How will I know what my kids are learning? How can I follow-up through the week?
Great question. Usually they’re so excited, they’ll tell you! Also, when you check-in for KidsView you’ll receive what we call a Parent Cue. These take-homes tell you the lesson, big idea, and memory verse along with creative suggestions for you and your child to explore the lesson further throughout the week! This means the best part of KidsView may be what happens afterward!
What if my child doesn’t want to go to KidsView?
Children are always welcome in the gathering! Sometimes it takes a while for a child to feel comfortable in a new environment. Understanding that, we offer activity bags for any children who would prefer to stay in the gathering with their parent. Just stop by KidsView check-in to pick one up!
Why do you place so much emphasis on “partnering with parents?” I’ve heard you use that phrase a lot.
We see parents as the #1 inﬂuence in a child’s life, so everything we do is designed to help you play that role in their spiritual development. If we teach something, we’re going to make sure that you know what it is and how to follow-up. If we plan an event, we’re going to make sure it strengthens the relationship you have with your child. This is our approach to family ministry, and you can read more about it by clicking on the family ministry tab.
May I stay in the nursery or room with my child?
For the safety of all, our children’s spaces are for kids and volunteers only. Please see the KidsView Coordinator for any special needs or concerns. We will text you or find you in the gathering if needed. If you would like a private spot for nursing or diaper-changing, a mom-child bathroom is available upstairs.
What about Pick-Up?
When your child is checked-in, you will be given a parent tag with a security code matching the one on your child’s name tag. Until our volunteers get to know you, they will ask to see this tag when you pick-up your child at the door of their room, upstairs, after the gathering. Only a parent or high school age sibling with a tag will be allowed to pick-up.
What about older children (middle/high school)?
Middle and high school students are fully engaged as part of our worship gatherings. Many choose to volunteer in one capacity or another, but the opportunity to worship and learn along with their parents is a powerful shared-experience. Our Student Ministry creates regular opportunities for them to grow and have fun together throughout the week. We’d love to tell you more about ClearView Student Ministry.
If you think of anything else you’d like to know, don’t hesitate to contact us.