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Children's Ministry

woodlands Kids!


Children's Ministry

woodlands Kids!

Welcome to Woodlands Kids!  

We offer a range of programs for newborns- 6th grade, as well as classes and resources for parents.

Scroll down or click on a link to learn more about what we have to offer.

More questions? email us!

Fill out the form to be updated on events and Woodlands Kids News!

Fill out the form to be updated on events and Woodlands Kids News!

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Nursery at Woodlands


Nursery at Woodlands

We provide nursery ministries during our 9:15 & 10:45am Sunday morning worship services.  Our nursery teams are a mix of parents, students, and screened workers.  We love to provide a caring place for these precious gifts to your family while you participate in our worship experiences.


Our nurseries are for children from birth to age two.  We group children by age and development.  Our usual groupings for the nurseries are: infants, ones and twos.  We occasionally adjust these groupings based on numbers of kids involved in the ministry.

We also provide a Nursing/ Cry Room for families who wish to keep children with them during services.  This room is available to give newborns and nursery-age children a little more wiggle room (and noise level) while providing the opportunity for parents to follow the service on video.

If you are visiting Woodlands Church your children are more than welcome in our nursery and Sunday School Programs! We just ask that you see our Woodlands Kids check-in desk to register them. If you know you'll be visiting and would like someone to walk you through your first time here just email us and we can set that up for you! 

If you have more specific questions about our wellness policy or check-in and paging procedures you can click on the links below.


    Please be considerate of others when determining whether your child should be in the nursery or not. For the sake of the health of children and volunteers and staff, please do not leave your child if they have experienced any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours:

      • Fever (100 degrees or more)
      • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Vomiting or Diarrhea
      • Persistent coughing or bringing up phlegm
      • Chicken Pox
      • Discharge from eyes, ears or nose
      • Any rash (except diaper)
      • Diagnosed with/or being treated for a communicable disease

    If any of these symptoms arise while your child is in our care, your child will be removed from the nursery and you will be contacted immediately.

    If your child comes down with a contagious disease (lice, chicken pox, meningitis, hand, foot, mouth disease, etc.) and you did not know about it before they had contact with other children in our nurseries please contact Tory Esqueda


    Our nursery staff is a caring and dedicated mixture of paid workers, ministry partners, and parent volunteers.

    The first time you come to put your child in the nursery you will need to stop at our children’s ministry check in desk and fill out a brief information sheet on your child. If there are allergies or medical concerns for your child, please make us aware of that information as well. All of this information is then put into our computer system and helps us provide the best that we can for your child while they are in our care.

    When you check your child on one of our of our ipads located throughout the Children's ministry wing in you will be given a name tag to place on your child, and a paper slip that you will need to keep with you and return when checking your child out. This prevents anyone but the person with the slip from checking out your child. We will use texting to contact you quickly if your child is having any challenges adjusting or if we have any care questions. Please be sure to keep your phone on vibrate during the service. We have friendly and helpful staff that will be happy to answer any questions you have and will work with you and your child to make the drop off transition as easy as possible.

    The windows into our nurseries allow you to view your youngster without them noticing. If your child is having a difficult time at any point while they are with us we will contact you.

    At the conclusion of the service you will simply need to bring the check out slip you recieved during check in and give it to one of the teachers.


Sunday School

Sunday kids

Sunday School

Sunday kids

2018- 2019 Sunday Kids

We're so excited for all God's going to teach our kids this school year on Sunday mornings! 

If your child is in preschool- 6th grade we'll be looking at Scripture in light of Christ.

If you want to learn about what your kids are learning each week visit our blog (see below) for our lesson overviews and ideas of how to talk to your kids about what they learned. 

What does Sunday Look Like?

We offer Sunday school during the 9:15 and 10:45 services.

Each Sunday all kids in 1st through 6th grade will gather together in Celebration Square for an opening which includes high energy worship and a fun welcome. This makes drop off extra simple for you! Just print a nametag for your child at one of our kiosks and drop your child off. Your preschooler is dropped off right in their classroom. 

