Children’s Ministry
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Infant to Three Years
We want you to feel comfortable bringing your youngest children to church. If you choose to use our nursery, which is staffed by paid nursery attendants and quality volunteers, you can be confident that your child will be safe, will be treated as if they are our own and will be in a clean environment during all of our services.

Location

As you approach the church, you will see a large sign on the outside of the right side of church that says, “Nursery”. This will be your best entrance point for the nursery.

Security

The first time that you visit, we will assist you to input some information into our database. Once input, we will print off one label for you and one for your child. This label will be required to be shown to a nursery assistant when you come to pick up your child. In addition there is one entrance that is used for check in and check out to ensure an orderly and secure process.

Safety

Our nursery staff is trained in infant CPR, fire exit safety for infants and toddlers and general safe practices for working with babies and toddlers.

Knowing your Child

We encourage parents to work with us to help your child adjust to attending our nursery. We encourage comfort objects and lots of hugs and holding as needed. Our desire is to help both child and parent to grow in their comfort of using the nursery. In the event that a child needs a hug from mom or dad, we provide you with a pager. Separation can be difficult at this age and we love to work with parents on a long-term plan to help your child become excited to come to the nursery.

Appropriate Age for Nursery

Around the age of three, parents begin to wonder if their child should begin to attend our Pre-K Sunday School. Because every child is different, we work with parents individually to determine when the right time would be for a 3 or 4 year old to leave the nursery and move to Sunday School.

Katie Wallman, Nursery Director

Katie Wallman is our Nursery Director.  Her goal is to ensure that parents are comfortable and confident when their child is in the nursery.  While the kids are playing and singing and dancing, she desires for parent to engage in worry-free worship.  Please feel free to ask her any questions any time you visit.

Explorers Staff
Caleb Haack, Children’s Ministry Director

Caleb is our Children’s Ministry Director. He loves to help kids discover that God wants to have a relationship with them. You will meet him Sunday mornings.

Kristi Waszak, Family Ministry Director

Kristi is the Family Ministry Director.  She is passionate about equipping parents to teach their children about God.

Contact Children’s Ministry

Thanksgiving Church  |  3702 S. 370 Plaza  |  Bellevue, NE 68123
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