CP KIDS ELEMENTARY includes our Sunday morning environments for elementary-aged kids, grades Kindergarten-5th Grade. We believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be loud and good leaders care about investing in kids lives. We strive to provide an atmosphere that is high energy, enjoyable and makes sense to kids. Our time is framed around a monthly Life App we hope every child will embrace as they live a life that follows Christ. The Life Apps, like Honesty, Compassion, Friendship, Cooperation, and Love are reinforced each week with a bottom line concept that drives that Life App home and helps kids apply it in their daily life. These Life Apps are intentionally taught over a three-year track. We cycle through 150 Bible stories and use intensive small group relationships, dynamic large group teaching, and high-energy worship to equip your child to live for Christ. And ultimately, to assist you in training up your child as part of a Christian home.
Our Elementary programming is split into two rooms, the K1 Room for Kindergarten and First Graders, and the Gym for Second through Fifth Graders. Although they are learning the same Bible Story and Bottom line, these two rooms have entirely different timing, programming, video elements, and lessons which are targeted to be most applicable for each child's stage of social, emotional, and spiritual development.
One year (between First and Second Grade) makes a big difference!
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE GYM?
Kids are challenged to trust God, make wise choices, and build lasting friendships.
Here's what a typical morning at CP KIDS ELEMENTARY looks like...
Each child is greeted at the Check-In Desk and signed in by their parent or an individual over 18. We have a thorough, secure process of checking in your children which takes a minute or two of your time, but insures that your child is safe and their experience is even better. If you have never attended CP KIDS before, you will be asked to fill out a registration card which will minimize the time it takes to check in your child in the future.
For the first 10-15 minutes of the service, we encourage kids to establish friendships with other kids and get to know their leaders by providing a vibrant environment to connect, engage, and have fun!
After Open Play, we begin to funnel kids' attention to the stage. We invite kids to come take a seat, and settle in for today's message.
Each week we play a Stage Game. This is a game that invites 2-4 kids on-stage to have a chance to win a small prize. It is a great way further funnel in focus!
This is where we really begin to ask each child to focus in and build his or her relationship with God through song and dance. We provide lively songs and dance moves to establish an understanding of why we worship. We sing two songs each week before transitioning into the message.
As a part of our curriculum, we utilize a video element to illustrate the Bible story and lesson for the week. Your child will recognize it as The So-and-So Show.
Immediately following the Video Element the Large Group Leader provides a message that further discusses how the Bible story is relevant to a child's life and challenges children to think of ways to apply what they have learned.
The bottom line changes every week. It is the simply-worded and easy-to-remember bottom line of the day's message. The bottom line is what we hope children will think about throughout the week.
Check-out happens in the same location where your child is checked in. Though long lines may happen, please be patient as we take extra security precautions to ensure your child leaves our program with the right adult.
HOW DOES CP KIDS PARTNER WITH PARENTS?
Step 1: Get up and go to church! We will do everything we can to make it worth the trip.
Step 2: Take your kids to CP KIDS and then attend the adult worship service.
Step 3: Follow through with your primary role as the spiritual leader in your child's life by taking advantage of the 'Parent Resources' we make available on Sunday mornings. Download the Parent Cue App, designed to allow the church and parents to partner with one voice, continuing the conversation that we start on Sunday throughout the entire week. We only have one hour a week with your child compared to up to 75 hours you have. Thus, we can only begin the conversation. If it's to be implemented and make a difference in your child's life, it's imperative that you take advantage of these resources.
SERVICE TIMES FOR CP KIDS
9:45 am & 11:15 am / CP KIDS (while parents are in adult service)