We are just as committed to our children’s worship service as we are to our own!
When you come to Eastside you will be welcomed to the Real Kids registration table where you will sign your child(ren) up for the morning. Please arrive a few minutes early to give us a chance to register your kids, introduce them to new friends and show you around. If you don’t make it over before the service, there is also a brief break within the adult service for you to register your child(ren). Children will begin their Sunday morning singing with the adults, and then be dismissed during the break to go to children’s church. We take the responsibility of caring for your children very seriously. After the service is over, parents come to the cafeteria to pick up their child(ren). We do not dismiss children without a parent present.
We offer a Toddler Class ( 2-3 year olds), a Preschool Class, K-2nd Grade Class, and 3rd-5th Grade Class. Nursery is provided for infants through, and including, 1 year old throughout the entire service.
Once inside REAL KIDS, your children will be in a safe, loving environment interacting with peers and well-qualified adults. The lessons teach the children to both learn and experience God with emphasis on the good news of Jesus Christ through creative activities and personal application.
Our goal is to disciple our children. Disciples grow in their walk with Jesus, live out their faith and make other disciples.
Children’s ministry is lead by Natalie Eberly, Debbie Swartley, and Bonnie Yoder. The children’s ministry team has a passion for discipling children on Sunday Mornings and throughout the week. They are dedicated to providing an environment where children learn about God and experience a relationship with Him as well as equipping parents to take on the primary task of discipleship. Eastside is extremely fortunate to have a leadership team that has classroom, administrative, collegiate, and international education experience leading the discipleship process for our children!