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—January Themes

Early Childhood: Happy New Year! We are using storytelling this month to learn how Jesus was a Teacher. We are going to be talking about several Bible stories that will show us when Jesus is talking to the people, he is actually teaching us life lessons. A few of the stories we will be looking at are the Prodigal Son; The Lost Sheep; Bigger Barns; and the Good Samaritan - all of these teach us to be GREAT human beings and bring us back to the bottom line ..."Jesus teaches me Important Things."

Elementary: In Elementary we are talking about self-control (choosing to do what you should even when you don't want to). Each week we will explore a Bible story that shows us how important it is to make the right choice - EVEN if it is NOT the easy choice. We will also learn to follow our basic truth - "I need to make the wise choice" - and how these stories help us to apply this to our daily life!


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. Practice is on Sundays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM in Room 014 (downstairs). 

"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. 

Click here to watch this weeks' lesson!


Are you joining us for the first time? 

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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