Open Life Kids

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

Each weekend, we offer high-energy, age-appropriate environments with songs, games and creative teaching. We think that learning should be fun. That is why from start to finish, we strive to make your child's time with us a great experience.

The safety of your children is very important to us as well. We have comprehensive protection policies and procedures in place, which includes the training and screening of our volunteers. If for some reason, your child were to need you during the service, first we will text you and if you miss that, we would flash your family identification code onto the screen in the adult auditorium, letting you know we need you for something.

Security

What are your procedures for keeping kids safe?

Every child is checked in electronically and given a label with your cell phone number as well as a number that is unique to the child and family. Parents are given a matching label with the same identification numbers.

All of our volunteers are screened and all of our classes are staffed with your child’s learning and safety in mind.


Workers

Who will be working with my kids?

We place our best volunteers in our kids life team. All of our volunteers go through a screening process which includes a background check and an apprenticeship. We also provide periodic training for all of our volunteers to make sure we are living out the cultures of Open Life while serving every child to the best of our ability.

Good to know

What else do I need to know?

We suggest that you plan to arrive a few minutes prior to the service so that you can check your kids in and enjoy the entire service. Also, to ensure the health of children and volunteers, we ask that sick children not attend the kids areas.  We have an online Kids Life service just for those occasions. KIDS LIFE ONLINE.

Skip The Line

We made it easy to bring new kids!

If it is your first time make sure you pre-check in.  You can add your information and kids info before you show up so you don't have to stand in a line to do it when you get to church. When you get to church you can input your name and all your info will be ready to go. Kids tags will print and you are set without taking a few minutes longer.

Crying?

What if my child won’t stop crying?

It is not uncommon for young kids to resist coming to a new environment.  It is best to put any needed information on the child’s tag when you check in so the hand off is as quick as possible.  Drop them off and make your way to grab a coffee, water or just enter the service.  We got this!

Don’t worry, we are used the the initial tears, but if your child is unable to be calmed we will page you if they have continued to cry for 15 minutes straight.


Want to Volunteer?

Want to join the Kids Life Serve Team?

Passionate about investing into the lives of kids? Kids Life has opportunities from interacting directly with kids and behind the scenes roles. No matter what gifts or abilities you have, use them to impact the next generation.

dana huff

Kids Life Director

Dana is an Early Kindergarten teacher in the White River School District and absolutely loves kids and families. She combines her passion for kids and Jesus and facilitates the ministry to all the ages of kids within the Kids Life ministry. No wonder it is often the kids who beg their parents to go to church every weekend.

Oh yeah, and she is married to that crazy pastor of the church as well. He married up!