UPTOWN Kids exists to encourage kids to take their next steps with Jesus. Environments have been uniquely created to provide an atmosphere where your child will have fun and learn about God. At each level of the ministry, kids will receive sound, age-appropriate and engaging teaching that will challenge and help them grow in their faith.

Each member of our Children’s team has received specialized training and has passed a background check, so you can be assured your child is safe and well cared for.

Preschool and Kinders (Age 4-Kindergarten)

 

  • Bible Story Street: your child will hear God’s Word through well illustrated age appropriate storybooks, special guest storytellers, and lovable puppet friends.
  • Praise Place: where your child can unashamedly give his/her energy and love to God through songs and movement along with his/her friends.
  • Coloring & Crafts Corner: through art and experiential crafts your child will have the opportunity to retell the Bible story in his/her own words.
  • Good ol’ fashioned Play-time: no explanation needed

1st Grade

  • Play, Share, Pray: class starts off with time for kids to connect with each other. Afterwards they come together to share about the week and pray for each other and others.
  • Cinema: Children in this class praise God and hear His Word. First, kids put all their energy and effort into praising God. Then we focus on the monthly memory verse. God’s Word fascinates young listeners as storybook readers, special guest storytellers, skit masters, and lovable puppet friends engage kids in God’s story.
  • In class, kids will be helped to follow along in reading from the Bible story from their own Bible. Teachers will guide children in asking questions to study the story and lead the class in group talk and discussions.
  • Crafts, games, and other activities are used to nurture relationships and enhance each child’s understanding of how God’s Word is important to their life.

2nd and 3rd Grade

  • Play, Share, Pray: class starts off with time for kids to connect with each other. Afterwards they come together to share about the week and pray for each other and others.
  • Cinema: kids come together to praise God and hear His Word. First, kids put all their energy and effort into praising God. Then we focus on monthly memory verse. God’s Word fascinates young listeners as storybook readers, special guest storytellers, skit masters, and lovable puppet friends engage kids in God’s story.
  • In class, kids read the Bible story from the Bible along with their peers. Teachers will lead children in studying the story and guiding group discussions.
  • Crafts, games, and other activities are used to nurture relationships and enhance each child’s understanding of how God’s Word is important to their life.