Mission Kids

A community of kids whose love for Jesus draws everyone around them towards a life with Jesus.

Every Sunday in Mission Kids, we want children of all ages to be able to be safe, have fun, and experience the love of Jesus through games, teaching, and community. All of our leaders are background-checked, and we seek to provide a place for your child that is safe, secure, and that maintains policies and procedures to assure all children are protected at all times.


For a digital version of our Parent Handbook, please click here.

Early Childhood

Our weekly environment created especially for your infants (six weeks) through 3-year-old children. We know things are busy at this stage of life and your children are learning and growing in amazing ways. We are ready for them and our leaders can't wait to meet them!

Preschool - The Lodge

In The Lodge, we believe in an active, hands-on approach to learning with preschool children. Everything we do is meant to allow them to feel safe having a blast and to grow in big ways. Be on the lookout for fun crafts and big games. We look forward to helping your preschoolers learn more about God. This area is for children from age 3 to Kindergarten.


It is our hope that your child will learn:


  1. God MADE me.
  2. God LOVES me.
  3. Jesus wants to be my FRIEND forever.

Elementary - The Summit

At The Summit, we believe that fun is oftentimes the best way to learn. We also know how important it is to have leaders that care. We want kids to see how God's Word can change everything about our lives and how amazing life can be with a relationship with Him. This area is children from 1st to 5th grade.


Before kids head off to middle school, we want to make sure these three things stick:


  1. I need to make the wise choice.
  2. I can trust God no matter what.
  3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Your First Visit

Here's what to expect when visiting Mission Kids for the first time:


First, find the area marked for first-time families. There we will meet your family and check your child into our system.


All children under age 3 will be brought to their room by a background-checked Mission Kids leader. Children over age 3 will go with their parents to service for the first three songs of worship, after which they will be dismissed to go with their leaders to the Mission Kids experience.


Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):


  • Parent/guardian name(s)
  • Child's name
  • Child's birthdate
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

How Check-in Works

Before Service: You can check-in your child either at our check-in desk or at the self-service iPad. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the matching tag.


After Service: After the service is complete, you will return to the Mission Kids area and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.

Special Needs

Here in Mission Kids, we know that no two kids are the same. We also know that no two kids' needs are the same.

If your child has any learning, behavioral, emotional, or developmental differences that may need special accommodations or considerations, please let us know when you check in.

Our volunteer leaders and staff are all trained and equipped to make sure your child can feel safe, have fun, and thrive during their time with us.

If you have any questions about our ministry's approach to children with special needs, feel free to email jeremy@missionlakewood.com.