Where kids connect with God, leaders, and each other
Sundays | 9:30 & 11 a.m.
(During adult service)
While you get a chance to relax, decompress, and hear about God's great plans for you, your kids get a chance to do the same thing. In a cool, safe, age-appropriate environment, they're interacting, getting creative, and learning about the love of God. Your kids will have a great time as they experience both large and small group atmospheres.
Our electronic check-in system allows us to keep your child safe, contact you if necessary, and keep accurate attendance records. To check your child in, visit a check-in kiosk and enter your phone number.
If you’re visiting Cedar Valley, you can add your family to our electronic system in one of two ways:
1. Fill out this form by noon on the Thursday before your visit.
2. Talk to a check-in volunteer when you arrive.
If this is a one-time visit and your family doesn't need to be added to the electronic system, talk with a check-in volunteer when you arrive.
Small Group Environment
We want kids to see how God's Word fits into their everyday lives, learn how to talk to Him, and build friendships that last. Kids start the morning in small groups, where their leaders do fun activities to pique their curiosity about the message. After participating in the large group setting, kids meet in their small groups again to help them understand how the lesson fits into their everyday lives.
Small group leaders are serious about having fun with kids and passionate about teaching the Truth. Each Sunday, leaders connect with the same small group of kids. This helps the kids connect and gives us a great opportunity to establish relationships that are going to matter when they need them most.
Large Group Environment
In large group, kids hear a Bible story that includes music, costumed characters, drama, and an interactive curriculum that helps build an understanding of God's character, the Bible, and how the Holy Spirit works in their lives. We also carve out time each week for kids to worship so they can tell God how much they love Him.
An incentive for Kids to Learn
Open Sundays before and after Cedar Valley Kids Services
North side of Kids Auditorium
As an incentive for kids to learn to spend time with God, we created a special store just for them. To purchase items in this store, kids need to earn Bible Bucks.
Kids can earn Bible Bucks by:
- Attending (1 Bible Buck)
- Bringing their Bible (1 Bible Buck)
- Invite friend(s) ( Bible Buck)
- Reciting the Bible Verse & where it's found (3 Bible Bucks)
- Complete Next Sunday's Lesson Activity with a parent's signature (5 Bible Bucks)
- Bring friend(s) (10 Bible Bucks)
We believe kids should learn about generosity at an early age. During Cedar Valley Kids Services, we encourage kids to give through the offering, which helps support:
- Needs of missionaries around the world in places like Russia, Libya, and Kenya
- Mission projects around the world, such as digging wells for those without clean water or translating Christian resources into different languages
- A small portion of the material costs for kids ministries each week
To help your child save money for overseas giving projects, we provide yellow coin banks, called Buddy Barrels, which are available for free at the Kids Store.
Child Wellness Policy
For health standards, children must be free from fever or symptoms of a contagious disease or must have already been on medication for a full 24 hours prior to being in the Kids Auditorium or a classroom.
For your child's comfort and safety and the health of the other kids and volunteers, don't bring your child to Cedar Valley Kids if he or she has any of these symptoms:
- Earache or a toothache
- Runny nose w/ ample flow
- Sore throat
- Yellowish skin or eyes
- Hacking or wet cough
Please use good judgment if your child is experiencing symptoms not listed above.
Extra Help for Kids
If your family has a child with an emotional, cognitive, or physical challenge, we can help!
"Bring someone with you next week" is a phrase both kids and adults hear often at Cedar Valley. We believe our church should be exciting, inviting, and life-changing, and we don't want to keep that experience to ourselves! We want kids to be excited about sharing this special part of their lives with their friends, which is why we try to make Sunday morning the best hour of every kid's week. Several times a year, we have special Featured Sundays designed to make it easy for kids to invite a friend (or more!) to church.