Hey! Welcome to First Kids, where we take seriously the first steps of your kids' faith formation. We're so happy you're with us. 

Part of our 5 year vision is to really dig deep and support our First Kids ministry.  If you are ready to join a team to support this scroll down to the "Interested in Hearing More" section to sign up. 


Join us for Small Group time from 9-10 a.m. for Birth-Fifth Grade. During this time, kids will experience worship, a Bible story, activities and games to help reinforce the bottom line of the day.   In addition, we'll have nursery for Birth-Prekindergarten open during the 11 a.m. service along with worship activity bags for our elementary students who attend the the service. 

To check in your students, meet us at the Learning Ladder doors for a quick check-in. During programming, kids 3-Prekindergarten will meet in Room 11 and kids Kindergarten-5th Grade will start in the gym. Don't worry about remembering those rooms though-we've got a team of people who are ready to walk your kids down to their appropriate room. Nursery will remain upstairs where it has always been. 

First Kids—November Themes

Early Childhood: This month we are going to use a community garden to teach our preschoolers that “I can thank God for everything.” Wow, there is so much goodness in that one statement! First of all, I can thank. Choosing to be thankful is the road to contentment, joy, and
peace. And we want our preschoolers to have all of that goodness in their lives. Second, I can thank God. Thanking God is how we acknowledge the One giving us all the good in our lives. And third, I can thank God for everything—yes, even the not-so-good stuff. When we
thank God for everything, we are showing God that we believe He can use ALL things for His purpose and nothing is too big for Him. We want our preschoolers to know they can thank God for everything. We want them to experience the contentment, joy, and peace that comes from a thankful heart.

Elementary: In Elementary this month we’re going to learn how to roll with what we’ve got by upcycling! Everything we have comes from God. He is faithful to provide what we need. And even more than what we own, God can also provide what we need to face whatever happens in our life. God has proven time and again that we can trust Him no matter what. We can complain or become jealous of what others have … or we can choose to respond with contentment, knowing that God has a plan for our lives


  • Wee Singers: All Preschool to First Graders are invited to join our choir! Join us on Sunday mornings 10:15-10:35. On occasion, we’ll have a chance to perform all of our hard work! (Due to COVID - 19 this program is not currently meeting)
  • Power Praise: Power Praise is a group of 2nd - 5th graders that come together to sing, act and dance. They perform songs for worship and a musical yearly. They will start up again the Sunday after Labor Day, September 12, from 10-10:30 in the Youth Room (015). 
  • Chimes: 2nd-5th grade 10:45-11:45 a.m. Sunday morning. This group is a beginning hand chime ensemble.  (Due to COVID - 19 this program is not currently meeting)

Replace with "Did you miss a week of First Kids Weekend Experience? Not a problem! Click the button below to watch the weekly Worship and Bible Story videos, plus use a simple Parent Guide to help start a conversation with your kiddos about the lesson of the week. 

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Jingle Jam Boxes - This Advent season, be sure to pick up your Jingle Jam box from church. This will provide your family with an experience that includes a fun video to help tell the story of Christmas and activities that your family can do together. These will be available through the Advent season. These are designed for kids, ages birth to 5th grade. Call the church office at (816) 229-8108.

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If you're checking us out for the first time, welcome! We're so glad you're here. If you're planning on visiting us and joining First Kids, we'd love for you to get the boring, but important stuff out of the way. Fill out this Child Info Form so we can be ready for you! If you have any questions at all, call NextGen Pastor, Mona Candea at 816-229-8108.

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Join the Party! We're looking to add to our teams for First Kids and Impact Youth Ministry. We've got a range of options for those who want to do behind the scenes work to those who want to be hands on with the kids. There's a variety of time commitment options.  For more information, click the "Ready to Serve" button.

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