Children Sunday Morning

Children Sunday Morning

About

About

Kids QUEST, Ages 2 Through 5th Grade
9:45 & 11:45am services

The Sunday morning children's ministry of Parkside Church is focused on assisting parents in training up a child in the things of God. Preschool (ages 2- Kindergarten) and Elementary children (grades 1-5) learn God's Word through music and worship, Bible lessons and age-appropriate games and activities. This ministry provides an excellent opportunity for many who are looking to serve Christ through serving children.

Our focus for this ministry is:

Quality time in God's Word
Understanding Biblical principles for living
Encouraging Biblical worship
Strengthening Christian relationships
Telling others the Good News

Age

Location

2-3 years old

 C103 & C104

3-4 years old

 C101 & C102

Pre-K 4 & 5 years old

 C109 & C110

Kindergarten

 C203 & C204

1st Grade

 C210 & C211

2nd Grade

 C201 & C202

3rd Grade

 C212 & C213

4th Grade

 C009 & C010

5th Grade

 C002 & C003

A Word about Security

We take the security of children very seriously.  All children's workers 18 years of age and older must be regular attendees for a minimum of six months or members of Parkside Church.  Workers are also asked to provide information for a security background check.  Throughout children's ministry, we have a minimum two-adult per room rule.  If you have a question about our procedures, please contact the Children's Ministry Director.


FAQs about Serving

What ages of children have Sunday morning classes?

We have classes for all children ages 2 - 5th grade at both the 9:45 & 11:15 services.

Is there curriculum that is provided?

Yes! Each class has its own age-appropriate curriculum with a lesson plan and ideas for each week.

What kind of things do workers do?

We have a variety of opportunities in our Sunday morning ministry.  Whether you enjoy crafts, like to play games, are a gifted teacher or musician, or simply enjoy playing with and loving kids, we have a spot for you! 

Do I need to be a Parkside member to serve?

We ask that you be a Parkside member if you are the classroom teacher; however, we need over 90 helpers in the rooms, and we encourage non-members to serve (regular attendance at Parkside for at least 6 months, please). 

How often would I serve?

We ask that you commit to serving on a team with 3-4 other adults each Sunday morning during EITHER the 9:45 am or 11:15 am service from September-July. Adult LIFE Group members serve as substitutes in August.

Why do you ask for an eleven-month commitment?

Our desire is to provide stability to the children, as well as an opportunity for adults to "get connected" through serving. Your Sunday morning team is somewhat like a mini-LIFE Group, providing fellowship, opportunity for personal growth, and a regular place of service. Many of our helpers have said that their teams have developed meaningful friendships with one another and have grown tremendously in Christ through their service in Children's Ministries.

I'm interested in serving, but what happens if I can't be there every Sunday?

While we ask that you commit to serving regularly on a team, we do understand that there will be times when you are unable to be there (illness, travel, etc.). This is why we have teams! When you are unable to attend, it is usually not a burden for you or your team because there are 3-4 other adults who will be in attendance.

I can't make a regular commitment on Sunday mornings. Is there somewhere else in Children's Ministries for me to serve?

Yes! We invite you to consider serving on a Nursery Team (once/5 weeks), in our Sunday evening Mission Kids program (3 weeks on/3 weeks off), as a Children's Music Ministry helper (flexible commitment), as a GEO Kidz leader (midweek, 2x/month), or as a PNO Caregiver (respite care for families with children with special needs; 1x/month).  Contact Kelly Coy for more information about how to get involved in our Children's Ministry.