Because every kid matters to God.
We want kids to know about a God who created them, loves them, and is with them every day. Everything they experience at a Kids service helps to do just that—whether it’s online or in-person.
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Kids spaces are open!
Wayzata Kids spaces opening soon.
When you get to church, look for the Kids Check-In area. A staff or volunteer will be there to answer any questions you have, help you get checked in, and find the right room for your child. If you can, plan to arrive 15 minutes early so you can drop off your kids and head into the service without missing anything!
Staying home this weekend? Here’s everything you need to have a Kid-O-Deo or Elevate experience wherever you are. Just watch the video with your kids and follow the Church at Home guide.
➜Talk About It:
How did the wise men find Jesus? (They followed a star.)
What are some things we can "give" for Jesus? (Our time, the things we're good at, or we can donate things we have)
➜Try This at Home:
As a family, talk about ideas of something you can give this Christmas season. Could you buy a gift for a child in need, bring food to a food shelf, or write a card to someone who is lonely? Pick one of your ideas and try it this week!
The wise men gave gifts to Jesus because they believed he was God's Son. We can give Jesus our best, too. We can use the things we're good at and the things we have to share his love, joy, peace, and kindness with others.
Look up and read Hebrews 13:6. This verse tells us that God helps us, so we have nothing to fear.
➜Talk about these questions!
If you could travel anywhere in the world for this next week, where would you go?
When have you faced something “unknown”? What happened?
Is there anything coming up that you’re not sure about, or even that makes you feel afraid?
➜Try it out!
Find someone to try this out with. Take turns putting things into a bag or a box so the other person can't see them. Then have the other person try to tell what is in the bag or box only by feeling it with their hands. Then have them put something in the bag or box, and you try to guess what it is.
➜The Point: The wise men followed Jesus, even when they didn’t know where they were going. They trusted God completely. Jesus can lead us, too, whether we think we know exactly what to do next or have no idea what to do. Whatever unknown we face, Jesus is with us.
We're doing everything we can to maintain a clean and safe environment for the kids and volunteers in our Kids spaces. Here's what you can expect:
All Kids volunteers and staff are background-checked and trained before they start volunteering—so know that your kids are in safe hands.
Every weekend at Kids Check-In, your family is assigned a random, three-digit alpha-numeric code that is on your child’s name tag and your security tag. This same code will be displayed in the auditorium in the event that your child needs you. You will use your security tag to pick up your child in their classroom after the service.
If your kid feels sick at home, they'll feel sick at church. We want all of our kids to remain healthy and happy, so we ask that kids be kept at home if they're not feeling well. We'll be very excited to see them the following week!
We have trained, background-checked volunteers who come alongside kids with various special needs, ages birth-grade 5, so they may participate and enjoy God and others to their fullest potential within weekend Kids services.
If you believe your child would benefit from additional support in Kid-O-Deo, check out our special needs assistance page and find out how we can serve you and your family.
Parent/Child Dedication is a time of public and personal commitment, where parents make a promise to teach their kids about building a relationship with Jesus Christ. Get all the details on this incredible step below.
Follow along with what's happening in Kids, watch past messages, or email us with comments and questions. We'd love to connect with you!