Welcome to Kids@FHC
We want to see kids and parents make faith in Jesus a priority in their home.
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What is Kids@FHC?
Our ministry is committed to five key goals that shape every aspect of what we do.
Incite Wonder and Faith
Learning about the Bible and living a life for Christ is exciting, fun and full of adventure! By utilizing interactive components, creative storytelling methods, and engaging in large group environments we strive to make Jesus real and applicable to every child.
Equip and Empower Parents
We believe that the primary place for spiritual development and discovery is not the church, but the home. Because of this we are passionate about walking beside parents as they raise kids with real, transformational, Christ-centered faith that lasts into adulthood.
Develop Influential Leaders
Every child needs leaders and role models pouring into his/her life and modeling the love of Christ. Each child within our ministry is placed in a life group lead by caring students and adults. These groups meet during our weekend service times. This allows children to interact and learn from individuals who are excited about sharing God’s Word and passionate about helping kids apply that truth to their daily lives.
One of our goals in Kids@FHC is to build community. Whether that involves kids, parents, or volunteers we feel it’s important to be connected with others. We accomplish this through ministry events, social events or personal meetings we work hard to bring people together so that they can live life together.
Open Our Arms to the World
The opportunity to serve and give to those in need has a great impact on a child’s faith. Our goal is to help families establish a lifestyle of serving the embraces our world with the love of Christ.
What is Little Kids?
Little Kids is divided into Nursery (birth-2 years) and Preschool (3-TK). Children in the nursery are divided into age-appropriate classrooms where they are loved and cared for.
Preschoolers attend The Art Studio, a wildly creative place where children get to experience the stories of the Bible in dramatic and engaging ways while exercising their own creativity. They also experience the Bible in LifeGroups, a time where they can interact with their friends and participate in prayer, Bible explorations, and life application. Our simple objective is to communicate to every child, “God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to by my friend forever.”
What is Big Kids?
The Exploratorium is our weekend environment for Big kids ages kindergarten – 5th grade. Like the Art Studio, Big Kids get to participate in a large group environment (called The Exploratorium) and a LifeGroup environment. The Exploratorium is a dynamic and ever-changing place where children come to discover God’s word and uncover truth- quite literally actually! Hidden treasures, coded messages, and much more are a part of this exciting Bible story adventure.
First Time at Kids@FHC
We are so glad you are here! As you enter any of our campuses, please follow the Newcomer signs to park and our greeters will escort you to the New Family Check-in Station. We will check your child into our database system and one of our volunteers will show you to their age-appropriate room.
We will ask for the following personal information: family members' names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child. All children and their parents will receive matching security tags. No child is released without a valid security tag.
Learn more about locations and service times.
Safety and Security
We are committed to protecting each and every child entrusted to our care. All Kids@FHC team members undergo an extensive protection process, including a background check, references and a personal interview. We use a secure check-in system to ensure children are checked in and out by the same individuals. In addition to these measures, a security team monitors all individuals entering the Kids@FHC areas.
Parents, we want you to be involved in the experience your child has at Kids@FHC.
We encourage dialog with your kids during the ride home and throughout the week. Our goal is for your child to have a positive experience and let you be part of what they are learning. To help make this happen we offer podcasts, teaching resources, social media connections and more to fill our parents toolbox with valuable tools to reach their child.
Serving in Kids@FHC
It is important to have great volunteers to care for and teach our children. When children are welcomed in Jesus name, God’s presence is felt. After being at Forest Hill Church for six months, you can apply to be part of our exciting kids teams. No matter what your gifts are there is a place for you to serve!
Interested in Child Dedication or Baptism?
Child Dedication: At Kids@FHC, we feel there is no greater decision a parent can make than to commit to raising their children in the ways of Christ. If you have a child (ages 0-7) and would like to attend our next Child Dedication Class and Ceremony, please register here.
Baptism: Is your child interested in baptism? We would love to have a chance to partner with them in their journey of faith. Children 3rd grade and older participate in a Baptism class with their parents to make sure each child is equipped and ready for this important decision. If you are interested, please register here.
Preschool @ FHC
Held at our South Park location, Forest Hill Preschool has been around for more than 20 years, providing a weekday scripture-based math and reading readiness program. We believe children learn best through play in a loving and structured environment. Curriculum overview and facility tours are available on Wednesdays by appointment. Please contact Susan or Joy at 704.716.8720 to schedule a time.
Registration is open for the 2018-2019 school year!