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Children & Family Ministries

We believe that kids are really important people who need all the help they can get to know how to make the right choices and be the people God created them to be!  We believe that parents are the primary people responsible for the educational, emotional, physical, and spiritual training of their children.  And we believe that the children’s ministries at Crosstown should help parents and kids know and enjoy God’s plan and purpose in their lives!

Crosstown’s Director of Children & Family Ministries is Polly Inestroza.  Learn more about Polly on our Staff Page.


KidzII club

Wednesdays, September-May, 6:30-8 PM

KidzII is a club program designed to reach kids with the good news that life with Jesus is for kids, too! This is the place for fun songs, Bible lessons, verses, games, prizes and leaders who really care about kids. KidzII is for kids age 4 through 5th grade.

Kidz Club happens in conjunction with All Church Night.  There is something for everyone of every age.  Dinners starts at 5:45pm.


Children’s Sunday School

Sundays, 11am

Sunday school is designed to help kids learn more about who God is, what he has done and what he is doing. This is done through interactive teaching, which may include talk time, Bible stories, games, crafts and application.

All the kids meet for a large group time that may include a hunt, a game or a great contest! Afterwards they go to age group classes where adult teachers will lead them through the learning experience.

Crosstown has classes for kids ages 3 through 5th grade.

While your kids are at Sunday school parents have a choice to join the Bible education class or the Comment Section.  The nursery is also open during the 11:00 education hour.


Nursery

We have nursery care for babies to 3 years of age during our 9:15 worship service and during the 11:00 Sunday School hour.  The nursery is always staffed with two workers.


Children’s Church: “Galilee Gang”

Kids stay in the sanctuary with their parents, participating in the worship music until just before the pastor’s message. Then they are invited to attend “church” scaled to their abilities and interests. The kids share, pray, and experience a lesson from the Bible. The leaders interact with the kids with crafts, stories, or dramas.

This is a special ministry for kids 4 years old through 3rd grade during the morning 9:15 worship service (a child may join Galilee Gang when he or she has their 4th birthday).  Check out the calendar to see the schedule.  If there isn’t Galilee Gang there will activity bags available at the back of the sanctuary.


Yearly Events

Throughout the year, we have special events for children and family.  In the fall, we have a Pumpkin Patch event with costumes, games, activities, and candy.  At Easter we have a special Empty Tomb hunt and other children’s activities.  In December, we celebrate the Christmas season with the Living Nativity, featuring living animals, stories, games, and activities.  Check out these pictures in our Star Tribune article.


Vacation Bible School (VBS)

The best week of the whole summer including great songs with a praise band, terrific Bible activities, fun games, and silly people who care for kids.  The is a wonderful combined ministry of Crosstown and Verbo en Accion.  Over 100 kids will be encouraged to explore and discover God’s plan for their lives through Jesus.  Jesus’ love is one of a kind.  It’s truly an awesome week. VBS is for kids 4 years old through entering 6th grade.  And it’s FREE!

What is VBS like at Crosstown? Click here to see pictures of VBS from past years.


Looking for other resources

Check out our Parenting Library in the nursery and children’s library in the Children’s Center or look through our Pinterest page.  Do you have a book suggestion?  Talk to Kristi Johnson or leave a note in her mailbox.

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