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Welcome to kidcity!

Welcome to kidcity! We partner with parents in laying the spiritual foundation for children to be life-long followers of Jesus Christ. We are committed to providing a safe and fun environment so children can grow and encounter a loving God! Adults, join us in the auditorium for a service designed for you while we engage your kids in an hour designed just for them! To get started, come to the kidcity desk by Door 3 where a smiling face will welcome you and get your kids checked-in. Children's programming is available at the 9:00 & 10:30 Sunday Service for children 6 weeks - 5th grade. 

Age Groups

Family Ministries Scope of Learning

Six Weeks-Twenty-four Months (NURTURE)

  1. Jesus loves them and knows them by name.
  2. Communicate love & care through nurturing environments.

Two years- PreK (FORMATION)

  1. God made them.
  2. God loves them.
  3. Jesus wants to be their friend forever.

Kindergarten-Third Grade (FOUNDATION)

  1. God’s loves them and His love never changes.
  2. They can choose to be a part of God’s story.
  3. God is faithful and they can trust Him, His promises, and His Word.
  4. Teach kids to know, love, and serve Christ.

Fourth-Fifth Grade (ENGAGE)

  1. Understand and interact with WHO God is. (Provider, Creator, Sustainer, Everlasting, Father, etc.)
  2. Begin transformation of knowledge being put into action by learning how God’s word impacts their relationships with family and friends, introducing them to the concept of finding their identity in Christ, and how God’s word strengthens us to face difficulties.
  3. Introduce spiritual habits of discipleship including worship, prayer, serving, baptism, sharing the gospel, studying God’s word, and understanding & defending their faith.

Sixth-Eighth Grade (AFFIRM)

  1. Affirm their identity is found in Christ, they are accepted, and they have value.
  2. Apply biblical knowledge to their everyday life. Help them understand how to rely on God.
  3. Remind them often that God will never stop loving them.
  4. Develop spiritual habits of discipleship including worship, prayer, serving, baptism, sharing the gospel, studying God’s word, and defending their faith and being a part of the church NOW.

Ninth-Twelve Grade (GUIDE)

  1. Encourage & help them develop spiritual habits of discipleship including worship, prayer, serving, baptism, sharing the gospel, studying God’s word, and defending their faith.
  2. Navigate the understanding and explaining of difficult cultural topics by viewing them through a Biblical worldview. (ie: relationships, racial tensions, sexuality)
  3. Equip them to answer questions in relation to biblical truth. (ie: creation vs. evolution, how we know the Bible is true, heaven & hell, Is God’s forgiveness really for everyone?)
  4. Identify and empower them to use their gifts, abilities, passions, and talents to be active participants for the kingdom of God in their church and community.

6 Weeks - 24 Months

Devoted team members care for your child and begin instilling the concepts of trust. We have volunteers who will lovingly care for your child.
"Jesus loves you and knows you by name" is conveyed through words and actions.

Two Years - Five Years Old

Kids participate in a Bible Story, worship songs, coloring and/or craft, and get their wiggles out in the gym as they play on slides and climbing toys. Our curriculum, First Look, is based on one of three simple, but powerful, truths. The entire curriculum is constructed to meet your preschoolers where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, preschoolers are building their spiritual foundation so that by the time they graduate to Kindergarten they know these three basic truths.

-God Made Me

-God Loves Me

-Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever

Elementary (K-3rd Grade)

Kids start in the large group room with interactive worship, a Bible Story, and response time where they can respond to the lesson they just heard in their own way with the "Go Deep" take-home page they are given. For the last 15 to 20 minutes, kids move to their small group rooms which are designated by grade and will be picked up in these rooms. Our curriculum theme changes every month making it exciting and fun for our kids! 

K-3rd Weekend Series:: Think about some of the most popular toys ever—Legos®, Lincoln Logs®, Building Blocks. These are classic and timeless toys! Why? Because people have always enjoyed building things. During “The Big Build” series, kids will have a chance to put their building skills to use while they hear stories about how God used ordinary people to build the early Church.

 

Preteen (4th-5th Grade)

Our 4th and 5th graders meet in the Warehouse (Student Center) located at the back of the gym. They spend time hanging out playing carpet ball, foosball and other fun games and then experience worship, a large group lesson, and small group time. We want kids to build relationships with God and with friends.  This program is geared towards their age group as students learn how to grow their faith, be more confident, and become disciples of Jesus.  Some of the topics we’ll cover this year include friendships, worship, attributes of God, and more!  See our current series below.  Come hang  out with us this weekend – you won’t want to miss it!


Preteen Weekend Series :: 100%
During this series, I hope that your preteens will learn to fully worship God with everything they do, knowing that He alone is 100% worthy. In this series we will be talking about what worship is and different ways we can worship God. 

