WHAT IS PATHWAY KIDS?

At Pathway Church we have a passion for healthy families, and that means your children are a top priority. Our nurseries are clean, safe, and staffed with loving workers. We offer a dynamic children’s ministry called Pathway Kids that seeks to engage kids and equip families.

What to Expect

 

CHECKING IN

When you arrive look for our Kids Check-In areas. You’ll be greeted by one of our friendly Pathway Kids Check-In leaders who will show you around our kids environment. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

Upon checking in, you and your child will receive matching ID tags specific to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion and you will need to keep the matching tag. After service, you will show the Pathway Kids leader your matching tag in order for your child to be released from his/her room. If you lose your ID tag, you will be required to show your drivers license in its place.

In the event that we may need to contact you during the service, we will text you from the number provided at check-in. We ask that you immediately find a Pathway Kids staff member or leader who will direct you to your child’s room.

PRESCHOOL

Six weeks – Kindergarten

In our preschool rooms, children will learn through age-appropriate teaching, activities, worship, and small groups to reinforce Biblical truths.

ELEMENTARY

First – Fifth Grade

Our Compass Kids services are design to present the love of Jesus to elementary kids in a way that is excited, engaging, and practical. Every week they play games, experience worship, work on a Bible verse, and learn through live and video teaching. They also receive prayer and make friends in our small group time. We also send a take-home sheet you can talk through as a family during the week to help you foster conversation about spiritual matters in the home.

CURRICULUM

There’s no babysitting here at Pathway Church. We believe in praying and teaching God’s Word with every child. Every week through themed series, your children will learn a Biblical truth, memory verses, and practical ways to apply them to life.

Our Values

 

SAFTEY

The safety of all children in Pathway Kids is our number one priority. In addition to a secure check-in process, every Staff and Team Member undergoes a background check and thorough orientation process prior to serving.

FAMILY

We work together with parents to help teach their children our core values. Our goal is to partner with families by giving them resources to spark conversation that will help develop future leaders and disciples of Jesus.

RELATIONSHIPS

We encourage Team Members to serve the same service in the same classroom on a consistent basis. This helps to create an environment of deeper relationships with children and fellow Team Members. At Pathway Church we believe that true life change happens in the context of relationships.

FUN

Teaching children the love of Jesus in a safe and secure environment is our primary focus, but you can also expect to see and hear a lot of worship, games, and laughing! It is a big win for us when children leave Pathway Kids asking their parents when they can come back.

Resources

 

BABY DEDICATION

Throughout the New Testament, the Bible talks about baptism as an outward expression of an inner decision made to follow Jesus. In the Bible, we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated Him to the Lord (Luke 2:22-40), then He was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16-17).

No one has greater potential to impact a child’s spiritual development than their parents. Proverbs 22:6 says: “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

At Pathway Church, the dedication ceremony is intended to be a commitment between parents and God on behalf of their child. Parents are promising to raise their children in the faith until they are old enough to make their own personal decision to follow Christ.

WATER BAPTISM

We are excited that you are considering baptism for your child. Our hope is that through Pathway Kids your child will discover who Jesus is and develop a personal relationship with Him.

We advise parents to wait until their child is asking to be water baptized. This is usually a good indicator that they are ready and understand the significance of this spiritual milestone. While children under the age of seven can have a relationship with Jesus, they will not necessarily remember or understand the significance of water baptism, so we encourage parents to wait for baptisms until they are a little older.

As you are having conversations with your child or gauging if they are ready to be water baptized, we encourage you to use this guide as a discussion starter.

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