Sunday School Reimagined: KidsConnect
Join us at KidsConnect!
KidsConnect is our Sunday morning program for kids ages 3* through 8th grade. We help kids discover how they can "live in faith" by loving God and loving others . . . not just on Sundays, but every day of the week! Not just when life is going great, but especially when life is tough.
We know that families are looking to partner with a church for spiritual formation. So, at Foothills, we help kids connect with the Bible message in a personally relevant and engaging way. We help families reinforce what was talked about on Sunday with user-friendly tools such as the free Parent Cue app and “faith in five” questions you can use during everyday activities such as mealtime, drive time, and bedtime.
Our goal is the same as yours. We want kids to grow up choosing to love and follow Jesus with their lives -- loving God and loving others through their words and actions. During easy times, and during the rough times. Making the decision to trust God and to shine His light in the world. We are excited to partner with you to help shape and influence the faith of kids and families!
What does KidsConnect “look like”?
We begin with an engaging Bible story. Then kids explore how the message applies to their lives through interactive games and activities in small groups organized by age. These small groups help kids build relationships with their peers and with their leaders. And research shows that making “small group connections” helps kids (and adults!) grow a faith that sticks. By the way, “Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids,” by Kara E. Powell, Chap Clark , et al. is a great resource for parents.
For curriculum, we use Orange 252Basics. We think the resources and lessons do a great job connecting the scripture and Bible message to real-life situations. And kids love the interactive and engaging activities and games that keep them moving!
We offer three formats for KidsConnect because we know that life can be unpredictable, complicated, busy . . . or all of the above!
1) In-Person (3 years* through 8th grade)
Bring your child/ren to the sanctuary first so that we can start the day together as an all-church family! Before entering the sanctuary, please sign in your child/ren at the sanctuary check-in table. After the children's message, kids will be escorted to KidsConnect for an engaging Bible story and interactive small groups with fun activities that reinforce the Bible message.
*NOTE: If your 3 or 4-year-old would prefer an unstructured environment with access to toys, they are welcome at the infant/toddler center.
Not ready to return to church? Got a cold or a sniffle? Have a sports game at noon? We offer a hybrid option where kids can zoom from home and will be connected to the in-person KidsConnect for the Bible story and small group time. Contact Lisa Stewart for more details.
3) KidsConnect On Demand:
If you're not able to participate on Sundays, we provide the Bible story video and an activity that your family can do at home.
New to Foothills or new to KidsConnect?
If this is your first time at KidsConnect, please use this link to register your child/ren so that we can add them to the sign-in sheet and save you some time when you arrive on Sunday.