Children

Nothing is more worthwhile than the investment we make
in our children's spiritual lives.

We disciple hundreds of children every single week through AdventureLand, Awana, and Kid’s Club.

Join us at Raspberry at 9:30/11:30, or for  AWANA at 6pm


Questions? Scroll to the bottom to read our most frequently asked questions!
 

Upcoming Events:

AWANA Grand Prix 11/20

If you've been working on your car, it's time to race! Are you ready? Join us for the much anticipated AWANA Grand Prix! Races begin at 11am. Concessions are available.
November 20, 11am-1pm

Drive-In Movie 12/3

Mark your calendar for the first Friday of each month, through February 2022 for a family friendly movie in the ChangePoint parking lot.  Our next movie is Friday, December 3rd.
Admission is free, but you must reserve a ticket as parking is limited.   Concessions available for purchase. We cannot release the movie title on public platforms per our licensing agreement, but we can give a few clues:
This movie is about a  small but brave donkey and his animal friends who become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
-Rated PG, running time 1 hr 26 min.       

Service Projects for November

Check out our monthly kids service projects! This month, we're going our CP family with 2, yes 2 big service projects! If you're in elementary, this is a service project that you can get credit for in your HIKER guide! Drop off your canned food in your class to earn your mountain bucks!

Service Project Opportunities:

1. New Hope canned food drive: Bring canned food to be donated to New Hope food pantry! Canned fruit is their biggest need, but any canned food is appreciated!
2. Operation Christmas Child: Pick up a shoebox, choose a specific age group/gender to shop for and pack your box! More info in the commons!

We are CP Kids!

AdventureLand (birth - 5th Grade)

(All Campuses)
During our Sunday morning services, we offer AdventureLand for children from birth through 5th grade. AdventureLand uses a hiking metaphor to teach kids what it means to follow Jesus. In the Elementary classes kids can use a H.I.K.E.R. Guide, to help them learn a value-driven framework for spiritual formation.

Elementary Kids earn Mountain Money and H.I.K.E.R. awards, and all our kids receive loads of encouragement from their leaders, and make lots of new friends. Your children will gain confidence to spend time with God, navigate His word, and partner with others on their very own spiritual adventure.

If you have any questions about AdventureLand please contact Vanessa Makihele

AWANA (birth - 8th Grade)

(Raspberry Campus Only, Sept-May)
During the school year, we offer Awana in place of AdventureLand for children from birth-8th grade at our Sunday evening service (6:00pm at CP Raspberry). Awana offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and deep discipleship.

Scripture-based programs and exciting games promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. In Awana, kids are placed on teams for the whole school year and enjoy friendly competition within our Awana club and with other clubs from across Alaska. Through the Awana program, kids internalize more than 700 Bible verses that will be with them for a lifetime.

If you have any questions about Awana please contact Commander Putt.

Kids-Club (birth -12 years)

(Raspberry Campus Only)
KidsClub is a support ministry for adult training opportunities & events throughout the week. KidsClub provides a safe, fun learning environment for your children from birth through 12-years-old while you’re growing deeper in your faith.  
KidsClub includes a full lesson and activities for every child, every time.

For most events there is a small fee for the use of KidsClub.  To ensure a quality experience, we require prior registration for all children in KidsClub.  You can register your children at the same time you register for your event and the cost will be listed in the event information.  

If you have any questions about KidsClub please contact Vanessa Pedraza.

Children's Programs

Parent Child Dedication Workshop

(Raspberry Campus Only)
Parent Child Dedication is an opportunity for parents to publicly declare their intention to be the spiritual leaders of their home and to commit to raising their children in the church. This workshop is designed to prepare parents for the Child Dedication Celebration Ceremony in Sunday services.  

This workshop is offered 3 times per calendar year and is designed for parents. When registering for the class please register the parent's/guardians attending  and not the child(ren) to be dedicated.

Our next Parent Child Dedication Workshop is scheduled for Sunday, January 9, 2022  at 11:30 AM. Dedications will take place in service(s) on Sunday January 23, 2022.

Children's Baptism Workshop

(Raspberry Campus Only)
Any child who has questions about baptism or is ready to make a commitment of faith and be baptized can attend this workshop  with their parent/guardian.  This workshop will explain what baptism is and why it is significant in the life of a follower of Jesus.  
Workshop attendance is required in order to participate in the baptism celebrations in Sunday services.

This workshop is offered 3 times per calendar year and is geared towards elementary age children.  Parents are expected to attend with children.  

