WELCOME BACK, KIDMIN!

Sunday School is now open! Director of Children’s Ministries, Amber Flores, and her team have been preparing our campus site and the hearts of our leaders to fully re-open Sunday School. We are excited to be back in person with our kids as we dive in to God’s word together! No pre-registration necessary; come join us anytime!

DEDICATIONS AND BAPTISM

Baby dedications and baptisms take place on various Sundays throughout the year in our worship services. For more information or to schedule a baptism, please email Kinsey.


CONTACTS

Amber Flores, Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Amber

Erin Braun, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Erin

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna

 

 

 

KidMin Online 

YouTube Lessons

Our team has prepared weekly YouTube lessons for your children to participate and engage in online Sunday School each Sunday morning. Below are some of our recent videos. Please CLICK HERE to visit our YouTube channel! 

 

 

 

 

AWANA CLUBS | WEDNESDAYS at 6:30pm | Currently on Break

Glenkirk AWANA is a perfect place for kids to become who God created them to be. AWANA is a midweek program for children 3 years old, up to 5th grade. It is a great way for kids to be able to connect, have fun, and learn more about Jesus and how to show His love. For questions, please contact Amber at aflores@glenkirkchurch.org.

AWANA will return in the fall after our summer break!

Cubbies (3 year olds, 4 year olds, and Transitional Kindergarten): Meeting Wednesday Evenings from 4:30pm-5:30pm

Cubbies will meet over Zoom each week and will be lead through a fun lesson, engaging puppet show, and worship time together. The Zoom time will include various video clips as well. Our Cubbies leaders are excited to continue to engage with these kiddos each week, and they also have some surprises up their sleeves for some additional fun! All necessary links and information for this will be emailed to you weekly once you register.

Sparks (Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade)
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T&T (3rd grade and 4th grade): Meeting Wednesday Evenings from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Sparks and T&T (excluding 5th grade) will be participating in AWANA activities and lessons via a combination of live-stream and online interactive platforms. They will be able to watch a weekly live-streamed lesson for their large group time; and they will also have the chance to continue to learn and memorize scripture and earn awards by working through their AWANA books. All necessary links and information will be emailed to you on a weekly basis once you register. 

5th Grade “Trek”: Meeting Wednesday Evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm

5th graders will be able to participate in a more age-specific small group over Zoom. They will be using the AWANA “Trek” curriculum that is geared toward their exact age level.


AWANA bags are available for clubbers to purchase all year long! These bags are great to help clubbers carry their books, Bible, and other supplies to and from club each week.

Have you lost your book, vest, or anything else AWANA related? New items may be purchased by clicking on the vest picture. Children will be given them at handbook time one week after if we have it in stock.


 
 
 
 
 
Please be sure to read your emails and check our Instagram for updates on theme nights and other fun events on our Glenkirk Campus! Thank you for the opportunity to share God’s love with your child.  We are excited for another amazing year at Glenkirk AWANA!

 

CONTACTS

Amber Flores, Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Amber

Erin Braun, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Erin

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna

 

 

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL | Weekly at 9:00am & 10:45am

Sunday School is now open! Director of Children’s Ministries, Amber Flores, and her team have been preparing our campus site and the hearts of our leaders to fully re-open Sunday School. We are excited to be back in person with our kids as we dive in to God’s word together! No pre-registration necessary; come join us anytime!

 
CLUB 8  | Sundays  | 10:45am | Fall- Spring |  Room 8 | CURRENTLY ON BREAK
If your child (1st -5th grade) has already attended the 9:00am KidMin service, we will continue their morning of learning in Room 8 to explore local mission work, Glenkirk’s different missionary affiliates, and how they can help to make a difference! *Please note, children may only attend Club 8 if they have attended the 9:00am service. This program follows the Homebuilders schedule
 

CURRICULUM

We currently feature Lifeway’s Gospel Project!

Show Kids the Big Picture of God’s Story – The Gospel Project® for Kids immerses kids in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through The Gospel Project® for Kids, kids and preschoolers will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.


CONTACTS

Amber Flores, Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Amber

Erin Braun, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Erin

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna

 

 

 

VBS 2021 “Under the Big Top: A Circus of Mighty Wonders” 

We are so excited to announce that VBS 2021 is coming soon! Our Children’s Department cannot wait to welcome back kids and students, in person, for ‘Under the Big Top: A Circus of Mighty Wonders’ this summer! VBS will be July 19th-23rd, so mark your calendars! Applications for Adults and Student Volunteers are open now (CLICK HERE to contact Amber). 

