Oakwood KIDS Ministry (Birth - Grade 5)

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18)

Oakwood Kids Ministry partners with parents to lead children to KNOW Jesus as their Savior, GROW in faith with Jesus and relationships with others and to GO into the world and share the love of Jesus with others.

Ashley Olson, Director of Early Childhood Ministries ashley.olson@oakwoodcommunity.church

Kathy Price, Director of Elementary Ministries kathy.price@oakwoodcommunity.church


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September - May

9:00 am - sunday school

  • Birth - 23 month old kids are cared for in the Nursery. We are committed to providing a safe and secure nursery for our youngest generation.

  • 2 - 5 year old kids learn God's Word through Biblically-based, interactive experiences. As they take their first steps in their walk with God, they are forming ideas and beliefs about God. We are very intentional about making a lasting impression on their hearts. Kids in this age group are assigned a classroom that meets their developmental needs.

  • K - grade 5 kids learn how to become more like Jesus through participating in large group worship and a fun, interactive lesson. The morning concludes in small groups for deeper understanding, reading from the Bible and making meaningful connections.

10:30 am - kids church

  • Birth - 3 year old kids are cared for in the Nursery.

  • 4 years - grade 5 are invited to attend our new Kids Church program. This interactive, fun class will teach the Truth of God’s Word. Kids will join their families in the Worship Center for worship songs and will be dismissed to Room 118 during announcements. Parents should check-in their kids before worship begins and pick up after service ends.

June - August

9:00 am - sunday school

  • Birth - 23 month old kids are cared for in the Nursery.

  • 2 - 3 year old kids learn God's Word through Biblically-based, interactive experiences.

  • 4 years - entering grade 5 kids will have a time of praise, worship, Bible lessons and games. We will meet as one large group and will be using our new “Grow” curriculum, a biblically sound, thematically-based program that’s interactive and fun!

10:30 am - family worship

  • Birth - 3 year old kids are cared for in the Nursery.

  • 4 years and up are encouraged to join their families for Worship. Kids can expect a brief children's message prior to the sermon. Childcare is available for kids up to 4 yrs in the Nursery.


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check-in

Plan to arrive a few minutes before the worship service so we can help you register your child. You will receive a parent tag and a child’s tag with matching ID numbers to ensure safety during pick-up.

CONTACTING YOU

If for any reason we need to contact you after you have dropped off your child, we will text you on the cell number you provided at the time of check-in. Please keep your phone on vibrate during the worship service.

pick-up & SECURITY

After the service, kids 10 years and younger will be released to a family member no younger than 13 years old that presents the corresponding tag. For security purposes, only scheduled volunteers are allowed in the Oakwood Kids wing during the 9 am hour. We would be happy to give parents a tour of the area upon request.

FOOD & SNACKS

A small snack is provided for kids up to age 3. Special treats are periodically given throughout all of Oakwood Kids. Please inform the team of any allergies specific to your child.

WELL-CHILD POLICY

We want all of our Oakwood Kids and our Oakwood Kids Team to have a healthy experience while participating. Please do not bring your child to church if diarrhea, vomiting, 100+ degree fever, rash, non-clear runny nose has occurred in the last 24 hours.


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Our Mission

KNOW

On Sunday mornings we provide kids 2 years up to grade 5 with solid Bible based curriculum. We also aim to provide parents with Biblical resources to help guide their parenting.

GROW

Oakwood Kids has several family events each year where kids and their parents can grow closer together by participating in fun activities or service projects. We also have periodic Family Worship Sundays where kids and families worship together as a church body.

GO

We encourage kids to serve others by supporting various ministries through the giving of their time and offering. We encourage and equip all Oakwood Kids to tell others about Jesus and to invite their friends to join us at Oakwood.

Our Team

The Oakwood Kids team is a group of highly qualified staff and trained volunteers. Realizing that children are extremely impressionable, we strive to model Christ-like behavior in our own lives. Each team member has been carefully chosen through an interview process and has passed a thorough background check.

Interested in joining the Oakwood Kids Team? Please complete the following forms and we will be in touch with you.