Children

Helping Kids and Families to Know and Grow in God's Story

Community Kids

From our infants to 6th Graders, our goal is to create environments that engage each age group at their developmental level, while helping them discover and experience who God is and how to join Him in His Story through His Son, Jesus.

We desire and pray for spiritual transformation to occur in the life of a child at CF. We are convinced that ministry to children is best accomplished by offering encouragement, practical training and tools based in scripture to parents, and then by creatively teaching God's Word and story in Community Kids. 

The Community Kids year runs from September to August. All promotions will take place in September (excluding the nursery, which are promoted on their 2nd birthday).

Parenting

We know that parents have a much greater influence over the course of time in their child’s life than a church can ever have. The instruction God gives in Deuteronomy 6 seems to clearly indicate the crucial role parents play in the spiritual life of children. So our goal is to relationally partner with parents to raise children and families who know and grow in God's Story as fully engaged disciples of Jesus Christ.

Families

We are committed to families in three ways:

  1. To encourage and equip parents with tools and resources to help them be the primary spiritual influencers and disciplers in their homes and giving them shared family and multi generational experiences at church. 

  2. To teach God’s Word creatively through music, small group discussions, relationships, and age-appropriate activities and play.

  3. To maintain a safe and secure environment for kids. All volunteers and leaders are carefully screened and a stringent security process is in place for all kids and families.

 

Ultimately We Believe

  • Children need parents who will help them grow in their relationship with God through Jesus Christ.  No one has more potential to influence, observe and guide a child’s relationship with God than parents!
  • Parents need the church to help them know how to be the spiritual leaders at home. Perhaps the greatest gift the we can give parents is the confidence and courage to do what God has created and commanded them to do! 
    •  Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (ESV) You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.


Family Worship

We value children as part of the whole church family, therefore we will include them for the beginning portion of our worship together. Children, nursery through 6th grade, are checked-in at the Kid Check stations located in the lobby.  Kids under 4 years of age will go directly to their classroom and all other children will join their parents in the worship service. When dismissed, sunday school teachers will be in the back of the auditorium to receive your child(ren).

Download the Community Kids Brochure (pdf)