Welcome to GateWay Kid’s Ministry! We have 5 programs for all ages to guide and teach children about God’s love, salvation and to train them in Bible skills and knowledge! All children are welcomed by our trained and qualified volunteers into a fun and supportive environment. We welcome families from all over the county…from Watsonville to Boulder Creek. We hope to meet you soon!
Children’s Worship Experience
Children’s Worship Experience
Our nursery welcomes babies aged 6-24 months. Our trained staff take turns serving 1-2 times per month. Our adult and high school volunteers must all fill-out a volunteer application, be trained and pass a background check. Our toys are washed on a regular basis and we keep a supply of sippy cups, cheerio snacks, baby food, changes of clothes, and different sized diapers on hand, but always appreciate when parents leave a diaper bag with their child’s specific needs. Our toys and supplies are age-appropriate and safe.
To check in, all parents are required to sign their child in and out and take a call # tag. If we should need you during the worship gathering we put your call # up on the screen so that you can return and assist your child. You must also bring your call number back when you pick up your child.
Kingdom Kids (4 Years-Kindergarten)
Edge (4th & 5th Grade)
Who is on the leadership team?
Where are the rooms?
Feel free to bring your kids into the worship center, but we also have these rooms ready for great teaching & worship with your children.
What will my child be doing in Sunday School?
All children are welcomed by our trained and skilled volunteers. After a time to play in the room, children will be engaged in prayer, worship, Bible teaching and various fun activities and games to reinforce the teaching. Children will learn about events from the Bible and the many things God has done to reveal His love and plan for each person. We use video & live teaching and illustrated books or demonstrations to share truth from God’s Word, the Bible.
How large are your class sizes? How many teachers lead each group?
We have 2 teachers/helpers for each age group. Our High School and Jr. High students also like to come in and help the adult leaders. The average class sizes are as follows: Nursery (1-6 babies), Toddlers (4-10 children), Preschool (4-12 children), lower elementary (8-16 children), upper elementary (10-15 children). Our class sizes allow our volunteers to give each child individual attention and care.
How are volunteers chosen to serve in kid’s ministry?
All children’s ministry workers are committed GateWay attendees who have either been asked to serve or who have volunteered to serve. All volunteers are run through a Megan’s Law background check and are asked to fill out a volunteer form (which includes personal references and other background screening information). All volunteers are trained and most serve once per month or more.
We want our 6th-8th graders to experience God on a level that they can truly understand while affirming their personal faith journey. We are helping young people see how God can transform their heart, soul and mind, challenging them to own their own faith and see the value in a faith community.
Trips and events!
Trips and events
We believe Jesus is the greatest thing to ever happen to the human race. We want to say that in a way that speaks much louder than all of the negative messages that students are hearing today. We hope you’ll visit on Sunday or Wednesday to experience genuine friendship in a place where students are welcome no matter what their faith background has been. Follow us on YouTube and Instagram for all of the latest info.