We believe that what happens in our kids ministry is just as important as our main gathering. We are teaching and raising up future leaders and this is important not only for our church but for our city.
During Sunday Gatherings, kids remain with their parents for worship at the beginning. Partway through, kids aged 3 years - Grade 6 are dismissed to classes. A nursery is available for children aged 1-2 years for the entire gathering.
The Orange Curriculum is the base of our teaching for kids at the180. It began as a strategy to engage both the family and the church to teach and influence their children.
The idea is that:
"The heart of the family (red) when combined with the light of the church(yellow) can be a powerful influence (Orange) in helping children not just attend a church but to discover their part in the narrative that God is telling."
We send also home a Parent Cue with children so that parents are aware of what their children are learning and how they can reinforce what is being learned throughout the week. Their website has many resources including blogs, videos and podcasts to help encourage you along the parenting journey.
Studio 252 is a great, interactive resource we recommend for the180 kids in Grades 1-6, with live podcasts every Sunday, videos, movies and reading.