We take the responsibility of caring for your children very seriously. Once inside Eastside Kids, your children will be in a safe, loving environment interacting with peers and well-qualified adults. We utilizes Group Publishing’s Buzz Curriculum, an interactive yet intentional lesson plan that teaches about God in ways children will remember. There is personal application in every lesson! 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.
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. Keeping your child(ren) safe is very important to us. We will provide you and your child(ren) with a name tag with a specific code that allows your child(ren) to only be picked up by the person with the sticker. Our teachers will make sure the code matches to ensure your child(ren) go home with the right person!
Mia Swartley is the Director of Children’s Ministry here at Eastside and leads this ministry with the support of dedicated volunteers. 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.
Nursery is for children ages infant until age 2, and staffed beginning at 10am for the duration of the service.
Children in the Toddler Class, 2 years until preschool, will play and have a Bible story that is shared on their level.
Children play for the first 5 minutes and then gather to listen to a Bible story. After the story, we do activities that apply to the lesson. There is often a game that relates to the lesson/key point and the kids get to actively participate. Children in this class are given a card that lets parents know what the lesson was and the theme for the day. Each card has questions and an activity that you can ask and do with your child(ren).
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Children in this class meet in a group for the Bible story and lesson. Children then participate in a game or activity that relates to the lesson or discussion. Children in this class are given a card that lets parents know what the lesson was and the theme for the day. There are questions and an activity that you can ask and do with your child(ren).
3rd - 5th Grade
Children in this class meet in a group for the Bible story and lesson. Children are encouraged to bring their Bibles. Children then are in two groups where they get to participate in a game that relates to the lesson or a different activity/discussion. Children in this class are given a card that lets parents know what the lesson was and the key point for the day. There are questions and an activity that you can ask and do with your child(ren). Children in this class are also working on a memory component, The Lord’s Prayer as well as the books of the Bible.
Note: Nursery is available beginning at 10am. All other children begin their time in the worship service and are dismissed following a time of songs and announcements.
Check-In & Schedule
- 9:30amRegistration Begins
- 10:00amWorship Service
- 10:20amEastside Kids
Mia SwartleyDirector of Children's Ministry & Kids Club Leader