We're excited to that we have re-opened the doors of King’s World on Sunday mornings, for the 11am service ONLY! But, before you arrive, we need you to be aware of a few changes we’ve made. Due to the fact that “kids will be kids”, we cannot guarantee that social distancing and other precautionary measures will be strictly followed throughout the entire time your child is with us. Please be assured that we will be adhering to the recommended guidelines, very similar to our adult gatherings. Our guidelines are as follows:
- Re-opening for the 11am service ONLY for 1st-4thgraders ONLY, at the CrossPoint, Lockport and Cheektowaga Campuses.
- Seating will be limited to the # of seats per square footage, respecting social distancing of 6 feet.
- All King’s World attendees will need to pre-register online. Registration will correspond with our current adult registration.
- Affirmation of Terms and Policies at the time of registration will correspond with those of our adult registrations.
- Before families enter King’s World, parents will be asked to make sure their children have used the restroom, as restroom usage will be limited.
- Social Distancing must be maintained as families drop-off and pick-up their children. Please follow all traffic flow and social distancing signage. Only 1 parent per family may accompany children to drop-off and pick-up.
- A brief health screening will take place during child drop-off in King’s World. This is an extra precautionary measure we are taking, considering the fact that young children are unable to accurately communicate their physical symptoms. Extra steps such as these, are out of respect for our valuable volunteers, our staff and our families.
- Face Masks must be worn at all times. Masks may only be removed when instructed by a Ministry Leader.
- Restrooms in King’s World and SHiNE will be sanitized between usage.
- Additional hand sanitizing stations have been added to our ministry areas and children will be instructed to use them!
King's World is a place where kids can experience the awesomeness of God in an environment that is just for them. They will learn the timeless truths of the Bible in a relevant, engaging way.
King's World has a Large Group/Small Group format. During "Large Group", the kids will experience a time of exciting, age-appropriate worship music and Bible teaching. In small groups, the kids will be able to develop their relationships with their leaders and the other kids in their group. This will be accomplished through discussion of that week's Bible story, fun activities, and prayer.
We are excited for you to join us once we are able to open our Nursery doors again. Please check back for updates.
Once we are able to open again, we are honored that you are entrusting our staff of volunteers with your little bundles of joy. What a pleasure it will be for us to partner together to assist you in teaching your children about God.
We want to let you know what is available to you and your child and what you can do to make this a smoother transition for your little one.
Each Sunday you will be greeted by our caring volunteers who will ask for special instructions for your child. We will take your cell phone number so we can stay in constant contact with you, if a need arises. This works great for nursing moms to be called back if baby gets fussy. Accommodations are available for nursing moms. You may continue to watch the service in comfort while tending to your baby with privacy.
When you feel the time is right for leaving your child in the nursery we would like for you to have a diaper bag for your child. Examples that are great for diaper bags are diapers and wipes, change of clothes, favorite toy or blanket, a binkie, and, if it's feeding time, a bottle.
You may notice a bag tag attached to your diaper bag after service. This tag is to help our volunteers care for your children with a little more knowledge of what your child likes. On the tag there is a space for your child's name and the top three things that make them happy. On the other side of the tag is the Three Basic Truths that we teach in King's World. These would be God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. These tags are designed to be removed for parents that don't want to leave the tag on during the week, but can be reattached for Sunday mornings. We also have extra's to replace them as your child grows and their likes change.
All of our nursery rooms have Cheerio's available for snack time. We ask that outside food not be brought into King's World out of respect for children that have severe food allergies. If your child has allergies please notify the volunteer each time you drop off.
We are so excited and can't wait to meet you and your little one on Sunday morning!
We are excited for you to join us once we are able to open our PreK and Kindergarten doors again. Please check back for updates.
Once our doors open, while parents attend the Worship Gathering, kids will enjoy their own worship time at an age appropriate level. Kids will be greeted in their individualized small group rooms by their small group leaders. This is a time of connection, prayer, praises, and reflection with application of what they learned the previous week. Your kids will be moved into a large group environment where they will participate in worship through song as well as being taught and challenged in an incredibly POWERFUL and ENGAGING way. They will return to small group where the leaders will continue to build a relationship with the kids through discussion, activities, and prayer. Each of these activities are centered on the Bible Story for that particular week and how it applies to their day-to-day lives.
While parents attend the Worship Gathering, our Elementary age kids have the privilege to engage in a high-energy, fun environment suited perfectly for them. Large Group is held in the King's World Theatre where they will participate in worship through song, as well as being taught and challenged in an incredibly POWERFUL and ENGAGING way. They will head to small group where the leaders will continue to build a relationship with the kids through discussion, activities and prayer. Each of these activities are centered on "the bottom line" of the Bible Story for that particular week and how it applies to their day-to-day lives at home, school, and at play. This is also a time of connection, prayer, praises and reflection with application of what they learned the previous week.
Each BASIC TRUTH is systematically taught over a three-year track with 150 BIBLE STORIES and 36 CORE VIRTUES with MEMORY VERSES.
Leading With the End in Mind
...and Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man. Luke 2:52 We are partners with 252 basics. This is a curriculum designed to help children grow in wisdom, faith, and friendship. It is built upon three basic truths:
I need to MAKE THE WISE CHOICE so I will ...
Trust and follow Jesus - Spend time getting to know God - Do whatever God says - Become who I am created to be
I can TRUST GOD NO MATTER WHAT because ...
He is my CREATOR, GUIDE, SAVIOR, AND HEAVENLY FATHER
I should TREAT OTHERS THE WAY I WANT TO BE TREATED so I will ...
