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E Free Kids 2021-22 Registration

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By registering my child for EFC Bemidji's Kid's Ministry, Youth Ministry or Nursery, I hereby give permission to the Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji to take photographs and/or video of my child and use them in any EFC Bemidji Kid's Ministry, Youth Ministry or Nursery publications. Publications may include but are not limited to: brochures, church website, posters, bulletin boards, announcement slides and/or video.

Waiver*

By registering my child for EFC Bemidji Kid's Ministry, Youth Ministry or Nursery, I hereby release the Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji and its representatives from any liabilities arising from treatment of any illness, injury or accident incurred during my child’s participation in program activities. In the event of a medical emergency and I cannot be reached, I grant permission to EFC Bemidj Kid’s Ministry, Youth Ministry or Nursery and its representatives and attending health care professionals to provide medical treatment as required. I understand my own medical insurance will be the primary coverage.

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There's nothing more exciting than seeing young children grow in their love for God, and that is exactly what we want for our kids here at E Free Kids.

We're thrilled to have a role in introducing kids to the big story of the Bible and helping them understand the Gospel message and how they can respond to it personally.

We believe the Bible establishes that parents are primarily responsible for the discipleship of their children.  We see the Church's role in this as a significant one: we seek to support, resource and provide a Gospel-centered kids program grounded in Scripture. Our prayer is for this vision to empower and encourage families as they embark on this journey of discipleship and a relationship with Jesus. It’s our goal to help create a clear pathway for kids and their families.

E Free Kids Ministries is designed to partner with the parents' influence and spiritual development of their kids and students. Our age-specific ministries are identified by two areas to complement and support kids as they grow in their faith. These two areas of the kid's journey are:

  • Introducing the Faith (PreK - 5yrs)
  • Learning the Faith (K-5th grade)

E-Free Kids YouTube Channel

SUNDAY MORNINGS


What to Expect on Sundays for Kids:

We love kids. Because of this, we know how important it is for the church to provide a safe and fun place for them during worship. We have faithful followers of Jesus teaching our kids lessons from a Gospel-centered curriculum and Kids Team volunteers praying for/with every child that comes through our doors.

At this time we have paused our Sunday School opportunities until further notice. We look forward to having them return in the future.

Caring, qualified nursery staff minister in our Sprouts nursery program for children infants to at age 3. The nursery is available for families during our 10:45 AM worship service.

Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where young children and families can see the love of the Lord communicated through the care and secure environment of our Sprouts nursery.

Changing tables are located in the family bathroom and the Nursing Mother’s room near the Fellowship Hall.

Age 4 to 3rd Grade

Kids start the morning in worship with their families. Midway through the service, they are dismissed prior to the sermon for Kids Church. 

Kids Church is for kids age 4 years old to 3rd Grade. Kid's Church is a large-group ministry for kids that gathers during the sermon time of the 10:45 am service. Kid’s church includes worship, a Bible-based lesson, games, and activities.

Parents and guardians can check-in and pick-up their kids in the Kid’s Assembly Room.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS


E Free Kids Club / Learning the Faith 

Kids Club is our Wednesday night ministry for kids PreK-5th grade.  Kids will join a group along with other kids their age, led by a small group leader who facilitates the TeamKID curriculum.

TeamKID is a fun, high-energy curriculum that encourages kids to know Jesus Christ and to grow in a relationship with Him. KID stands for Kids In Discipleship! All parts of TeamKID—Bible stories, Scripture memory, mission activities, life application, and recreation games—connect to teach Biblical life lessons to kids. These weekly lessons encourage your kids to learn the faith and deepen their relationship with Jesus and their understanding of the Bible.

PARENTS FAQ


Safety & Security

We take the safety of our E-Free Kid’s ministry seriously. We go to these measures so that you may know that your kids are in good hands when they come to E-Free Kids.

  • Teachers, nursery workers, and volunteers over 18 years old have all been screened with a background check and approved to volunteer by a church staff member.
  • We utilize an electronic check-in system to ensure our kids are kept as safe as possible.
  • A parent or guardian must be present at check-in and check-out.
  • There are always at least two adults in the Infants and Toddlers Rooms and all rooms either have a window or doors to ensure safety.

Check-In and Check-Out Process

We ask that you check in your children at E Free Kids designated self-check-in stations. If you are new – a check-in volunteer will be on hand to help you and ask you if you would like to fill out a family directory form. This form enables us to enter your information into our electronic church database that we use for our electronic check-in system. The electronic check-in system helps speed up the check-in process for our members and regular attenders.

You do not need to fill out the family directory form, but it is helpful from an administrative standpoint if you plan on joining us again (which we would love!). Once a family directory form has been filled out, it is entered into the electronic church database by a staff member during the following week so that your information is in the system for the following Sunday and an alphanumeric bar code key chain is then assigned to your family. At that point, when you check-in your child, the volunteer will only need to ask for your children’s names or scan your bar code in order to securely check in your child or children. Pertinent information about your child will be accessed automatically - their rooms, and special instructions/allergy information.

After checking your children into E Free Kids the first time, the check-in volunteer (or another Kids Team volunteer) will bring you and your children to their classrooms and introduce you to their teachers.

Infants and toddlers can be checked in and dropped off in the Sprouts Nursery prior to the service start. Kids who are in PreK-3rd grade participate in the first part of the service with you. They will be dismissed after the Scripture reading and before the sermon by the preaching pastor. Parents are required to escort their kids to the lower level to the Beginners Church room or Kids Assembly Room where they are securely checked in at their room doors. 

After the service, please head down to the lower level to pick up your child. Remember that you will need the bar code key chain for secure check-out.

Registration

If you are planning to have your children join us for Sunday morning or Wednesday evening Kids Min activities, we ask that you register by clicking the button at the top of this page.

Registration is quick, easy, and ensures that we have accurate contact information on file for you, and so that we are aware of any special needs, allergies, or medical information that you want us to be aware of.

Baptism & Child Dedication

Baptism

Many Christian leaders throughout history have endorsed infant baptism, and we should respect their beliefs. The New Testament, however, indicates that repentance and faith are to precede baptism; therefore, the practice of “believer’s baptism” seems more in keeping with that teaching.

A child should have a good understanding of what baptism represents. We should keep in mind, however, that baptism is the outward act that signifies the inner change. If a child is able to make a credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ, then that child is old enough to be baptized.

Child Dedication

We believe that a local church body should commit to helping disciple the next generation. At a Child Dedication service, parents or guardians publicly commit to raise their children in the Lord. This service is not a baptism nor is it guarantee or evidence of a child's faith in Jesus Christ.  

KIDS MINISTRY STAFF