Church at Bergen seeks to make disciples of all peoples of all ages. Instead of simply providing childcare for children while the adults attend the Sunday morning gathering, we provide teachers who are deeply invested in teaching the children about Jesus Christ and how the entire Bible tells the story of His redeeming grace. Our mission for BergenKIDS is to teach children about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and equip their parents to disciple them at home.
WHO IS BERGENKIDS FOR?
BergenKIDS is available to children, ages 0-12. As a new church plant, we are still in the process of developing our children's ministry and look forward to expanding the ministry as we continue to grow.
The nursery and classrooms in the secured BergenKIDS area are for ages 0-8. The ministry is divided with classrooms for: infants 0-18 months, toddlers 18 months - 2 years, preschool 3-4 years, and elementary 5-8 years. Children between the ages of 9-12 meet in the classroom across from the coffee bar after the singing portion of the service to learn their lesson that correlates to Sunday's sermon.
WHAT WILL THE CHILDREN PARTICIPATE IN AT BERGENKIDS?
Nursury - 0 to 18 months: We have a nursery with age appropriate toys and activity centers.
Toddlers - 18 months to 2 years: The children spend their time playing, singing, snacking, listening to a bible story, and coloring their coloring pages that goes along with the bible story.
PreSchool - 3 to 4 years: We will lead the children in a lesson which includes arts and crafts, a memory verse, games and a story from the bible.
Elementary - 5 to 8 years: We will lead the children in a lesson which includes arts and crafts, a memory verse, games and a story from the bible.
We recommend Homefrontmag.com as a great resource to equip families to create fun, spiritually-forming times in their home.
For the ages 2 and up, we send lesson resources home each week to help foster family discipleship and to continue putting the focus on Jesus and the gospel throughout the week.
FIRST TIME VISITOR?
If you’re visiting for the first time, come on over to the BergenKIDS Check-in area to the right of the entry doors. We have two checkin stations set up and will be happy to help you check in your child/children. The check-in process requires basic information about your child so that it can generate and print a name tag for the child and a security sticker for the parent/guardian. The Nursery and Classroom's for ages 0-8 are through the secure entryway door labeled "BergenKIDS." You will just need to show security your sticker in order to enter the BergenKIDS area. Ages 9+ will sit with their parents during the singing portion of the service, then are dismissed to the classroom across from the cafe to learn their lesson that correlates with Sunday's sermon.
HEALTH & SAFETY
We ask that your child be free from fever or any symptoms of a contagious illness for at least 24 hours before entering BergenKIDS.
If your child has any food allergies, please let us know!
DO VOLUNTEERS HAVE BACKGROUND CHECKS?
All BergenKIDS volunteers are required to go through an application process which includes a background check. Every volunteer in BergenKIDS will be wearing a volunteer name tag.
INTERESTED IN SERVING IN BERGENKIDS?
If you’d like to serve in BergenKIDS as a teacher, administrator, caregiver, or any other role, let us know! You can fill out the form below to get started and we will follow up with any other paperwork needed to complete the application process.