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

    Community Kids

    ...is 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. 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.

    Parenting

    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.

    Families

    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 of families to worship together in both adult and children environments. Often these Sundays will give you an opportunity to witness water baptisms, child dedications and respond in worship in acts of service. 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).

    Up Coming Family Worship Sundays - 2014-2015
    • May 25. Memorial Day weekend Sunday.
    • June 29. Baptism & Child Dedication Sunday 
    • July Sermon Series. 4 Sundays for families to worship together.
      • A Family Room is available for those who may have some difficulty sitting through the entire service.
    • August 3. Outdoor Service / Worship on the Hill - Pastor Dave's Final Sunday
    • August 31. Labor Day Weekend Sunday.  
    • November 30. Thanksgiving.
    • December 28. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
    • April 5. Easter Family Worship Experience.
    Upcoming Events
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    Children's Ministry Pastor
    (630) 562-9184212
    Early Childhood Coordinator
    (630) 562-9184205
    Late Childhood Coordinator
    (630) 562-9184202
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