Welcome to COTA Kids!
It is our desire and goal to create a safe and secure environment, staffed by loving volunteers, to point children to Jesus. We want to partner with parents to raise their children to be followers of Christ and to help each child understand his or her unique place in God's Story.
The elementary-aged class meets in a room just off of the Fellowship Hall. Our desire is for elementary students to begin to understand how all of scripture points to Jesus and our need for a savior. In this class, students will hear and discuss a Bible story using the Gospel Project videos. After discussing the week's lesson as a large group, children break into smaller groups to work on age appropriate activities. There is also time for music, snack, and prayer. Children will bring home a coordinating activity sheet. Parents can use this for guided discussion as well as family worship time.
In our preschool room, we teach a gospel-centered lesson each week. These lessons point the children to Jesus in a way that they can grasp and understand. We use the Gospel Project preschool curriculum for these lessons. This includes an engaging video that teaches the Bible story, age appropriate activities, and songs. There is also time for free play and snack. Each week children will bring home a coordinating activity sheet. Parents can use this to guide discussions and family worship time.
In our baby room, our goal is for each child to be nurtured and loved. Volunteers play, read, and sing with the little ones. Each week volunteers are given a specific Bible verse to talk about and read to the children. We want these children hearing the gospel from their earliest days.
COTA Kids classes meet during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Our classes include:
Plan Your Visit
There is a check-in station immediately to your left when you walk into the front of the church. If it is your first time visiting COTA Kids, we will have you fill out a registration card for your child(rent). Children get a name tag and parents get a coordinating ticket that they will present for picking up their child after the service. Parents can check in their children starting at 10:15 a.m.
All of our volunteers have been screened, trained and undergone a background check. Parents can feel comfortable worshipping knowing that their kids are safe and well cared for. Kids are checked in and out using a secure computer check-in system.
Gospel Project Curriculum
The Gospel Project for Kids immerses kids and preschoolers in the gospel through every story, theological concept and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately the gospel message changes everything. Heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through The Gospel Project for Kids, children will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story--God's story of redemption. See more at www.gospelproject.com/kids.
Middle School Ministry
Our middle school ministry meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays downstairs during the sermon for a focused time with peers. On all other Sundays, the students are encouraged to worship with their parents in the service. We believe it is essential for students' spiritual development to have an environment with peers as well as a time to worship with their families.
During the middle school ministry time, the students will spend time learning about Scripture. We use the Bible Project videos as a launching pad for great conversations. After watching the video, the teachers guide discussion, lead a time of prayer, and discuss the importance of God’s word.
In addition to middle school ministry time on Sunday mornings, the students also meet for outings throughout the month. If you are interested in getting information on upcoming outings,
please contact Heather Koehler.
If you have questions or would like to talk to someone about our children's programs, please contact Molly Owens.