At Calvary, we love children and teaching them about God and His Word.
Our Children’s Ministry actively partners with parents to encourage every family to make a whole life commitment to Jesus Christ. We seek to engage each child with fun and creative age-appropriate programs which help build a strong spiritual foundation.
Visiting for the first time? Welcome! Please stop by the Family Welcome Desk on the first floor near the elevators. We’ll be glad to help you register your children and find the right class. For more about our security procedures, click here.
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Interested in volunteering? There are lots of ways you can support our Children's Ministries. Find out more!
Questions? Contact: Su Trull, Director of Children's Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Calvary Nursery provides loving care for babies and toddlers during all worship services. Parents can drop off little ones and attend services with peace of mind.
We see the Nursery as a child's first step toward a relationship with Christ. Playtime activities introduce children to biblical truths and allow parents to continue teaching at home. On Sundays at 11:15 AM, our older toddlers join the preschoolers for music, puppets, drama, video, and more!
What are regular nursery hours?
Sunday Mornings: 9:45–12:15 AM
Sunday Evenings: 6:00–7:15 PM
Wednesday Evenings: 6:30–8:00 PM
I’m new to Calvary. Is there anything I should do first?
Welcome! On your first visit, please stop by the Family Welcome Desk on the first floor near the elevators. We’ll be glad to help you register your child and find the Nursery.
Do I need to bring anything for my child?
If possible, please bring a labeled diaper bag with disposable diapers, a change of clothes, a labeled pacifier, and a filled and labeled bottle or sippy cup.
What security measures are in place? How can I keep in touch?
Calvary uses our Checkpoint Security system to keep our youngest ones safe and secure. When you use our kiosks for sign-in, you will receive a coded name tag. When you drop off your child at a classroom, we also provide a numbered beeper to notify you immediately if you're needed in the Nursery.
Have a new baby or are you expecting?
We’d love to welcome you with a small gift and helpful information about the Nursery. Click here for more information on Child Dedication and upcoming dates.
For a detailed overview, please download our Nursery Handbook.
Contact: Laura Schlesing, Nursery Coordinator, 704.341.5399, email@example.com
Sundays, 9:45 AM–12:15 PM
On Sunday mornings, we introduce children to the lifelong adventure of walking with God and being Jesus' disciple! Preschool classes for children ages 2 1/2 through Kindergarten meet at 9:45 AM and 11:15 AM.
At 9:45 AM, all children enjoy Bible lessons, learn Scripture verses, participate in engaging activities, and make crafts with their friends.
At 11:15 AM, All preschoolers participate in BibleZone, a large group format using music, puppets, drama, video, and fun activities to reinforce the Bible lesson taught in the 9:45 AM session.
Where should I bring my child?
Class assignments are noted on your child’s nametag, which will be printed when you sign in at the Checkpoint kiosk each week. Please plan to drop off and pick up your child at his/her assigned classroom on the first floor in the Preschool wing.
Be sure and ask your child what he/she learned each Sunday!
We invite and encourage parents to serve with their child's class on a rotating basis.
KidZone | Grades 1 & 2
Sundays, 9:45 & 11:15 AM
KidZone is where our 1st and 2nd graders begin making their faith their own. The children worship the Lord through music, participate in Bible study and prayer, and begin to apply biblical principles to their lives. We emphasize God's desire to have a personal relationship with every child!
KidZone starts at 9:45 AM in the Crown Room with large group praise and worship, videos, and interactive presentations. Then we move to small groups for Bible study activities. Children who continue for the 11:15 session enjoy an active program featuring Bible challenges and more. Children may attend both the 9:45 and 11:15 AM sessions.
Where should I drop-off and pick-up my child?
After visiting the Family Welcome Desk (first-time only) or signing in at one of our kiosks:
For the 9:45 AM hour:
Drop off: Crown Room on the 3rd Floor
Pick up: Small group classrooms on the 3rd Floor (see your child’s name tag)
For the 11:15 AM hour:
Drop off: Back door of Room 300
Pick Up: Front door of Room 300
Be sure to ask your child what he/she learned each Sunday!
If my child is staying for both sessions, do I need to return after the first hour?
No. You may simply drop-off your child off at 9:45 AM and our staff will be happy to see your child safely to the 11:15 AM session.
Questions? Contact: Elise Swepston, 704.887.3693, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone 345 | Grades 3, 4 & 5
Sundays, 11:15 AM
ZONE 345 – GRADES 3, 4 & 5
Zone 345 is where kids in 3rd-5th grade will be engaged in God's Word, equipped to understand and apply God's truth, and be encouraged to stand firm in their faith.
Zone 345 runs from 11:15 AM–12:15 PM on Sundays. We encourage children to attend worship with their families at 9:45 AM.
