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    Helping Kids and Families to Know and Grow in God's Story

    Community Kids a place where kids can experience unconditional love, community with other kids, the significance of the truths God's Word and the reality of God's Story creatively on Sundays during the 9 & 11AM services. From our infants to 6th Graders, our goal is to create environments that engage each age group at their developmental level, while helping them discover and experience who God is and how to join Him in His Story through His Son, Jesus.

    We desire and pray for spiritual transformation to occur in the life of a child at CF and then at home. We are convinced that ministry to children is best accomplished by creatively teaching God's Word and Story and then offering encouragement, practical training and tools based in scripture to Parents.


    We know that Parents have a much greater influence over the course of time in their child’s life than we will ever have as a church. George Barna says, "It is the parent whom God will hold accountable for the spiritual maturation of their children." So our goal is to relationally partner with parents to raise children and families who know and grow in God's Story as fully engaged disciples of Jesus Christ.


    We are committed to families in three ways:
    1. To encourage and equip parents with tools and resources to help them be the primary spiritual influencers and disciplers in their homes. 
    2. To teach God’s Word to kids through the significance of God's Story in the Bible, music, small group discussions and relationships, and age-appropriate, creative activities and play.
    3. To maintain a safe and secure environment for kids. All volunteers and leaders are carefully screened and a stringent security process is in place for all kids and families.
    Ultimately We Believe:
    • Children need parents who will help them grow in their relationship with God through Jesus Christ.  No one has more potential to influence, observe and guide a child’s relationship with God than parents!
    • Parents need the church to help them know how to be the spiritual leaders at home. Perhaps the greatest gift the we can give parents is the confidence and courage to do what God has created and commanded them to do! 
      • Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (ESV) You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

    • Churches need leaders to do more for Men, Women, Parents and Families who hold the power of lifelong relational influence spiritually in the lives of their children!

    Family Worship

    We encourage families on most 5th Sundays of the month, designated FW Sundays and during the Summer to actively participate in worship together during the services. We believe that it is important for children to witness and participate in worship with their parents in church. There is tremendous value for families to worship together in both adult and children environments. Often these Sundays will give you an opportunity to witness water baptisms, child dedications, take communion and respond in worship in acts of service together. On Family Worship Sundays, there are no Community Kids classes for children 4 years old - 6th Grade (Nursery and 2&3 years old classes are available).

    Upcoming Family Worship Sundays - 2015
    • June 28. Child Dedication Sunday 
    • July 12-August 2 Story Sermon Series. 4 Sundays for families to worship together
    • August 2. 11am Service Only & All Church Family Picnic
    • August 30. 5th Sunday 
    • November 29. Thanksgiving & 5th Sunday
    • December 27. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
    • January 31. 5th Sunday
    • March 27. Easter Family Worship Experience in room 112
    • May 29. Memorial Day weekend & 5th Sunday
    Upcoming Events
    SunSundayJunJune26th2016 Family VBS: Egypt 06/26/2016 (Click the banner to register.) You're Invited to a whole Family VBS Experience. Family VBS: Egypt is where Parents and Kids learn, create, and experience the Story of Joseph's Journey with God from... More
    SunSundayJunJune26th2016 Family VBS: Volunteer Opportunities 2016 06/26/2016 Volunteer Today! Here are some specific areas where you can serve: Decoration & Design - Creative hands to paint and build our sets for the week. (2-3 weeks before VBS) Set-Up - Sunday, June 26... More
    Children's Ministry Pastor
    (630) 562-9184212
    Early Childhood Coordinator
    (630) 562-9184203
    Late Childhood Coordinator
    (630) 562-9184202
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    Volunteer with Children Every year we have many volunteers invest in the lives
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