Children

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

We work to provide a safe and fun environment where our children can experience the love of Jesus and learn about God’s plan for our salvation. Here is how we accomplish this:
SAFETY AND SECURITY
  • Before working with minors, all team members must pass an extensive background check and complete training through Ministry Safe that helps them identify potential threats to our children.
  • The facility we use at American Academy is under continual recorded video surveillance. We can access these recordings through the school’s administration.
  • We maintain a single controlled entry point to our children’s area. Only parents/guardians and approved team members are allowed in the children’s area. Parents/guardians are accompanied by a team member at all times.
  • Our check in process utilizes a matching number system. Our team verifies that your number matches that of your child before they are released to you. We can also note any allergies or medical conditions your child may have.
BEFORE THE SERVICE  | WARM UP TO WORSHIP (K-5th Grade)
9:15 am - 9:45 am 
Warm up to worship is specifically geared  for K-5th graders.
This time includes:
  • A brief time of worship music with dance moves to get the wiggles out!
  • An interactive Bible lesson that ties in with Pastor Tim’s sermon.
  • A clear gospel presentation that they can understand.
Warm Up to Worship ends at 9:45 am so they can attend the worship service. These students are given a yellow church bag that includes activity pages, crayons, and small craft supplies. These are aimed at keeping them busy and focused so that they can listen to Pastor Tim.

At the end of the service, the yellow bags are returned the check-in desk and if their activity page is completed, they can choose a prize from the treasure box!
DURING THE SERVICE  (Infants-Pre-K)
Drop off is from 9:45 am-10 am.
Infants through pre-k children are provided with a safe and structured environment while parents attend our worship service. We teach bible lessons chronologically with an emphasis on Christ as the center of God’s unfolding story. The lessons are interactive and include games, songs, videos, pictures, and sensory activities.