Elementary Weekend Services
Our main purpose in Upper Bibleopolis is for kids to Grow up like Jesus! That is why we created and designed our children’s ministry around the life and lineage of Jesus. Starting in the Nursery (King David’s palace) to Preschool (Zebedee’s Fishing School) to Elementary (Jerusalem), our goal is for kids to have fun, build relationships, and learn about Jesus as they grow up.
Our weekend experience for kids in grades 1 through 4 happens in Upper Bibleopolis (the second floor of Bibleopolis). When you arrive for the first time, head to the Welcome Desk located on the first floor to register your children (Download a registration form). Kids from grades 1 through 4 meet together in the Temple for a time of worship, learning, and FUN! We have the same virtue, theme, and biblical lesson in all three weekend services to keep it interesting, engaging and relevant for the age groups. Following the large group time, we divide into themed out grade specific rooms for a time of small groups. During small groups, leaders help apply the lesson from the day into the kids lives through conversation and activities.
You may have lots of questions about what to expect on your first visit. Here are a few topics we hope will help answer some of those questions:
Your child’s security is important to us. In order to pick up your child you will need to present your child’s matching tag, which you will receive when you check-in. If you lose your child’s corresponding tag, you will need to present identification at the Welcome Desk (located on the first floor of Bibleopolis) to receive a duplicate tag in order to receive your child.
Communion is the Lord's Supper and is to be observed repeatedly by those who are followers of Jesus as a symbol of what He did through the cross. (see Our Beliefs). We want the kids to have this opportunity too.
We will observe a time to focus on Jesus during each weekend service, and during this time communion will be available in the Upper Room. We will lead into this time by asking that only kids who have made a decision to follow Jesus (and observed this through baptism) and have received permission from their parents participate.
As always, we would love to help you answer any questions that you or your child have about this. You are always welcome to contact us, information at the bottom of this page.
If your child has food or environmental allergies, attach an allergy alert sticker to the front of his/her shirt so team members are aware of the issue. If your child has an allergy severe enough to require an epi-pen, please let us know.
+ Special Needs
Jesus Friendship Club is is available during our 8:45am service time to support your child if necessary. Kids with severe allergies, behavior challenges, physical limitations, or other disabilities are served by this awesome team based out of Room 106 in Lower Bibleopolis. Kids participating in Jesus Friendship Club that are of Elementary age join together in the Temple during the large group portion of the weekend service.
Starting Point 1-4: If your elementary age child is asking about faith, following Jesus, or baptism, then Starting Point 1-4 is a great place to start. We have a printed resource called "Starting Point, Home Edition" available at the Bibleopolis Welcome Desk that serves as a guide and a gauge to help your student understand and begin owning their faith, and is a first step towards attending the one-hour class. The monthly class is designed for parents and elementary students to attend together. We meet on the second Sunday of each month at 8:45am. To attend, email Tim Thompson at
-Parent Cue. Sign up for our monthly parent cue newsletter that contains an overview of the series we will be in for the month. It contains the weekly Bible Text, bottom lines, and discussion questions for you to ask your kids as a follow up from the weekend services:: Subscribe HERE.
Game Night - This is a three hour event in Upper Bibleopolis that includes our Saturday 6pm service. We invite students to bring a friend to church for an intentional night of worship, games, and fun with leaders and peers. We have a Game Night each semester, one for 1st/2nd Graders and one for 3rd/4th Graders, from 6-9pm.
1st/2nd Grade Game Night – August 19, 2017 and March 3, 2018
3rd/4th Grade Game Night – August 26, 2017 and March 10, 2018
BLITZ - The BLITZ is an overnight event for our 3rd & 4th Graders. It begins at 8pm and goes until 8am the following morning. We invite students to bring a friend to church where we have inflatables, games, food, fun...and minimal sleep! We have a BLITZ each semester. Check back for our next date!!
2018 Blitz is May 11-12, 2018
Tim Thompson, Elementary Pastor
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317.881.6727 Ext. 292
Tim Thompson, Elementary Pastor