Helping Kids Find and Follow Jesus
YOUR KIDS MATTER TO GOD AND MATTER TO US!
Oakbrook Kids is an experience that happens every Sunday for Infants-5th Graders. While you are enjoying the experience in the main auditorium, your children are having a BLAST in Oakbrook Kids!
**Please plan to preregister your kids by Saturday at midnight before the Sunday you plan to attend. This helps our team to be ready for your arrival! You’re always free to attend without registering, look for the First time Family signs when you arrive.
We’ve made sure that Oakbrook Kids is a secure environment, so you never have to worry about your children’s safety. Every volunteer who serves goes through an extensive background check and is trained to help your child learn about what it means to live like Jesus. To create a secure environment, each classroom door is locked once the classes begin and remain locked until the service is over.
Upon arriving on Sunday morning, you’ll check in at one of our 3 kiosks. You simply enter your phone number, select the children you’re checking in, and we will print labels for you to keep and to stick on your kids! These labels will have your unique code for that Sunday. If you child needs you during the service you’ll simply see your unique code appear on the upper left portion of the auditorium screens. Parents must present their unique label when picking children up from their classroom or program area.
PARTNERED WITH PARENTS
On Sundays, your children will hear an awesome story from the Bible and have a blast learning about Jesus. But beyond our Sunday experience, we want to join with you in teaching your children about Jesus. As parents, you are the most important influence in your child’s life. Our goal is equip you to lead your children in a growing relationship with Jesus. So throughout the year we create environments and tools to help you do just that. You’ll even receive an email each month with everything your child has learned at church so you can continue the conversation at home!
BIRTH – PRE-K
When you’re a pre-schooler, the world is bursting with newness. Each day is filled with one new discovery after another. Where did that bird come from? Look, the moon is shaped funny tonight! Who thought to color the butterfly like that? Oakbrook Kids is an incredible environment that uses engaging activities to introduce pre-school children (ages birth to five) to God. They give children a first impression of their heavenly Father and the wonder of His love for each one of them. Children hear interactive Bible stories, participate in creative play, crafts and music, enjoy a snack and are cared for by a group of caring volunteers. Oakbrook Kids: Pre-K is a safe, clean and kid-friendly environment. Every volunteer has passed a background check and every kid has to be checked in through our secure system. We utilize the ORANGE curriculum that helps the church and parents partner in raising Jesus-loving, world-changing children. Find out more at thinkorange.com
K- 5TH GRADE
Elementary-age kids are in a constant state of discovery. Think about all the different things they are trying for the first time and what they’re learning every day, even how to make (and keep) friends. How can we tap into the way kids are naturally wired to discover‚ so they can begin to experience for themselves who God is, how He sees them and how much He loves them? How can we show them God’s big story and help them discover the active part they can play in this life-long adventure, to be more like Him? Oakbrook Kids uses curriculum and resources that PROVOKE DISCOVERY, inviting kids to live out their new understanding of how to grow in relationship with God and with others. Oakbrook Kids: Elementary is a fun, action packed place for school age children, from K-5th grade. We dance and worship, hear life-changing Bible stories and learn how to apply those stories to our lives. Children also get the chance to connect with other children and leaders in small groups. We utilize the ORANGE curriculum that helps the church and parents join forces in raising Jesus-loving, world-changing children. Find out more at thinkorange.com