Welcome to our Birth to 3 
Children's Ministry!

In Birth to 3 your child will begin the exciting journey of discovering eternal treasures that are found in God’s Word, the Bible. Children are never too young to learn. We have the privilege to partner with you to help your child experience Bringing the Bible to Life. Each Sunday, your child will participate in hands-on learning, fun worship songs, finger plays, Bible lessons, and more, to help create a very interactive and teachable time.

Get Connected By Taking a First Step

  Weekday Time
Sunday Mornings Sundays 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00 am during services
Awana Tuesdays Tuesday programming starts 2 years before K

Come visit us on Sunday! Simply stop by our Family Registration Desk located in the Hub. One of our greeters will assist you with registration and walk you through your first visit. 

Age Breakdown

Rockers (starting at 6 weeks*)
Crawlers (about 9 months*)
Walkers (about 16 months*)
Runners (about 26 months*)
Leapers (3 years)
*Children will move up at their own pace AND as space is available.

Registration

Visitors are always welcome! Registration takes place when you arrive. Stop at the Discovery Land Welcome Desk to begin your student’s first day in Discovery Land. Parents may check in students beginning 15 minutes before each service.

Safety

Please see our FAQ section below regarding safety parameters that are put in place throughout Discovery Land. Feel free to bring a familiar item for your child like a blanket, stuffed animal, or pacifier, as often times having a familiar object helps your little one to be successful in Discovery Land.

Special Needs Ministry

Discovery Land values and loves every child that attends, which is why we have designed our One2One Ministry that focuses on children with special needs. Our goal is to create a successful, safe, fun, and educational experience in DL for all children and to meet their individuals needs. 

For more information, please contact our One2One Ministry Coordinator.

Child Dedication

The Child Dedication service is truly a parent commitment service. It's the parents' promise to offer their child to the Lord and dedicate themselves to rearing their child for the glory of God. Family and friends are welcome to attend this commitment service.

Resources

FAQ

Can I stay with my child?

We welcome you to stay with your child to observe. Simply stop at the DL Desk and they will be happy to assist you. Because we value your children’s safety, we strictly monitor who is in the Discovery Land facility during our learning sessions. A driver's license will be required to acquire a parent lanyard.

Do I have to be a member to bring my kids to Discovery Land?

No, you don’t have to be a member. Everyone is welcome in Discovery Land!

How old does my child have to be to come to Discovery Land?


Discovery Land offers Sunday programs for children 6 weeks through 6th grade. Our Tuesday night Awana programming is for children 2 years before 5 year old kindergarten through 6th grade. To learn more about our youth programming for students 7th grade and older, please visit our Student Ministries page.

How will you notify me if my child needs me?

All children and parents preschool age and under will receive wristbands with matching numbers during our Sunday and Tuesday programming. When parents are needed on Sundays, their specific wristband number appears on the screens in the Worship Center. Parents should go to the DL Desk to connect with their child if their number is put up.

Is there a fee for Discovery Land?

Our Sunday program is free of charge. 
Our Tuesday evening Awana program has a cost associated with registration, which covers books, fees, uniforms, etc. The costs are listed on the registration.

What do you do for safety?

Some procedures we have put in place are:

  • Children preschool and under and their parents receive wristbands with matching numbers. When children are picked up, the wristbands are removed by an adult leader after confirming the numbers match. Please note the parent with the matching wristband is the only one allowed to pick up their child.
  • Students K-5th grade must be picked in their classroom by an adult immediately following the service. To ensure your child’s safety, older siblings are NOT allowed to pick up students.
  • For your children’s protection, screenings and background checks are run on all Discovery Land staff and volunteers.
  • The doors to Discovery Land are locked ten minutes after service begins so classes may move around in a secure environment. They are unlocked to allow parents in for pick up after all classes are back in their classrooms.