Mission and Vision
The Oaks Kids exists to glorify God by bringing the transforming power of the gospel to the next generation and see Him transform their hearts and lives.
The mission of The Oaks Kids is to connect kids to Jesus and equip families to treasure, proclaim, and grow in the gospel of Jesus, and go tell others about Him.
Things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us - We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonders that He has done. He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach their children, that the coming generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the word of God, but keep His commandments.
Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.
Our ministry is built upon three pillars.
• Teaching salvation and grace through Jesus (not moralism) to kids through age-appropriate lessons, songs, and during play.
• Providing a safe and fun environment where kids thrive in community with other kids.
• Coming alongside parents as they train up their children in the faith.
We believe parents are the primary teachers of their children. Biblically, parents are called to pass on faith to their children, teaching them the good news of who Jesus is and what He has done.
In addition to presenting Jesus and His grace to your children, we believe it's the local church's role to come alongside parents to help and support you as you learn to celebrate, mourn, be present, teach, and encourage. In fact, when parents dedicate their children at The Oaks, members stand, committing to take responsibility for the children and pledging that these parents will not be alone in raising their children.
We praise God for the gift it is to have other adults who love Jesus that our kids can trust to model the gospel!
In addition to providing a safe environment for kids to encounter Jesus on Sundays, we believe it is our responsibility as a church to assist and equip parents as they build a Christ-centered home.
Through carefully planned lessons that are both age-appropriate and gospel-centered, The Oaks Kids uses Big Story Curriculum for our 2s and 3s, and the Gospel Story Curriculum for Kids for ages 4-12. Each week, we'll provide a Parent Take-Home sheet with follow-up questions to talk through with your children as well as the songs we sing on Sundays.
Sign-up to receive parent emails with weekly updates, upcoming events, and helpful resources to help you dive deeper with your kids.
• Jesus Storybook Bible
• Gospel Story Bible
• Long Story Short: 10-minute devotions to go along with the Gospel Story Curriculum
• Rain for Roots Albums
The Oaks Kids Classes
2s and 3s
4s and 5s
6-8 year olds
9-12 year olds (This class will join the adults during worship and head to the class during the sermon. Their teacher will be ready in the back of the sanctuary to guide them back.)
Kids ages 12 and up are absolutely welcome in our worship service. Each room provides a snack for your children. Please let the Check-In Team know if your child has any allergies which we should be aware of.
Our Secure Family Check-In opens at 9:45 AM each Sunday. We hold your child's safety in the highest regard, so we have many layers of security - beginning with you! Only you can check out your child.