What’s coming up…

EVENTS

DEFY Trampoline Park

A Next Gen event for the whole family!

June 4th @ 6:00-7:00PM

7960 Center St. SW Olympia, WA 98501

MORE INFO & REGISTER HERE

Nursery (Birth – 2 years old)

There is a nursery available for those 2 and under. We know you need a break! We have some wonderful volunteers (who have all had background checks) who will care for your kids during our regular services. There is also space in the nursery for you to nurse.

Kids Church (2-8 years old)

Families with kids ages 2-8 years old are encouraged to worship together, and then prior to the message we will dismiss to participate in an age-appropriate Bible lesson during the message. You are always welcome to keep them with you as well. After the message you can pick them up in the Preschool classroom.

Elementary (Grades 3-5)

We love kids and families! But here is the truth: traditional youth ministry isn’t working great . Research shows around the United States nearly 50% of students walk away from the church after they graduate from High School. (read more)

As part of our church relaunch we have charted a new course, that is both true to the Bible and research-based. It is based on 4 key principles:

  • Partnership with Families – Parents are the #1 influencers when it comes to spirituality in young people, even teenagers. We want to empower parents to nurture faith in their families.
  • Intergenerational Relationships – Youth also need to be engaged with other adults (who are not their parents). We believe this happens best in church when youth have opportunity to serve alongside and ministry with other adults and youth. This is less “youth group” and more “all church”.
  • Whole Gospel – We want to clearly communicate the whole truth about the gift of grace from Jesus Christ, not just a fragmented list of Bible stories.
  • A Safe Place for Doubt – We want to dive in deep to the worldview and foundational topics and ask the hard questions and give our youth (and adults) an opportunity to honestly wrestle with claims of the Bible.

Our plan for youth in Elementary aged kids

We want to invite you to bring your kids to church with you, in the actual regular service. Wait, before you go… please read on…

We know it is not the easy button! Trust us, we know, you just need a break. One hour of kid-free time on Sunday sounds great. Kids in church isn’t always easy. But trust us, invest that time into your kid’s spiritual life and you’ll be thankful in the end. Go ahead and hire the sitter when you need a break during the week. Use that vacation day with your spouse. But don’t miss the spiritual conversations that come from a family discussing the Bible message they heard together.

We make it easy easier

We believe it is the best way for your kids to grow and develop a relationship with God. To this point we keep our teaching shorter, include applications for kids, and provide the an activity tote with a “kids program”, coloring books, Legos, and more. We find that debriefing this kids program weekly over ice cream produces meaningful faith conversations.

Meet some of our Leaders

Laura

Laura is an Elementary school teacher by trade, and has taught at schools in California and Morocco. She has served as a Mother’s Day Out Director for a church as well as in Children’s Ministry as a teacher. Laura has 3 daughters of her own.

Georgia

Georgia brings a wealth of experience to our Kids ministry. She has taught preschool for many years and is excited to love and help grow your little ones to love Jesus. She won’t be pushy with advice, but if you ask you might get some advice that is pure gold.