Show God's love to those around me - Care enough to put others before me - Respect whoever God puts over me - Be the right friend to those beside me.
We are excited for you to join us once we are able to open our Special Needs doors again. Please check back for updates.
Once we have the ability to open our special needs doors again, we recognize the value and needs of each child regardless of their physical, mental, or emotional limitations. We strive to offer opportunities for children with disabilities and their families, so that they may rise to the potential for which God uniquely created them.
We encourage you to contact Heidi Hall at 716.250.5089 or send a message to discuss your child's specific needs and identify which campus location would be best suited for your family.
INTEGRATION: We mainstream children with special needs into age appropriate small groups whenever possible. An aide will work with your child in their small group room.
SPECIALIZED ROOMS: Our preference is to mainstream all of our children in typical King's World classrooms. For those children with very specific needs, we offer 2 specialized, self-contained rooms at our Crosspoint Campus.
CURRICULUM: We utilize the 252 Basics curriculum (www.rethink.org). We modify the lessons to accommodate the student's strengths and interests.
VOLUNTEERS: We are blessed to have a loving group of people whom God has given a heart to serve children with disabilities, and their families. Among this group are many who have experience in Special Education Services, such as OT, PT, Speech Pathology, Special Education Teachers, personal aides, adaptive physical education, social workers, as well as family members.
What is King's World?
King's is the children's ministry at The Chapel. It is available every Sunday morning for children from birth up to 4th grade. You can drop off your children in King's World, and then enjoy the adult worship service knowing that your children are well cared for, in an environment created just for them! King's World exists at all of our campuses, and King's World looks slightly different at each campus.
What time does King's World start?
Every Sunday morning during the adult worship services.
CrossPoint Campus: King's World is at 11am. Doors open at 10:45am.
Lockport Campus: King's World is at 11am. Doors open at 10:45am.
Cheektowaga Campus: King's World is at 11am. Doors open at 10:45am.
Niagara Falls Campus: currently not open. Please check back for updates.
What will my children do in King's World?
The children begin in large group where they will learn timeless truths of God's Word through a stage communicator, singing and multimedia. They will then transition to rooms with a Small Group Leader, who will build relationships with them through fun activitiess, small group discussions to reflect on what they learned and an opportunity to build friendships. We want every child who participates in King's World to know, believe and live out our Basic Truths.
The three BASIC TRUTHS for our Walkers - Kinders are:
• God MADE me
• God LOVES me
• Jesus wants to be my FRIEND FOREVER
The three BASIC TRUTHS for our First - Fourth graders are:
• I need to make the WISE CHOICE
• I can TRUST GOD no matter what
• I should TREAT OTHERS the way I want to be treated
Where do I go on my first Sunday in King's World?
Please visit our check-in area at any of our campuses. Our King's World hosts will greet you and help you register your child into our computer system. They will answer any questions you may have.
What safety procedures are in place in King's World?
We take your child's safety very seriously. All children will be registered through our computer check-in system. Each child will receive a security name-tag along with the matching tag for their parent/guardian. All children MUST be wearing a security tag to enter a small group room. Parents must have the security tag to pick their child up from their small group room. We will ask for your cell phone number, which will be added to your child's name tag. We will text you in the event your child encounters any difficulties or requires special attention.
What curriculum do you use in King's World?
We adapt a curriculum created by ReThink on www.whatisorange.org.
Is there a wellness policy in King's World?
We ask that children who are sick not attend KW in order to ensure the health of other kids/staff.
What is the worker to child ratio in King's World?
There is a different ratio per child in every area of KW. In the nursery we strive for one worker for every 3 children, in preschool 6-8 children, and for school-age children, 8-10.
Can I volunteer in King's World?
Absolutely! King's World is a wonderful place to get connected with a warm community of volunteers, and invest in the next generation! We are always looking for cheerful and dedicated volunteers to join our greeter, tech, drama, registration, and small group leader teams! Please contact the KW office to get started! You may also download a volunteer application on our website!
What can I do to reinforce my child's learning at home?
PARENT CUE CARDS
We are here to equip you because we believe what happens at home is MORE IMPORTANT than what happens at church! Over the course of a year, parents have an average of 3000 hours with their kids compared to the 40 hours the church has.We want to engage every parent to have positive influence in the spiritual development of their own kids.
A CUE is something serving as a signal to begin a performance. Our goal is to make it easy for parents to remember what’s important. These cards correspond with each monthly theme and what we are teaching your child in King's World. They will challenge you to think about the phase your child is currently in. Have you heard the phrase “It’s Just a Phase”? Well a phase is a timeframe in kids’ lives when we can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future. That means the whining toddler, the dramatic fifth grader, and the stressed-out tenth grader are not just “going through a phase” that should be wished away; rather, they are transitioning through critical periods that we are called to discover, celebrate and navigate strategically with them.
It also includes ideas to try something with your child specifically during the times of days when they are naturally more engaged (i.e. morning time, drive time, meal time, bed time) based on Deuteronomy 6:7- Moses instructs parents to teach biblical virtues to their children: “Talk about them when you sit at home, when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
AND ... try the Parent Cue App too! It syncs to what we are teaching and so much more! It helps cue you with what you need, when you need it, so you can be the parent you want to be.
These are a devotional card for children to use at home to help focus on what matters most (includes the Bottom Line to help kids walk away from the lesson and remember what matters most). These cards prompt action beyond the experience and helps to continue conversations throughout the week.