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Children's Ministry

“We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.” 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Our mission in Children's Ministry is to share saving truth of Jesus and reflect His love to every child we encounter.

 

We help children to develop a strong faith foundation as they grow by providing age-appropriate ways to learn about Jesus through teaching and modeling what it means to be a Christian today through stories, games, crafts, service projects, and more.

We have tons of fun together during our weekly programming and special events! 

Our Children's Ministries program offers a safe space for kids to learn, explore, and develop faith in Jesus while making lasting friendships along the way. For more info on how we operate, please see below. We hope that your kids will join us! 

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Age Groups

Note: PEAK programming on Wednesdays will be returning in Fall 2021. We hope to see you there!

View Procedures for Check-In, Safety and Wellness:

Check-In


Every time your child participates in a children’s ministries program at LCPC, they will be required to be checked in via our electronic check-in system. On Sunday mornings in the Breezeway near the Sanctuary, and on Wednesday evenings in Koopman’s Hall, there will be a Check-In table, where a Children’s Ministries staff member or volunteer will greet you and check in your child(ren). This will include inputting a parent/guardian name, and the name of each child in sixth grade or under, along with a parent/guardian phone number, in case of emergencies. Then the system will print a name tag for each child (Nursery in preschool through sixth grade,) and a tag for the parent/guardian. The parent label will not include children’s names, but will have a number that corresponds to numbers on the children’s name tags. You will need that number when signing your children out of class. Pick up locations are listed below. Please pick your child up promptly after the service ends.

  • Sunday:
    • 3-Kindergarten: Yard near Room 206
    • 1st-3rd Grade: Basketball Court
    • 4th-6th Grade: Basketball Court
  • Wednesday (PEAK):
    • 0-3: Nursery, Room 207
    • 3-Kindergarten: Room 104
    • 1st-3rd Grade: Room 204
    • 4th-6th Grade: Fireside Room (off of the Courtyard)




Safety Policy


The safety of the children in our Children’s Ministry program at LCPC is of the utmost importance to us. You can request a copy of the full child protection policy from the Director of Children's Ministries, but here is a quick overview of the policy:

  • There are always at least 2 adults present whenever there are children present. Every classroom has at least 2 volunteers in order to keep children safe.
  • Every volunteer is background checked using a national background check system.
  • Training is provided for all volunteers.




Wellness Policy


We ask that you not bring your child to a church event if in the past 24 hours they have had:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent and/or productive cough or sore throat
  • Constant runny nose with yellow/green tint
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, complaints of stomachache
  • Pink eye or other eye infections
  • Undiagnosed rashes
  • Pale/flushed skin color
  • Extreme fatigue/lethargy
  • Any symptoms of common childhood diseases such as chicken pox, strep throat, hand foot and mouth, head lice, pertussis, etc.





Upcoming Events

Contact

Kristy Hicks
Interim Director, Children's Ministry
Kristy grew up at LCPC, and returned to La Crescenta after graduating from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA in 2017. She worked as the Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries for 2 years before taking over as the Interim Director in September 2020. Kristy loves working with kids, and she also loves her work as the Database Manager for LCPC--contact her with any questions about either Children’s Ministries or your ShelbyNext account! 
Email Kristy.