Our goal at Cottage Grove Kids is to create a place that consistently and persistently helps the youngest people in our church know that they belong and that they can call on the name of the Lord. We do that by being Christ-exalting, child engaging, creative, and really fun; where children learn about their need for Jesus and see him as their only hope.
Provide a safe and secure environment for children to learn and grow
Teach children the gospel using age-appropriate, gospel-centered curriculum
Empower parents to disciple their children at home during the week
Be hospitable to our children and parents
It is an honor to be entrusted with caring for your children. You can be confident that your child is well-cared for and will have a great experience as they are ministered to by committed, trustworthy volunteers - all of whom have completed a comprehensive background check and training. Our check-in system includes student and parent identification and security tags as well as classroom policies to ensure all medical notes and parental preferences are followed.
We offer care for infants through third grade during Sunday morning services. Children, from toddler/walkers up to third grade, are taught using the Gospel Project curriculum. This curriculum covers the entire span of the Bible over a three year period and points to Christ through each story. Classrooms are open 15 minutes before each scheduled service time (8:00a, 9:45a, or 11:30a).
During the 11:30a service, only two classrooms are available: infant-toddler and three year-old-Kindergarten.
Cottage Grove Kids on Wednesday is an outreach program for our church and neighborhood that runs from 5-7pm every week during the academic school year for Kindergarten through fifth grade. Enrollment opens at the start of August for the upcoming school year and runs throughout the year.
This is an application-based, volunteer-led program and, therefore, spots are limited based on the number of volunteers available. Families are encouraged, however, to turn in an application if they are interested as availability may open throughout the year as students become involved in other programs, move, etc.
Each week, we have over 100 children that walk through our doors excited to grow in relationships with their peers and learn more about the one, true God. Sunday and Wednesday programming are an opportunity to display and proclaim new life in Christ to the youngest in our church, our neighbors, and - Lord willing - our future little brothers and sisters in Christ. Help us share the love of Jesus Christ and ensure that each child is intentionally and purposefully taught and cared for each time they come!
To volunteer, please click on the link below and fill out our application form. In addition, all potential volunteers will complete a yearly background check and annual training prior to serving.Apply Online