KidsKNECT

FMKidz KNECT is the Children’s Ministry here at Fort Mill Church of God. It is our vision to connect kids with the Faith Community, encouraging them to discover who they are in God’s Big Story, and raise up a generation that will not depart from God. That the children in our ministry would be empowered by the Holy Spirit to meet their maximum potential in their walk with Christ and win others to Him. We strive to provide a safe, energetic, fun atmosphere of worship that is also developmentally appropriate for children. Our goal is to make Church your child’s favorite place and most importantly, we want our kids to be excited about having a personal relationship with God.

Why Does Children’s Ministry Matter?

Often times in the church, children’s ministry is looked at as a place of childcare or babysitting. Statistics show that children are more receptive of the Gospel than any other age group; they are also more likely to make a decision to follow Christ. That is why I believe it is so vital that children have a strong biblical foundation from the beginning and see that God’s values conflict with worldly ones. As a Children’s Pastor I love having fun and being able to present the gospel in a creative way and at the same time using this opportunity to help them truly seek after God. The goal in our children’s ministry as a whole is to allow families to have shared meaningful experiences. God is blessing this upcoming generation and I’m excited to be a small part! -Pastor Hillary May

Environments

Early Childhood Environment

(ages 6 weeks – 5 years)

Our FMKidz Early Childhood Environment is dedicated to providing a loving, safe environment for your children during services at Fort Mill Church of God. Not only do we offer a State of the Art secured facility, but also caring, loving, and CPR/First Aid trained volunteers who want to love on your child. We take our preschoolers on a journey of WONDER as we look at three basic truths: (1) God loves me, (2) God made me and (3) Jesus wants to be my Friend forever.

Elementary Environment

(Kindergarten – 5th grade)

Each weekend, we encourage our kids to DISCOVER who they are in God’s Big Story through an exciting and active environment filled with passionate worship, energetic games, great Bible stories and phenomenal KNECT groups that look at three basic truths: (1) I can trust God no matter what, (2) I need to make wise choices, and (3) I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

What You Need to Know Before You Arrive

First Time Guests

Our weekend Environments meet at the same time as our adult worship, and are specifi- cally designed for all children from Birth—5th Grade. We make safety our priority by offering a check-in system with exclusive parent identification security tags, onsite security officer, and all iServe Team Members have passed a comprehensive background check. We also have a system in place to contact you during the worship experience if necessary.

New families should stop by the KNECT Center, located in the lobby of the Center For Discipleship, for assistance with entering their information and receiving name tags. It’s a quick, on-time process.

Security Check-In

Our check-in begins 15 minutes prior to each service time. Stop by one of the kiosks lo- cated at the KNECT Center to check your child in and receive their badge and security pick up tag. To ensure optimal learning and maintain security for our children, all environments will close15 minutes after the start of each service. Should you arrive later, please stop by the KNECT Center and a greeter will be happy to assist you and your family.

Healthy Environment Guidelines

We strive to maintain a clean and healthy environment for all children here at Kidz KNECT. Please click here for our wellness policy.