Most parents struggle with knowing how to teach their children about God. You do a great job with teaching them how to ride a bike or helping them with homework, but no one prepared you to explain the Bible to your kids. Central Kids partners with families and teaches you how to be a gospel-centered example for your children. When you set the tone on what it means to follow Jesus, your children will know exactly what it means to love God and serve others.
People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone, who will not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
— Mark 10:13-16
At Central Kids, we create an environment where children are safe, loved, and celebrated. We believe every child should be taught how every story in the bible leads to Jesus, and how Jesus is the only way to salvation.
God has a soft spot for children. Jesus welcomes them into his arms, and throughout scripture, we see children intimately cared for. Children are a gift from the Lord, being “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
When you set the tone on what it means to follow Jesus, your children will know exactly what it means to love God and serve others.
Dad Shift – A weekly podcast for Dads
Our Kids and Family Pastor, Justin Halverson, dives into what it means to disciple our children. You can subscribe to this podcast on all major podcast providers. To get the most out of each episode, make sure to download a copy of each episode’s notes.
Safety and Security
The safety of the children in our care is of the highest importance. All kids’ classes are within manned Safe Zones. In order to ensure each child’s safety, parents check-in their children at one of several convenient check-in stations. With the child’s name tag and drop-off slips, each parent also receives a Parent Pass. The Parent Pass includes a randomized code unique to each child. In order to pick up children, parents must show their pass to enter the Safe Zones and to pick up children. The volunteers in the room match the code from the Parent Pass to the child’s drop-off slip before releasing children to their parents.
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IS CHILDCARE PROVIDED ON SUNDAYS?
Childcare is provided for children ages 0-3. We have kid-specific services and activities for children in 5th grade and below.
WHAT SAFETY PROTOCOLS CAN I EXPECT?
Each child must check-in at one of our check-in stations to be admitted into the classroom.
A child’s placement in class is based on age.
Our staff and volunteers will help you operate the check-in kiosk if you need help or are a first-time visitor.
Background checked volunteers are stationed at each of the hallways where our children’s services occur to ensure unauthorized guests are not entering the children’s areas.
DO YOU HAVE ACTIVITIES ON OTHER DAYS OF THE WEEK?
During the fall and spring semesters, we have Wednesday night activities for children. These take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Visit www.centralchurch.com/equip for specific dates each semester.
You can experience great joy when you experience God’s goodness through his church.
We exist to equip you to love God and others – the way Christ loves you.