"Let the children come to me..."

In light of the current global health crisis, Gathering Kids is currently meeting outdoors at Overlook Park every Sunday during the 9:00 am church service. We are not able to provide child care for Tiny Gathering (0-4 years) at this time.

Vision

Gathering Kids is is a launching pad for nurturing the faith of the next generation. It serves as a place of prayer for children, a place where they hear foundational Bible stories, and learn simple Biblical truth statements.  We partner with and equip parents to raise a generation of children who:

  • Grow in Christ and spiritual maturity
  • Discover, develop, and use their gifts for the glory of God
  • Pursue a God-centered vision of life
  • Engage in worship, study, prayer, ministry and mission
  • Have a clear vision for godly manhood and womanhood

What does a Sunday look like?

We begin Sundays gathered together as a family for worship in the Commodore Ballroom. Children age 4-11 then move to Gathering Kids for the remainder of the service. Once there, they receive Bible-centered teaching, have fun, and play games together.  Every now and then they enjoy some healthy snacks too.

Children’s sign-in begins at 9.20 am. Occasionally, we have Sunday Family Service, where the children participate in our general Sunday Gathering along with the adults. These Sundays are listed on the Events Calendar.

 

New Curriculum

August 23, we started our new curriculum in Gathering Kids! Every child will receive a backpack, Bible and devotional to take home each week and read, then bring back the following week!

Tiny Gathering Logo

Children aged 0-3 are cared for in The Tiny Gathering, a branch of the children’s ministry that serves our smallest attendees in a nursery setting.

You can sign in your little ones as soon as you get to church. Child care is provided during the message, with drop off at the end of the opening music and pick up at the conclusion of the service. The message is broadcast into the classroom so volunteers can listen as they serve.

At drop off parents will be provided with a pager to allow peace of mind as you leave your little ones. If there are any issues parents will be paged as a summons to the Tiny Gathering classroom. For security, parents must provide the ticket given at sign in when checking on or picking up their child.

Tiny Gathering helps the little ones engage with Jesus with age-appropriate Bible storybooks, coloring books, and worship music. If you’d like to listen in, you can find the playlists we use on Spotify under Gathering Church Viridian, Tiny Gathering.

Kids Shoes with Toy truck in Background
Kid Building a Big Colorful Jenga Tower

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ – Matthew 22:37

Gathering Kids Ministry Team

As a team we are very passionate about our responsibility to give the best level of care to our children. We follow strict child protection policies and procedures so the children remain safe at all times. All our volunteers have passed a background check and have agreed to follow the policies and procedures set forth in the Gathering Kids Handbook and Child Protection Policy. We hold monthly meetings to build our team and to pray for Gathering Kids.

As the Children’s pastor, I feel that every volunteer has had guidance by God to be part of our team and feels called to empower our young people to grow closer to God and be Christian role models to the next generation.

If you would like to Volunteer with Gathering Kids, please contact [email protected].

Volunteer

Leadership

Rebecca Lamprecht

Childrens Pastor: Rebecca Lamprecht

[email protected]