kidcity

“Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them.  But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:13-14


KidCity is our vibrant children's ministry that serves kids 0-6th grade. We strive to serve and value kids in the same way Jesus served and valued them, just as he served and valued all people!  We want kids to grow up knowing God, not just knowing the Bible. Worship, prayer, Bible study, and family engagement are all important aspects of our curriculum.

A place where kids are seen and welcomed, taught about Jesus, while safe and secure.


Ages 0-3

We focus on preparing our kids for a life with God.

Like building a fire, we attempt to place kindling around the soul of our toddlers, so that when the Lord sparks faith in them, there is fuel for their spiritual life to burn bright. Kindling like: memorizing the books of the Bible, Bible verse songs, and learning how the entire Bible is one story that all points to Jesus.

We also seek to help the kids experience God's character in the way our teachers and volunteers interact and play with them, pray over the kids, and serve them with humility and love.

Preschool - 6th Grade

For Preschool-6th grade, we cultivate a love for God, love for others, and a love for drawing near to God through the Bible by...
  • Studying God's word using the Gospel Project Curriculum, a three year chronological study through the whole Bible.
  • Having them join the larger body for worship.
  • Modeling prayer.
  • Using activities and play to affirm truths from each lesson.

Our hope and prayer is that your child will enter into a growing relationship with Jesus and know just how loved they are!

First time at City on a Hill?

Stop by the Welcome Desk on the 2nd floor so we can…
  • Walk you through the check-in process
  • Guide you to where you need to go
  • You can also pre-register your child here.

Important Information:
  • Classrooms open at 10:10 am
  • Classrooms are determined by birthday or grade
  • Kids are dropped off and picked up in their classrooms by a parent or guardian
  • Hold on to the security tag you receive at check-in because they will be needed to pick up your kid(s) after the service
  • Have a student in 6th-12th grade? Check out our Youth Group
  • KidCity Policies & Procedures

If you have additional questions, send an email to cityonahill@chccmi.com!

Our Wellness Policy

Parents are asked not to bring a child if he/she:
  • Has run a fever within the last 24 hours
  • Has had diarrhea or has vomited in the last 48 hours
  • Has a green or yellow discharge coming from their nose or eyes
  • Has an ongoing cough or sore throat
  • Is known to have any infectious disease such as HFM, croup, etc.

If there is any question as to the health of your child, we ask that parents err on the side of caution in order to protect the health of other children in our ministries.

Thanks for helping us keep our kids safe and healthy!

What we learned in KidCity last Sunday...

Dear families,
This session, we read of Paul’s determination to extend Christ’s invitation of faith to non-believers and to deepen the faith of those who were believers. No part of this third missionary journey proved to be easy. Even still, Paul knew his purpose was to proclaim the gospel to all who would listen, testifying to the grace he’d so freely received. 
What propelled Paul forward on his voyages, despite the dangers and troubles he faced? What drew others to listen to him, believing in the gospel he’d committed his life to proclaim? 
In Acts 18:9, the Lord declared to the apostle Paul in a night vision, “Don’t be afraid, but keep on speaking and don’t be silent…” These words strengthened him amidst the legal allegations he faced in Corinth and even further as he traveled throughout Asia on mission for the gospel. It was Paul’s steadfast conviction that made others hone in on the words he spoke about God’s kingdom. They listened as he gave of his time, committing months and sometimes even years of his life to growing his disciples in the faith. He taught diligently and passionately, believing that God would be faithful to open the people’s hearts toward His truth. 
Paul faced opposition from idol worshippers in Ephesus, as well as from Jews who plotted against him as he began to set sail for Syria. The gospel was controversial on all sides—for all who did not believe Jesus was the only way to the one, true God. Even still, God protected Paul throughout this journey, and the missionary even declared that the value of his life could only be found in proclaiming Christ’s truth. 
Though Paul ventured to so many places, met so many people, and experienced so many different cultures, it all points back to the incredible God who safely led him on this journey for the spread of the gospel. Help your kids see that we serve the same God that Paul did, and that He is worthy of our trust and obedience as we set sail on mission—near or far—so that others would know His saving love in Christ. May we, too, seize every opportunity to share His love with all who may hear.
Check out The Gospel Project At Home for resources designed to help you lead a family worship experience as well as suggestions for morning and evening prayer times and family activities. 

FAMILY TALKING POINTS

CHRIST CONNECTION
This is the big idea of how this week’s Bible story points to Jesus.

  • Babies & Toddlers: The church grows when people believe the good news. 
  • Younger Preschool: As Paul traveled, he told as many people as he could about Jesus. The church grew. Paul wanted to follow God’s plan no matter what. 
  • Older Preschool: As Paul traveled, he told as many people as he could about Jesus. God changed people’s hearts, and the church grew. God had chosen Paul to tell people the good news about Jesus, and Paul wanted to follow God’s plan no matter what. 
  • Kids: As Paul traveled on his third missionary journey, he used every opportunity to tell people the good news about Jesus and to help the church. Paul was dedicated to Jesus, who called him to do the work of sharing the gospel. 

BIG PICTURE QUESTION & ANSWER
This is an important biblical truth that your child will encounter each week of this unit. 

  • Younger Preschool: What should Christians do? We should tell others the good news of Jesus. 
  • Older Preschool: What is our mission as Christians? Our mission is to make followers of Jesus from every nation by the power of the Holy Spirit. 
  • Kids: What is our mission as Christians? Our mission is to make disciples of all nations by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

KEY PASSAGE
This is a Bible verse that relates to what your child will encounter each week of this unit. 

  • Babies & Toddlers: Tell people of God’s wonderful works. Psalm 96:3 
  • Younger Preschool: Tell people of God’s wonderful works. Psalm 96:3 
  • Older Preschool: Declare his glory among the nations, his wondrous works among all peoples. Psalm 96:3 
  • Kids: Declare his glory among the nations, his wondrous works among all peoples. Psalm 96:3 

** Next week: We Are Here to Glorify God (Romans 15)

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