Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th grades)
First Time Guests:
Welcome to The Venues Children's Ministry. Thank you for sharing your child with us on Sunday morning. Our volunteers are exceptional. They are prepared to invest in your child each Sunday. Their desire is to build a relationship with your children in hopes that they will "lean in" as they tell them how the Greatest Man who ever walked the earth wants to be their friend. We have wonderful people who want to know your kid and help facilitate a relationship, not only with Jesus, but also their peers as well.
Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Graders head downstairs to large group worship and teaching followed by games, crafts, activities, and snacks. Volunteers and signs will help them (and you!) find your way.
3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders will go down the hallway with the coffee machines (who could miss those?!?) and out the doors to the Kids Venue Mobile Classroom.
Please accompany your child to their Kids Venue room to sign them in on the class roster for the day. If you get lost or stuck - ask any of the Welcome Team or Kids Venue Volunteers - we're here to help!
A typical Sunday...
Each Sunday, your child will feel at home in Kids Venue. When children are first signed in, they'll have some time to play and get comfortable before starting our kid-friendly worship and lesson in one large group. Children are encouraged to worship in their own way - hands up, singing, dancing, jumping, or however they feel most comfortable. The Kids Venue teaching is the same topic as the teaching in the adult worship service - just taught in a kid-friendly way. Because each child learns differently, we continue our Kids Venue time with a variety of games, crafts, activities, and projects to reinforce the lesson in a fun and engaging way.
When service is over, please come to your child's classroom. For your child's safety, you must show the teachers your parent/guardian tag when you arrive to sign out your child. No child will be allowed to leave Kids Venue without a parent/guardian and matching tag. Thank you for your understanding as we keep our children safe.
The Kids Venue model of the elementary ministry allows for a fun and easy way to serve! When you volunteer in the elementary classrooms, you get to serve alongside of several other volunteers. Kid-friendly worship allows you to have fun and to connect with God and the children before leading an activity. As children rotate through each of the activities, volunteers serve alongside each other, building relationships and friendships. It's an easy and fun way to serve with other people who have a love for Jesus and a love for children! Most volunteers serve one Sunday a month. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get plugged in!
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Erika O'Bryant at email@example.com.