our monthly memory verse with the kids, incorporating the bible story into the application of the monthly virtue & verse.
11:05 - 11:15 // Small Group // Kids participate in crafts, activities, games that reinforce what they’ve learned that day about Jesus, God and the Bible.
11:15 // Dismissal // Kids are picked up by their parent or guardian with the security tag they received at the check in station. The Assistant Teacher stands at the door and matches each child’s tag with the parent’s and gives each parent a weekly take home card with ways to incorporate the bible story they just learned into their daily family life.
If you have questions about dcKids, you can email Amber@lifeatdiscovery.com.