Equipping Kids to Encounter God
Antioch Kids (AKids) is passionate about equipping kids to be loving disciples of Jesus! Yes, even in preschool! When your kids step in our classrooms, they will learn about God, have fun with friends, and leave feeling known and loved.
Our kid’s ministry volunteers love investing in each and every child. All of our volunteers have been carefully screened with a background check and have undergone safety training. We also believe that the home is the center of a child’s spiritual development (Deut. 6). Our heart is to also equip parents to help their kids grow in their relationship with Jesus throughout the week with our weekly family resources that go out with the Sunday service email.
*Due to COVID-19, we are offering limited AKids classes during indoor and outdoor services. Parents who wish to place their kids in AKids classes should register them by the Thursday before that Sunday’s service. For those whose kids will be attending the outdoor service, there are busy bags available at our Kids Connect table for little ones to engage with during the service!
first time at Antioch Kids?
If it’s your first time, look for our Antioch Kids Greeters to help get you checked in either in the Venue or the Kids Ministry check-in station. You’ll be provided with a security tag, and we’ll help escort both you and your child to their classroom. After the service is over, show your child’s tag to their classroom teacher or volunteer to retrieve them. If you are needed for any reason during the service, one of our staff members or volunteers will find you during the service.
Antioch Kids Preschool Ministry serves children ages birth through kindergarten. Our classrooms are nurturing, engaging spaces for kids to play, learn, and grow. From the earliest ages, kids learn to connect with Jesus through hands-on activities, worship, and hearing God’s big story.
We have a private nursing moms’ room available to tend to your child and still watch the service. Ask one of our staff members and we’ll be happy to show you where it is!
Preschool kids may be dropped off 15 minutes before our services.
We have many opportunities to connect with other moms of little ones, both with your children or just moms. You don’t have to tackle motherhood alone!
Antioch Kids Elementary Ministry serves grades 1-6. Each week, our kids are engaged in relevant, impactful Bible lessons and intentional small group times with their peers and leaders. Our kids grow in spiritual maturity and wisdom through dynamic interactive lessons, worship, and playing games, not just on Sundays, but also at our different elementary events held throughout the year.
Due to COVID-19, we are only offering elementary classes during our outdoor services. Classes open at 9:45, prior to the start of service.
Throughout the year, our elementary kids participate in a number of events, like fall retreat, camp, outreaches, and 5th & 6th grade hangouts.
Antioch Kids Ministry is always looking for volunteers who are excited to jump in and invest in our littlest world-changers. Between our teaching team and our hospitality team, there’s a Kids Ministry A-Team for you!
In Deuteronomy 6:6-7, parents are charged with the task of being the primary spiritual leaders of their children. Our baby dedication service is a time when you declare your intent to raise your child to follow God, the church pledges to support and stand with you, and we pray a blessing over your child. Baby dedication classes and services happen periodically throughout the year.
In Mark 10:14, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” We know that Jesus moves and speaks to our kids. If your child has given their life to Jesus, let one of our children’s pastors know so we can celebrate their step of faith with their baptism at an upcoming Sunday service!