What is Kidtown?
Kidtown exists to teach kids that Jesus is the hero we all need. We want to lay a foundation of the good news of Jesus for families to build on back home. We have numerous experienced Kidtown volunteers who will make sure your child has a blast AND learns about Jesus. Our Kidtown areas are secured to ensure that your child is safe during the Gathering. We hope this will allow you to focus during worship, knowing your child is hearing about Jesus in a kid-friendly manner.
What to Expect
At Kidtown, we love welcoming new families! We want to make sure kids and parents alike feel comfortable worshiping with us. Below are a few tips and pointers so that new families know exactly what to expect.
Our Kidtown greet team is stationed by a sign that says, “New Families.” They are there to help with the check-in process, give families a tour of our Kidtown space, and answer any questions.
Kidtown is for children 6 weeks old through 5th grade and takes place during our Gathering each week.
Babies - Toddlers have a quiet and safe place to play and learn in our nursery. Areas are divided and labeled according to the child's age and level of development.
Children that are potty trained and between 3 years old and 5th grade, will get to play, build friendships, and learn about Jesus in our main Kidtown area. After our initial play time with other children and Kidtown volunteers, we gather as a large group to sing and learn about Jesus using The Gospel Project Curriculum. Next, we divide into age specific small groups where teachers will lead a discussion on the lesson with the goal of helping kids apply the truth to their lives.
At pick-up, parents will always need to provide the matching identification sticker that they received at check-in. Once parents present their child’s sticker, a Kidtown leader will match the parent’s sticker with the child’s and give the parent a lesson study guide to talk through with their kids.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring for my child? Depending on the age of your child, be sure to bring any diapers, pacifiers, extra clothes, bottles, or toddler cups that they may need. To help us keep track of your items, please label them with your child’s first and last name before arriving.
What happens when I arrive? When you reach the Kidtown check-in area, you will be greeted by a Kidtown Volunteer. There, you will sign in your child and provide us some information about your child. A name tag will be assigned to your child with a number. You will receive a matching number to keep during the Gathering to turn in when you pick up your child.
Who will be taking care of my child? Kidtown is run by volunteers committed to having fun, helping your child grow, and teaching about Jesus. Each volunteer has undergone a thorough interview process and has passed a S.L.E.D. background check prior to becoming a Kidtown volunteer.
What time does Kidtown open? Kidtown opens and begins checking children in 15 minutes before each Gathering. We ask that parents/guardians come and pick up their children promptly after the Gathering ends.
How can I volunteer at Kidtown? There are many positions available for you to serve. To apply to be a Kidtown volunteer, click here.
What are indicators that my child is too sick to come to Kidtown? We always love having your children at Kidtown but ask that you keep your child home if he is showing any signs of illness. Children should be symptom and fever-free for at least 24 hours before attending Kidtown. If your child has been seen by a medical professional and prescribed antibiotics, we ask that you not bring your child to Kidtown until they have been on medication for at least 24 hours.
I'm having a baby soon. Can you guys help out with that? We love equipping LifeGroups to care for families with newborns. Provide us with some information using this form, and we'll see to it that you're cared for.