Children’s Ministry

Koinos kids

This is a Sunday morning program that happens during our service times. We offer a nursery for babies from birth to 24 months. We have 2 Pre-school rooms. The first one is for 2-3 year olds and is offered for the entire service time.

Our second Pre-school room is for our 4-5 year olds and is offered after the worship service so our children get an opportunity to worship with their families. Our KidzZone ranges then from kindergarten age to 4th grade. They also commence after the worship service. They enjoy a large room worship together and then have their respective rooms within the KidzZone area. Now our 5th and 6th graders have special treatment. They meet separated by gender and are able to really dive into the word of God deeper and are shown what a lifelong commitment is to our Lord Jesus. Below is more detail on what we are teaching our children.

Each Sunday the children are taught in a fun and innovative way that relates to them based on their age and development. Learning and memorizing scripture is also key in teaching our children. We encourage them to learn, read and memorize the word of God. They are taught by committed and knowledgeable members of Koinos. We want the kids to come and get excited about learning about Jesus. Each class has a take-home sheet to instruct the parent how to continue this teaching throughout the week.

Koinos Pre-School

They are taught during services from a program focused on “Living like Jesus”, from Gospel Light. Each month our focus is on a certain attribute of Jesus. Each Pre-school class has a memory verse that is to made to song to help them learn. The memory verse is the same for each month and children are encouraged to memorize the verse by receiving an award certificate and a treasure box item. Our program consists of a teacher demonstration of the lesson, the lesson plan with bright pictures to reinforce the idea.  Some weeks even have a video lesson that correlates a child’s view point into the life of Jesus. Not to mention we have our own worship time with the children playing the instruments!

KidzZone

From kindergarten to 4th grade are taught in a program called the ABC Sunday School from Answers in Genesis. The Program covers the entire Bible in chronological order. It provides anwers to the issues that confront today’s culture through the media, school, friends, etc. This program equips children to defend the Bible and become conformed to the image of Christ, as they apply God’s Word in their everyday lives.

Tween time

And then children in 5th and 6th grade have a more formal instruction straight from the Bible using a program called, “It all begins with Genesis”.

Youth Group (Elevate)

Youth Group does not meet during Sunday services. This group is for our older kids in the 7th – 12th grade who want to engage with other young christians. They meet on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at Koinos in the Youth Room. They have their own service taught by our Youth Pastors, Nathan and Erika Cargle. Youth in this group have mission and service opportunities within the community and beyond. They enjoy a summer camp and other activities throughout the year. They show our youth how to be an active christian who lives what we believe.

What to expect for a Sunday service

Any child from infancy to 3 years can check-in upon arrival to Koinos. We have a check-in station and the parent or guardian will fill out a sticker. The large part of the sticker goes on the child, the other part stays with the parent/guardian. There are also a couple additional stickers that can be attached to items left with the child such as diaper bags, diapers, cups, bottles, etc. The child can then be taken to their classroom. Children under 2 will go to the nursery room and if they are in the 2-3 year range, they will go into the Pre-School room labeled for 2-3. If your child cries for more than 10 minutes or is having disiplinary problems, your # will be displayed on the screens in the main auditorium. You can then come back and get your child. You can then try to bring them into services with you or for moms, we do have a mother’s room in the Kids Hall where you can still listen to the service. Children can only be picked up by the person who dropped them off and who has the corresponding number sticker. This is to ensure the safety of all our children.

If you have children 4 years or above, they can come with you into the main service area and enjoy worship with the congregation. After worship is over they will be dismissed to go to their classes. The 4-5 year olds will go to the check-in station and get a blue sticker to fill out for their child. This is only a 2-part sticker. One being affixed to the child and the parent/guardian keeping the other half. Again if your child cries for more than 10 minutes or is having disciplinary problems, your # will be displayed on the screens in the main auditorium. You can then come back and get your child. Children can only be picked up by the person who dropped them off and who has the corresponding number sticker. This is to ensure the safety of all our children.

For children who have entered kindergarten through 4th grade will meet in the KidzZone room. They have a larger service with all children and then break down for a more meaningful instruction based on their age and grade levels. Children are encouraged to bring their Bible as to read the scripture themselves but we always have some available for children who forget. As a reward for stepping up to KidzZone, all new participants receive a new Student Bible. Children who are in 5th or 6th grade have their own meeting spot within the Youth Room. They are separated by gender and need to bring their own Bible. Kids at this age are challenged to really engage the Bible and have a deeper instruction in the word of God.