In our Nursery environments, babies are shown the love of Jesus through dedicated volunteers who care for their needs and cover them with prayer. When babies reach the toddler age, they begin learning basic truths about Jesus through play and story.
In our Preschool environments, kids will experience worship and build relationships with small group leaders who love sharing with them the love of Jesus! Through play, story, and hands-on activities; kids will be able to articulate basic truths about God and His desire to be their friend forever!
In our Elementary environments, kids will engage in activities, games, and worship that foster community while focusing on the greatness of Jesus. During small group time, kids will build relationships with their small group leader and each other as they explore the Bible, prayer, and what it means to follow Jesus in their everyday lives.
Please plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the service starts. When you arrive, look for the area designated New Family Registration. We will greet your family there and register your child for the appropriate environment.
After you are registered, you and your child will be given matching security tags that are unique to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the nametag portion of your matching security tags, which bears a code that is matched to your portion during checkout at the end of the service. During checkout, you will return to your child's room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.
If your child needs you during the service, we'll contact you using a pager (pagers are available for children two years and younger) or by displaying the unique code from your security tag in our adult worship environments.
We know your child's safety is important to you and we share that concern. From matching parent and child security tags to ensuring that every volunteer is screened with an interview and a federal background check, we go to great lengths to ensure that each environment is a safe and enjoyable experience for you and your child.
Are you interested in serving on a ministry team? Serving at 12Stone Church can be one of best ways to grow spiritually, build relationships and make an impact in our community.Volunteer
At 12Stone Church, we want to partner with parents as they lead their children in a journey of faith. We believe that when parents and the church look at the big picture of where we want our children to go, we are more likely to help them get there. As a result, we have outlined typical phases of development for children and practical ways you can engage their faith at each phase.
In addition, we have highlighted certain milestone events in the life of a child that we want to recognize and celebrate. These milestones provide a natural time to reflect and rejoice at the growth God has done in the life of our children.
During our Baby Dedication ceremony, parents/caregivers commit to raise their baby (under two years of age) to follow Jesus Christ. As babies cannot express faith at this age, parents make the first step in their child’s faith formation. We invite families and friends to celebrate the dedication of these precious lives to God at our ceremony, and all babies who are dedicated will receive a special gift given with each of them in mind. Baby Dedication occurs numerous times throughout the year across our eight campuses. If you are interested in learning more and/or would like to register for the next parent meeting at your campus, please register below.Register
Starting school is an exciting moment—both for the children and parents! We recognize that there are a range of emotions that surround this event, and we want to prepare kids for the change from preschool to kindergarten. During our Kindergarten Kick-off, both caregivers and kids will get the chance to visit our Elementary environment. In addition, we have a special gift for our rising kindergartners to encourage a love of learning and show them that they are part of God’s great story!
The journey a person takes to figure out what he or she believes about God and this world is the most important journey an individual can take! We want to recognize the significance of asking faith questions and help lay a strong foundation for our children at the same time. As a result, we offer the Faith FAQ class for any fourth or fifth grader who wants to know what it means to follow Jesus. Through video, discussion, and hands-on activities, kids and parents together will learn the foundation of the Christian faith.Register
We honor our fifth-grade students as they transition to middle school with a ceremony at the end of May. We want to celebrate the growth in their faith that happened during elementary school and encourage them as they transition to middle school. During this ceremony, students will meet their Student Pastor as they say goodbye to the Elementary staff in a fun event prepared just for them! All students will leave with a special gift reminding them of their time in K12 Elementary. The Children’s Ministry Director at your campus can provide you with specific details concerning this celebration.
In the below resources, we outline what's happening in your child's life, how to share your faith, what you want your child to know, and what you can do to encourage their faith.