gateway CHILDREN's ministry

Jesus Loves kids! When the disciples asked Jesus who was the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, Jesus called a little child to him and placed the child among them and he said, "I tell you unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. So anyone who becomes humble like a child is the greatest and anyone who welcomes a little child in my name - welcomes me." Matthew 18:1-5. We think kids are pretty great, too, and we love their families! It is our privilege to partner with parents as their children are entering the most critical years of spiritual and moral formation.


Our amazing staff, volunteer teams, and children’s worship leaders provide fun, energetic, hands on learning appropriate to the age and development of each child.

what you need to know

We meet on Sundays at 9 AM & 11 AM:

6 weeks–Kindergarten start in their classroom for small group activities and then experience God's Word through fun, energetic children’s worship music and Bible lesson. Snack, games and crafts are available each week.

1st grade-5th grade begin worship in “big church” with their parents. After a few songs, elementary kids join us in the upper room for an age-appropriate hands-on children’s message, games, snacks, crafts, and fellowship.


Security is our priority! All children are required to register and check in using our electronic check in system. Use the link below to fill out a simple form if you would like to expedite the registration process on the morning you arrive. Children will not be released to anyone without the other portion of the child claim tag. All of our teams are background-checked. Although our amazing volunteer teams rotate monthly, you will love that you will see your child’s same staff teacher each week. Our ministry would not be the same without all of our teams, and we encourage you to check it out!


A parent-child room is available with a live video feed of the service and is made available to all families with small children and nursing mothers. An adult over the age of 18 must be present with a child.

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Questions? Contact Kendra Singer at 209.723.4283 -or- Email Kendra HERE.