God made you. God loves you. Jesus wants to be your friend forever.
Every Sunday all children (babies through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way. We are passionate about kids learning about Jesus in a way they understand.
We would love to see you and your family visit First Kids and First Christian Church this Sunday. Join the fun and experience a world where kids meet Jesus on their level!
First kids will always be about…
Creative Bible teaching
Jesus on their level
Our environments and lesson materials are created in a way your child will understand. We want your kids to understand God’s love at every age and stage.
Kids love fun! We realize that when your children have fun at church, they can’t wait to come back. Your kids will learn about Jesus through games, activities, and energetic songs.
Your first visit!
} Checking in takes 5-10 minutes!
Look for the bright orange first-time guest registration. We’ll meet your family, check your child into our database system, and one of our staff or volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.
We’ll ask for some family info.
- Parent/Guardians’ names
- Children’s names
- Children’s birthdates
- Your home address
- Phone number
- Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child
It’s alright—we got this!
Our amazing volunteers will be waiting at the door for your kids! If we need to contact you during the service, we’ll first try to text. Then, we’ll display your family’s security code on the screen in the auditorium (it’s anonymous, so no one else knows it’s you). If we text or if the number on screen matches your ID sticker, find a staff member or volunteer to direct you to your child’s room. If you need to check in, our classrooms are equipped with one-way windows, so you can peek in any time.
Want to save some time on Sunday?
How does returning/self check-in work?
Sign in with any family phone number.
Input the last 4 digits of any phone number in your house. If we need to contact you during the service, we’ll first try to text the primary parent.
Check in the children you brought with you.
Your child’s class and age group will appear automatically. If you’re planning to check into a different class (such as as SHINE for kids with disabilities) than what’s shown, talk to one of our First Kids staff!
Take your family stickers with you to class.
This includes two stickers for every child checked in (one for your child, and one for their teacher). You’ll also get a single family sticker with a security code that matches your family stickers.
On the drive home…
On your way home, be sure to ask your child questions like, “Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn today?” It’s our goal that every child has a positive answer to these two questions, every week!
It doesn’t end there, though! We believe that YOU are the primary spiritual voice in your child’s life throughout the week. You can find resources for parents and families below.
Your kids’ classes and environments
Kids in early childhood GROW to know God in safe, age-appropriate environments. Children just-born through one year old experience Jesus’ love as approved volunteers care and pray over them. Children two years old through Preschool are introduced to the wonder of God’s word through hands-on activities, energetic songs, and creative storytelling. GROW rooms are open during both services. Check-in in at the Kids Forest, and drop off and pick up your child at their classroom.
The QUEST to know God continues in K-3rd! This age group begins each service having fun and getting focused in a small-group time in their classrooms then move into a large-group time of interactive worship and engaging teaching. QUEST rooms are open during both services. You can sign-in at a self check-in computer in the Kids Forest or the Lower Level, and drop-off and pick-up is at your child’s classroom.v
Kids in 4th and 5th are starting to MERGE into the preteen years and a closer relationship with Jesus. After check-in, this age group starts the service in the Worship Center (with family or approved group leaders) before moving to the MERGE green room for teaching and application. MERGE is open during both services. Check in at the Kids Forest or Lower Level, and pick-up in the Merge room (follow signs behind Kids’ Info Desk).
SHINE: Kids with disabilities (up to 16)
Kids with disabilities learn to SHINE Jesus’ light in their life. This class is created specifically for kids (ages 3-16) with disabilities. A team of talented, approved volunteers made up of teachers and parents will deliver the Gospel to your kids using a variety of creative methods, based upon individual needs. The Shine room is open during the 11am service. We value you and your kids, because Jesus is for all people! Check-in at Kids Forest, drop-off and pick-up at Playland.
You rock, Momma!
If you are a brand new momma or have a baby on the way, our children’s ministry love to bless you with some free meals and supplies for the first few weeks. We know it gets crazy. We know most days it’s hard. But it’s SO worth it, and we want to encourage and support you in the journey.