(1st - 5th Grade)

Across all 3 of our campuses, you will find that our Children's Ministry will engage your children with fun activities, skits, and most importantly the life-changing truth of God’s word.

We have our ministry broken up into two areas:

1st & 2nd Graders go to Adventure Island.
3rd- 5th Grades go to Loft 345.

We would love to help you and your family find your way around if you are a first time guest. At all 3 Campuses, you will see a Kids entrance; we will have a smiling face waiting there to help get you and your family on their way.

Also, on Wednesday nights we come together for Family Nights. It’s an evening packed with activities, classes, and services for the whole family. Our Awana program helps your children build a solid foundation of scripture while learning to know, love, and serve Jesus for the rest of their life.  Family Nights run along with the school year with a summer break.

We are praying for you and your family and are excited to be a part of your journey. Know that it is our life's joy to serve your family. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at the church offices.

Your First Visit

Look for a welcome desk at each of the campuses and we will meet your family, check your child in, and one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.

We will ask for the following personal information: family members' names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child.

How Check-In Works

When you visit again, you may check in your child at any available station. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while the matching tag will be given to your child’s teacher. The final tag is your pick up receipt. After the service, you will return to your child’s room and show your pick up receipt in order for your child to be released back to you.

The Ride Home

On your way home, be sure to ask your child questions like, "Did you have fun?" and "What did you learn today?" It's our goal that every child has a positive answer to these two questions, every week!


More than two million kids in over 102 countries attend Awana clubs every week where they play games, memorize Bible verses, and learn practical truths from God's Word!

Wednesdays (Age 3 by September 1 of current school year through Grade 5)!

Awana Clubs meet during the school year!

Church at Sheppard- Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15 pm

West Campus- Wednesdays from 6:15-7:20 pm

*Downtown Campus - Wednesdays from 6:15-7:45 pm
        *Awana Clubs and Kids Praise- One Program. One Night. Tons of Fun.

For further information about Awana, contact Laura Whetzel, Awana Coordinator, at 940.723.2764, ext. 2078 or email  .

Upward Sports

Upward Sports seeks to develop the whole athlete through the 360 progression ensuring students grow Mentally, Athletically, Spiritually, and Socially. The primary focus of Upward is to develop every child (3's - Grade 6 boys and girls).

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Vacation Bible School

We host a Vacation Bible School (for Children Entering Kindergarten Fall of the current year through Grade 5 Completed) Every Summer!

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Student Life Kids Camp – Grades 3-5 (Completed)

Student Life Kids Camp is for 3rd-5th graders. Worship services and Life Groups make up the two most important parts of a day at Camp. Worship services include drama, worship music from Kids Life Worship, and sound biblical teaching from age appropriate communicators. Life Groups are made up of 9-12 kids and one Adult Life Group Leaders. Kids spend much of their organized Camp time (including Rec Time) with their Life Group. Check out the Camp Promo Video!

Mt. Lebanon Camp, Cedar Hill, TX on June 3 - 6, 2025 

2025 Registration will open Winter 2024

Links will become active closer to Registration Opening Winter 2024
Parent Letter 
Complete Camp Packet   
Required form to Dispense Medicine

2024 Camp Fee - $400 – Divided into a deposit and two payments:  2025 Fees & deadlines will be announced later this year.

  • Sunday, January 21 – $150 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit due!     * There is no refund of deposit.
  • Thursday, March 7 - $125 1st Payment Due
  • Thursday, April 18 - $125 2nd & Final Payment Due
  • Cancellations after Monday, April 28 - NO REFUND **This is a result of Student Life’s updated financial policy of charging the full amount for cancellations after this date.

2024 Student Life Kids Camp Recap Video!!

Check out this camp online at 


Click here to Access Free Resources for your children:

Gospel Presentation - Pastor Bob Decision Counseling Video
Preschool & Children's Brochure


Shari Godo

Director of Preschool and Children's Ministries at the West Campus