Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:13-14
At Crestwood, we believe the church should work together with families to engage the next generation. All children’s and nursery volunteers are background checked and trained.
Crestwood Children’s Ministry Strives to:
Partner with parents to provide resources that help families grow spiritually
Set a foundation for faith in Scripture at each stage of a child’s spiritual development
Provide another person of influence for each child to invest in their faith journey
Create learning environments for children to experience God in a unique way
Teach children they are here for a special purpose and are part of a God’s big story
Infants to Kindergarten: What to Expect
Drop off is at the check-in counter in the children’s wing. Infants and toddlers receive a 3-part security sticker for identification and their belongings. Preschoolers and kindergartners receive class tags, and parents receive a duplicate tag for pickup identification.
The Bible is for everyone – from infants to elder statesmen! Crestwood meets every age where they are. Infants begin learning of Jesus’ love through music and prayer in a safe, caring environment. As our children mature through the toddler years to kindergarten, they engage in each week’s Bible story with different, creative activities that affirm God’s love for them and their place in His family through Jesus.
Wednesday Night Kids
Wednesday night at Crestwood is an active and fun time for families. The evening begins with a home cooked meal and great fellowship followed by special programming.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is mainly for the moms, but the children are also given a full morning of nurture, engagement and social time with their peers. Activities vary by age, with babies rocked by grandmas to a rotation for the older children of recreation, crafts, music, faith and fun.
1st to 4th Grade: What to Expect
Volunteers welcome families as they arrive through the front door and check in children based on grade level. Each child receives a numbered name tag. Parents receive a duplicate pickup tag with their child’s corresponding number.
Younger students are invited to grow in relationship with Jesus through skits, crafts and music. As they mature, Bible story discussions help kids know Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them.
Wednesday Night Kids
Wednesday nights are family oriented with activities for every age. The event begins with a home cooked meal and great fellowship, followed by special programming (combinations of music, recreation and teaching time).
Camp Crestwood is a week of summer fun grounded in faith lessons that are reinforced throughout the morning activities. Music, crafts, and recreation abound! Camp Crestwood is traditionally offered in July, with registration beginning in June.