Each Sunday at Discover, kids are having a blast learning about Christ in safe, age-appropriate environments. Through creative biblical teaching, we partner with you to raise fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Our volunteers work hard to create a safe, fun, and inviting space for kids to hear the good news. We'd love to see you and your family this weekend as we discover all God has for us in a new and exciting way!
Check-in will begin 15 minutes before each service, at 9:00am and 10:45am. If you’re joining us for the first time this Sunday, the Discover Kids’ Check-in Kiosk is located down the hallway to your right from the main lobby.
As always, we will not be admitting any children who display contagiously sick symptoms. These guidelines are the same for our volunteers and staff. We ask children to stay home if they are experiencing any of the following: fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, sore throat, respiratory infection, rash, vomiting, or diarrhea. We understand children do have seasonal allergies, however at this time we are unable to admit children who display ANY of the above symptoms. We ask that children are symptom free for at least 5 days before attending Discover Kids.
AGE SPECIFIC INFO
Our Discover Kids Nursery program serves children birth through 18 months. During the service, your child will experience fun learning activities, play with others their age and will receive focused love and attention from our loving leaders. Every baby is prayed over before they leave our classroom. Please bring your diaper bag when you drop off, however if you forget anything, we’ve got you covered! When you check your little one in, our Nursery Leaders will get your information and special instructions.
Our Discover Kids Toddlers program serves children 18 months through 2 years. During the service, your child will experience age appropriate worship, a Bible Storybook or puppet show, learning activities, games and crafts that all teach about how much God loves them! Please bring your diaper bag when you drop off, however if you forget anything, we’ve got you covered! When you check your little one in, our Toddler Leaders will get your information and special instructions.
Our DiscoverKids Preschool program serves children ages 3-Kindergarten. During the service, your child will have time to play and make new friends with others who are his or her age, will watch fun videos about the Bible and engage in age-appropriate learning activities, and will receive focused time and attention from our loving leaders. We provide a fun and safe environment where our early childhood children feel safe to ask questions and get excited about a relationship with Jesus!
The Discover Kids Elementary program serves children in Grades 1-6. We teach the Bible in a way that addresses real issues our children are facing in this stage of their life. During the service, they will engage in games and activities with new friends and have focused time with loving leaders who make sure every child knows they are important and loved by God. Our goal is to help each child have a great time no matter their learning style or personality by connecting them to other kids and our loving leaders!
INTERESTED IN SERVING WITH DISCOVER KIDS?
If you’re interested in joining our incredible team of Sunday volunteers, email Discover Kids Director, Abigail Crabtree, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe that every child is a gift!
As a church, we want to celebrate the life of your child alongside you and your family. Child dedications in our church are a way we can take time and pray as a church family and agree together with you and your family to raise your child together under the guiding of the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the next generation and in the future of your child’s journey to discover their own relationship with Jesus.
The Bible says that it is an act of obedience by parents to offer their child to the Lord (Mark 10:13). It is a public declaration of their intention as parents to lay a foundation of Godly principles, with an intention to raise their child with Christian values (Deut 6:5-7) and to guide and educate their child in accordance with God’s work (Eph 6:14).
What is child dedication?
At Discover we believe in Baby/Child Dedication instead of infant Baptism. A Child Dedication is a ceremony in which believing parents, and sometimes families, make a commitment before the Lord to submit a child to God’s will and to raise that child according to God’s Word and God’s ways.
What is the difference between dedication and baptism?
Dedication is not a Baptism, and it does not impart salvation to the child. Baby Dedications are viewed as a confirmation between the parents and the church to raise the child in a Godly way until the child is old enough to make his/her decision in accepting Christ as their personal Savior. The dedication of children is taught in the Bible. As a baby, Jesus was dedicated by his parents. Jesus also bestowed blessings on the children (Mark 10:16).
Does this ensure salvation for my child?
As parents we cannot decide our child’s salvation for them. Each individual must make their own decision about their relationship with Christ. When a child becomes old enough to understand the concept of sin and their responsibility for that sin before God, they are then ready to make a decision about salvation. This age of understanding is not a pre-determined age, it is when the child has a true understanding and is able to express that understanding of their faith in Jesus as their Savior, even in a childlike way (Matthew 18:3, Mark 10:14-15, Luke 18:17). Parents can, however, lay a foundation by their teaching and example that will help a child be ready to make that most important decision.
How old should a child be for a dedication?
Typically, Discover dedicates children from birth to two years old. Older children can be dedicated with a younger sibling or if the parents have recently made a decision to give their lives to Christ.
Are there requirements to dedicate a child at Discover?
We welcome any family to dedicate their child with us as long as they are professing believers and followers of Jesus. We simply ask that the parents and family understand the reasons why we do this and are prepared to make the commitments to help their child to grow in their faith.