Williamson County is home to almost 200,000 people with an average age of 37. More than 28 percent of residents are under the age of 18. Of those over 18, seven out of ten are married. It’s not hard to gather that Williamson County is full of families, so it’s vital that we have a top-notch ministry to families and children.
KidCity is Church of the City’s experience for infants through grade 5 and is held during all weekend services. Kids are invited to connect with God as they experience engaging and compelling Bible teaching, music, small group discussion and age-appropriate activities.
Infants & Toddlers (1 adult per 2 kids) … interact with others, play with friends, listen to Bible stories and sing and move in worship.
Ages 2-3 (1 adult per 4 kids) … Kids play with others in a small-group setting before coming together to worship God through music and experience an age-appropriate, creative encounter with scripture. The time concludes with snack and further group activities.
Ages 4-5 (1 adult per 8 kids) … Kids play with others before coming together to worship God through music and experience an age-appropriate, creative encounter with scripture. The time concludes with snack and small-group activities that reinforce the day’s teaching.
K-3rd Grade (1 adult per 10 kids) … Kids experience a variety of activity stations before coming together to worship God through music. The Bible is then brought to life through a creative and compelling time of storytelling and large-group interaction. Kids then explore scripture together in consistent age and gender-specific small groups.
Grades 4-5 (1 adult per 10 kids) … Kids experience a variety of activity opportunities before coming together to worship God through music. A time of teaching is then followed by kids connecting with God and each other in age and gender-specific small groups.
We suggest arriving 15-20 minutes early to allow adequate time to register your kids and get them to the appropriate areas. Follow exterior signs for first-time families to the north entrance (facing Hwy. 96). Once inside, look for the First-Time Families sign. All children must be dropped off by a parent in their area and picked up after the service by an adult with a matching claim tag. No child is released without a valid claim tag.
Safety is the top value in KidCity, it’s what allows everything else to happen. We are committed to protecting each and every child entrusted to us. All KidCity team members undergo an extensive protection process, including a background check, references and a personal interview. We use a secure check-in system to ensure kids are checked in and out by the same individuals. In addition to these measures, KidCity is also staffed by trained members of the Church of the City security team. These individuals patrol KidCity throughout the morning to ensure its safety and security.
The KidCity team is a group of loving people who have been carefully screened and trained to care for children in a way that embodies the love of Christ for each child. If you’re interested in joining the KidCity team, please email email@example.com.
Brad Harris serves as Family Pastor at Church of the City. Prior to launching KidCity, Brad served as a wilderness expedition guide, an advocate for at-risk youth, a summer camp director and as an early childhood pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. Brad has a B.A. in Public Relations from Auburn University and a M.A. in Spiritual Formation from Wheaton College. He is married to Lindsay and they have four sons, Wesley (9), Bennett (7), Judah (6) and Elliott (3). You can email Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Twitter @BradHarris22.