Kid Central

At Kid Central, our goal is to help kids understand who Jesus is and how they can share His love with others.

Getting Started

We’re so excited to share the love of Jesus with your kids! We have children’s programming on Sunday mornings for our 8:30, 9:50, and 11:15am services for infants through 5th grade. On Saturday Nights at our 5pm service, we have childcare for ages 5 & under.

Planning a visit?

If it’s your first time visiting Central and you have kids, we want to make sure your check-in process is as smooth as possible. Check out the steps below so you know what to expect on a weekend service. We hope to see you soon!

1. Get Registered

If you’re a first-time guest, stop. by our Kid Central Welcome Center Desk (look to the right when you enter through our main doors!). Your child will receive a name tag and you’ll receive a pick-up tag. Pick-up tags are just one of the ways we provide a safe environment for our kids.

Want to register your child(ren) ahead of time? Be sure to click the “add child” option when filling out your information.

2. During The Service

If there is ever an issue or your child needs you, you will receive a text message from our team, so please keep your phone available during the service.

3. Pick Up

After the service, parents present their pick-up tag to the teacher in the classroom to pick up your child. If you lose your pick-up tag, just stop at the Kid Central welcome desk for assistance.


Our volunteers and staff in the Children’s Ministry area wear pink nametags, and they’re there to help! If you have questions before you arrive, email Marianne Mergen, our Elementary Director.

What does Kid Central look like?


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The infant room is designed for babies ranging from 6 weeks old to 1 year old.  The infant room is staffed by no less than 1 volunteer for every 3 babies.  While in the infant room, your baby will receive careful attention, loving playtime, and prayer.


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The 1-year-old room is staffed by no less than 1 volunteer for every 4 kids. In the 1-year-old room, your child will start to hear Bible stories and enjoy fun toys and activities.


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The 2-year-old room is staffed with 1 volunteer for every 6 children. In the 2-year-old room, your child will hear a Bible story, worship, and start exploring the world of crafts.

Elementary (1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade)

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The elementary area is designed for children in 1st Grade through 3rd Grade. In the elementary area, children are divided not only by grade level, but also by gender. Our goal is for your child to start building a bond with their small group leader. Many of our small group leaders will stay with their kids until they graduate from high school.

Elementary offers large group worship, small group lessons, and fun hangout time.

Level Up (4th & 5th Grade)

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Our unique Sunday morning ministry for 4th-5th graders meets throughout the school year. At Level Up, kids will participate in a large group experience, be part of a LifeGroup formed by gender and grade level, and enjoy fun games and activities. It’s a great way for kids to stay plugged in as they transition from Kid Central to Student Central (grades 6-12)!

Kid Central Special Events

Skill School Volunteers Needed

We’re excited to be bringing Skill School back this summer! During the week of July 22-24, 2024, we’ll invite over 500 kids to come to Central to learn fun new skills and grow their relationship with Jesus!

Do you have a hobby, passion or skill that would interest kids who have completed Kindergarten through fifth grade? You are exactly who we need to volunteer. To get signed up, register below and we’ll be in touch with you soon!

    Child Dedications

    We are deeply committed to helping parents as they strive to raise their children in a way that brings God honor. We offer child dedication services as a special time of public ceremony and personal commitment when parents can promise to raise their child in the training and instruction of the Lord.

    Our next child dedication dates will be June 8-9. If you have any questions, please email Kendra Veldhuizen.

    We do ask all parents to attend a child dedication class before dedications. The next dedication class will be Sunday, June 2 at 9:50am in the Hearth Room.

    We do often have a waiting list for dedications, so please be sure you are able to commit to the dedication date before you sign up.

    Children’s Baptisms

    At Central, we believe the Bible teaches that a child receives salvation through a personal relationship with Jesus. Personal faith and salvation are not passed down from parent to child, and salvation isn’t the result of participating in a baptism. Instead, baptism is an opportunity for followers of Jesus to tell others they have joined God’s family through personal faith.

    Here’s what else you can do for your child to be baptized:

    1. Click here for details on our next baptism celebration.
    2. Contact our Elementary Director, Marianne Mergen, to let her know you’re interested in learning more about baptism.
    3. Attend a mandatory baptism class with your child. (Baptism class info is available on our baptism page under the “Children’s Baptisms” tab.)

    Kid Central Volunteers

    The volunteers at Central are such a vital part of the Kid Central ministry. All of our volunteers have gone through a careful interview process and special training. It is our commitment to you as a children’s ministry team to give your child the best experience we can while they are here.

    If you have an interest in serving as a volunteer in Kid Central, just click the button below. And if you have any questions, just send an email to our Kid Central team at [email protected].


    Shirlene Wheeler

    Kid Central Elementary Coordinator

    Kendra Veldhuizen

    Early Childhood Director

    Marianne Mergen

    Elementary Director

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