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.
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 9am and 11am. Doors open at 8:45am.
Lockport campus: King's World is at 9am and 11am. Doors open at 8:45am.
Cheektowaga campus: King's World is at 9am and 11am. Doors open at 8:45am.
What will my children do in King's World?
The children begin in small group rooms with a Small Group Leader, who will build relationships with them through fun activities. Then, the SGL will take the children into a large group environment where they will learn timeless truths of God's Word through live drama, singing and multimedia. They will then return to their small group rooms for small group discussions to reflect on what they learned and build friendships.
The three basic truths in Walkers - Kindergarten that we want to communicate to our children:
God MADE me
God LOVES me
Jesus wants to be my FRIEND FOREVER
The three basic truths in first - fourth grade that we want to communicate to our children:
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?
You will enter our colorful King's World lobby, and visit our Guest Central. 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, and will escort you to your child's small group room.
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 one parent. 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
What about children with special needs?
King's World is pleased to offer a ministry designed to support families of children with special needs at the CrossPoint campus. Your child can be paired with a caring, trained volunteer who will assist your child so that he/she can participate in our King's World activities! Our goal is to give every child the opportunity to honor and glorify God in an environment created just for them! Please contact the KW office before your child's first visit in King's World so that we may accommodate you and the specific needs of your child.
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?
Small Talk Cards
A monthly family devotional for Walkers - Kindergarten. Read through the cards together, and enjoy a brief devotional time at home which will reinforce what was taught in King's World that week.
GodTime Cards/Refrigerator Doors
Weekly devotionals for first - fourth graders. Read through the cards together, and enjoy a brief devotional time at home which will reinforce what was taught in King's World that week.
Welcome to our King's World Nursery! 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. Pagers are given to each parent so we are in constant contact with you if a need arises. This works great for nursing moms to be called back if baby gets fussy. Nursing rooms are available for nursing moms. You may continue to watch the service in comfort while tending to your baby behind closed doors.
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, a bottle, and formula or breast milk (we have a bottle warmer available).
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 along with Trix in our 2 year old rooms. We ask that outside food not be brought in to King's World for some of the children have severe food allergies. If your child has allergies please notify the volunteer each time of drop off.
We are so excited and can't wait to meet you and your little one on Sunday morning!
While parents attend the Worship Gathering, the kids are in PowerZone. In PowerZone, kids will be greeted in their age appropriate, 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 point" of the Bible Story for that particular week. For our small group leaders to truly establish a strong relationship with the kids, they need to mentor and shepherd the same kids each week. That is why we ask the families to choose a service to attend regularly so we can assign your child to a specific small group, same kids, same 2 leaders. (We understand that there will be occasional times when your family will not be able to attend the regular time)
While parents attend the Worship Gathering, the kids are in PowerZone. In PowerZone, kids will be greeted in their age appropriate, 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 in the King's World Theater 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 point" of the Bible Story for that particular week. For our small group leaders to truly establish a strong relationship with the kids, they need to mentor and shepherd the same kids each week. That is why we ask the families to choose a service to attend regularly so we can assign your child to a specific small group, same kids, same 2 leaders. (We understand that there will be occasional times when your family will not be able to attend the regular time)
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 recognize the value and needs of each person regardless of their physical, mental, or emotional limitations. We strive to offer opportunities for those with disabilities and their families, so that they may rise to the potential for which God created them.
Currently we only have special needs rooms and volunteers at the CrossPoint Campus.
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: We have 2 self-contained rooms for children of all ages. We would love to work with your family to best meet the specific needs of your child.
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.