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—September Themes: 
Many of us remember a special toy or plush friend from our Toy Box that gave us comfort and companionship when we needed it. It’s part of growing up. We were made to want someone with us. 
And that Someone is Who we will be talking about this month in Early Childhood. He is the only One who can truly always be with us. We will say countless times this month, “God is always with me.” We want our preschoolers to believe it with all of their hearts. With this truth as a foundation, they can be brave and wise. They can have courage and strength. Then, when the time comes that their favorite toy, blanket, or pillow cannot be with them, they will know that there is Someone who loves them and will always be with them. No matter where they go or what they do, God is always with them … and you.

In elementary, we’re going to be learning about Initiative: seeing what needs to be done and doing it. God took the initiative by sending Jesus to show us how much He loves us and will fix the relationship between us. When we see a need and choose to do something about it, we reflect God’s image in us. Through our initiative, others can see the reality of God’s love for them.


  • 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)

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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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