Kids

K - 5th

KidZone

Wednesdays, 3-5:30pm
September to May
Begins September 13, 2023

Overview

KidZone is a free Christian after-school program for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. Our caring staff and volunteers nurture and shepherd children. Age-appropriate Bible teaching, discussion, fun games, interesting crafts, videos, drama and lively music lead children on their journey of faith discovery.

Our mission is to make disciples by creating a fun, loving, and interactive environment where kids are encouraged to grow in Christ. We pray that your children’s biblical adventure here lays a foundation for a lifetime of living for Christ!

 

Schedule

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.          KidZone Cafe/Free Time

3:40 – 4:15 p.m.          Game Time

4:20 – 5:10 p.m.          Rotation/Classroom Time

5:10 – 5:30 p.m.          Celebration Time (worship, verses, lessons and prizes)


KidZone Cafe: As soon as the kids arrive, they will be able to sit down with a “super-sized” healthy snack. They can take their time as they eat and visit with other kids as well as the KidZone Cafe Hosts and Hostesses. After they are done eating, they can work on homework or play basketball, four-square, carpetball or just hang out until we break up into our game and rotation time.

Game Time: Every week we have 40 minutes of game time, where the kids play different games together. Just like adults, they need to develop and experience quality relationships through fun activities.

Rotation Time: This is a special time when we teach from the Bible. We have 4-week rotations, where we teach the same lesson, but in 4 different methods and rooms over the 4-week period. We have Creation Station (craft room); Starlight Drive-In (movie room); and Bible-Bytes (computer room); and Scenes by the Sea (drama/skit room). We know that children learn in different ways and by using the rotation model, we hope to connect the stories of the Bible to the kids in one or more ways that will help the Bible stories to “stick.”

Celebration Time: We end our day with 20 minutes of singing lively worship songs and we learn Bible verses that will help the kids throughout their lives. And we go over the lesson for the day.

Note: KidZone follows the Albert Lea Schools calendar

Transportation from School

We offer a free bus from the Albert Lea schools. Kids ride a bus from their school to the Southwest hub and then transfer to the “KidZone Bus.” The bus monitors and drivers will help make sure they get to the church safely!

Registration

Click here to register for the 2023-2024 year of KidZone. 

Have any questions or concerns? Email Dan Jones, our Director of Youth Ministries, or call the church at (507) 373-2035.

Volunteering with KidZone

We would love to have you join in on the fun and volunteer your time in the KidZone program. There are many opportunities and you can sign up for just a few weeks, half the year, or the full year of KidZone. For more information, email Dan Jones, our Director of Youth Ministries, or call the church at (507) 373-2035.

Kids Church

Sundays, 10am

Each Sunday, kids are encouraged to begin worship alongside their family and friends in the Sanctuary. During worship, kids are invited to go downstairs where our staff and volunteers lead them through a time of age-appropriate Bible lessons, discussion, and worship. Parents can pick up their kids after worship concludes.