989 MO-42 (Junction of Hwy 54 and Hwy 42) Osage Beach, MO 65065

Preschool Ministry

KidZone is a children’s ministry designed with your kids in mind! In our ministry, we partner and equip families to teach children to know God and His love, grow in knowledge of Him, and to share His love with others. We do this by providing a safe and caring environment for your kids to learn and grow through songs, crafts and Bible stories. We also encourage family discipleship by providing resources, prayer and support.

FIRST TIME GUEST?

Welcome! As you arrive head down to the KidZone where we can meet your family, check your child into our database system and one of our volunteers will help you find your room.

We will ask for some of the following information: family members’ name, children’s name and date of birth, contact information and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child.

HOW CHECK IN WORKS

You may check in your child at any available station at least 15 minutes before a service/event begins and pick-up no later than 15 minutes after the service/event ends. After finding your child’s name, complete the check-in process and you and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag while you keep the matching tag. Once you are ready for pick up, return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.

Over the course of a child’s time in our preschool ministry we strive to instill 5 “biblical building blocks” in our preschoolers:

  • God made everything.
  • God loves everyone.
  • Jesus died to save sinners.
  • The Bible is how God talks to me.
  • God tells us to love and obey our parents.

OUR MINISTRY GOALS ARE:

  1. To show and teach Christ’s love to each child in our care.
  2. To provide a clean, safe, and fun environment for children to learn about Christ.
  3. To enable parents to participate in the life of our church knowing that their children are well cared for.
  4. To empower and equip parents in discipling the Next Generation by:
    • Communicating what is learned in the Life Group time (usually through handouts),
    • Providing biblical parenting resources on age-appropriate issues,
    • Partnering with parents as a church family that will strive to help preschoolers know Jesus personally, practically, and purposefully.

Need to KNOW:

Our preschool area is located downstairs in KidZone. Please follow these simple guidelines when planning to bring your child to our preschool ministry.

  1. First time visitors: Please plan to stop by our guest welcome center at KidZone. There you will be assisted with our Checkpoint Check-In process as well as asked to fill out a newcomer registration card.
  2. Checkpoint Check-In: All children are required to be checked-in by a parent/guardian. Check-in begins 30 minutes before services start. Again, if you’re visiting for the first time, you will need to fill out a registration card to receive a key tag and security stickers. The stickers are for child pick-up:
    • Child Pick-up – You must present your portion of the sticker before we release your child.
  3. Label belongings: A printed label with your child’s name will be provided in addition to the security stickers. You can use this name-tag to place on bags, bottles, cups, blankets, etc.
  4. Health Guidelines: For everyone’s wellbeing, all children must be fever-free and/or symptom-free of any contagious disease for 24 hours. Additionally, please let us know if your child has any allergies or medical conditions.

HOW YOU CAN SERVE

Serving in the preschool department during worship services is an important ministry. See our associate pastor, Michael Beene, if you would like to volunteer. All pre-school workers are subjected to a background check prior to service in the pre-school area.

Preschool HOURS

Sunday:

  • 8:00AM Worship Service
    Preschool care is provided for Birth – 3 years old.
  • Life Groups (9:30-10:30AM)
    Preschool care is provided for Birth – 5 years old. Classes are divided as follows:
    Birth – Walking, Toddlers, 2-3 year olds, 4-5 years old
  • 10:45AM Worship Service
    Preschool care is provided for Birth – 5 years old. Classes are divided as follows:
    Birth – Walking, Toddlers, 2-3 year olds, 4-5 years old

Wednesday:

  • Adult Bible Class (6:00-7:15PM)
  • Preschool care is provided for Birth – 2 years old.
  • Tiny Explorers Bible Class is for 3-5 years old.