Our next Children's Baptism class is scheduled for February 6, 2022 at 11:30 AM.  For those who are ready, Baptisms will take place on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

Kids Discipleship Class  (2 weeks)

(Raspberry Campus Only)
This class is specifically designed to help elementary children grow in their faith and understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
During the 2-week class we will cover a variety of topics:
-a deeper understanding of salvation
-baptism and communion
-what it means to be a church "member"
-the importance of Bible reading, prayer, & worship -service and giving
-how to tell your testimony
-continuing to grow as a Christian in difficult times

This class is offered 3 times per calendar year and is designed for elementary age children.  

Parenting Phases Class

Do you desire to be a competent, confident parent? Your child is changing, right before you very eyes.  Each year they develop mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially.  The Reality is, you know your child better than anyone else. But no one knows three year olds better than the experts that spend thirty thousand hours studying them.  Each child goes through phases and we've got you covered from birth until they are eighteen years old.
This is a one week class to gain parenting insight/advice and to join a community of people working towards being great parents. Next Class: Sunday 1/16/21 @11:30 AM

Make a lasting impact.

Life in Christ for the next generation is our vision and mission in AdventureLand for birth through 6th grade, and that is accomplished as we invest in, love on, pour into and pray for children each week.  Every believer is vital to the work and worship that takes place  in the church. The church is not a building; WE are the church! So join us in being the church as we use the gifts, skills and interests God has given each of us to serve the youngest at Changepoint.

By saying yes to volunteering, you are saying yes to something much bigger:

You are serving others,  you’re giving your life away, you become part of community, you discover how God has wired you, you use the unique gifts God has blessed you with, you take part in expanding the Kingdom of God, you are making an eternal impact, you make this big church small, you become a disciple maker and you Glorify God...your life will never be the same again

Our “VIP” volunteers are asked to serve one service, every other week. Children under 12 can serve in preschool or nursery, as long as a parent serves with them.

Family Ministry Team

Vanessa Makihele

Family Ministry Director
Raspberry Campus

Chelsea Fullman

Family Ministry Director
Tikahtnu Campus

Emily Jones

Family Ministry Director
MatSu Campus

Rod Putt

Awana Commander
Raspberry Campus

Andrea Arts

Nursery Director
Raspberry Campus

Vanessa Pedraza

Preschool & KidsClub Director
Raspberry Campus

Karen Hoffman

Elementary Director/Community Life AA
Raspberry Campus

FAQ'S

If you have other questions, please email cpkids@changepointalaska.com

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What are the Kids Service Times?

  • Sunday Morning : 9:30 and 11:30 am. 
    • Check in Opens at :00
    • Class doors open at :15
  • AWANA: 6:00pm
    • Check in Opens at 5:30pm

(The screen above check in will have class closures posted if we aren't able to open a classroom due to a lack of volunteers).

Do I need to preregister?

For Sunday Morning, you don't need to preregister! When you enter through the main entrance, look to the right, and you'll see the kids area! Come to the guest check in, and our friendly team will help you register your little ones and walk you to their class! Where you drop off is where you'll pick up!

What are your Safety and Security procedures?

This is a top priority for our kids area.  From vetted volunteers, to secure areas, to parent/child pick up tags, security team, and identifiable volunteers and staff. We also follow adult: child ratios in the classes.

If we need to call you out of service for any reason, we'll text you, so keep your phone handy!

What resources do you offer families?

There are 5  key components that we offer as resources.

1. In elementary we designed a resource for kids, called the HIKER guide. It ties into the themes of our Sunday lessons, but gives them ways to dig deeper into God's Word at home, through bible verse memory, devotionals, service projects and more! These are updated every 2 months (next edition comes out in December).

2. Nursery/Preschool parent take home sheets. This resource tells parent's what the kids learned in class that day, so you can disciple your kiddos at home during the week!

3. Parent Cue App. This is a free app (download on apple or google play), that can be personalized per child. It will tell you what they learned that week, as well as ideas for you to use at home, as we live out Deuteronomy 6!

4.  Rightnow Media. This is a free resource for parents. We think of it as Christian Netflix  as well as a library of books and bible studies for the WHOLE FAMILY! Email CPkids@changepointalaska.com for your code for a free account!

5. Classes: we offer child dedication, baptism, discipleship classes (for kids), as well as parenting classes throughout the year!

What do you teach in AdventureLand?

The Gospel. It all comes down to the Good news found in Jesus Christ, but we know we only get them for one hour out of 168 hours a week! Here's how we use that time:

In nursery and preschool, we help our kids understand that:
God Made them.
God Loves them.
Jesus wants to be with them forever.

In Elementary,  it's about:

Making wiser choices
Building stronger relationships
Developing a deeper faith




What classes are available?

Sunday Morning classes:
Nursery:
  • Infants/crawlers
  • walkers
  • 2 yr olds
Preschool:
  • 3 yr olds
  • 4 yr olds
Elementary:
  • Kindergarten-2nd grade
  • 3rd grade-5th grade

Each age group has their own class. The room you drop them off in, is the same room you'll pick them up from!