Kids

We are training up a generation that encounters God, and responds to Him in Love by doing what God does and loving the things God loves.

Antioch Kids (A-Kids) is passionate about equipping kids to be loving disciples of Jesus! Yes, even the littlest ones! When your kids step into our classrooms, they will learn about God, have fun with friends, and leave feeling known and loved. Learning about God doesn’t have to happen just on Sundays though. We believe that the home is the center of a child’s spiritual development (Deuteronomy 6), so our heart is to equip parents with the tools to help their kids grow in their relationship with Jesus through newsletters with helpful resources and events throughout the year.
First time at Antioch Kids?
If this is your first time visiting on a Sunday, welcome! We are so glad you’re here! Look for our A-Kids volunteers (they will be wearing a white Antioch Kids Ministry tag on) to help you check in at one of the Kids Ministry check-in stations. You’ll be provided with security stickers to place on your child and to keep on yourself, and we’ll show you and your child to their classroom. Our Preschool classrooms (4 months-kindergarten) are located to the right of the foyer under the A-Kids sign. Our Elementary classes (1st-6th grade) meet in the Venue. After the service is over, show your child’s sticker to their classroom teacher or volunteer to pick them up. If you are needed for any reason during the service, one of our staff members or volunteers will come find you.

All of our A-Kids volunteers have a heart for investing in the next generation of world changers, and love interacting with each and every child. Every volunteer has been carefully screened with background checks and routinely undergo safety training.

If you have any further questions, please email our Kids Administrator and we’d be happy to find you answers!

Preschool

Antioch Kids Preschool Ministry serves children ages 4 months 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 many opportunities to connect with other moms of little ones. You don’t have to tackle motherhood alone!

- Baby Dedications
- Moms of Preschoolers Play Group
- Preschool Playdates
- Wisdom for the Journey
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Elementary

Antioch Kids Elementary Ministry serves grades 1-6. Each week, our kids are engaged and grow in spiritual maturity and wisdom through relevant, impactful Bible lessons and intentional small group times with their peers and leaders.

We learn, grow, and connect outside of Sundays at various events throughout the year.
        
- Jam & Biscuits
- Fall Retreat
- 5th & 6th grade hangouts
- Kids Camp
- Terrific Tuesday outreaches.

Meet Our Children's Ministry Staff

Erin Sones

Preschool Pastor & CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR
Erin is our Preschool Pastor and Children's Director. Her and her husband have called Antioch Fort Worth home since 2006. Together, they live in southwest Fort Worth, and have four kids toddler through college. Erin has a passion for seeing families wholeheartedly following Jesus, fulfilling their God-created callings with joy, and loves to inspire creativity and wonder in little people. Erin loves books, coffee, farmer's markets, being in nature, decorating her home, and hanging out with her family.
Contact Erin

Julia Ekpo

Elementary Pastor
Julia is our Elementary Pastor. She lives in southwest Fort Worth with her husband and four
children. She has studied early childhood development and education in college. Julia has a deep
passion for teaching kids right where they are about Jesus, how to hear him, and how to respond
to him. She is passionate about seeing healthy marriages in the church and seeing parents united in discipling their children through the ups and downs of life. Julia loves coffee, distance
running, cooking, being outside, and defeating her family in board games.
Contact Julia

Mandy Baggett

Kids Administrator
Mandy is our A-Kids Administrator. Her family has called Antioch Fort Worth home since 2014. She is married to the love of her life and, together, they have two college kids. Mandy has a passion and love for serving the church, and she loves to garden.
Contact Mandy

FAQs

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME VISITING ON SUNDAY. WHAT DO I DO?

Head into our foyer and our A-Kids front desk is located to your right! Look for one of our volunteers to help you get checked in. 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 for pick up. If you are needed for any reason during the service, either your tag number will flash on the screen until you are able to attend to your child, or one of our staff members or volunteers will come find you during the service.

DO YOU HAVE A NURSING MOMS OR QUIET ROOM?

Yes! Our new Moms & Babies Room is located in the back right corner of the auditorium. There is comfy seating, a changing table, water and snacks, and plenty of privacy.

WHEN CAN I DROP MY KID OFF AT THEIR CLASSROOM?

Classrooms open 15 minutes before the service begins. Please be mindful of our A-Kids volunteers and promptly pick up your child after the service.

I WANT TO DEDICATE MY BABY!

We are excited to celebrate with you! Our baby dedication services are a time where 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, so please email our Kids Administrator for more information.

MY CHILD WANTS TO BE BAPTIZED!

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.” If your child has given their life to Jesus, let one of our A-Kids staff members know so we can celebrate their step of faith with their baptism at an upcoming Sunday service!