Kids at the Cross exists to help kids and their families encounter Jesus. We believe that through providing Christ-centered teaching in every opportunity, and through providing parents with biblical resources and discipleship – we can accomplish one-day send out our kids equipped to accomplish Christ’s mission.
Babies through toddlers are located on the second floor of KidsTown. We have classrooms for babies, crawlers, early walkers and toddlers. We introduce these young children to Jesus through board books, games, songs and age-appropriate centers.
2’s – Kindergarten
Classrooms for 2 year olds through kindergarteners are located on the third floor of KidsTown. Each hour we present a Bible story through The Gospel Project, our Sunday morning curriculum. The music, crafts, Bible story, and Scripture memory all point our children toward Jesus Christ. They also get an opportunity to play on our outside playground or indoor treehouse.
1st – 3rd Grades
LIFE Groups for 1st – 3rd grades meet during the 9am hour. During this time, the teacher communicates the day’s Bible story and how it is part of God’s big story. To reinforce the story, the children engage in fun activities for multiple learning styles. Time is also spent on Bible skills and Scripture memorization. Children are encouraged, loved and prayed for by our caring ministry partners.
During the 10:45am hour, 1st- 3rd graders can attend our fun and engaging Children’s Church in The Theater of KidsTown. Along with the continued study of the day’s story, children sing, play games and experience an object lesson to internalize the Bible story and Christ Connection. A missions video helps kids learn how God equips all Christians to share the gospel with others.
4th – 5th Grades
LIFE Groups for 4th and 5th grades meet during the 10:45am hour. During this time, the teacher communicates the day’s Bible story and how it is part of God’s big story. To reinforce the story, the children engage in fun activities for multiple learning styles. Time is also spent on Bible skills and Scripture memorization. Children are encouraged, loved and prayed for by our caring ministry partners.
We encourage our preteens to join their families in the 9am worship gathering.
The Gospel Project
We are excited to use The Gospel Project curriculum on Sunday mornings. Our children, and teachers, are enjoying the gospel-centered, engaging, kid-friendly stories that constantly point us to the the greatest story of all – the gospel.
“The Gospel Project® for Kids immerses kids and preschoolers 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.”
Parents, you can feel secure when your child is in KidsTown. Our facilities are fun and functional, and our ministry partners are screened, background-checked, and trained. The first time you attend worship at Church at the Cross, plan to arrive 15 minutes early to register your child. CATC uses a check-in system that includes a guardian receipt. Please have it with you when you pick up your child. Church at the Cross also has a group of individuals on site called the Eyes and Ears team. They help us maintain a safe and secure environment.
Kids from 2-years-old through high school will promote to the next grade and begin a new church year of learning and growing in their faith.