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Children's Ministry


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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!

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Nursery


Nursery at Woodlands

Nursery


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.

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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.

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    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

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    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.

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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!


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Kid's Crossing


Kid's Crossing

Kid's Crossing


Kid's Crossing

What is
Kids Crossing?

Kids Crossing is a Tuesday night kids program that runs from 6:15 - 7:40 PM (7:30 for Mini aged children) September 24th - May 5th

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 disciple making - not a substitute for it.

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 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. 

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Each year we also have available a @Home guide for families that will help everyone stay on the same page. For each lesson we have a sheet that will say the theme, have a discussion starter, a marriage moment, the memory verse, and family night idea, and more. Put it on your fridge and check off the boxes as you go. This tool will help you remember the date, and gently guide you in teaching essential truths to your kids. 

This year- once every unit we will also be doing an @home night where we'll be providing a unique "at home" video curriculum for your family to use - it'll last about 35 minutes. Our vision has always been to "create Christ-centered conversations in homes," and we feel this regular rhythm will help better accomplish that vision while also providing more space for your family and margin in your schedule. 

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

Quick Info 2019-2020:

In 2019-2020, we'll be covering these 6 units:
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • How do I Pray?
  • How do I read the Bible?
  • What is the Gospel?
  • What is the Bible?
  • What does God want me to do?
    • We also have three special nights:
      • Family Church - October 29th, 2019
      • The Grand Prix - February 4th, 2020
      • The Carnival - May 5th, 2020
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 Questions, comments, concerns?

Shoot us an email!

 

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MOPS


MOPS

MOPS


MOPS

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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!

Registration for MOPS is now open for the 2019-2020 year!

Please register yourself (the mom!) and then any kids you’re bringing for childcare.

MOPS has an annual fee of $82 ($25/semester for childcare and supplies, as well as $32 for your MOPS International registration), which can be paid online with your registration or during the MOPS year in person. If you have any questions, please email mops@woodlandschurch.org!

MOPS Launches for 2019 on
September 19th!


"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

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Serve Kids Leadership Academy


Serve Kids Leadership Academy


 
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Serve Kids Leadership Academy (SKLA) exists to train and equip 4th-6th graders, as well as those working in Kids ministry, with the tools necessary to serve well at every level in the church. SKLA consists of three trainings throughout the year and regular serving “Hands On” opportunities where skills are put into practice. The next SKLA training is:

September 28th, 9am-2pm

There is no cost, and lunch is included. SKLA is run in conjunction with other trainings throughout the church. In order to participate, kids must apply and have a conversation with Pastor Dave.

SKLA covers four main areas of service:

Group Leadership:

This track focuses on leading classes and groups. Skill progression goes from nursery through small group leadership. Participants will learn about group dynamics, group management and intentional leadership.

Hospitality:

This track focuses on creating environments and experiences where others – both peers and adults – feel welcomed and comfortable. Skills progress from greeting kids on Sunday morning to giving tours to new families, helping at the coffee bar and even event planning. Participants will learn about friendliness, kindness, keeping their eyes open for others and practical skill associated with hospitality. 

Worship:

This track focuses on leading different groups in singing and dancing for God’s glory. Progression moves from Sunday morning and Tuesday night worship leading to preschool worship and then into Worship U, where students will learn to use instrumentation to lead groups in worship. Participants will learn humble attitudes, how to lead a large group from up front, and practice and learn individual songs.

Teaching:

This track focuses on understanding and communicating God’s Word for diverse audiences. Progression moves from studying Scripture and using curriculum to teach preschoolers and elementary aged kids to developing lessons from scratch and associated skills in up-front communication. Participants will learn to study Scripture, to communicate in front of a group and to use illustrations and inflection to communicate clearly.


 

 

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