WELCOME TO THE GARDEN KIDS!
Our vision is “In Long Beach as it is in Heaven.”
We believe that each child is a unique individual bearing the image of God.
We desire to cultivate in each child an understanding that they are a beloved child of God.
We hope that every Sunday the kids will come and experience the Living God.
Every Sunday we hope to see kids of diverse backgrounds come together to experience the Living God. Through teaching, art, worship, play and prayer we desire to see the kids come to know that they are participants in God’s Kingdom. We aim to see the kids embrace the freedom they have in Christ, grow in the fruits of the Spirit, and begin to love their neighbor as themselves. We seek to provide the kids with a tangible sense of God’s love and a contagious faith in Jesus that influences those around them.
IS YOUR FAMILY NEW TO THE GARDEN?
—Upon arriving to Franklin Middle School there will be signs directing you to the Garden Kids area
—Check-in with your family at our check-in station located in front of the Garden Kids area
—Check-In is open from 8:45-9:15 for the 9:00 Gathering and 10:45-11:15 for the 11:00 Gathering
—During Check-In please let our volunteers know of any special notes that we should know about your child in order to best care for them
—All of our volunteers have been background checked
—Our classrooms are broken up into 0-2 Year Olds Room, 3-5 Year Olds Room, 6-8 Year Olds Room, 9-11 Year Olds which are equipped with age-appropriate materials & activities for your children to learn about God more fully
—We use the Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum which “invites children to discover for themselves the one who is at the center of God’s great rescue story—and at the center of their story, too.”
—Lastly, please let us know you’re new! Our staff & volunteers would love to meet you in person and get to know you and your family better
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT GARDEN KIDS
—Sign up to serve as a Check-In Host, Nursery Volunteer, or Teacher’s Assistant 1-2x/month. Download and fill out application below.
—Pray for what God is doing in the lives of the kids at the Garden!
Contact our Kids Director, Rianna Williams, for questions or more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.