Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do I go with my kids when I arrive?

As you come in the sliding glass doors on the east of the building, someone will greet you there and help you get your child(ren) checked in (with name tags) and escorted to the right classes.

What’s involved in child check-in and pick-up?

At check-in, your nursery – 5th grade child will receive a name tag sticker with a security number on it. Only basic contact and allergy information is needed. Parents receive a matching pick-up tag. Show the parent tag to the teacher after the service to pick up your child from class.

How do you handle food allergies?

If a child has food allergies, please notify the person at the check-in desk. All food allergies are indicated on the child’s name tag.

What do the kids do on Sunday mornings?

Kids in preschool and elementary learn foundational Bible lessons as they survey both the Old & New Testaments over the course of four years. Special emphasis is given to the gospel message and heart-level change.

How are Sunday evenings for kids different from Sunday mornings?

Sunday night discipleship enhances a child’s understanding and application of the Bible. The gospel is proclaimed, and we “connect the dots” between a child’s profession of faith and his/her actions. Various Christian topics and Bible books are explored (i.e. – handling money God’s way, the fear of God, peacemaking, New City catechism, wisdom in Proverbs, etc.). Kids are also more active during the evening. 

What else can my kids get involved in?

    • Ministry Explorations – Kids learn best by seeing and doing. Periodically throughout the year, kids can observe and try various “hands-on” ministries of the church. This enables them to see how various adults use their gifts and abilities to serve God and others. Look for church updates to find out more information on each “Ministry Explorations” opportunity.
    • Singing in “Big Church” – A few times each year the preschool and elementary class combine to bless those in the morning worship service.
    • Soccer Camp – For kids 5 years old-5th grade. This is typically held the last week of June. Kids practice soccer skills and drills, scrimmage, and learn God’s Word through song and gospel lessons.
    • Twin Lakes Camp – Parents are highly encouraged to send their kids to Twin Lakes for one of the best weeks of their summer! Regular participants in Next Generation programs at East Side can get financial help to offset the cost of a week of summer camp. 
If you have a question not found here, feel free to contact Pastor Nate here