We love God and we love kids.
We can’t wait to share our love of God with your children as we delve into some of our favorite Bible stories, make friends, play silly games, and explore out how we can best love our Portland neighbors.
Parents often ask, “Which room should my child be in?” We view the spiritual development of your child as an ongoing partnership between the church and parents. Children go through social, physical and spiritual development at very different rates and we want to work with you to find the best classroom for your child. The movement of children between classes is often fluid, based on an ongoing conversation with parents. We provide the following as a guideline and starting place for the initial placement:
You are in the same building as your child so you can quickly leave the Worship Service if your child needs you (we provide pagers or you can leave your cell phone number). Children are always welcome to stay with their families in the service if they are more comfortable.
Infants to Preschool
Suggested Ages: Newborn - kindergarten
Curriculum: Play by Dwell (where age-appropriate)
Suggested Ages: 1st-5th grade
Curriculum: Holy Moly
Elementary students remain in the service until the “Life of Intown” break*
Suggested Ages: 6th-12th grade
Curriculum: We use a discussion-based curriculum that emphasizes building relationships and integrating faith with real life.
Youth remain in the service until the “Life of Intown” break*
Mid-week events: We host a regular small group and service events throughout the community. Check out our events page for more information.
* We include elementary and youth in the first part of the service to increase comfort with a traditional church service that is typical in adulthood. Children are always welcome to stay in the service for its duration as an alternative to attending class.
All of our employees and volunteers at all levels are background-checked, and we utilize a check-in and check-out system to ensure the safety of all of our children. If you have any additional question, please email our Youth Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to introduce our family to yours.