 

 

What's Happening in kidcity!


AWANA 2022-2023
We are already looking forward to next year and seeing the kids smiling faces again on Wednesday nights!  Sign up for Awana for the 2022-23 year before July 1, 2022 and you will receive our early bird pricing of $40 per child!  Click the button below to sign up on our Awana page!

 AWANA INFO







6th Grade Welcome Night
It is hard to believe that we are already getting ready to send off our current 5th graders to join our student ministries; IMPACT.  Kids and parents, join us on Friday May 20th for a fun night of getting to know other soon-to-be 6th grade families and hear from Andrea Wageman, our Middle School Director, she will share information about Impact and answer questions you (or your kids) might have.  The night will start at 6:00 PM with a meal and time for kids and parents until 8:00 PM, then it is time just for the kids to connect and hangout from 8-10PM.  If you have any questions please contact Andrea at

Sign Up Here






Vacation Bible School 2022
Our 2022 Family VBS will be a blast July 17-21st. VBS is for young preschool age through those entering 5th grade. 

  • Sunday 4- 6 PM we will take off with a family event here at CCC; with a fun family program, snacks, and outdoor bounce houses and water slides! 
  • Monday- Wednesday families will engage in video lessons posted on our website and activities we will provide in the family bag on Sunday night.  These lessons can be done whenever it work for your family!
  • Thursday night we will celebrate with a wrap up party for the entire family here at CCC from 5:30- 7:30PM.  The night will begin with the conclusion of the adventures of NORB-E & friends, followed by food and fun at outdoor activities.
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Wednesday June 1 l 5:30-7:00

Sometimes life can get crazy and it can be hard to get a chance to connect with other families at your same stage of life!  This summer we are bringing back kidcity In The Park and we want to kick it off with a fun night of Pizza in the Park!  Grab your entire family and head down to Cascade Lake Park ; 88 23rd Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902, between 5:30- 7:00.  This will be an open house style night so feel free to come whenever it works for your family, let us take care of dinner that night with some pizza! We encourage families to sign up so that we can get an idea of how much pizza to order.  Please contact Shala at with any questions.

Sign Up Here

Kids and Parents, join the kidcity team at the park for some fun and time to connect with other families at the same stage of life as you!  Whether you are brand new to Christ Community Church or you have been attending for many years it is great to connect with other families in community! kidcity In The Park will happen every other Wednesday night from 5:30- 7:30 PM these are open house style nights so come when you can, for as long as you can!  Feel free to invite some friends and neighbors to join you! 

  • June 1st  l  Cascade Lake Park
  • June 15th  l  White Oaks Park
  • June 29th  l  Essex Park
  • July 13th  l  Field of Fun
  • July 27th  l  Northern Heights Park
  • August 10th  l  Younge Park
  • August 24th  l  Soldiers Field Park

I'm New! What else do I need to know?

AWANA:
AWANA is an awesome night designed just for your kids! They will engage in games, bible lessons, songs, and learning Bible verses.

Kingdom Kids Preschool:
A ministry of Christ Community, Kingdom Kids is an accredited preschool licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

American Heritage Girls:
The American Heritage Girls Program enables your daughter to grow in her FAITH, cultivate a heart for SERVICE, and have more FUN than she can imagine. American Heritage Girls Troops participate in badge work, service projects, leadership opportunities, social and outdoor experiences. We meet from September and end in May with our Spring Ceremony. For more information, email Judy Gingerich at

Your child's safety is very important to us. Every weekend, your child is assigned a random three-digit alpha-numeric code on their name tag and your security receipt that you will use to pick-up your child from kidcity. Should we need you during the service, we will send you a quick text message!

Each weekend, your kids are joined by amazing volunteers that love God and want to hang out with your kiddos. Each volunteer has met with a staff member, gone through training, and is screened with a background check.

Christ Community Church believes that children are a gift from God. Child dedication is a wonderful tradition where we get to recognize and celebrate parents publicly declaring their commitment to teach their kids the importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Our next Child Dedication weekend will be October 29th/30th, sign ups will open in August.   If you have any questions about Child Dedication, contact Sam at .

EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS:

  • At least one or both of the parents have made a commitment to having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We recognize that there are many families in which only one parent has come to faith and the spouse that is not yet a believer would like to participate—that is okay.
  • Parent(s) align with Christ Community’s beliefs and values.
  • Parents commit to modeling personal purity and to lead by example in matters of faith and conduct. That means living a life of sexual purity according to God's standards—avoiding pre-marital sexual relations and living together before marriage. Therefore, parents that are living together and are not married cannot participate in the dedication ceremony. 

For a PDF of FAQ's about Child Dedication, click here!