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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!


sunday Kids


Kid's Crossing



Parent's Summit


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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

2017- 2018 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- 3rd grade we are teaching from the Gospel Project, which teaches all scripture in light of Christ.

If they are in 4th-6th grade they will be doing Flyte: Faith. Life. Together. This is a more interactive teaching that helps them develop a more personal relationship with 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?

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 off a nametag at one of our kiosks and drop your child off. If you have a preschooler they are dropped off in their classroom right away. 

After opening we split the 1st-3rd graders into their classrooms and the 4th-6th graders all head to our youth rooms for more indepth teaching. When service is over you bring the slip that you received at the kiosk and pick your child up at their grade specific classroom. 

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

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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What is
Kid's Crossing?

Kid's Crossing Carnival is coming! Click here to sign up to volunteer!

Kid's Crossing Connect: Click play to learn more about what we're talking about next week! 

Kid's Crossing is a Tuesday night kid's program that runs from 6:00- 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 2017- 2018, 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.

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 2017-2018:

In 2017-2018, we'll be covering these 8 modules:
  • What Is The Gospel?
  • How Should I Forgive?
  • What Is the Bible?
  • How Do I know I'm Saved?
  • When Will Jesus Come Back?
  • What Is Church?
  • What Are Spiritual Gifts?
  • How Should I Serve?
We also have three special nights:
  • Family Church - October 31st, 2017
  • The Grand Prix - February 6th, 2018
  • The Carnival - May 8th, 2018

What's new in 2017-2018?

Two major changes will help Kid's Crossing continue to serve your family better.

  • A Better Majors: We have a heart for our 4th-6th grade students, and so we're expanding and breaking out Majors into it's own program. Majors will meet in celebration square and have lots of different options to worship, play, engage and learn together.  
  • A Better Bridge: We've heard some great feedback from last year's Bridge, and we're excited to introduce some changes. Each week will start on Sunday, with the full verse for all kids - it's a great page to put on your fridge each week. Tuesday will include any announcements or information you might need about upcoming events, and each day will include the daily Woodlands in the Word Bible reading plan! Couple all that with practical, at home family discipleship ideas, and the Bridge continues to become a go-to place for families and parents.

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!

register here!

Questions, comments, concerns? Shoot us an email!




VBS and camp zip


VBS and camp zip


July 30th- August 3rd 2018

Online pre-Registration is not yet open- check back soon! 

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Game On 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.

And, introducing: 



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-3pm each day - during the same week as Game On (July 30-August 3) - 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. If that cost might be preventative, please click here!

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






2017-18 Key Verse: 

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Luke 4:18-19

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 currently closed.

We're sorry for the inconvenience! If you're like to join our waitlist, please contact mops@woodlandschurch.org.

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2018 Parent's Summit

Parent's summit

2018 Parent's Summit

Parent's summit

February 24th, 2018

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 2018 Summit: parentssummit.com/simulcast



Centershot ministries


We're very excited to continue another season of centershot! 


Centershot is our archery program for children and 7 and up. The aim of this ministry is to coach children in archery and to provide role models not only to help them learn a skill but to build relationships. Each evening will include archery instruction and practice, along with a relevant Bible lesson and life discussion.

Centershot runs from January 29th through March 19th on Monday nights from 6-8pm in the gym here at Woodlands Church. 

Our vision is to keep our adult:kid ratio as low as possible, so that boys and girls have opportunities to connect with these great volunteers (fully screen and intentionally trained).  For that reason we cap registration at 24 kids.

Registration is currently open!

If you would like more information on volunteering at Centershot, please email Pastor Dave.


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