Children's Ministry FAQ

How do I check in my child?

If you’re a guest, we look forward to meeting you and your children! Our classrooms are located next to the community room, which you can access through the front lobby. Our friendly volunteers will greet you and direct you to the appropriate classrooms. You will be asked to sign in and provide your child’s name, your cell phone number, and any allergies or special information. We only use your cell phone number to contact you during the service if your child needs you. Your information is never shared with outside individuals or organizations.

Should I bring anything?

When signing your child in, please list any food allergies and special concerns. 

For children in the nursery, please provide a diaper bag and include appropriate items such as diapers, bottles, and a change of clothes. We will provide a small snack for the children. Please keep your cell phone with you during the service so that we can easily contact you in the event that your child needs you. Please label your diaper bag with your name and your child’s name. We have name tags that can serve as labels.

What is your health policy?

We ask that children who have a fever or show symptoms of any contagious disease within the last 24 hours not be brought to a Children’s Ministry classroom. City Church’s Child Protection Policy uses the following guidelines when determining whether a child is ill:

  • The child has a fever above 100 degrees orally or 101 degrees rectally.
  • The child has a cold or regular cough.
  • The child has crusted or infected eyes.
  • The child has a runny nose (unless the fluid is clear from teething or allergies).
  • The child has diarrhea or vomiting.
  • The child has unusual rashes or other skin conditions (i.e. chicken pox, mumps, impetigo).
  • The child has head lice.

Does my child have snack time?

We seek to provide safe and suitable snacks for children by excluding any peanut and tree nut products. If your child has allergies or dietary restrictions, please be sure to notify the Children’s Ministry teacher or assistant, and record it on the sign in sheet for our reference.

What kind of security check is used for volunteers?

We take security for chldren at City Church very seriously. Screening for volunteers requires active involvement in the church for six months or church membership, a detailed application, the provision of references, and a national background check. Each volunteer is then interviewed by one of the Children’s Ministry Directors, elders, or pastors.

How can I be involved with City Church’s Children’s Ministry?

To learn more about the vision of City Church's Children's Ministry and how to get involved, visit the Children's Ministry Team page.