Birth – Age 2
Dedicated volunteers look forward to loving and caring for precious little ones each week in our nursery. Safe and secure Baby Rooms are based on development: newborns, crawlers and cruisers. Once a child is walking, he/she is assigned to a class based on birthdate, with promotion in August each year. Volunteers in our Baby Rooms provide care for babies while singing, praying and speaking scripture over them.
3 Years – Pre-K
The Preschool Ministry does more than provide care and love for children while parents worship. Every week, we strive to lay a Biblical foundation by teaching children that ‘God made you, loves you and wants to be your friend forever!’ Preschoolers enjoy structured class time with a Bible story, craft, activities, snack and playtime. All preschoolers also attend a large group environment during each service- The Theater- where they participate in worship and experience the Bible come alive through storytelling! Children are assigned to a class based on birthdate, with promotion in August each year.
Parent Child Dedication
Parent Child Dedication (PCD) is a time for us to celebrate and thank God for the gift of your children. It’s also a time for you, as parents, to commit to model what following Jesus looks like and to raise your children to understand that they are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, to believe that the Bible is absolute Truth, and to know the importance of committing to a community of faith through the local church. BattleCreek Church in turn commits to support these parents as they raise their children to know, love, and follow Jesus Christ. PCD takes place every May and November.
BattleCreek Kids enables K-3rd graders to connect with a Small Group Leader—an adult outside of the home that can be a spiritual leader in their life. Kids are divided into groups by boys and girls and will experience both large group (storytelling/worship) and small group settings. Each week in small groups, they will experience open discussion about Bible lessons, pray for one another, and participate in fun activities.
Verge is geared to be fun and relational while providing creative bible teaching to help pre-teens grow in their walk with Jesus. Similar to Synergy, Verge will connect pre-teens with a Small Group Leader. Pre-teens are divided into groups by boys and girls and will experience both large group (drama/worship) and small group settings. Each week in small groups, they will experience open discussion about Bible lessons, pray for one another, and participate in fun activities. Pre-teens will also have opportunities to engage in missions, overnight retreats, camp, and other fun activities!
Alpha - New Believers
Alpha is designed for the elementary-aged child who has recently committed their life to Christ as their Savior. After a child makes an initial response to follow Jesus, we encourage the parent and child to meet with an elementary staff member to reinforce their decision. If both child and parent desire for the child to be baptized, a baptism will be scheduled to celebrate their new life in Christ! BattleCreek Kids partners with parents and the new believing kids to help develop faith foundations for living as a follower of Jesus.