Children

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

Life in Christ for the Next Generation is our vision and mission in AdventureLand for birth through 5th grade, and that is accomplished as we invest in, love on, pour into and pray for children each week.  

Join us:
Raspberry at 9:30 | 11:30 | 6:00pm (AWANA)

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We can't wait to meet your family! Here's some info that can help you on your first Sunday!
  • Arrive a little early! Check in opens at the top of the hour (9am/11am),. As you enter the building, to the right is the children's area. Come on over to the first time guest counter and we'll help you!
  • Safety and Security is a BIG deal to us.  Go to service knowing your children are in good hands. We have safety policies and procedures in place in our kids area  that starts the second you check in. 
  • Come as you are! Dress the kids up, or bring them in their jammies....just come!  IF your little one needs you at any point, we'll text you and let you know.
  • We only have the kids 1 hour out of 168 hours in a week, so we make it count! From the activity stations, to worship, to the Bible story and games--we use our time intentionally, keeping everything gospel centered! 
  • You HAVE to go down the slide!  Stay after service and let the kids go down the 2 story tall slide, or play on the boat! It's hard to explain--come and check it out (and parents can go down the slide too)!

This  Month  In  CP  Kids

Kids Discipleship Class  11/6  & 11/13 

(Raspberry Campus Only)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
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 part of the body of Christ
-Spiritual Disciplines
-Testimony

Elementary Store Day 12/18/22

Bible verses/daily devotions/service projects! That's how our elementary kiddos earn their mountain bucks! Because November has so many service project opportunities, we're going to let kids focus on serving others, and saving those bucks. Then they can use those bucks for our BIG CHRISTMAS STORE in December!

Our kids always look forward to the Christmas store because they can buy gifts for their friends, family, teachers and loved ones AND hang out with God! 

AWANA GRAND PRIX: 11/19  

(Raspberry Campus Only)
  • Car Kits: CHECK!
  • Workshop to design and build: CHECK!

All that's left is to...RACE!

Bring your car and participate in the AWANA  Grand Prix! We'll also have concessions available for purchase, so bring some cash and an appetite!




November Service Project ( Alaska)

Help stock the shelves of the local food pantry at New Hope Compassionate Ministries 

Our "Every Alaskan" (local) service project in November takes place for the whole month, where we will fill pallets (in the commons) with canned food for this ministry.  

Family Drive In Movie Night 12/2

Hey Families! Join us for a Family Drive-in Movie Night at our Raspberry Campus.
Free Admission, no purchase necessary, but must pre-register per vehicle as space is limited. Popcorn, candy and beverages available for purchase on-site.  

We cannot release the movie title on public platforms per our licensing agreement BUT
I wouldn't touch it with a 39 1/2 foot pole.



November Service Project (international)

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.

Last year ChangePoint delivered 500 shoeboxes in this "world beyond" initiative!
Collection dates are Nov. 6-Nov. 20

Children's    Weekly    Programming

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,  Starting 9/11/22, we offer AWANA  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.

Milestones

PCCD

(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.


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.  


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.  

Make a lasting impact.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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!

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 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!

Family Ministry Team

Vanessa Makihele

Children's Ministry Pastor
Raspberry Campus

Chelsea Fullman

Children's Ministry Director
Tikahtnu Campus

Emily Jones

Children's Ministry Director
MatSu Campus

Rod Putt

Awana Commander
Raspberry Campus

Devin Waddle

Administrative Assistant
Raspberry Campus

Andrea Arts

Nursery Director
Raspberry Campus

Vanessa Pedraza

Preschool & KidsClub Director
Raspberry Campus

Heidi Hale

Elementary Director
Raspberry Campus