Children receive a Calvary Kids Worship Folder as they enter the Sanctuary for service. They can follow the sermon by answering the questions provided by Pastor Munro. After the service, drop off the completed folder at the Family Welcome Desk or in the Crown Room when your child arrives at Zone 345.
We start in a large group to present the Bible story through video and activities before dismissing to small groups so kids can dig deeper into God’s Word.
Where should I bring my child for Zone 345?
After checking in, plan to drop off your child in the Crown Room on the 3rd Floor.
Where should I pick up my child?
All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are picked up from classrooms 306–315. For the specific room, see your child’s Checkpoint name tag. Be sure to ask your child what he/she learned each Sunday!
Contact: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, email@example.com
Awana Bible Clubs
Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
Our Children's Bible Clubs — Awana & Gopher Buddies — are fun-filled programs for children age 3 through 5th grade. We also offer C–Track for students in grades 6–12. Club meetings are on Wednesday evenings during the school year, September 12 through May 15.
Kids develop life-long Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture verses, and learn to apply God's truth to their lives.
Cost for Awana and Gopher Buddies is $65 per child per year, covering uniform, workbooks, and awards. Cost for C–Track is $30. Financial assistance is available.
Gopher Buddies | Ages 3, 4 & TK
Young children enjoy games and activities while beginning to learn and memorize Scripture. We encourage preschoolers to have daily devotions at home with their families. Children must be 3-years-old by August 31 and be fully potty-trained. Clubs meet 6:30–8:00 PM. Please note: Not a drop-off event**
Awana Sparks | K–2nd Grade
Awana T&T | 3rd–5th Grade
Awana is an international Bible club ministry that focuses on teaching children the Word of God. Weekly Scripture memory, Bible-centered lessons, games, and awards for "a job well done" are key to Awana's goal of making Christians "Approved Workmen that Are Not Ashamed" (2 Timothy 2:15). Clubs meet 6:30–8:00 PM. Please note: Not a drop-off event**
**Parents, please remember that Bible Clubs are not drop-off events. Please plan to remain on campus during clubs. Check out one of our Bible Study Electives or consider volunteering in our clubs!
Awana C–Track | 6th–12th Grades
C–Track students recite their verses to their mentors on Wednesday evenings as they pursue their Citation Award and the Awana college scholarship program. Meeting time is 5:45–6:25 PM. This program is also available for any adults at Calvary who wish to pursue the challenge!
Financial Assistance — Families in need of assistance should register below:
Mark your calendar for these Awana events!
January 9: Clubs resume after the holiday break
February 22: Awana Grand Prix (6–9 PM)
April 10: Truthscripts Party
April 17 & 24: Spring Break
May 15: Last day of clubs
Awards Nights: Jan 30, Feb 27, March 27, May 15
NEW Theme Nights for 2019!
January 23: Silly Sock Night
February 20: Glow Stick Night (glow sticks provided)
March 20: Backwards Night
April 10: Dot Night (Clubbers stick a dot on their leader for every section they recite!)
May 8: Leader Appreciation Night (Share some love with your leaders!)
We need at least 100 adults age 18+ to serve in a variety of roles!
When you register as a volunteer, you'll choose a club and select a training session to attend. Come join our team!
VOLUNTEER FOR BIBLE CLUBS
Contacts: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, firstname.lastname@example.org
Su Trull, 704.341.5458, email@example.com
Volunteer in Children's Ministry
Current needs in Awana, Sunday AM teachers, PM nursery
Volunteering with Children's Ministry: How can you serve?
Hundreds of parents, grandparents, young adults, and individuals with varied gifts and talents serve with our Children's Ministry teams. Are you gifted in teaching, story-telling, crafts, music, tech, or behind the scenes work? Do you have a passion for sharing Christ's love and the life-changing message of the Gospel with children? If so, please consider serving with us!
Serve on Sunday mornings or evenings or Wednesday evenings with Awana and Bible clubs! See more details below:
Volunteer on Sunday Mornings or Evenings
Help children feel welcome and loved each Sunday at Calvary as we teach the Word of God. Serve on Sunday mornings as teachers, assistants, leaders, volunteer helper or welcome partners. Click here to learn more about these specific opportunities.
Update: Our immediate needs include:
- 1st grade teachers
- Teachers for 2s and 3s
- Sunday evening nursery volunteers
Note: Volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months, and all teachers must be Calvary members. Background checks are required.
Volunteer on Wednesday Nights for Awana & Bible Clubs
We need at least 100 adults age 18+ to serve in a variety of roles! When you register as a volunteer, you'll choose a club and select a training session to attend. Come join our team!
Contact: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, firstname.lastname@example.org.