Here’s what kids and families will experience when joining us on Sunday mornings! When you enter our Kids@First Lobby, you’ll see that we value kids! The park, mountain and valley scenes will remind kids that God is with us everywhere!
FIRST TIME GUEST?
Our greeter team will be on hand to help first time guests! So stop by the info desk to:
Register - Get a name tag - We’ll help you connect in your small group
Check in is required for all ages, birth through 5th grade.
Sign out (along with a matching security tag system) is required when picking up a child from The Nest (our babies & toddlers environment).
Safety is important to us. You’ll know our volunteers who are cleared to serve at Kids @ First by their name tags. All adults who serve in our children’s ministry have completed an application, been fingerprinted and have had a background check.
We use the same cutoff dates for age groups that weekday Napa schools use (for 2016-17 it’s September 1), so that your child will be in an age appropriate environment - and both kids and leaders have a great experience!
SECOND VISIT? Check back in at our Welcome Desk and we’ll continue to help you get connected.
If you have questions, just ask!
The Nest is a safe, colorful space just for babies and toddlers with friendly small group leaders!
We encourage parents to help us make it a special time each Sunday by:
- signing in/out
- using our kiddie-keeper security tags
- marking diaper bags with name
- keeping sick kids home
Ahava Valley is our environment for 2/3 year-olds and 4/5 year-olds. Ahava is the Hebrew word for LOVE. God’s love is in all we do!
All age groups stay in same small groups through summer then ‘move up’ to the next preschool age group together each fall. Need help with age groups? Just ask us at the Welcome Desk!
In Ahava Valley we engage little ones in three basic truths of God’s love…* God made me! *God loves me! *Jesus wants to be my friend forever! Kids explore hands-on activities that will:
- Make it fun
- Make it true
- Make it stick
- Make it real
We help kids take a first look at God’s Word, the Bible, to discover His love for them! Their time in their small group includes a fun and active arrival activity, Bible story and hands-on activities to reinforce what they learned about the story and more importantly what it means for them even at their young age.
To extend learning throughout the week, be sure to pick up a hard copy of the Parent Cue page for the month — or get the Parent Cue App for iphone, ipad and android.
Larger than Life is for elementary age kids. Our God is larger than life! Your kids will learn about the larger than life plan for He has for every one of us!
Every Sunday as kids arrive at 8:45 or 10:30, there’s a fun plug in activity to do with their small group (by grade) linked to the day’s big idea. Then it’s time for large group – where kids hear, see and experience the Bible story in a fresh and exciting format–both live & video–and worship through active songs!
Afterwards, kids break into small groups by grade with their leaders, who guide them in discovering personal, real life applications to the Bible story and monthly Bible memory verse through games, activities, prayer and just plain old fun!
AGE GROUPS for K-5th are the grade kids are in in the 2015-16 school year.
THREE BASIC TRUTHS WE WANT KIDS TO KNOW:
- I need to make the wise choice!
- I can trust God no matter what!
- I should treat others the way I want to be treated!
EVERY MONTH WE EXPLORE A NEW LIFE APP…
A Life App is something God does in you to change the world around you! Kids will also get a GIZMO to take home, a fun kid-friendly item that’s tied to the theme and includes the month’s Bible verse.
Parents, check out the monthly Parent Cue page for ways to take it home!
Or grab the Parent Cue App for iphone, ipad and android!