The basics of Downtown Kids

A Sunday morning experience crafted just for children.

On Sunday mornings kids spend the first part of the hour in worship with their family and join their Downtown Kids leaders during the Holy Interruption, our greeting time about 20 minutes after the service starts.

The Basics

If it’s your child’s first time, please complete a registration form at the Downtown Kids table in the main worship area. This will provide us with some basic information for safety and security purposes, including your cell phone number in the event we need to text you during the service. After that, you just need to pick up your child and your photo which will be printed on their badge will be your form of ID.

The Details

[toggle title_open="What if I want my kid to go straight to the Downtown Kids area for the full hour?" title_closed="What if I want my kid to go straight to the Downtown Kids area for the full hour?" hide="yes" border="yes" style="default" excerpt_length="0" read_more_text="Read More" read_less_text="Read Less" include_excerpt_html="no"]When we started worship last year, leaving your child in Downtown Kids for the full hour was an option. However, now we are encouraging all parents to worship with their children as a family until our greeting time about 20 minutes after the service starts.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open="What if I prefer my kids to start off with me in worship?" title_closed="What if I prefer my kids to start off with me in worship?" hide="yes" border="yes" style="default" excerpt_length="0" read_more_text="Read More" read_less_text="Read Less" include_excerpt_html="no"]All children are welcome in worship. After a time of worship through music, we take an extended break for fellowship and yummy treats! During this break, our Downtown Kids leaders will be positioned at the Downtown Kids table to lead kids to their rooms. Parents can then enjoy the remainder of the service and collect their kids afterwards.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open="How does the check out process work? Can just anyone pick up my child?" title_closed="How does the check out process work? Can just anyone pick up my child?" hide="yes" border="yes" style="default" excerpt_length="0" read_more_text="Read More" read_less_text="Read Less" include_excerpt_html="no"]When the service is over, our DTK team will match your child’s name tag with your matching parent ticket to ensure everyone leaves with who they should leave with. If you lose your parent ticket, you will be asked to provide photo ID that will be matched against your original registration card for validity. We take your child’s safety and security very seriously and appreciate your cooperation with these procedures![/toggle]

[toggle title_open="At what age does my child stay in the service for the whole hour?" title_closed="At what age does my child stay in the service for the whole hour?" hide="yes" border="yes" style="default" excerpt_length="0" read_more_text="Read More" read_less_text="Read Less" include_excerpt_html="no"]That question is really up to you! We provide fun learning experiences and activities that are centered around the day’s scripture for ages 4K – 3rd grade, and childcare is provided for infants through 3’s in our nursery area. But ultimately, the choice is yours. Children are welcome to participate in Downtown Kids or to spend the hour with you![/toggle]