Our children's ministry comes alongside parents and families as they seek to help their children discover and deepen their relationship with Jesus.
Your child's safety is of utmost importance to us. We complete background checks on all of our ministry volunteers and are continually developing and reinforcing our safe practices policies.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we began offering digital content for children and families. You may find these resources in two places:
- Willow Creek Kids YouTube Channel
Miss Joanna prepares a weekly children's ministry teaching and posts it to our YouTube channel for Willow Creek Kids and their families.
- RightNow Media
We offer a complimentary membership to RightNow Media for all members and friends of Willow Creek Church. RightNow Media is a digital streaming service featuring thousands of Christian resources from children's entertainment and teaching to Bible study resources for teens and adults. Get your complimentary subscription here.
AWANA is for children ages 3 years–12th Grade. Students memorize scripture, learn practical applications, play games, and earn rewards. Younger clubs focus on memory and applications, while youth focus more on the study, application, and reading of the Bible in four years.
AWANA meets on most Friday evenings from 6:30–8:30PM, from mid-August through mid-April. Cost per child is $65 (due upon registration). It covers the cost of book, uniform, awards, and Grand Prix participation in the spring. Registration opens August 1st every year and closes October 1st (or when clubs fill). For more information, contact the AWANA Leadership.
Willow Creek Church offers a special teaching time for children (K–5th Grade) during both of our worship services, with children dismissed right before the sermon. We also offer a Pre-Kindergarten class for children ages 3-5. Children may be picked by their parent or guardian immediately after worship. For more information, contact our Director of Children's Ministries: Joanna Diemer.
Our Communicants' Class is offered every spring for young students who profess faith in Jesus Christ and are ready to join the full membership of Christ's Church. Designed for 4th-5th grade children, this class will help your child understand the elements of their faith in Christ and to prepare them to partake in communion with their church family.
Ignite is our mid-week children's ministry for children through 5th Grade. Meeting during Wednesdays at Willow, Ignite features a fun time of games, activities, learning, and friendship. For more information, contact our Director of Children's Ministries, Joanna Diemer.
Willow Creek Church provides a safe, clean, and happy nursery environment with trained staff for your children (infants though 2 years). Our nursery is located adjacent to our Worship Center, and is available for all worship services and many other church-wide activities as advertised. For more information contact our Director of Nurseries, Laurel Schmick, through the church office at 407-699-8211 or by email.