Welcome to The Fields Kids! We love our kids. We know that children are a gift from the Lord (Psalms 127:3) and that parents are responsible for discipling them to love the Lord (Deut 6:4-9). At The Fields Church, we want to come alongside you as parents and equip you to disciple your children well, and at the same time, provide a safe, fun, gospel-centered environment for your kids on Sunday mornings. The Y has an amazing KidZone! Our partnership allows us full use of their facilities which means we get to enjoy this great kids area.
We have classes for your kids from birth through 4th grade. Each class will be focused on teaching the Bible in fun and engaging ways so that the gospel message will come off the page and impact their life throughout the week. However, if you would prefer to bring your child into the main worship gathering with you, please do! We value both and support you as the parents to choose either option.
What to Expect
We are currently using a curriculum called The Gospel Project. It is a three-year chronological walk through the Bible. Each week your children will walk away with a “Christ Connection.” Our hope is that your child will understand that every story in God’s Word points to the redemption of God’s people through Christ alone. Each week your child will bring home a Family Sheet that will review the lesson. We hope this resource helps you to openly talk with your children about the gospel.
Check-In & Security
Children can be checked in prior to the worship gathering on Sundays at 9:30am. First-time guests, please come 15 minutes early to fill out the needed paperwork so that you can make it to our worship gathering on time. Check-in takes place at the welcome table just inside the main entrance of the YMCA. You can’t miss it. We have a secure check-in and check-out process that will ensure your child’s safety while they are at The Fields Church. At the welcome desk, there will be security stickers for you, your child, and their bag with corresponding numbers, as well as allergy alert stickers. Fill those out, stick one on your child, one on their bag, and keep the other one with you to check out when you pick up your child.
Once your kid is checked in, they will be directed to their class. All Fields Kids classes run for the entire time of the main worship service; however, the oldest class (2nd – 4th grade) begins their time in the main service. This allows the older kids to participate in a few songs of worship and our weekly Prayer for the Nations time. This also allows them to begin participating in the main worship service before they “graduate” from The Fields Kids ministry. We encourage you to take your 2nd – 4th graders with you into the service, then they can join the class at the official dismissal time just prior to the sermon. However, the teachers will also receive kids in the class like normal up to the time of the service. The teachers will take whoever they have into the service (there are designated rows on the back right of the gym) and also receive new kids in the service at the official dismissal time.
It is our prayer that your children will learn to walk closely with Jesus. It is our desire that we may partner with you to do this. We do not take this responsibility lightly. In addition to our secure check-in, check-out process, all of our volunteers and staff must first complete a thorough background check before they can volunteer to work in our childcare area.
For everyone’s health, please do not drop off kids with the following symptoms:
- Fever in the last 24 hours
- Hacking or wet-sounding cough
- Signs of eye infection
- Signs of lice