Programming for children birth – 5th grade
Influencing the next generation in a life changing relationship with Jesus.
Programming for children from birth – 5th grade
Influencing the next generation in a life changing relationship with Jesus
WELCOME TO GENESIS KIDS!
Welcome to Genesis! We are so excited and honored that you have chosen to visit Genesis Kids! We want you to feel completely comfortable, welcome and safe, so that you can enjoy The Gathering with no worries.
COMMON QUESTIONS FOR NEW FAMILIES
WHAT TIME DOES IT START AND WHERE DO I GO?
Our Sunday morning programming begins at 9:00 am.
When you enter the Genesis Center, head to the Kids’ Check-in Stand where our volunteers can help you know what to do and where to go. If you have difficulty locating the stand, our door greeters would be happy to help you find it.
HOW DOES CHECK-IN WORK?
The Kids’ Check-In volunteers will gather basic information about your child (name/age/grade/school/address/parent info/any pertinent allergy or medical issues). You will be given a name tag for your child and a claim tag for you to use for child pick-up.
Both tags have a matching random code that identifies you as the child’s guardian. You will need to have this tag to pick up your child after The Gathering. If your child needs you during The Gathering, your child-specific code will be displayed at the bottom of the audio-visual screen on stage.
WHAT ARE THE CLASS OPTIONS?
Genesis Kids is split into 5 age specific classes.
In our kids hallway, you will find the following classes (identified with ceiling signs). Babies – Kindergarteners can be brought to class right after check-in.
- Nursery (0-23 months)
- Explorers (2–3 years)
- Trailblazers (4 years – Kindergarten)
Our 1st – 5th graders begin each Sunday with their families in The Gathering for worship. They are dismissed from The Gathering to the Flex Room for large group time then split into smaller groups for activities.
- Discovery Zone (1st – 2nd grade)
- High Adventure (3rd – 5th grade)
WHERE DO I PICK MY KIDS UP?
Nursery, Explorers and Trailblazers can be picked up from the same rooms where you dropped them off.
- 1st – 2nd graders – in the youth room, down the hallway by the bathrooms
- 3rd – 5th grade girls – flex room – right side door
- 3rd – 5th grade boys – flex room – left side door
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?
We realize that you are choosing to entrust us with your most precious child and we take that responsibility seriously! We want you to be able to relax during The Gathering, knowing that your child is safe and comfortable!
Please refer to our parent guide for more specific safety information.
You are more than welcome to come into our classrooms with your child to help get them acclimated and feeling comfortable. When the class begins, however, we ask that anyone not scheduled to volunteer, head to The Gathering. This helps us keep our classrooms safe.
If your child is uncomfortable staying in class without you, our church front office serves as an overflow room where you can take advantage of the streamed service. You are also always welcome to take your child into The Gathering with you.
Changing tables are located in every bathroom in the Genesis Center. Our main bathrooms and a family bathroom are located across the hall from the main office.
We also offer a private room for nursing mothers in our main office hallway. Ask one of our check-in volunteers, and they can help you locate the room.
HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
WE WOULD LOVE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOUR FIRST VISIT TO GENESIS CHURCH PETOSKEY IS RELAXING AND NOT OVERWHELMING.
Cathy Miller, Director of Kids and Family Discipleship