Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not
hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."
We believe that our children are the next generation of God's people. This means teaching them who Jesus is, what He demonstrated, and how He lived. These are central ideas to shaping their future. There is no time like the present to get your children involved in the Kingdom of Heaven. We take every measure to make sure that you feel like your kids are safe and learning about Jesus while you worship and learn in the sanctuary.
Here’s what to expect when you come to Gateway. We have screened and trained volunteers in all the areas of our kids ministry. Part of our PLAN to PROTECT program for children involves registering your child at our KIDS CHECK-IN area located adjacent the sanctuary. As part of the registering process we will be able to identify allergies or health concerns that are an important part of caring for your children.
In both our 9 & 11 service we have a bible based kids program for our preschool and elementary students with dynamic media, personal classroom teaching, fun crafts & games and a nutritious snack time. Our nursery provides and safe space for drop-off care so you can enjoy the service or come on in and help get your little one adjusted without missing the service (we have the service streaming in there). Children’s ministry begins part way into the service to give time for some family worship time together.
Our Kids Team is screened by the Dept of Justice with a Criminal Record Check, trained in policy and safety procedure with our Plan to Protect protocol. Coaching and mentoring for new team members helps a person interested in serving in ministry to children become ready to serve the families of Gateway. Applications are available by talking to Pastor Shawna.
As an outreach and investment in our community we host a kids area every Tuesday from 4:30 - 6:00 pm for any kids to serve families attending Gateway Neighbourhood Market.
Our camp is for elementary aged students. We take a week together during the summer and fill it with fun and adventure as we soak up God's Word and have a blast making new friends!
Family BBQ, Christmas Party, Easter Events. These events are designed to build community and to have fun together and are a great time to invite family and friends that don't normally attend church.
We are for Families and want to help by sending out helpful parenting resources. Sign up for our Mailing List stay connected by subscribing to our children's ministry email list.
Seasonally we host an interactive post church experience in the afternoon to help families get the bigger picture of what we are learning and help newer families connect.
Here are our Sunday lessons and additional activities for your kids to help parents in their journeys as the spiritual leaders in their home.