Raising children in the church is disciple-making. Jesus invites children to come and know him and says that they teach us how to follow him by faith. This is why we’re committed to a process that teaches our children both through our children’s ministry City Kids and through coming to the Communion table to celebrate together as families and as the family of God.
In City Kids, children and teachers encounter Jesus through Scripture, stories, creative play, songs, and prayer.
You are always welcome to keep your baby or children with you throughout the service. In the back of the gym, we have a comfortable chair for nursing moms and a bouncy seat for a newborn - toddler age child. In the Nursery (Classroom 107B), there is a diaper changing area and another bouncy seat.
If you want to know more about our City Kids ministry, contact our City Kids leader, Rachel Wassink at email@example.com.
Our City Kids Team serves to help our City kids find a new day in Jesus, a new home in the Church, and a new heart for our neighborhood.
Opportunities to serve in City Kids include:
Nursery Shepherds: worship and play with our babies and toddlers
Teaching Shepherd: lead and teach in the early childhood and elementary worship rooms
Helping Shepherd: lead and assist the teacher in the early childhood and elementary worship rooms
Check-in Coordinator: welcome kids and families as they arrive and check-in to City Kids
In City Kids , children and teaches encounter Jesus through play activities, liturgical practices, hearing Scripture and stories, prayer, and activities that help the kids respond to the story and prepare them to share this story with others. They use a prayer card to guide them through these practices.
You can download a copy of the prayer card to use in your family devotions here.
We are currently using a curriculum called Worship with Children in our Early Childhood and Elementary worship rooms. This curriculum incorporates activities and opportunities to worship through Bible stories. Read along with us at home!
January 7: The Wise Men
January 14: Young Jesus at the Temple
January 21: Jesus' Baptism
January 28: Jesus Calls His Disciples
February 4: Jesus' Temptation
February 11: The Lord's Prayer, part 1
February 18: The Lord's Prayer, part 2
February 25: Jesus Meets with Nicodemus
Follow along with the stories we are reading on Sunday mornings in City Kids at home and spend time wondering together about what God tells us through these stories.
As your family practices Sabbath and devotions together, consider reading through the stories we're reading in City Kids and learning the monthly focus verse together.
At City of Light, our children's safety is a priority because we want to maintain the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our children. The adults and youth working with children are required to complete a Child Protection Process in order to help maintain this safe environment. Read our Child Protection Policy by clicking here.
Hi friends, I’m Cory Whitehead and I’m excited to announce a partnership between City of Light and Nancy Hill Elementary to begin a Kids’ Hope USA mentoring program at Hill this fall. I'll be serving as City of Light's director for that program. Kids’ Hope is an amazing, 20 year old, national organization that pairs one church together with one school to mentor at-risk kids. In Aurora alone, there are 11 partnerships and we’re the 12th!The school . . .