KidMin

FIRST GRADE – FIFTH GRADE

At Glenkirk’s KidMin, we see our ministry to elementary children and their families as a partnership between the church and home. When we gather on weekends, our hope is to start conversations with children that will travel home with them and continue throughout the week.

KIDMIN GOES ONLINE ONLY!

Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries, Amber McMahon, has put together various resources and at-home activities that can be done with your child and/or together as a family! We encourage you all to utilize these, as it will not only keep a sense of normalcy for Sunday mornings; but it will also be a great way for your child to learn faith cues from you! Click on the KIDMIN ONLINE tab above to learn how to access this material.

If you are not currently receiving emails from our Children’s Ministry Department, please email amcmahon@glenkirkchurch.org to be added!

  • Sunday school will not meet in person.
  • Club 8 and Homebuilders will not meet in person.
  • AWANA Programs will not meet in person.

 

 

FAMILY SUNDAYS

A few times a year, we invite families to worship together in our Together ‘intergenerational’ worship service! Kids 1st grade and above should stay in service with their families. There will be regular Sunday school for newborn-Kinder in the Children’s Wing!

 

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

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna

 

 

 

KidMin Online 

Glenkirk KidMin will be online only until further notice. We have put together many resources for you to use at home! If you have any questions with any of this, please email Amber McMahon! 

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 | Online

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 amcmahon@glenkirkchurch.org.

REGISTRATION

To register for AWANA for 2020-2021, please click “sign up” below to fill out the registration form:

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)
AND
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 McMahon, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Amber

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant  CLICK HERE to email Johanna

 

 

 

SUNDAY PROGRAMS (ONLINE ONLY)

Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries, Amber McMahon,  has put together various resources and at-home activities that can be done with your child and/or together as a family! We encourage you all to utilize these, as it will not only keep a sense of normalcy for Sunday mornings; but it will also be a great way for your child to learn faith cues from you! You can visit the KIDMIN ONLINE tab above to learn how to access the material. If you are not currently receiving emails from our Children’s Ministry Department, please email amcmahon@glenkirkchurch.org to be added!

  • Sunday school will not meet in person (Online Only).
  • Club 8 and Homebuilders will not meet in person (On Break).
  • AWANA Programs will not meet in person (Online Only).
Sunday Morning Program  | 9:00am & 10:45am | CURRENTLY ONLINE
All 1st-5th grade elementary children will check-in to the Worship Center to attend with their families. After announcements and worship, children will be dismissed for Sunday School in the Children’s Wing which includes a Bible lesson and a small group time. This allows the small group leaders and students time to form relationships together. Children can be picked-up is from the Children’s Wing.
 
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 McMahon, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Amber

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant  CLICK HERE to email Johanna

 

 

 


CONTACTS

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

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant   CLICK HERE to email Johanna

 

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

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant  CLICK HERE to email Johanna