We are crazy about kids at StoryHeights! To us, kids ministry shouldn’t be babysitting where we just keep them quiet and out of the way. Instead, we believe the best and most critical time to connect a person’s story to God’s story is during childhood. We say SH Kids is where the story begins. We do everything we can to make the SH Kids’ weekend experience fun, exciting and engaging!
What to Expect
All children ages 6 weeks to 4th grade are welcome to enter into our kids’ classrooms. Your child will be cared for and engage in age-appropriate worship, Bible stories, and activities. Our kids’ team does everything they can to equip your kids to love God with resources and great activities you can continue with at home. We also host events throughout the year to engage your kids with God’s story to help you create a love for God’s House in their hearts.
6 weeks - 2 years
2 years - Pre-K
Kindergarten - 4th grade
Adventures (K – G4): We use Orange curriculum’s elementary program called 252 Basics, based on 3 basic, powerful truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52. The curriculum focuses on a different, godly principle each month and aims to encourage kids to discover more of who Jesus is and grow in their relationship with him.
Heroes (walking – Pre K): We use Orange Curriculum’s First Look program especially created for preschool aged children, with interactive play and lessons. It is designed to give toddlers their first look at who God is and his love for them.
Bookworms (6 wks – 2 years/walking): We don’t use a specific curriculum with our bookworms, but we do focus on safe, fun and interactive play and care, where our teachers sing songs, read books and nurture the children.
Orange comes along with weekly parent resources to facilitate continued conversation and to support kids in their walk with God. Our children’s pastor sends weekly emails with these resources straight to your inbox.
Each classroom is led and taught by StoryHeights volunteers, all of whom have gone through the StoryHeights Growth Track and have passed a CORI & SORI background check and have been safety trained for both first-aid and active shooter safety.
On special occasions such as holidays and quarterly Super Sundays we provide treats as children leave. We will make sure you know about this ahead of time, and provide alternative non-edible treats for those with dietary restrictions. You are welcome to send your child to church with bottles and/or sippy cups, and if your child needs to be fed at a certain time, please let their classroom teacher know.
We are a peanut-free environment so please refrain from bringing snacks with nuts.
Upon checking your child(ren) into StoryHeights Kids, you will receive a ID tag with your child(ren)’s ID number on it. One of these tags will be stuck on the back of your child(ren) and on any of your belongings. You will be given two matching ID tags to keep in your possession. In the case of an emergency or if your child is inconsolable, your ID number will flash on the screen in the service auditorium during. Please report to your child’s classroom to attend to your child at that time.
We highly discourage you from bringing your children into the adult service so that we can maximize every seat possible for other adults since we are restricted in space due to COVID-19 safety measures. Additionally, this allows for our services to be distraction-free for the people around you. We realize you may be hesitant to leave your child with strangers, and your child may not take to it either their first couple of times. Therefore, if you feel it best, our ushers can seat you and your children in our overflow seating in the foyer.
We encourage you to schedule a tour with our kid’s team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so your child/can become comfortable if you think that will help them transition into a new classroom.
Should you need a private nursing or cry room, our security team can usher you to the nursery where our live-streamed service is broadcasted.
While we do not sprinkle babies, we do follow the Biblical example of baby dedications, whereby a parent makes a free will decision to dedicate their child unto the Lord and makes a covenant before the Lord and his/her church family to raise their child in the ways of the Lord as outlined by the Bible and to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. We host child dedication services regularly. If you would like to register for our next child/baby dedication, please use the button below.