Kids Ministry at Calvary Baptist Church
At Calvary Baptist Church our kids (infant through 6th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way.
We believe kids can learn from God's Word and grow in Christ, and at CBC Kids, we make this a priority. Children have the opportunity to grow in Christ on Sunday mornings as they learn from God's Word in Sunday school beginning at 9:30 am. We use Answers Bible Curriculum from Answers in Genesis. During the worship service at 10:45 am, children have an exciting Kids Worship time learning God's Word from the curriculum Gospel Project for Kids. Both of these curriculums use a scope and sequence progressing through the entire Bible in 3 years. On the first Sunday of every month children join their parents in the sanctuary to worship together on Communion Sunday.
We also have Family Growth Group as a part of our new Growth Group Ministry. Children and parents/grandparents learn God's Word together in a family setting in someone's home. This is an excellent way for children to see their parents engaged in worship and to grow in Christ individually and as a family. More details and sign up information is in our Growth Groups card, which can be found on our home page.
We would love to see you and your family visit CBC Kids.
Your first visit
Here's what to expect when visiting CBC Kids for the first time:
First, find the area marked for first-time families. There we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.
Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):
- Parent/guardian name(s)
- Child's name
- Child's birthdate
- Email address
- Home address
- Phone number
- Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children
How check-in works
Before Service: You can check-in your child at the KidCheck station located in the Nursery. The Nursery is adjacent to the preschool and elementary kids' rooms. Once you check-in your child using the online check-in program, KidCheck, matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit, will be printed for you. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the matching tag.
After Service: After the service is complete, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.
During Service: In the event that we need to contact you during the service, you will receive a text notifying you. We ask that you exit the sanctuary immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your child’s room.
Meet our Associate Pastor of Children and Family Ministries
Rev. Mark Watkins started serving at Calvary in June 2018. He has served in vocational ministry for 15 years, and is retired from the U. S. Coast Guard after 20 years active duty military service. Mark has been involved in both lay and vocational children's ministry for over 35 years. Mark holds a BS from Charter Oak State College, and MA in Children's Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Mark has been married to Christine for 34 years, and have been blessed with two children, Megan Carter and Matthew, and four grandchildren.
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