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Immanuel Kids

Sunday schedule

9:00am Life Together: Classes open for all ages!
10:30am Worship Service: Infant - 4th Grade classes open

 

 



The mission of Immanuel Kids is to make the real Jesus non-ignorable to the next generation by prioritizing Jesus, community, and mission:

Jesus

Our heartfelt goal is to teach every child the whole Bible, with Jesus and his salvation at the center.

We use The Gospel Project® for Kids to immerse kids and preschoolers in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through The Gospel Project® for Kids, kids and preschoolers will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.

Check out the LifeWay Kids app or the Parent Resources on the Immanuel app for more ways to interact with the Bible content at home each week.

Community

Parents are the primary spiritual influence in a child’s life, yet it is the responsibility of the whole church family to create a gospel community for our children. Our volunteers consider it a privilege to partner with parents in discipling the next generation.

To learn more about your child’s teachers or how you can help build community through serving consistently, connect with us in iKids on Sundays or on FaceBook and Twitter.

Mission

We are committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment in which to fulfill our mission—to the tenth generation.

Dropping off your child, especially for the first time or if your child has special needs, can be nerve-wracking. Our teachers are caring and loving volunteers who enjoy serving children of all ages and abilities! If you have any questions, would like more information or a tour of the Immanuel Kids building, or if your child would benefit from individualized attention by a trained Special Needs Buddy in a class of peers, feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving your family!

 

KIDS WING map

 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

SAFETY & SECURITY

Because we all care about protecting our children, every Immanuel Kids volunteer must complete an application, including reference and background checks. At least two volunteers are required to be with children at all times, and we follow additional child-to-adult ratios for providing optimal care.

Children must wear a security tag and will only be released to guardians with the matching security tag. If the Guardian Receipt has been lost, the director will compare your driver’s license to the list of approved guardians on file. Please keep your check-in account up-to-date with approved guardians, as well as with any allergies or medical conditions that we should be aware of!

HEALTH & WELLNESS

We require that a child be free of symptoms for 24 hours before entering Immanuel Kids. Please keep your child home if he/she experiences:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Cloudy or green runny nose
  • Cough
  • Body or head aches
  • Unexplained rash
  • Any communicable disease or infection such as cold, flu, croup, lice, pink eye, scarlet fever, measles, mumps, chicken pox, strep throat, etc.

Classrooms are thoroughly cleaned during and after service to prevent the passing of germs. Cleanliness and security are top priority in diapering and restroom breaks, as well.

EMERGENCY PLAN

In the event of any emergency, please remain calm and follow the directions given you in the service. Our trained volunteers will move your children to a safe location. Your children may not be picked up until authorities give the all-clear signal. This will allow our trained Safety & Security Team and Medical Emergency Response Team members to best keep everyone safe!

 

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Nursery FAQs

How old does my child have to be to come to the nursery?
We would love to care for your baby as soon as you and your doctor feel comfortable.

Where do I take my child?
Once you enter the Immanuel Kids building, you’ll be greeted at our check-in station by a volunteer who will guide you through the check-in process. Your baby will receive a name tag and you will receive a matching security tag, then a volunteer will guide you to your child’s class and introduce you to the nursery volunteers.

What should I bring for my child?
Please bring a change of clothes, bottles or food (as appropriate for your child), and any comfort item such as a pacifier or blanket that may help to soothe them.

What instructions can I leave?
Nursery volunteers would love to have any instructions you can give related to feeding, napping, and comforting your crying child. You can also provide your phone number and any other special instructions for your child.

Where can I nurse my child?
Immanuel has a Mothers’ Lounge located in the main building, including rockers, changing tables, extra diapers and a live video feed of the worship service. You can pick up your child at any time to nurse there, or you may nurse in the rear of the 0-12 Months’ room where babies nap.

What if my child cries?
Our volunteers will attempt to soothe your child by following your instructions, rocking, and playing with your child. If unsuccessful, a volunteer will contact you via text.