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Woodland Kidz

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”
Luke 2:52

Welcome to Woodland Kidz, our birth through 5th grade ministry here at Woodland!
We are so thankful that you have come to see what Woodland Kids is all about. Our desire is to help kids grow up to be like Jesus and to understand that every day is a great day to love God, love people, and do something about it. With that desire, we believe church should be a place where children:
1. Grow in their Faith.
2. Connect with leaders and friends.
3. Serve others
4. Have fun in a safe environment.
We provide two unique experiences for children and families throughout the year, one at church and the other at home.


AT WOODLAND


Sunday Mornings at Woodland 9 or 10:55am 

Nursery and Preschool age children (birth through pre-K4): On Sunday mornings we have age-appropriate classes for nursery and preschool age children (birth through pre-K4) located in our preschool wing. Through interactive worship, crafts, games, and centers, children will learn about the God who made them, loves them, and wants to be their friend forever.
 
Elementary age children (kindergarten through 5th grade): On Sunday mornings we have worship services specially designed for elementary age children (kindergarten through 5th grade) in the Tree House. A typically Woodland Kidz service includes large-group and small-group environments, separated by grades and gender (club 54). Large group is a time of high-energy worship with fun games and an engaging Bible story. Small groups are the place where kids will go deeper into the lesson through fun activities or discussion questions.

For more information about our Sunday Mornings at Woodland for children please use the form at the bottom of this page to contact our children’s department.
Wednesday Nights at Woodland 5:45 to 7:30pm

Kidz Choir: During the school year, 3 year olds to 5th graders can participate in Woodland Kidz Choir 5:45 to 6:30pm.  Kidz Choir is a time for children to use their gifts and talents to praise God. Each Wednesday, kids will learn about worship and prepare songs for a variety of performances throughout the year.
REGISTER FOR KIDZ CHOIR

INTERSECTION for Elementary age kids: At 6:30 to 7:30pm during the school year, we offer a ministry called Intersection for Elementary age kids. Intersection is where faith and life come together. Kids will experience faith, life skills, team work, and fun during intersection to help them navigate our current world. Intersection is only for those kids whose parents attend the Woodland Adult Academy Classes, in a community group, or are serving. Childcare is available for preschool/nursery age during this time.

Weekday Preschool Through WECC

We are proud to have our Woodland Early Childhood Center weekday preschool and VPK here on campus. For more information on our weekday preschool, please follow the link below to visit the school’s site.



Awana

Our Awana program meets on Sunday nights 4:30 to 6pm, during the school year, and is open to children from ages 3 through 5th grade. Through a new theme each week, Awana teaches children about Jesus by learning memory verse, Bible teaching, game time, and fun! With our faithful volunteer leaders, the goal of Awana is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.
Mandy Hinton is our Awana Commander mandyhinton2@gmail.com
 

AT HOME


Parent Cue

Have you downloaded the Parent Cue app? The Parent Cue App is designed to help every parent do something each week to help move their child toward a deeper faith and a better future by…Developing your child’s character with expertise from childhood development leaders, educators, and real parents just like you. Building an everyday faith through fun Bible story videos, memory verses, prayers, and conversation prompts. Establishing a lasting connection by making the most of the moments you already spend together in the morning, mealtime, drive time, and bedtime.  

Parents of Woodland 

We believe that every parent wants to be a better parent and if you're here, we KNOW that to be true about you. Woodland's Family Ministry Team is here to support you in any way we can. So, we created this online resource for you. You'll find everything from conversation guides to help you talk with your kids and students about difficult topics to at-home family activity packs to help you connect with your family in fun ways. We even have a few things just for you to help you connect with God in your own life.  


