BIRTH - 17 MONTHS
The nursery is a warm, welcoming, and safe environment for babies from birth to seventeen months old. Our loving volunteers make sure that each baby experiences God’s unconditional love in the safety and security of our nursery. Even though the tiniest babies can’t understand Bible stories just yet, we strive to show them God’s love each week by meeting their needs and giving lots of cuddles. We hope that by establishing a secure environment at church, children will grow up knowing that God loves them.
We’re honored that you’ve entrusted us to care for your baby while you attend the worship experience. It’s a privilege and joy to partner with you in caring for your child. One of the ways we communicate with parents is by providing nursery notes. Each time your baby is in our care, you’ll receive a nursery note with details about when your baby ate, when he/she slept, and what time his/her diaper was changed. If you have any concerns or specific instructions about how to best care for your child, be sure to contact Kowdy@Expectation.Church or talk to a nursery leader on Sunday morning. Our goal is to provide the best possible care for your child in a safe and loving environment.
18 - 35 MONTHS
Sippy Cup Central is our toddler and two year old classroom. Here, preschoolers get a first look at their Heavenly Father and the amazing love He has for them. We use engaging activities, fun songs, and creative games to introduce children to God. This age group loves to explore so we integrate a variety of hands-on activities to incite wonder in the hearts of children as they learn more about God’s Big Story.
3 - 5 YEARS OLD
The Acorn Cinema is designed for children ages three to five who are fully potty trained. Here, children
connect with God’s story, uncover more about His Word, and experience something new and exciting with their
friends each week. Our goal is to help children get a first look at who God is and how much He loves them.
We use a combination of live storytelling, engaging videos, high-energy worship music, and intentional
small group activities to help preschoolers learn three key things before they graduate to kindergarten:
1) God made me.
2) God loves me.
3) Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
KINDERGARTEN - 6TH GRADE
eKIDS is an exciting and unique environment designed to provoke discovery in the hearts of elementary children. Each week, we share God’s story with children in kindergarten through sixth grade, encouraging them to live out their faith and grow in their relationship with God and others.
We want kids to love church and have fun as they learn about Jesus. We believe that church should be creative, exciting, and relevant to the lives of children. We integrate high-energy worship music, live acting and storytelling, videos, and small groups to help kids connect with God’s Big Story and the plan He has for their life.
Our goal is to equip elementary children for the life-long adventure of following Jesus. Modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52, we want to help students grasp three basic truths before they graduate sixth grade:
1) I need to make the wise choice.
2) I can trust God no matter what.
3) I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
Each month, we explore a specific biblical virtue. These virtues help children learn more about God’s character and how He wants us to live.
For more information, or if you have any questions, contact Hope@Expectation.Church