As the old saying goes, "It takes a village to raise a child." Here at Open Road Fellowship, we want to help invest in your children as if they are our own. We strive to provide a loving, inviting ministry for children that is designed to meet the spiritual needs of each child while providing a safe and fun environment. Within our children's ministry, we teach the fundamentals of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and what He did for them. We teach our children through three principles:
Reaching out to others with the love of Christ
The main goal of Mini-Choppers, Tiny Tykes, and Little Crawlers is to bring children to Christ. Through these ministries, Christ is made known in the telling of God's story in scripture and the sharing of the life of Christ in us through our witness to the world. We want to make the most of every hour you’re at Open Road by providing programming that will keep your kids entertained and making friends, so you have the space to enjoy our experiences to the full.
The nursery is clean, safe, and colorful - A loving environment for babies and toddlers. The Little Crawlers (birth to 2ish) can play, sleep, and surely be loved on. Our teachers will make sure your baby is receiving safe, personal care, and play.
Our Tiny Tykes (2 - 5 y/o) are all about two things: Discovery and having fun! They have an energetic, structured, but fun environment where they get introduced to Jesus. With specially geared programming, your kids will learn what it means that God made them and loves them (and have tons of fun too.) Your preschoolers will be given the opportunity to play and interact with our teachers as they learn how much God loves them through songs and stories designed specifically for their age group.
The K thru 5th graders are in the Mini-Choppers class where it is time to have fun but begin learning what it means to be a Christ-follower. Each Sunday they learn how to live a life like Christ through fun games, awesome music and a Bible lesson tailored to their age and interests. Most Mini-Choppers don't want to "promote out" of the class when they get to 6th grade.
Now, all of our kid environments have a check-in system that we will help you with. The child gets a name tag with a unique number and their name on it. You will receive a label with only the number on it. When it's time to come pick them up, simply give us your tag: no tag, no kid. That keeps everyone safe. If your child needs you during the service, you will receive a text asking for your assistance. If you are joining us this week for the first time, click here and let us know you'll be attending… we’ll be waiting.
If you have any questions, you can contact Justin, Open Road Kids Ministry Director at firstname.lastname@example.org