t3kids OverviewWelcome to t3kids, a place where children explore, experience and express God’s Kingdom! We seek to send out servant-hearted children with a passion for Jesus into the world by allowing them to explore God’s creation, experience His love and express His Word. We love hanging out with kids and believe they can live passionately for Jesus and shine brightly for Him in their homes, schools, communities and beyond! If you’re looking for a place where children seek and share God’s treasure in creative and foundational ways, please join us Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings.
EXPLORE-Infant NurseryBirth-24 Months
In the Infant Nursery, our goal is simple: that your young ones would begin to understand and learn about God’s love for them. Volunteer caregivers are ready to love and care for your infants or toddlers while you worship or attend discipleship groups.
CONTACT: Pam De Bruin
EXPLORE2 Years-Pre K
Frequently Asked Questions
When does t3kids meet?
t3kids meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 or 11:00 am and Wednesday evenings during the fall and spring semesters from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Infant Nursery is also open Sunday mornings from 9:20 am to 12:00 pm, Wednesdays nights from 6:20 to 8 pm during the fall and spring semesters and Thursday mornings from 9:20 to 11:00 am during discipleship classes.
When should I pick up my kids?
Please plan on picking up your kids right after service or class.
Where does t3kids meet?
The Infant Nursery, available for infants through toddlers (0-2), is located in the upper level of Third Church. If you enter through the main entrance, the Infant Nursery is located on the left side of the Fellowship Hall. To access the nursery from the Lower Level entrance, take the stairwell near the lower level entrance, which will lead you to the Fellowship Hall.
Children ages 2 through 5th grade meet in the Children’s Ministry section of the lower level of Third Church. If you enter through the Main Entrance, a stairwell leading to the Children’s Ministry classrooms is situated across from the sanctuary on the left. If you enter through the Lower Level, walk straight ahead through the Third Place Café area in order to access the classrooms.
Should you have questions upon arrival on Sunday morning, feel free to visit our Welcome Center or Guest desk located near the Main Entrance or a Children's Ministry greeter on the lower level.
What is your drop-off and pick-up procedure?
It’s a privilege for us to spiritually walk alongside your young one. That being said, safety is of the utmost importance. When you drop off your child on Sundays, infants through preschoolers can find their name tags in a pocket chart inside the classroom. Kindergarteners through 3rd graders will receive their name tags from small group leaders inside the classroom. Please clip that tag on the front of your child’s shirt and take the claim tag with you. If we need your assistance (your child is sad, had an accident, etc.), we will post your child’s number in the sanctuary and auditorium.
Please note that the only person able to get your child from Sunday school is the person with the claim tag. Siblings must be in at least 5th grade in order to pick up children. We understand you may have kids in other locations to pick up, so we don’t mind if your child is with us for a few extra minutes.
Students in 4th – 5th Express will be dismissed after the program has ended, so please establish a place to meet them after the service.
Must I register my kids ahead of time?
As a visitor, you do not need to register before coming. When you arrive, there will be a greeter in the Children's Ministry area ready to welcome you, help you fill out a visitor card, get your child(ren)’s name tags and help you find their rooms. When you are ready to have a permanent name tag and have your child placed in a small group, then you will need to register at Third or online.
If you are a regular attender, you will be asked to re-register your child every fall so we can keep our records up-to-date. You will also need to re-register for Wednesday Night for Kids, Thursday morning discipleship and summer ministries.
When will my child move up to the next age level?
On June 1st we transition all children up to the grade level that they will be entering in the fall. In September the Ladybug, Goldfish, Bee and Frog Rooms will transition children who have birthdays falling between June 1 and Sept 15 up to the correct age level. Younger children will receive a postcard when it is time for them to move.
What if I have a child with special needs?
We would love to meet your child with special needs! Please contact the age level leader of his or her room to discuss what assistance your child will need while at t3kids.