Kids

CLK reopening Strategy (Begins October 3, 2020)

We are prayerfully anticipating the reintegration of our Kids’ ministry into the rhythms of our Sunday services. CLK will reopen on a limited basis beginning October 3, 2020. Enhanced safety measures, including those listed below, will be put into effect. We also continue to have the Nursing Mothers’ Room available in the Main Hall, and the “Wiggle Room” available for toddlers in the Education Building. If you have any questions, suggestions, concerns, or if you would like to assist with this reopening strategy, please contact our staff. 

Safety Measures

  • New thorough cleaning policies
  • Masks mandated for all volunteers
  • Temperature checked at entrance for each child
  • Questionnaire screening
  • Adapted check-in procedures
  • Registration required for members 

Phase 1 — Childcare available for ages infant through 3

  • 2:5 volunteer to child ratio
  • Max capacity of 5 kids per classroom; 4 classrooms open
  • Masks required for volunteers/parents. Kids are exempt
  • Strict cleaning procedures
  • No parents allowed in classrooms (some exceptions)

Phase 2

Everything from Phase 1 applies. Add:

  • 1:4 volunteer to child ratio in classrooms
  • Classroom for age 4 at the discretion of staff based on need

Phase 3

Everything from Phase 1 and 2 applies. Add:

  • Room capacity increase
  • More ages and classrooms available

Why We Exist

Covenant Life Kids is a ministry of CLC aimed at equipping families for growing disciples in the home. While we recognize the biblical precedent of the home being the primary discipleship unit, there is also a clear precedent concerning the active role of the church in raising up future generations of Christ-worshipers. Our desire is to unite these two realities – faith and home – so that the church proactively supports the growth of young Christ-followers and works toward discernible differences in the lives of both child and parent.

Growth

As God has seen fit to grow CLC in the past few years, we rejoice that this has included growth to our CLK ministry! With the addition of each family & child to this ministry, we continue to feel the privilege and responsibility that God is entrusting to us to share the hope of Christ with young hearts. We believe that we can, with integrity, make a commitment to love, serve, and invest truth in your children while they are in the care of Covenant Life Church.

Ministry Approach

Our great hope through this ministry is to join with parents and guardians to guide young people toward a knowledge and love for Christ and His gospel. We do this by implementing a structured curriculum that teaches our children Christ-centered truths from Desiring God’s “A Sure Foundation” and The Gospel Project. In addition to this, we offer classes for our children (up to age 12) during our Covenant Life Institute hour.

Our classes are divided into the following age groups: infants, toddlers, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and a 6-7’s transitional class. As children grow up in CLK, we help to prepare them to be active participants in our Sunday morning service. We also offer a children’s listening guide for our sermons each Sunday to help our young people hear and understand the word of God being preached.