Kids Ministry at Wayzata Free

Wayzata Free Kids Ministry exists to invite all kids to know Jesus in a way that transforms their daily lives and the lives of those around them. We want to build faith, hope and love in the hearts of children, so that when they’ve grown up, they’ll be adults who love and follow Jesus. It's our goal to equip and support parents as they raise the next generation of world changers! 


COVID-19 Guidelines for in-person kids programming

  • Kids programs for preschool and elementary will be offered during both services (9:00 and 10:30 am)
  • Pre-registration is required and must be completed by Friday at 11:59 pm
  • Due to capacity limits-kids should only register for one hour
  • Parents will have limited access to kids areas
  • Only one parent at a time is allowed to pick up or drop off their child
  • Kids must be checked in no later than 10 minutes after the service has started (9:10 and 10:40 am).
  • Kids (K-5th grade) must wear masks
  • Families/Volunteers must meet health guidelines and cannot attend if they are unable to meet these guidelines (fever, cough, sore throat etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer is required upon arrival each hour
  • Nurseries will be open for families to use--parents can care for their younger children while watching the worship service--streaming on the TVs. Space is limited

To find out more about our COVID guidelines in relation to kids, please click here.



 - Please click here to pre-register your child(ren). -



Questions? Contact our Kids Pastor, Sara Galligan at sara.galligan@wayzatafree.org.

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  • NURSERY // Sunday MORNINGS

    Our nurseries will be open for families to use--parents can care for their younger children while watching the worship service--streaming on the TVs. Space is limited.

  • PRESCHOOL // SUNDAY PROGRAMING

    Our Sunday preschool classes are open to kids 2-5 years old. We offer fun, Bible-based programs where kids discover God's love, using a unique curriculum called "First Look."

     

    “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!

     

    COVID-19 Update:

    • Preschool classes will be put together based on registrations and on households (keeping kids from the same household together to limit exposure)
    • No snacks at this time
    • Restricted access to the preschool wing (door by preschool kitchen will be locked all day/fob access only). Pick up and drop off will happen outside the northeast side of the preschool wing (100 wing; door by the preschool bathrooms). 

    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 // SUNDAY PROGRAMING

    9:00 am

    K-5th grade | Gym | 252 Kids

    Open to pre-registered K-5th graders and first-time visitors

    Dropoff and pickup in the GYM, please use the entrance by Door 2

     

    10:30 am

    K-5th grade | Gym | 252 Kids

    Open to pre-registered K-5th graders and first-time visitors

    Dropoff and pickup in the GYM, please use the entrance by Door 2

      

    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.