Here's a look at what your child will experience at the Downtown campus on promotion weekend.
Toddlers (Walkers and those born between August 2016-December 2017)
Our team focuses on creating a great experience where toddlers can discover Jesus. Kids spend some time playing, but we are very intentional in helping them learn a Bible story and worship together through music each week. Volunteers lead kids through fun activities that help them learn more about the Bible and know more about Jesus. All babies and toddlers are prayed for individually each time they attend church.
Preschool to Kindergarten (June 2013-July 2016)
Preschool and kindergarten aged kids spend part of their time in a large group environment called Wiggle Worship where they sing worship songs and hear a Bible lesson. In their classroom, kids participate in activities that reinforce the Bible lesson. Be sure to ask your child the question on the sticker they receive each week as a way to start a conversation about what they learned! You can also listen to some of the songs your child will sing in Wiggle Worship on our Spotify playlist.
Elementary (grades one through six)
First through sixth graders experience a large group environment with worship and teaching before breaking off into small groups where volunteers lead them through discussion and activities to lead them closer to Jesus and help them dig deeper into applying Biblical truths to their lives.
Students (grades seven through twelve)
Students grades 7 through 12 join together on Sunday nights for food, worship, groups, and fun! For more information about times for your campus, visit the catalyst page.
Have some questions about this whole parenting thing? You’re not alone! Here are some questions a lot of parents around here ask, and some resources we hope are helpful for you!
How can I talk with my child about Jesus at home?
We know talking about Jesus with your child can be intimidating! We don’t want it to be and anyone can do it.
At the start of each month, you’ll receive a card during classroom pick-up time that shows what your child is learning from the Bible on the weekends.
We’ve also created a resource for you to have conversations about Jesus with your kids beyond the weekend church service. Visit Parent Connect for recommended resources for you and your kids to help you lead your child to Jesus.
Does TPCC offer baby dedication?
We know that parents have the most important spiritual role in their children’s lives, which is why we created a family dedication guide for you to host your own family dedication with your group, close friends, and/or family.
While we do not offer baby dedication, we do offer the resources for you to create this experience. Our hope is that this resource will prepare you not just for an event, but for a lifetime of raising your children to know Jesus and follow him.Family Dedication Guide
How do I know if my child is ready to be baptized?
Is your child asking about baptism? Awesome! We have family baptism classes that we recommend you attend together. This class is designed to help you and your child make this decision together.
Even if your child hasn’t asked about baptism yet, you may still consider attending to prepare to have a conversation with your child when they do show an interest.
Can my child take communion?
Parents should be the ones to discern if their kids are ready to take communion. If this feels intimidating to you, you’re in good company! Many parents feel unequipped to discuss Jesus with their kids—but parents have the greatest influence on their children’s faith, and it doesn’t take an advanced degree to talk about Jesus. We promise!
Here are some questions we’d encourage you to ask yourself:
Has my child confessed faith in Jesus?
Do they know what sin is?
Do their lives show evidence that they want to follow Jesus?
Can they articulate the significance of communion?
We don’t want any parent to feel like they need to rush it—it’s not magical, so taking it sooner than later will not keep children from sin or earn them extra favor with God. Waiting and holding off for understanding and maturity can be a good thing for your child. When you decide it's the right time for your child, walk through these questions with them:
What is communion?
Make sure they understand what it is, and what it isn’t. Read Luke 22 together and explain that what you’re doing is symbolic, and not literal.
Why do we take communion?
Teach your children that we take communion because Jesus instructed us to as a way of remembering and celebrating what he did for us. 1 Corinthians 11:26 tells us that as often as we eat of the bread and drink of the cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes again.
How and when do we take communion?
Coach your child through the logistics and the spirit of taking communion. You can decide if you want to take it during or after the weekend services together, or if you want to take it at home around the dinner table. That’s completely up to you! Also, help and encourage them to be in the right mindset and try to establish a ritual for your family where it’s a part of the weekly rhythm.
What Bible should I get for my child?
We hold the Bible as our authority, and we want everyone to be able understand and apply it. You can introduce your child to the Bible at any age! Here are our top Bible recommendations for each age range:
For ages 0 to 2: Jesus Calling Bible Storybook
For preschool and kindergarten: The Jesus Storybook Bible
For grades 1 through 6: Hands-On Bible NLT
Is offering collected in Kids Ministry?
We encourage joyful generosity at Traders Point and believe that kids can learn generosity from a young age! As parents, you have a unique role in teaching your kids about generosity. One way that you can do this is by giving together at church. Each campus has a place for kids to give their offering. When your child gives their offering at church, remind them why we give (not out of obligation but with joy because of what God has done for us!).