How is the Nursery Ministry structured?
We’re excited to be serving your little ones. We believe that from birth a child can be shown the love of Christ. During these early months and years they are forming attitudes and impressions about God and the church based on whether their stay in the nursery is a pleasant or unpleasant experience.
We provide nursery care for children during the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services. Our nursery is divided into two rooms designed to meet the needs of each child’s physical, spiritual, and emotional stages of development. They are given toys and books geared to stimulate their development.
What ages of children are involved in the Nursery Ministry and what is available for them?
Infants up to walkers
These babies are just beginning to learn about their world. In this room, ‘Praise Baby’ & ‘Baby Faith’ videos and music are played to introduce your baby to the vital message “God love you!” They also are offered toys and books for their stimulation and enjoyment. Here they have a safe place to explore. A separate room with rocking chairs and cribs is also available to accommodate napping babies and nursing mothers.
Walkers up to 2 years
These toddlers are beginning to explore. Age appropriate toys, books and videos are available in this room. An interactive curriculum that introduces Biblical concepts to the children through the use of puppets, pictures and songs is also used.
What precautions do you take to ensure that my children are safe and secure?
When children are checked into the nurseries they are registered or signed in and any special instructions are recorded, their belongings are labeled with their name, and they are given an identification number. The parents are given a matching identification tag. Parents must present their id tag when checking their child out of the nursery.
When leaving your child in the nursery, he or she may cry. If the crying does not stop within 5 or 10 minutes, we will notify you by our electronic paging system which flashes your child’s identification number at the front left of the sanctuary so you may come and check on your child.
In addition, all Nursery Ministry volunteers must complete an application and criminal background screening before serving.
We also ask that you keep your child out of the nursery if any of the following symptoms or illnesses exist:
- Runny nose (except for allergies)
- Questionable rashes
- Coughing (except for allergies)
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Unusual fatigue or irritability
- Active chickenpox
- Pink eye
If your child is being treated with antibiotics, he/she should be on the drug for 24 hours before returning to the nursery.
Is there a way I can help?
Absolutely! We are always in need of faithful people to help during both the 1st and 2nd services. Please contact the church office at 765.463.4600 or [email protected].
How can I find out more?
To find out more about the nursery ministry contact the church office 765.463.4600 or [email protected] and we will put you in contact with the nursery coordinator.