In Lifepointe Kids, we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really loud and good leaders always care. Before kids head off to middle school, we want to make sure these three things stick.
- I need to make the wise choice.
- I can trust God no matter what.
- I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
We want kids to see how God’s word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to Him, and to build friendships that will last. That’s why it’s important to make sure your child connects with the same friends, same leader, at the same hour – EVERY WEEKEND!
So what does a weekend look like?
Get up and go to church! We will do everything we can to make it worth the trip.
Take your kids to Lifepointe Kids and then go to the adult worship service.
Go home and figure out a way to have some quality family time during the week – then next weekend start all over!
Each Sunday, staff and volunteers work hard to create a safe and meaningful class experience for your children. Here are a few things you need to know to help us make the morning GREAT.
If you are a guest, please visit the Information Desk located at the main entrance to Lifepointe Kids. This is where your children will be given a security tag. Host team members will then escort you to those rooms.
Doors will open 15 minutes before each service. Leaders will be prepared to check your children in to their classrooms 15 minutes before the start of the service.
Please complete the sign-in sheet at the door and make sure that all items that belong to your children are labeled.
It’s important to inform the teachers of any allergies or health concerns.
Please do not pick up your children early, as it can be disruptive to other children and the classroom activities.
We know that leaving your new baby for the first time can be overwhelming. The volunteers in our infant classrooms have been chosen for this age group because of their love for babies and their training to care for all of the needs of your infant. We hope that the following information will help you and your baby have a great weekend experience.
Please bring diapers, bottles, pacifiers, and any special blankets that will soothe your baby through the morning.
Label all items that belong to your baby.
To ensure that your child receives the best care, we adhere to a one volunteer to every three children ratio in our infant and crawler classrooms.
We promote your children from this classroom based on development. So, when they start crawling, they will move up to a crawler room, and when they start walking, we will move them up to a toddler room. Your children’s teachers will communicate with you before this change is made.
Toddlers & 2s
This is a fun and active stage in your children’s lives. We are excited to have them in Lifepointe Kids and look forward to teaching them that God loves them, God made them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever.
Our teaching plan begins in our toddler classrooms. All activities are age- appropriate with plenty of flexibility for the normal needs of toddlers and two-year-olds.
Please read the information below to help us make sure your child’s weekend is GREAT!
Our curriculum is centered on three basic truths. We focus on one of these basic truths each month. Every week your children will learn a Bible story that will help them understand the key truth for the morning.
Your toddlers and two-year-olds will also participate in many age- appropriate, creative activities throughout the morning. We believe in an active, hands-on approach with our kids, so be on the lookout for those fun projects!
To ensure that our classrooms are safe and to create the best possible learning environments, we adhere to a ratio of one volunteer for every four children.
We provide toys, activities, and snacks in the classrooms. We usually serve Goldfish and Cheerios. If we are serving something else, you will find a note posted on the door outside of your child’s classroom informing you of the new food item.
If your children have any allergies or special dietary needs and cannot eat what we have provided, please inform the teachers and bring appropriate snacks for them.
Be sure to bring extra diapers and a change of clothes.
Label all items, including cups, snacks, diapers, pacifiers, etc.
If your children are potty training, please be sure to communicate that to the teacher. We ask that they wear pull-ups to the classrooms.
Volunteers are never allowed in the bathrooms alone with children. They will assist them with clothing (as needed) outside the door and with handwashing afterwards. The two adult rule ALWAYS applies.
Please do not bring extra toys, since it is hard to distinguish what belongs to whom. This can cause the children unnecessary frustration when they are asked to share something that was brought from home.
Your children will be promoted to the next classroom based on the his or her birthday and development.
You have helping hands! I have helping hands! We all have helping hands. God made our hands to help others!
Preschoolers spend a lot of time surrounded by people who help them—their parents, their older siblings, their teachers. And, they love to learn all about community helpers like policemen, firemen and construction workers. They are just learning that they can help too. There’s nothing sweeter than a little voice piping up, saying “I help!” when you’re unloading the dishwasher or doing the laundry.
This month, we are sharing four stories from the Bible where someone used their hands to help others. Preschoolers will learn how everyone helped each other in the early church. They will hear about the rich woman who helped Elisha whenever he came to town. In the story of Nehemiah, they will see how we cannot only help others by doing but by leading them as well. And finally, they will hear how Aaron physically helps Moses hold up his arms. All these Bible characters used their hands to help someone in need.
From the very beginning, God has shown patience with people. All the way back in the garden, when Adam and Eve first chose their own way instead of God’s, God started His plan to give all of us a chance to come back to Him. And time and again, God is patient with us when we make daily choices that separate us from Him. He waits for us to turn back to Him.
As a fruit of the Spirit, patience is a foundational way that we reflect God’s character. When we show patience, we are less likely to hurt our relationships with others. We are more likely to trust that God has something better for us in the future.
Patience is waiting until later for what you want now. Waiting isn’t always easy. When having patience seems too difficult, the Lord will give us strength to wait. At its core, patience is fueled by faith. We trust that what we’re waiting for is best for us.
But patience is more than just waiting. It’s also about our attitude while we wait. A patient person can wait with joy even when the situation might be stressful or anxious. A patient person avoids searching or settling for a quick fix.
The monthly memory verse is: “Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14, NIrV Sometimes it feels too hard to be strong while we wait, but our trust in God gives us the strength to wait well.
In Week One’s Bible story, Esau comes in from hunting and is very hungry (Genesis 25:24-34). Because he can’t wait, Esau ends up trading his entire inheritance for a full stomach. Our Bottom Line is: When you think you can’t wait, think twice. Don’t give up what’s best for something immediate.
In Week Two’s Bible story, the Israelites grew impatient waiting for Moses to finish meeting with God (Exodus 32:1-35) and asked Aaron to build an idol for them. Our Bottom Line is: When you think you can’t wait, don’t forget what’s true. God had put Moses in charge of the Israelites and led them out of slavery. But in a moment of impatience, they forgot everything they’d experienced.
In Week Three’s Bible story, Hannah wants to become a mother but is waiting for a baby (1 Samuel 1:9–2:1). Even through the sadness of her prayers, God gives her the strength to wait until the time is right. Our Bottom Line is: When you think you can’t wait, tell God about it. God wants us to talk to Him when we’re facing a difficult time.
In Week Four’s biblical principle, we learn the wisdom of being patient (Proverbs 14:29). Our Bottom Line is: When you think you can’t wait, don’t lose your cool. We can work hard to keep control of our words, actions, and attitudes while we wait. That way we can avoid doing something we might regret.
For God, it seems as though patience is all about relationships with people. Even after we sinned, He still pursued us. He waited time after time for people to repent and work to make things right. Something He still does today.