If you’re thinking about joining us on Sunday morning, we want to make it as simple and easy for you as possible. The information below will help you know where to go and what to expect when you arrive, the steps we’ve taken to make MCC a safe place for your family and all the ways we want to partner with you to instill a lasting faith in your child.
where to go
When you arrive at MCC, it’s best for families with kids to park in our east lot and enter through door #3. As you come in you won’t be able to miss the KidsWorld entrance right off the lobby. Head down the hallway and right past the drinking fountain you’ll be able to get all of your kids checked-in. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask any one of our door greeters or KidsWorld volunteers.
a safe place
We want to make sure we’ve taken every step possible to ensure the safety and security of your children while they are here at MCC and we consider it an extreme honor that you have entrusted your children to us for a few hours. Here are some things to help put your mind at ease.
Every one of our Children’s Ministry, and Student Ministry, volunteers have had to clear a criminal background check and have been in attendance for at least 6 months.
We utilize a computerized check-in system that generates matching alphanumeric code stickers to ensure each child is returned to their correct parent or guardian at the end of the morning.
Our Protective Ministries team has trained volunteers constantly monitoring KidsWorld and are available, if needed, for any medical emergencies.
the check-in system
We utilize a computerized check-in system that generates matching alphanumeric code stickers to ensure each child is returned to their correct parent or guardian at the end of the morning. When you arrive at MCC and head to the check-in area we will get some basic information from you and each of your children to ensure that we take good care of them and get them to their age-appropriate location. You and each of your children will receive a sticker with a matching code that will then be used to verify identity whenever you come to pick them up. If you have middle schoolers or high schoolers they will check themselves in at the Underground, our Student Ministry location.
To help speed up the initial, first-time, check-in process, click the button below to fill out an online form with all of your information. That way, when you arrive, all you’ll have to do is let us know your name and which children you have with you and we’ll be able to generate all the stickers you need in seconds.
At your second visit, you’ll be able to utilize any of our self check-in iPad stations and check-in your entire family simply by entering in the phone number on file.
what will my kids be doing?
Birth through one year olds will be well taken care of in our nursery area. After you get them checked-in and dropped off to any of our nursery volunteers, we have an additional form on the nursery counter to let us know of any specific care instructions such as feeding times or nap times.
Your preschoolers (2-5 year olds) will head to the area behind the fence in the gym where they will go through a rotation of activities that include a Bible story, application games and other different activities related to the theme for the month and lesson for the day. We have preschool programming during both of the adult worship hours. For more information on exactly what we are teaching your preschooler this month, click here.
Your elementary kids (K-5th grade) get split into groups based on their grade and go through a rotation of small group activities during the first hour of adult worship (9am) that include a Bible story, application activities and a game. After check-in, you can take them down the hall to the appropriate classroom based on their grade. During second hour, all kids are brought together for their large-group worship time in the Treehouse where we will sing, talk through the life app of the month and hear the Bible story utilizing incredible video media. For more information on exactly what we are teaching your elementary kids this month, click here.
Does your child have special needs? We have a ministry that will put a trained and qualified individual alongside your child for the entire morning. We have “buddies” who assist children on the Autism spectrum, with Downs Syndrome, ADHD and everything in between. Our Treehouse, large group environment, is wheelchair accessible so that nobody has to miss out on being a part of what we’re doing.
Connie Brown, the director of our Special Needs Ministry has taught special education for 10 years supporting all varieties of special needs and has been a special education administrator since 1999. Having earned a Masters degree in Special Education and Elementary Education, she is currently a director of Special Services at East Allen County Schools. She holds a life license to teach Mild Interventions, K-12 as well as a Director of Special Education license.
If you have a child with special needs we want you to know that you have a place at MCC. Let us partner with you to deliver the best care for your child while they are here by dropping us a quick note ahead of time using the form below.
LET’S PARTNER TOGETHER
No one has more time and influence to fuel faith into your children than you as the parent. But if you’re not sure what to do, we can provide you with the tools and resources to help. Click the button below to check out what’s available.