We want children to know Jesus intimately.
At Cornerstone Kids, we believe in partnering with families to help kids discover and delight in God. We are passionate about loving children, empowering them to think critically and creatively, and seeing the gospel transform the lives of our children as they learn about their Savior, Jesus Christ. We want children to know Jesus intimately. For this reason, our curriculum is Bible-based and gospel-centered.
What to Expect on Sundays
We provide nursery care for newborns through two years in age during the 9:00 traditional service (check-in from 8:45-9:10am) and newborns through four years in age during the 11:00 contemporary service (check-in from 10:45-11:15am). There is a check-in counter downstairs that is supervised by the Children’s Ministry Director or volunteer. Check-in is digital so children receive a name tag with a unique security code. This security code is printed for parents to present at check-out for security purposes. The Children’s Ministry Director or volunteer will then direct families to the nursery where nursery staff will receive them. Nursery staff are paid professionals who are trained and background-checked. The nursery is cleaned routinely and provides age-appropriate toys and enrichment.
If you prefer to keep your child with you and need a place to feed, change, or soothe your baby during worship, take advantage of our Family Room at the back of the Worship Center (lefthand side). We keep it stocked with supplies so that you have everything you need to care for your little one and still participate in the service!
Sunday School begins at 9:00am with check-in from 8:45-9:00am supervised by the Children’s Ministry Director. There is a check-in counter downstairs that is supervised by the Children’s Ministry Director or volunteer. Check-in is digital so children receive a name tag with a unique security code. This security code is printed for parents to present at check-out for security purposes. The Children’s Ministry Director or volunteer will then direct families to the large group room where two or more volunteers will receive them. Our Sunday School volunteers are trained and background-checked.
Each month of Sunday School revolves around a central theme and Bible verse. By the end of the month, children will memorize the Bible Verse and receive a certificate of recognition signed by the Children’s Ministry Director and Lead Pastor. The monthly theme is broken down into four to five connected lessons taught each Sunday morning. These connected lessons revolve around their own “Bottom Line” that we want children to walk away knowing; this is a one-sentence life application statement that communicates an important truth about God.
Sunday School begins in the large group room where we provide an activity for early arrivers followed by an opening activity or game that directly connects to the Bible story lesson. When we begin the Bible story, we always have children open their Bibles. We use a variety of Bibles to help us learn about God. These include The Action Bible, The Biggest Story Bible Storybook, The Jesus Storybook Bible, and the Hand-On Bible. Our Bible story time is conducted using diverse techniques including volunteer-led skids, child-led skits, and Bible reading. We always ask discussion questions that facilitate critical thinking and personal application of the story. We then break into age-specific small groups to engage in final discussions and activities that extend their learning and Bible Verse memorization followed by time in prayer. We then come together in the large group room to continue working on extension activities until parents arrive.
When the service is over, parents will pick up their children in the large group room by presenting their unique security code. Children leave with a take-home bag that includes age-specific activities to do at home connecting to our Bible story and Bottom Line. Parents also receive resources that outline the Bottom Line and Bible verse while also providing discussion questions to facilitate deeper family conversation about that week’s lesson.
Cornerstone Kids Music Program
Following Sunday School, kids have the option to be escorted to music class. Here, they learn how to read music and engage with various instruments. They will occasionally prepare material to sing or play during our church services. Music class is from 10:15 to 10:50am in the choir room downstairs and is led by Deb Harris, the director of Traditional Worship, and Alicia Johnson, a fellow musician. Contact Deb Harris or Ashleigh MacGillivray if you are interested in participating!
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Resources for Parents
Parents, here are some resources to encourage you and help you reinforce the lessons your children are learning each week!
Parent Cue provides articles and inspiration that align with our weekly children's curriculum.
Studio252.tv is a fun, kid-focused website filled with ideas to help families grow in faith.
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