At Alpine Church our kids church (infants through 6th grade) is offered at the same time each campus offers adult worship services so you and your child can pursue God at the same time. We use an exciting and interactive strategy called “252 Basics”.
Safety is our top priority. We try to do everything possible to provide a safe and secure environment for kids. We have developed an extensive safety policy which is designed to protect your kids. This policy is posted in every classroom and a copy is available for you upon request.
For Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
We believe that little ones come to learn, not merely to be baby sat. As little sponges, they soak up God’s Word as it’s presented and reinforced through interactive bible stories, and memorized using hand motions. All of our children are taught using age-appropriate activities, crafts, and worship.
Our learning environment is exciting and relevant to kids of all ages. Our time is focused around three Basic Truths every child should embrace by the age of 5.
God Made Me
God Loves Me
Jesus wants to be my friend forever
Each Basic Truth is amplified by a Key Question, Bottom Line, and Memory Verse as the framework for each month. Through small group activities, relationships and high-energy worship, Alpine Kids Church will likely be the best hour of your child’s week.
WHAT HAPPENS IN Kids Church?
Here’s what a typical morning in Kids Church looks like:
We have a thorough, secure process of checking in your children which takes a minute or two of your time but ensures that your children are safe and their experience is even better. If you have never attended Kids Church before, you will be asked to fill out a registration card which will minimize the time it takes to check in your child in the future.
During Check-In, we ask parents of infants to provide information relating to his/her schedule and other helpful hints as to how best to meet your child’s physical and emotional needs.
We surround our babies with love and nurture their faith by reinforcing the month’s basic truth, bottom line, and bible verses through simple games, rhymes and songs. Yes, even babies get to hear the truths of God’s love.
3 & 4 year olds
LARGE GROUP (Worship & Story)
After Check-In, during which they do free play, kids are moved to the Large Group environment. Here we bring the Bible to life through high-energy worship, storytellers, props, and video segments. We want kids to walk away remembering the day’s story from the Bible with such enthusiasm they can’t help but talk about it on the way home and the next day.
Kids grades K-5th or 6th are challenged to trust God, make wise choices, and build lasting friendships. This comes from Luke 2:52 “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man”
We believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be totally rocking and good leaders care about investing in kids lives. We strive to provide an atmosphere that is high energy, enjoyable and makes sense to kids. Our time is framed around a monthly virtue every child should embrace as they live a life that follows Christ.
The monthly virtues, like Honesty, Compassion, Friendship, Cooperation, and Love are emphasized through Bible stories, scripture memorization and helps kids apply it in their daily life.
We use small group relationships, dynamic large group teaching, and high-energy worship to equip your child to live for Christ.
*view our curriculum strategy video
SMALL GROUP (Plug-In Activity)
Kids participate with their grade specific (1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th) small group in an activity intended to introduce the month’s virtue or truth, and the one bottom line we want kids to walk away with and remember that morning. These small group times are critical in forming relationships both with the leader and other kids present. We highly encourage parents to bring their child every week, to the same service, with the same leader in order to effectively build these relationships. That way they get connected and we have the highest chance of establishing relationships that are going to matter when they need it most.
LARGE GROUP (Worship & Story)
After the Small Group Plug-In, kids are moved to the Large Group environment. Here we bring the Bible to life through high-energy worship, bible teachings through a dynamic media experience including Bible verse memorization. We strive to make this portion memorable in a kid-relevant way. We want kids to walk away remembering the day’s story from the Bible with such enthusiasm they can’t help but talk about it on the way home and the next day at school. Take time to ask about it!
SMALL GROUP (Catch-On Activity)
Kids participate with their same grade specific small group again in an activity intended to implement and follow up what they just learned in Large Group. Small Group Leaders provide further conversation and ideas as to how to apply practically the day’s bottom line.
Check-out happens in the same location where your child is checked in. Please be patient as we take extra security precautions to ensure your child leaves our program with the right adult. Don’t forget to pick up your Parent Cue which will let you know what your child learned in KC today. This “Cue” will also give you great ideas on how to reinforce the truths learned for the month and empower you as a parent to help your child Pursue God throughout the week.
HOW DOES Alpine KidsChurch PARTNER WITH PARENTS?
Step 1: Get up and go to church! We will do everything we can to make it worth the trip.
Step 2: Take your kids to Kids Church and then attend the adult worship service. We want all family members pursuing God.
Step 3: Follow through with your primary role as the spiritual leader in your child’s life by taking advantage of the ‘Parent Cue’ we make available on Sunday mornings. We only have one hour a week with your child compared to up to 75 hours you have. Thus, we can only begin the conversation. If it’s going to make a difference in your child’s life, it needs to be included in their daily life- it’s so important that you take advantage of these resources. Click here to see this month’s “Parent Cue” and other helpful links.