kids ministry

Due to the current health situation, we have suspended all on-site programming

and church events until further notice. 

Click here for the most current information about what we are doing as a church. 

Below you will find information on our usual programming throughout the year.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PRESCHOOL OPEN GYM

Mondays | 9:30-11:30 am (*September-May)

Need your kids to burn off some energy? Come hang out in our gym! Invite friends and neighbors and meet some new parents while your kids play. Please note, parents/guardians must stay in the gym with their child(ren).


VIRTUAL VBS EXPERIENCE | PRESCHOOL & ELEMENTARY


Registration is now open for our free, Virtual VBS Experience! Click here to register.


June 22 & June 24 | Virtual Experience Kit Pick Up


Due to these uncertain times, we made the difficult decision to not offer our traditional Elementary VBC or Preschool VBS. For the safety of your kids and our leaders, we believe this is the best option. Instead, we are providing a free, Virtual VBS Experience for your children to participate in this summer!


Our Virtual VBS Experience is for both preschool and elementary age kids! As a family you can sign up for your own personalized kit that gives you everything you need to participate in VBS from home. From Bible Story and worship videos to crafts and games, you can choose how simple or elaborate you would like to use the resources that will be provided.


After you register, make sure to click "OK" and you will be sent to our sign up genius page to select a time slot to pick up your kit! Sign up for a 10 minute time slot to go through our special Wayzata Free "drive-thru" to pick up your kit. Andrea and Sara will be there to say "hi" and answer any questions you might have. On the day you selected, pack up the family (we'd love to see your kids) and come on over (just make sure you stay in your vehicle). 

 

If you would prefer to have your kit dropped off at your house instead, please sign up for the slot that says DROP OFF and we will contact you to arrange a time.


If you feel comfortable, we encourage you to invite friends or neighbors to join you!  Whether you decide to do it with a few other families or as a backyard VBS with a small group of neighbors, this Virtual VBS Experience is adaptable for however and whenever you would like to use it!


Questions? Contact Sara Galligan at sara.galligan@wayzatafree.org.


SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAMS


Click here to register your child(ren) for Sunday mornings.

  

BIRTH-PRE-K

Loving arms await the littlest of our Wayzata Free Church family in our nurseries. In the Infant Room, we provide a soothing environment with quiet worship music, two crib/nursing rooms and plenty of crawl space. In the Waddlers Room, toddlers (up to age two) are surrounded by playful worship music, read Bible stories and enjoy a prayer and snack. 

 

Our Sunday preschool classes begin at age 2, or when kids are ready for more structure. We offer fun, Bible-based programs where kids discover God's love, using a unique curriculum called "First Look."


  • Preschool Green | 101 (kids who are at least 2 years old)
  • Preschool Red | 102 (kids who are 3 years old by December 31, 2019)
  • Preschool Yellow | 104 (kids who are beginning Kindergarten in fall 2020)

 

“First Look” is designed to give preschoolers their first impression of their loving heavenly Father. This program uses learning centers, activities, games, music and crafts to teach kids about God's Word. Our focus is to help a child by age 5, to believe: God made me, God loves me, Jesus wants to be my friend forever

 

“First Look” truly are experts in area of "take home" options for your family. About once a month we have parent cue cards for you to help you engage in what your kids are learning in their preschool classrooms on Sunday. You can also check out their Parent Cue app available at the Apple App Store or Android Market!


If you're interested in serving in our nurseries or preschool classes, please contact Kids Pastor, Sara Galligan, at sara.galligan@wayzatafree.org or Preschool Coordinator, Andrea Berens, at andrea.berens@wayzatafree.org. Click name to email or call 763.473.9463. 

ELEMENTARY


9:00 am | Worship Service

  • K-3rd grade | Gym | Worship KidStyle includes "kid's style" worship videos, interactive Bible stories, crafts and activities that apply God's word to daily life!
  • 4th & 5th grade | 305 | Kids have the opportunity to see God had a plan from the beginning as they are challenged to walk in the footsteps of Bible champions.

10:30-11:30 am | Community Hour | 252 Kids

  • Kindergarten | 201
  • 1st-5th grade | start in 203
  • Pick-up in the following small group rooms: 1st grade (202), 2nd-3rd grade (204), 4th grade (305), 5th grade (304)

252 Kids is a large group/small group style program. It is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus. Throughout the time elementary kids spend in 252 Kids, we will cover 150 key Bible stories, focus on four faith skills and cover and review 30 themes (practical applications of God's Truth). Every lesson and resource we offer helps kids discover who Jesus is and then shows them how to put their faith into practical action. 252 Kids is dedicated to helping kids grow in wisdom, faith and friendship. 


Everything we teach in 252 Kids is based on one of three basic but powerful truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52.

+ I need to make the wise choice

+ I can trust God no matter what

+ I should treat others the way I want to be treated

Volunteer in KIDS Ministry


We value kids and youth at Wayzata Free Church and want to keep them safe. 

Click here to fill out an application. Once we have received your application along with two character references we will contact you about joining our team.

Son-shine corner preschool

Click here to watch a video about the preschool


We know it is important for your child's first school experience to be a positive one. If you are looking for a warm Christian environment, visit sonshinecorner.org. The preschool operates weekdays during the school year in the lower level of Wayzata Free Church.