Get info on our Kids' Ministry and pre-register your kids early!
At The Way, we strive to create a worship environment for all ages, and welcome families to participate in corporate worship together in the sanctuary. However, we know that kids can certainly be a handful (literally and figuratively), and that can be a distraction. We want you to be able to enjoy the service, and we want them to, as well!
This is why The Way Kids exists - so that your little ones can learn and grow in an environment that makes the most sense for them. Kids are welcome and encouraged in the sanctuary as part of worship and we are used to having them! At The Way we want kids to see their parents worshiping and have whole families participating in corporate worship alongside one another as much as possible. For this reason, we only receive children ages 5 and under in our children's classes. Don't worry! If you have kids older than 5, we are used to it, and they won't feel out of place - there are plenty of other kids in there, also!
We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. So feel free to ask an elder, one of our team leaders, or send us a comment.
Here's what to expect when visiting The Way for the first time:
First, don't be shy! We are looking for you to come and are excited to meet you. If you'd like us to be extra prepared you can let us know you're coming on the Plan a Visit page.
If you come in before service starts during the fellowship time between 9 - 9:30 am, you'll find some greeters, a refreshments table, and usually one of our elders hanging out right outside the sanctuary. One of them will guide you to the children's room. There we will meet your family and check your child into our system (if you haven't already done so here).
Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):
Before Service: You can pre-register your child by clicking the card below. Also, you can register them with a Kids' Ministry team member after arriving at The Way. Whichever you choose, your information will be verified to make sure you and your child are the same people (of course)! That's what we mean when we say "checking in." We will only allow the person(s) dropping off the child to pick them up after service.
After Service: After the service is complete, your child will be ready and waiting for you. It is possible due to extreme amounts of fun and friendship that they will not have missed you and will be upset that you are taking them away, but rest assured, that is normal. We deal with that sort of thing all the time.
During Service: In the event that we need to contact you during the service, we ask that you keep your phone on vibrate and nearby so that we can send you a discreet text to let you know something's up. Feel free to head back to the children's room right away. If at any point you would like to remove your child, you are welcome to do so.
If you have further questions concerning The Way Kids or visiting The Way with children, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!