What is Connect Kids?
Connect Kids is a ministry of Connect Christian Church that is designed specifically for kids birth through fifth grade. Everything we do is created to meet kids on their level, to be crazy fun, and to teach about Jesus and the Bible in a way that they will remember and be excited about. Check out our Facebook page for regular updates.
Purchase “The Jesus Bible” for your child, or buy a copy and donate it to Connect Kids, for under $10. This NIV version helps tweens discover Jesus in every book of the Bible.
Who attends Connect Kids?
All kids who come to Connect Christian Church attend Connect Kids every Sunday! We strongly encourage all parents to allow their kids to worship and have fun in our safe, secure and constantly monitored area just for them. That way the kids have a blast and the adults and any students sixth grade and older can participate in a distraction-free worship experience every week.
Is it Safe?
At Connect Kids, safety is our top priority. We want you to feel secure in leaving your kids with our volunteers. Every single volunteer involved with Connect Kids (in any capacity) is required to pass a full background check. In addition, you will check your child in to a fully secure system, they are identified at all times, and you are the only person who can pick them up. If there is ever an issue that you need to be aware of, you will be alerted through our notification system in the Worship Center. Our Kids rooms are all secured and continuously monitored before, during and after every service by our dedicated Security Team. They are the eyes and ears of Connect, and they are the protectors of the worship experience for all adults and kids.
Who leads your kids?
We have an incredible group of volunteers who are led by Kids & Family Pastor Joey Rolen. This team is super gifted to connect with kids of all ages. Each of our environments — from the nursery to preschool to young elementary to older elementary — are led by Connect volunteers who are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with your kids.
First Time at Connect Kids?
Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here! When you arrive you will see a large sign near the main entrance for Kids Check-In. In this area, we’ll meet you and your family, gather your basic information and check your child into our secure database system. Once you’re all checked in, a volunteer will show you to the age appropriate room we have created just for your child.
You’ll receive a barcode tag specific to your child that will be used when you return to Connect Christian Church for speedy check-in. You will also receive matching identification stickers with a corresponding number for that day. This will be an added layer of protection used to identify both you and your child for pickup. Your child will wear their sticker at all times when in Connect Kids, and you will show your sticker to our volunteers to pick up your child.
If at any time you are needed during the service, your child’s identification number will appear on the screen in the Worship Center. At that time, we ask that you exit the auditorium and immediately look for one of our volunteers who will direct you to your child’s room.
Returning to Connect Kids?
Welcome back! If you’ve been to Connect Kids before, you should have a key tag with a barcode on it for your child. When you arrive, simply visit the Kids Check-In station, and one of our friendly volunteers will scan your key tag, print your identification stickers and direct you to your child’s age appropriate room. It’s that simple!
Just like your first time, you will receive matching identification stickers with a corresponding number for that day. This will be an added layer of protection used to identify both you and your child for pickup. Your child will wear their sticker at all times when in Connect Kids, and you will show your sticker to our volunteers to pick up your child.
If you’ve lost your key tag, sticker or need anything else, just ask one of our friendly volunteers. They’ll be the ones in the green shirts.
Looking for Info on Sports Camp?
Sports Camp is a free annual event that Connect has every summer at Batavia Township Park that reaches hundreds of kids (Age 5 through Grade 5) in our community. Our volunteers have a blast, and the kids can’t wait to come back every year. 2013 will be our fifth year of the event.