Your child is a special gift from God, and we know that raising and nurturing children is an exciting, yet sometimes overwhelming challenge and responsibility. We are here to partner with parents during these exciting first years of life.

“You must love the Lord your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength. These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind, and you must teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, as you lie down, and as you get up.”

— Deuteronomy 6:5-7(NET)

We offer nursery at every service for our very youngest children.  Our trained nursery workers provide loving care and simple, age-appropriate activities for your children. The nursery opens 15 minutes before the beginning of each service.

Your child will be welcomed to a safe and loving environment by dedicated teachers who will meet his or her needs for security, acceptance, independence and guidance. On your first visit, greeters will help you check in and find the appropriate classroom for your child. Computer kiosks are located in the hallways for you to check your child in on subsequent visits. Your child will receive a name tag with his or her classroom on it. Preschool parents will also receive a receipt for pick-up, which will need to be presented when you return to pick up your child.


Sunday Morning

We offer structured Sunday School classes at every campus beginning at age 2. Bible instruction is presented in an age-appropriate manner.

During the main worship service, we offer an Extended Session for our preschoolers.  The 2-year-old through pre-K classes expand on the morning’s Sunday School lesson using centers with blocks, art, home living, story time, puzzles and music.


Sunday Evenings

Our children participate in the AWANA program on Sunday nights at both the Hixson and Soddy Daisy campuses from 5 – 6:30 PM.  Children ages 2 years through 5th grade can take part in AWANA.

Parents may participate in adult choir practice or an adult Bible study in the sanctuary during this time


Wednesday Evenings

Many families enjoy dinner at church followed by Children’s Choir for ages 3 years through 5th grade at the Hixson campus.

From 6 to 7 PM, all children come together at our Hixson campus to learn and praise God in children’s choir! Classes begin with our 3-year-olds and go through 5th grade. During this time, parents may choose one of our Stuart Heights University classes to attend.


Volunteer

It takes many volunteers to provide a wonderful children’s program.  We appreciate the amazing team that we have at Stuart Heights! The adults and youth who work with our children love them and are building relationships with them. That is why our children want to come to church.

If you would like to volunteer in any area of the children’s ministry, please pick up an application from one of your Campus Coordinators or you may fill one out here, print it and drop it off at the church office.  All applicants must submit to a security background check. You may also contact Dani Vetterick or Roger Russell.

We also offer a weekday Early Education Program at our Hixson and Soddy Daisy campuses during the school year.