Kids & Family Vision
Our priority is to present the Gospel in a way our kids will never forget. We want our kids:
- To experience the wonder of a loving Creator, who restores a world tainted by sin.
- To encounter the person of Jesus Christ, who gave His life to rescue them from eternity without God.
- To witness the passion of fellow believers in our community, who are empowered by the Holy Spirit to embody the Gospel.
Classes for kids from 6 months old to 5th grade are available on Sundays during our morning gathering at Everett Middle School. The Family Room is also available for families with young babies, where they’ll find age-appropriate toys, a changing table, and comfortable chairs for nursing. A video feed of the main gathering (worship, sermon, etc.) is also available in the Family Room.
We have provided a parking area just for families that ensures you know there are dedicated spots available to you—one less thing to worry about when getting your family ready for church. Please pick up a family parking sticker to go on the inside windshield of your car to help our parking team identify you and get you to the right spot.
Check-in opens at 10:15AM and closes 15 minutes into the main gathering.
Kids learn in the context of relationships when their lives intersect with others. While your kid’s most significant relationship is with you at home, they have a better chance of understanding and interpreting life-changing truths when multiple influences are all communicating the same thing. That’s why our volunteers are trained and equipped to share the love of Christ and the truth about how God cherishes every child. Our volunteers are like shepherds and mentors for our kids, desiring to see each child grow in their love for Christ.
Security and Safety
We ensure every child’s safety and security under our care through various security systems. We have an easy check-in system that you sign into each time you attend church. In addition, all of our volunteers are cleared through background checks and given safety training. All parents/guardians are given a security sticker when checking their kid(s) in to The Village and must present it upon picking up their child. No child will ever be released without the parent/guardian presenting the security sticker.
Each Sunday in all our classes, we have a time of worship, teaching, sharing, learning, and praying in the presence of the Holy Spirit. The rhythm of the day is uniquely catered toward each age group. To see what your kids are learning each week in The Village, you can check this regularly-updated blog post.
Nursery (6-18 months):
- If your child has a hard time being separated from you, we always work with what is most comfortable for you
- We have a paging system, where we can easily contact you, should your child need you
- Dedicated volunteers care, pray, and speak God’s truths over babies
Walkers (18-24 months):
- Flexible schedule of activities include: a short Bible story, a time of singing, age-appropriate toys to play with, and snack time*
2 year olds and 3 year olds (separate classes):
- These two classes are a little more structured, with an age-appropriate lesson, worship time, free-play time, time to run off energy in the gym, a time for response in Jesus’ presence, and snack time*
- We want our 2-year-old children to know that God made them, God loves them, and God is with them
4 year olds:
- Structured lesson with worship, teaching, a time for response in Jesus’ presence, gym, and snack*
- We want our preschoolers to be invited to experience the wonder of who God is
- The kids experience a structured lesson with worship, teaching, a time for response in Jesus’ presence, gym, and snack*
- We desire to work with elementary-age children to help reveal God’s incredible plan for their lives and how He invites each child to be a part of it
- Class 1: Kindergarten-1st Grade
- Class 2: 2nd-3rd Grade
- Class 3: 4th-5th Grade
*If your child has dietary restrictions, please bring something that he or she can snack on during our snack time.
While our time with your kids on Sundays is intentional in sharing the Gospel, we believe that much of Jesus’ story is portrayed through life together. We are dedicated to providing you and your family with sacred spaces to live in community within our Reality SF family. We believe this partnership will develop through meaningful relationships, educational and Biblically sound resources, spiritual counseling, Community Groups, and a variety of seasonal family events and activities.
Middle School and High School Ministries
Our Middle School and High School Ministries seek to equip and connect youth that are entering or currently in middle school and high school. You can find more info on these ministries here.