Ministry for Elementary (K-5th Grade)
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CALVARY KIDS ON CAMPUS
SUNDAY 9AM & 11AM
Our weekend services are designed with children in mind! During the service, children will experience energetic and interactive worship, engage in games and activities with new friends, and have focused time with loving leaders who make sure every child knows they are important and loved by God. Your child will have a blast and learn about Jesus in a way that connects with them on their level.
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CALVARY KIDS GROUPS (CKG)
SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 – MARCH 29, 2023
CKG has a slightly different feel because we transitioned away from the Awana curriculum in order to connect to our Sunday curriculum, Orange: 252 Kids. The “252” is derived from Luke 2:52, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” This shift was intentional for small groups to connect our Sunday morning curriculum to Wednesday nights with the vision of partnering with parents on a deeper level in the discipleship process of their children.
Wednesday nights offer an opportunity for Biblically-based conversations, a connection with friends, and FUN all within a safe environment shepherded by an influential leader. CKG coincides with our FX Live evenings. See below for our upcoming FX Live dates!
SAFETY AND SECURITY
We value being a place where kids feel both emotionally and physically safe. Our volunteers go through a background/fingerprint check and specific training so that each child is safe and well cared for.
Each time you check your child into Calvary Kids, we create a unique tag for them that is matched to a parent identification code. Your child will wear that tag during the service and so will you. When you pick your child up, a member of our staff or volunteer will make sure the identification code on both tags match before allowing your child to leave their classroom. In the event that we need to reach you during the church service, we will use the cell phone number of the person you selected at check-in.
In the event of an emergency all of our staff, leaders and volunteers are trained in our emergency procedures. These procedures include working with the Calvary security team and being aware of the evacuation plans for our facility.
OCTOBER 7-9, 2022
Camp 54 is a weekend camp experience for 4th and 5th graders at Forest Home in Ojai each October. Camp 54 gives us the opportunity to help our older elementary schoolers transition into 6th grade and Calvary MSM. It is a fun weekend full of worship, games, small group activities, and most important…God’s Word! Camp 54 is a great place to meet friends, have fun, and experience God in a new way.
VOLUNTEER WITH CALVARY KIDS
ON SUNDAY MORNINGS
Volunteers are a key piece of Calvary Kids each Sunday and help children to live and love like Jesus! We have many ways you can help make kids feel loved and accepted at Calvary based on your gifts. We’d love to talk with you personally to help you find the right fit. We also invite parents to serve with their children because we believe it is important to model serving and invest in the faith of their children. If you’re interested in volunteering with Calvary Kids, click the button below!
SEPTEMBER 7 / OCTOBER 5 / NOVEMBER 2 / DECEMBER 14 /
JANUARY 11 / FEBRUARY 1 / MARCH 1
FX Live is a once-a-month live event where parents join with their kids (age 3 years old through 5th grade) on campus for music, laughter, and fun as we learn about the character of God. Dinner will be available for purchase. FX Live coincides with our Calvary Kids Groups (CKG), but all Calvary Kids and their parents are welcome!
BAPTISMS FOR CHILDREN
Children’s Ministries hosts a baptism class a few weeks before the next baptism service. Children in upper elementary grades, along with their parents, are invited to attend the class which teaches the fundamentals of the Christian faith and baptism as practiced here at Calvary Westlake. Once the child, parents, and leaders agree the child has a clear understanding of its meaning and is ready, they are invited to be baptized at the next baptism service.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)
CHECK BACK IN SPRING FOR INFORMATION ON VBS 2023!
Ages 3 years through 5th grade are invited each June to spend a week of fun, friendship, and worship as we embrace a Gospel-filled theme that teaches how to live and love like Jesus.
CHECK BACK IN SPRING FOR INFORMATION ON AW 2023!
Adventure Weeks is a Christ-centered summer day camp at Calvary Westlake that offers a safe and fun environment for incoming Kindergarten through 6th grade, including those with special abilities. Our goal during the summer is to partner with families in order to provide spiritual support and lead children to a relationship with Jesus Christ.