Kids Ministry

We're excited to get to spend time with your kids, sharing with them the hope and freedom we have in Jesus. When you come in the doors on Sunday, it can be hard to know where to go. This should get you headed in the right direction.

Visiting on Sunday Morning:

  1. When you arrive at the Carrollton campus, head to the Welcome Desk in our lobby.
  2. You will be asked to complete a guest card. (If you want to get a head start on this, fill out an online registration form.)
  3. A guide will assist you with getting your kids to their rooms!

 

Early Childhood


(Infants-Kindergarten)

In Early Childhood Ministry, we hope to establish the foundation of each child's faith in Jesus Christ.

The three primary things we want kids to know are:

  • God made me.
  • God loves me.
  • Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

Elementary


(Grades 1-5)

In Elementary Ministry, we hope to guide each child into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through this relationship with Jesus, we want to help kids understand the below principles.

With Jesus, I can:

  • make wise choices.
  • love others as I love myself.
  • trust Jesus, no matter what.

 

Family Sundays

Every year at Bent Tree, we choose a handful of weekends to celebrate what we call Family Sundays. This is an opportunity for parents to worship with their first through eighth grade children. These Sundays typically fall on holiday weekends and Sundays where we have special programming. They are an important part of who we are as a church. Here's what you should know:

2019 Family Sunday Dates


  • March 10
  • April 21
  • May 26
  • All of July
  • September 1
  • November 24
  • December 22
  • December 29

 

1. They are strategic

We want kids and teens to know they have a place in the bigger community of Bent Tree. Our hope is that one day they will grow up and choose a church of their own. Family Sundays ensure they have the opportunity to experience the body of Christ, learn what biblical preaching sounds like, contribute to the offering, digest testimonies of God's transforming work, and be inspired by baptisms.

2. They are "kid-friendly"

Of course, the service may still be geared toward adults, but your kid is welcome to be a kid! They will not always use an "inside voice," and they will wiggle and laugh a little louder than everyone else. We want them to be who they are. They can rest on a parent's shoulder or lap. They can even stand on a chair to worship!

3. They are a catalyst

If your child asks a faith question, feel free to have the conversation. Sometimes it's not so much what your kid learns but how you model what it looks like to grow in your faith. Share with them how Christ is speaking to you.


We know it will offer some unique challenges, but we also believe you can do this!