First Time Visitor FAQs

sunday school

What will my child do during the service?
Our Nursery program is for babies, birth through age 2. It is designed to provide a safe and playful environment where the spiritual and developmental needs can be met.

Our preschool class is children ages 3 through kindergarten. In this class there is time of worship where classic bible songs are sung and a bible lesson is taught. This is followed by a craft or game to reinforce the lesson. There is also prayer and snack time at the end of the class.

Our elementary class is for children in 1st through 5th grade. In this class your child will participate in a time of worship, usually more contemporary songs are sung, and a bible lesson is taught. The lesson is usually reinforced with a craft or game, followed by a time of prayer and a snack.

What exactly are you teaching my child?
At Avondale Bible Church we use Generations of Grace Sunday School Curriculum. Generations of Grace is a biblically based and God-centered Sunday school curriculum designed for children three years old through the sixth grade. Over a three-year period, this curriculum covers the Old Testament historical books, the life of Christ, and lessons from Acts and Revelation. Every week, children in each age range learn from the same passage of Scripture in a way that is appropriate for their respective age levels. We call this a “unified curriculum.” A unified curriculum enables families to discuss one passage together each week, reinforcing the lesson that children have learned in Sunday School.

What can I do to reinforce this lesson during the week?
We are so glad you asked! Please look on the back of the church bulletin for questions to reinforce today’s lesson.

Who will care for my child while I’m in the worship service?
Each of our volunteers has been carefully screened, routinely back ground checked and trained in our safety and security polices. Each class is staffed by two adults and at least one youth worker.

How do I check in my child?
Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early on your first visit. We’ll be able to direct you to the classrooms and answer any questions. For your first visit, we will require some basic contact information for your family. Your child will receive a printed name tag and you will receive a matching tag. At each room, please sign in your child and write down your cell phone number. We verify parents for kids of birth through early elementary school.

What if my child needs me during the service?
At the time of check-in, a loving and trained volunteer leader will greet you. You will be asked to provide us with a phone number for a cell phone that you have in your possession. In the event that we need to contact you during the service, we will send you a text message. (Remember to leave your cell phone on vibrate/silence during the service.) If your child cries, our caring volunteer leaders will immediately soothe your child. If your child cries for an extended period of time, we will text you. You and your child will receive a check-in tag specifically created for your child. To ensure their security, your child will not be released without presentation of your corresponding tag.

What is ABC’s well child policy?
We operate a well-child environment. For the protection of all the children in our ministry, we cannot accept a child with a runny nose, fresh cold (four days or less), fever, rash, persistent cough, diarrhea or any other signs of illness. We request that you not place your child in the program while they are at risk of exposing other children. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep Avondale Bible Church a healthy place!

Do you feed my child a snack?
Our children’s ministry is a peanut free environment. We do provide snacks: goldfish, animal crackers and gluten free cheerios. If your child has a food allergy or sensitivity, please add an allergy sticker to their name tag and let the adult volunteers in their class aware of their dietary restrictions.

Have more questions?
We are happy to answer them in person on Sunday or anytime by email info@avondalebiblechurch.org