After the elementary opening we dismiss grades to their classes to explore the Bible passage more deeply. When service is over you bring the slip that you received at the kiosk and pick your child up at their grade specific classroom. 

New to Woodlands?

Never been to Woodlands before? Not a problem! No pre-registration necessary! Just go to the Woodlands Kids Welcome desk and our staff and volunteers will help you sign up your child and introduce you to their teachers and classrooms! 

Questions, comments, concerns? We would love to help! Shoot us an e-mail!


Kid's Crossing

Kid's Crossing

Kid's Crossing

Kid's Crossing

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The Kid’s Crossing carnival (May 7th) and Woodlands Fun Fair (May 9th!) are coming soon! Click here to sign up to volunteer!

May 7th- from 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM. Any families registered for kid’s crossing can come!

May 7th- from 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM. Any families registered for kid’s crossing can come!

May 9th- from 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM. Come one, come all! And bring along a friend who doesn’t attend Woodlands!

May 9th- from 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM. Come one, come all! And bring along a friend who doesn’t attend Woodlands!

What is
Kid's Crossing?

Kid's Crossing is a Tuesday night kid's program that runs from 6:15- 7:40 PM September- May

It engages kids, focuses them on the truth of God's Word, encourages memorization and community, and puts parents in the drivers-seat in their children's discipleship and walk with God. We're gearing up for another great year of Kid's Crossing in 2018- 2019, and hope that your children will join us on this journey!

The quick highlights: All kids, in all grades, are learning the same focused topic during the night. They all memorize the same verse (age contextualized - the younger kids learn a shorter version, of course), they all hear teaching on the same topic, and they all get in your car at the end of the night thinking along the same lines. And then we, the church, put a powerful new tool in your - the parents - hands, to help you take the steering wheel and disciple your kids. We've said all along - we want our work to be a springboard for family disciplemaking - not a substitute for it.

Enable the Kid’s Crossing notifications on the Woodlands Church app for regular updates, information and at-home tips.


Who can attend Kid's Crossing? 

Kid's crossing is for any child ages 3- 6th grade.

You/ your children do not have to be regular attenders of Woodlands Church. We run the duration of the school year and sign up is available all year round! 

What's 'The Bridge?'

Each year we make available a convenient desk calendar for families that will help everyone stay on the same page (um, no pun intended?)! Each day, tear off a new sheet to see an idea, discussion starter, marriage moment, verse or more that ties in directly to what we're talking about at Kid's Crossing that week. Every Tuesday, we list the theme verse and the theme night. Put it on the piano, the fridge - leave it in your living room, on your desk at work or... anywhere. It'll help you remember the date, and gently guide you in teaching these essential truths to your kids. 

It's quick, easy, fiercely practical, and ties everything together beautifully.

What does each night look like?

Each night will include great games, some engaging teaching, practical small groups, Bible memorization, singing and lots of great people. But, everything is simplified, and everyone is working together - on the same page. Kids will learn verses together, have opportunities to wrestle with real life questions together, and grow closer to one another throughout the year. Plus, we realigned the ages to make more sense: Minis, our 3's through Kindergarten, will have a blast; Mids - our 1st grade - 3rd grade - will love the pace; and Majors - our 4th -6th grade, will be genuinely challenged and loved. 

Quick Info 2018-2019:

In 2018-2019, we'll be covering these 6 modules:
  • What is the Bible?
  • How do I trust God?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Let's talk about love
  • What is the gospel?
  • How do I fight temptation?
    • We also have three special nights:
      • Family Church - October 30st, 2018
      • The Great Cake Bakeoff - February 5th, 2019
      • The Carnival - May 7th, 2019

What about rewards?

Rewards are nothing to scoff at! They're great motivators, and we want to use them to encourage participation. There are two main rewards we give out:

Pins: When a child completes all four sections of a module, they receive a pin that relates to that module.

Kid Kash: Every night a child completes their section (recites the verse and answers application questions), he or she receives a Kid Kash Coin. These coins are redeemable once a month at Kid Kash Out, for great and fun prizes! Save up for the big prizes!


