At King’s Cross, we love kids as a gift from God. “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward” (Psalm 127:3). Our desire is to invest in our future generation on Sunday mornings and equip parents to spiritually nurture their children at home.
We want kids not only to feel welcome but excited about coming to our gatherings. All children are welcome to join us throughout the service. We take a short break prior to the sermon to dismiss kids ages 3 years old through 2nd grade for King’s Kids.
We go out of our way to ensure King’s Kids and the nursery is a safe place. All of our children’s workers have passed background checks. Also, our leaders of the children’s ministry have experience working in childhood education, both in the church and public schools.
Childcare for infants ages 0-2 years old is available throughout the entire service. Our nursery workers are mothers and grandmothers who love to play, read, and comfort. The songs and sermon comes through a monitor so that even the youngest heart can be part of worship. There are always two workers in the nursery who have passed background checks.
King’s Kids is our children’s ministry that takes place in the second half of the worship gathering. After about 45 minutes we take 5 minutes to welcome one another and dismiss kids ages 3 years old through 2nd grade.
Our teachers always aim to show the kids that all of Scripture points to Jesus. We are currently using Marty Machowski’s Gospel Story for Kids curriculum. This curriculum works through the Bible story-by-story, book-by-book to reveal our Heavenly Father’s plan from before creation. Parents are encouraged to supplement these lessons by reading Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw your Family to God at home (also by Machowski). We believe the teaching in King’s Kids on Sunday plants seeds in the hearts of children but the real growth comes through intentional watering from parents and guardians.