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Child Baptism

Water baptism declares publicly what has happened privately

If children have expressed interest in getting baptized or have made a decision to trust Jesus as Lord and Savior, we encourage them to sign up for an upcoming Child Baptism Class. During the 45-minute class children and their parent(s) hear what it means to be a Christian as well as what Baptism is and looks like. The class in offered virtually and in-person. If you feel that your child is ready to take the next faith step by being baptized, please sign up through the link below.
CHILD DEDICATION
Through the year we offer special Dedication Sundays. Those Sundays are an amazing opportunity to have your child dedicated during one of our services. Child dedication is the act of coming before the church and declaring that you will raise your son or daughter in the ways of the Lord. Any age child can be dedicated. Before the service on dedication Sunday, we will have a time of connecting and growing for you and your little one. For more information about having your child dedicated please use the form below.


SAFETY, SECURITY, AND CLEANLINESS
The safety of our children is of upmost priority at Woodland. All adults serving are background-checked, screened, and trained. Each adult serving is identified with a yellow lanyard. We have a two-adult minimum for all classrooms. Computer-generated sticker name tags identify adults authorized to pick up children. The entrance to our children’s areas are secured 20 minutes after services start and opened 10 minutes prior to the close of the service. 
All classrooms are cleaned and sanitized prior to the arrival of children as well as between services. If a volunteer or a child has had any symptoms of illness within the last 24 hours that person is not allowed to serve or attend. All items in each classroom are sanitized and washed as needed. Disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers are located in each classroom and around the area. 
If you would like to see a copy of our Policy and Procedures for more detail information, use the form below to ask.


VOLUNTEERING
We are always looking for volunteers who can help children grow to be like Jesus -- volunteers who can lead a small-group activity, be another set of eyes, or simply love and play with God’s children. We want each child to grow up having a deeper relationship with God. You can be assured that as a member of our team, you will make a difference in a child’s life! We have opportunities every Sunday that you can fill.
Will you volunteer with us by serving one hour once a month?
If you’d like to volunteer in one of our children’s environments, we would love to introduce ourselves and find the perfect fit for you on this team.
Please use the form below to contact us so that we can begin the process of connecting you with our ministry.

Meet our team.

Mike Wilder

Children's Pastor
Mike has been serving in full time church ministry for over 15 years as a Children's Pastor. His desire is to see children grow up to be like Jesus. He believes church should be fun, exciting, and safe for children of all ages. Mike would consider himself as being a big kid doing a job that he loves…telling kids about Jesus in relevant and creative ways. Mike and his wife Brittany have been married for 15 years and they have 4 kids, Rilynn, Ansley, Lucy, and Calffrey. He enjoys running, camping in his RV, Disney, sipping black coffee, and telling dad jokes.

Kim McCauley

Woodland Kidz Coordinator
Kim serves as our Woodland Kidz Coordinator.  She loves to teach the Word in a way that creates awe and wonder of our amazing God.  Her favorite part of ministry is watching our students get to know that same God personally.  She enjoys fire pit s'mores, sushi and has a deep love for colored pens. Say hi to Kim on social and email below.

STACY KOLBE

Woodland Kidz Associate
Stacy serves as our Woodland Kidz Coordinator. Stacy and her husband believe in sharing the love of God with everyone they encounter. That includes their 5 children, countless kids that have been welcomed into their home, and anyone they meet. She believes every person wants to be seen and every person is equally important to God. Scott and Stacy raise their own children and empower others to live life with an "others focused" mentality sharing the word of God daily and occasionally using words. Say hi to Stacy on social and email below.

Sandra Duran

Preschool Ministry Coordinator
Sandra is part of our preschool ministry team & has worked with children for over 15 years. She’s a mom of three who loves a good suspense novel, beach sunsets, & Poppo’s chips & salsa. Her husband, Pastor Sammy, is our Middle School Pastor.  Say hi to Sandra on social and email below. w.



Contact Us

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Woodland Playgroup

Playgroup designed for preschoolers and below, meeting Tuesday mornings from 9am – 11:30am during the school year. Children will play in our gym and in the Tree House with age appropriate toys and activities. This is a great way to meet other adults, while your child plays and make new friends. This is a FREE open group anytime between 9 to 11:30am. Contact Stacy Kolbe for more information stacy@gowoodland.com