Every Sunday, 9:30 a - 12:30 p
What to Expect
Check-in and Drop-off or 9:30 and 11:00a
When checking in at one of the kiosks, your child will receive a security sticker with their name and a three-character code to place on the front of their shirt. For 1st – 3rd grade parents, an additional sticker will print with the matching three-character code for you to keep and use at pick-up. We will not release any child without the code or proper identification. A leader will be near the entrance to welcome your child into the activities underway.
When you arrive at pick-up please have your three-character code so that we may verify it matches with the code on your child’s name tag. Children 1st – 3rd grade can be released to an older sibling with the matching three-character code.
- 1st-3rd graders are picked up in the gym located in the secure children's hall.
What We Provide
We do not serve snacks on a weekly basis. On occasion, we may offer a special treat to our Creek Kids. There will be an Allergy alert sign posted on the door if food or treats are being served or used for an activity.
We start the morning off playing interactive games and singing! Creek Kids then learn Biblical truths using drama and multimedia technology during Large Group. After Large Group we transition to Small Groups. In Small Groups, Creek Kids spend time with an assigned group and leaders. Through crafts, activities and engaging conversations, friendships and faith grow deeper. Elementary Creek Kids attend one service and may attend Worship with their family the other service. The same programming is used for both hours.
We use the Gospel Project by Lifeway. Our Creek Kids go through the whole Bible nearly twice by the time they leave the Elementary program.
See Tools For You:
Your child’s safety is the utmost importance to us. These are the guidelines for our Early Childhood rooms:
We require two leaders to be in the classroom to accept children for drop off.
All our adult Creek Kids leaders are annually background checked and will be wearing a lanyard with a picture I.D. badge or a security sticker printed from the check in system.
Our youth leaders must be 14 years old and completed a Youth Covenant that requires a parent signature to serve without a sponsor.
1st – 3rd grade children will only be released to adults or older siblings with a matching three-character security sticker or proper identification. 4th -5th grade children are released on their own.
Parents must stop at the door and not enter the classroom when dropping off your children. This is less disruptive for other children and allows us to know that only background checked adults are in the classrooms.
Awards & Recognition
You may hear your kiddo talk about wooden “coins”. They can earn these “coins” every Sunday and have fun “shopping” at our Creek Kids Coin Store or use them to support Mission causes.
How to earn coins:
- bringing a friend
- small group participation
- memorizing the key verse
- completing the family journal page
- having a birthday
- bringing a non-electronic Bible.
They can “spend” their coins each week or choose to save them to “buy” prizes ranging from 1-coin value to 100 coins.
Opportunities for Parents
We want to partner with Creek Kid parents. We provide a set of tools to share about the biblical lesson taught that week; along with activities you can do as a family to further grow your child’s knowledge. Tools include:
- Big Picture Question
- Family Devotion
- Adults/Kids Connection
- Volunteer Opportunities
Creek Kids Children Ministry is volunteer based and focuses on partnering with parents at church and at home to serve and love other families. We encourage you to consider the opportunities that Children’s Ministry has to offer when you are choosing a place to serve at Cottonwood Creek.
Keep up to date and informed on what is going on at church and in Creek Kids Ministry by following us on social media.
Faith Path/One Way Class
A class for kids K - 5th grade who have received Jesus Christ as Savior or have questions. This class is a prerequisite to child baptism.
AWANA is a Bible-centered ministry that partners parents and the church together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Christ. AWANA club is for children ages three (as of September 1 and potty trained) through 12th grade.
Creek Kids Praise
Creek Kids Praise is a place for children to grow in their faith as they sing, play instruments, and learn about God's love. Children 1st-5th grade are taught scripture verses and characteristics of Jesus through songs.
Lil’ Praise is for kiddos age 3 (must be potty-trained)-Kindergarten. A full hour of singing, playing instruments and a Bible lesson using Lil’ K curriculum.
Kid Care is our weekday preschool program for children 18 months – Transitional Kindergarten.
Fresh Spirit for Moms
Fresh Spirit for Moms is a new program at Cottonwood Creek Church where moms can refresh their spirit through great speakers, Bible based discussions, fun activities, crafts and fellowship with other moms.