 

VBS Student Leaders

We are super excited to announce that we are moving forward with plans to have Glenkirk’s VBS in-person once again this summer! Woohoo! While we don’t yet know all the details of what this will look like, we DO know that it is going to be an amazing time of fellowship, fun, and faith-building. 

VBS 2021 will be July 19th-23rd.

As of now, we are planning on having VBS be mainly outdoors, as we do not know what the restrictions for events like these will look like when July rolls around. Planning for this means that we will be able to utilize our large outdoor spaces on our campus, as well as our two new large tents out on the patio. We are already working hard to make sure we are planning VBS in the safest way possible for these kids and for leaders like you! Please help us make sure that we can accommodate as many kids as possible on campus this summer by signing up to serve as a Youth Leader!

After not being able to have students on-campus last year to be able to help with VBS due to COVID-19, we can’t WAIT to have everyone back! If this sounds like something you are willing and able to commit to for this summer- please let us know. You can fill out the form below, and if you have questions, you can also reach out to Amber Flores (aflores@glenkirkchurch.org) and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can. 


VBS Adult Leaders

We need Adult Leaders to help make VBS a success! As of now, we are planning on having VBS mostly outdoors. We are already working hard to make sure we are planning VBS in the safest way possible for these kids and for leaders like you! Due to leader:child ratios we will still have to follow for group events like these, the number of VBS Adult Group Leaders will have a direct effect on how many kids we will be able to accommodate for VBS. We, of course, will need help in all areas of VBS, but our largest need will definitely be for Adult Group Leaders! Please help us make sure that we can accommodate as many kids as possible on campus this summer!

VBS 2021 will be July 19th-23rd.

Even though VBS might look a little different this year, the role of the Adult Group Leaders will still remain essentially the same as it has in years past. This means that Adult Group Leaders will still be in charge of a small group of VBS campers, and will have the assistance of several Student Leaders within their group as well. The main idea is that you will get to help empower your Student Leaders to do most of the “leading” within your group, as you help guide and step in to help whenever is necessary. This is a huge change for these students to build leadership skills and responsibility! You will stay with your group throughout their schedule of rotations each day, and will get to build meaningful connections with the kids in your group as you watch them grow in their faith throughout the week.

 

CONTACTS

Amber Flores, Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Amber

Erin Braun, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Erin

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna

 

Elementary Summer Camp 2021 | June 13-18

Elementary campers spend a week at Forest Home’s “The Village”. This is an amazing week from Sunday through Friday. Children sleep in yurts (a glorified tent with bunks) in the middle of the Forest Falls valley. This is a great camp for children to learn more independence and grow it their faith. Activities such as kayaking, rope courses, swings, tree climbing, swimming, the blob, water slides, hiking, and more will all be available. Save the date for this amazing week, space is limited. 
 
 
How do I know my child is ready for camp?

They’re Showing Interest

Sometimes it’s best to let your kids judge when the timing is right. If they start to show interest in camp or ask for permission to go, it’s a strong sign that they are ready to pack their bags and head off for a weekend or week of fun.

 

They’ve Slept Away from Home

Making the decision to send your child away overnight can be worrisome for parents. However, if they’ve spent the night away from home or even extended periods of time with grandparents, aunts or uncles, then camp should not be a problem! This is not a requirement, however we do find children who have slept away from home before handle camp better.

 

They Can Bathe on Their Own

Heading off to sleep-away camp means parents are not around to help with bed time and bath time routines. As we are happy to remind your child and strongly encourage them, camp is really a time for becoming self-reliant. Being able to shower or bathe and brush their teeth on their own is often a good indicator that your little adventurers are self-reliant and ready to rough it at camp!

 

They Can Follow Instructions

There will be counselors and other grown-ups leading the show at your kids’ camp, and they need to be able to follow the instructions. If your kids listen well at home and demonstrate the proper behavior and rule-following on sports teams or at school, that is a good sign they are ready for camp!

 

YOU Are Ready to Let Them Go

Your child may be jumping for joy at the thought of spending a week or more with friends old and new, but ultimately, you as the parent have to be ready to let them go. But if you just don’t feel comfortable or have an inkling that it’s just not the time, then listen to yourself!

 

The bottom line is everyone is ready for camp at different ages, so trust your instinct and if you feel that it’s time for your child to have an amazing time at camp. Sign them on up! 


Drivers to camp are always needed. Must be a Glenkirk attender, pass a background check, and provide license and insurance information. CLICK HERE to email us about becoming a camp driver.


CONTACTS

Amber Flores, Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Amber

Erin Braun, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Erin

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna