Since we believe Scripture is clear that parents are the primary disciple-makers in the lives of their children, our vision is to come alongside and partner with parents in the discipleship process. This is best described by the color Orange. In Eastside Kids, our mission to make disciples by helping children Connect, Grow and Serve.
We strive to create the first building blocks of a strong, Christ-centered foundation for our children. We sing, dance, play and teach the Bible to the kids. We want every preschooler to know three truths before they graduate to elementary:
God made me.
God loves me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
We work to continue building up a strong, Christ-centered foundation for our children. We worship through song, tell stories from the Bible and gather in small groups by age to talk about Scripture together. We want every child to know these three truths before they move on to middle school.
I need to make wise choices.
I can trust God no matter what.
I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
At Eastside Kids Check-In on Sunday mornings, we will meet your family and one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room. We will ask for the following personal information: family members’ names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child.
The Bible is the most amazing book ever written! We strive to bring its stories to life through activities and discussions that keep children engaged. Each environment and lesson materials are created in an age appropriate way. We want all children to love God’s word and understand the value of applying it to their lives.
We value children’s relationships within the small group setting. We want each child to build friendships with others and know they have a consistent leader in their life who believes the same thing as their parents.
Kids love fun! We realize that when children have fun at church, they can’t wait to come back. We value creating fun ways for children to learn about Jesus, including games, activities, singing, and live acting.
Our Wednesday program, called “FX,” occurs every first Wednesday of the month. It is a time for the entire family from 6:30-7:30pm in the auditorium. FX is the place where kids bring their parents to learn about that month’s biblical “Life App” (virtue), all in hopes of igniting spiritual conversations in the home. Using high-energy music, games, skits, and media, we create a fun, shared experience for families that is designed to communicate a biblical truth that God uses to change us and impact the world around us. Every FX also equips families with a “widget” that can be used in the home throughout the month to bring home the biblical message in a deeper way through engaging family activities and discussions. Overall, FX is our most captivating and high-energy event we have. It is fun and informative for all ages, while equipping parents to better be the spiritual leaders God has entrusted them to be in their homes. We hope you’ll join us!