RAISING FUTURE WORLD CHANGERS
At The Gate, our children are among our top priorities. Our pastoral staff and leadership team actively seek the Holy Spirit for fresh vision regarding our children’s ministries. There is so much stirring in the heart of the Father for our kids. Our desire is to completely reform the way we do “kids church”.
In our nursery and preschool classrooms (ages 6mo-5yr), you will find minimal, open-ended toys made from natural materials such as wood and silk. Our toys are designed to encourage more use of imagination, less chaos. We diffuse essential oils to battle germs and calm the atmosphere. Our classrooms are chemical-free and are cleaned with plant-based cleaners.
The curriculum is nature-based, open ended, and integrates biblical truths with social/emotional prompting. We believe that all children can interpret their identity through discovering their good Father!
Check-in is open from 9:30-10:30, and after worship for 10 minutes. Keep your ID sticker, it will be required to pick up your child. If your child needs you for any reason during the service, the ID number will flash on the screen in the sanctuary. Due to the fluctuating volume of our classrooms, we currently follow a child-to-volunteer ratio and will close when max capacity is reached.
Our Nursery and Preschool-aged classrooms will open at 10:15 am. Ages 7-11 are released after worship. Please label all of your child’s items and let the classroom Guide know if your child has any special needs or allergies.
We can’t wait to explore all that God is doing among our children together!