Questions, comments, concerns? Shoot us an email!


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VBS and camp zip


VBS and camp zip

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July 29th- August 2nd 2019

Online registration is open!


In The Wild is an exciting 5 day adventure for kids ages 4 through those entering 4th grade in the fall, from 9am-noon. Each day includes crafts, snacks, teaching time, exciting music, fun games and awesome relationships! Join more than 300 other kids from Stevens Point, Plover and the surrounding areas to learn about the amazing journey we're on, and the surprising truth below the surface.

There is no cost to attend VBS, and community members unaffiliated with Woodlands Church are more than welcome to participate! 

Our over 130-volunteer staff is well trained, excited and fully screened to work with kids. We value your children's safety. 

If you are interested in volunteering for VBS click Here!  



August 5th - August 9th

A fun experience for kids going into 5th, 6th and 7th grade! Zip Camp for preteens will offer a full day, camp-like experience with new adventures, great lessons and compelling content! From 9am-2pm each day - week of August 5th-9th - kids will learn more about who God is while having a blast at their favorite activities, learning new truths and spending it all with their friends and adults who are excited to get to know them. 

There is a $25 cost for Camp ZIP, which includes a t-shirt. You can pay online - use the link below - or with cash or check in the church office. 

Pay Online!

If you are interested in volunteering for CAmp ZIP click Here!  

Camp ZIP 2018 Schedule:

9am Large Group Opening
9:35 Group Huddle
9:45 Track One
10:45 Group Teaching
11:15 Track Two
12:15 Lunch - bring your own!
12:45 Small Group Time
1:30 Closing Session

If you have any questions about In The Wild or Camp Zip, click the button and we'll be in touch!


Hooked for Life

Hooked for Life

Hooked for Life!

Join us Monday Nights from 6-8 PM for Hooked for Life! 

Hooked for Life is a summer fishing adventure for kids in elementary school who either love fishing - or who have never fished before! Spend the summer dry casting, shore fishing and boat fishing, learning knot tying, fishing tactics and outdoor info, all while learning more about God the creator and building life-changing relationships with men and women who love Jesus Christ. 

Hooked for Life is developed as a relational ministry, allowing boys and girls to get to know great adults in the context of fishing. We have a ton of fun, and can't wait for you to join us! We meet on Monday nights during the summer at the church, Lake Pacawa or Bukolt Park (depending on the week), and spend the first half hour in the Bible, and then the rest of the time is spent on the water!

Fishing poles or prior experience are not necessary! We just ask that your child be in 2nd grade or above.

Hooked for life meets 6 weeks in the summer! June 10th (at Woodlands), June 17th (at Lake Pacawa), June 24th (at Bukolt Park), July 8th (at Bukolt Park), July 15th (at Bukolt Park), July 22rd (at Bukolt Park). 

Click here to register! 

 If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please email Joyce







MOPS, also known as Mother's Of Preschoolers, meets every first and third Thursday of the month from 9:15-11:15am at Woodlands Church. It is a great way to meet other moms and make connections!

"Here at MOPS, we gather moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. That’s why we rally women, in their own neighborhoods, to help them become more brave, kind and honest, one gathering at a time.

So, whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom or seventh-time mom, you are welcome here. Whether you are an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here. Whether you prefer to meet with other moms in a coffee shop, church, park, living room or video chat, we have something for you." - MOPS INTERNATIONAL



Register for mops here || Register for childcare here || Pay for mops here


There is currently a waitlist for childcare but please don't hesitate to register! We check the sheet every week and move kids off the waitlist to childcare here at Woodlands! 

 Please contact mops@woodlandschurch.org with any questions

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2019 Parent's Summit

Parent's summit

2019 Parent's Summit

Parent's summit

February 23rd, 2019

A one day event of encouragement, equipping, resourcing and relationship for parents of any stage.

Tickets and more information available at parentssummit.com.

Simulcast the 2019 Summit: parentssummit.com/simulcast

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