In our children’s ministry, our aim is to cultivate the church’s youngest generation of disciples through Biblical teaching and care. We believe that Scripture is clear that parents are the primary disciple-makers in the lives of their children, and our hope is to partner with parents in their pursuit of this mission, coming alongside them in the discipleship process. Our aim is to help build a strong, gospel-centered foundation for our children.
What We Do
Portico offers childcare through Portico Kids from infants of 6 weeks old all the way through grade school age children. Each week our children will worship God through singing and dancing, engage a lesson from Scripture taught by one of our leaders, and have a small snack. The lesson and teaching time is adjusted for each class in order to be age appropriate. Children are sent home with their monthly memory verse and a recap of the lesson that week. Portico Kids currently has rooms for Nursery, Walkers, Pre-K, and Elementary aged children. 6th grader and older can join us in service.
Check-in and Pick-up
The Portico Kids check-in desk opens at 10:15am. We encourage you to arrive at that time so that children are settled into classrooms by 10:30am and you can prepare for worship. The check-in desk closes at 10:45am. Please pick up your children promptly after service ends with your security tag in hand.
We desire to come alongside parents to help them craft their own approach to family discipleship at home. Monthly parent connections emails are sent out to our parents to help coordinate what we are doing in the classroom with what you can be doing together as a family at home. We also recommend adding The Gospel Story Bible and The Jesus Story Book Bible to your library. New City Catechism can be found at www.newcitycatechism.com. Choose “Child Mode” and “ESV Bible.”
Safety & Security
All Portico Kids volunteers complete a background check before entering a classroom. Only scheduled Portico Kids volunteers in blue shirts are to enter the classrooms. Teachers in the Pre-K & Elementary rooms are covenant members of Portico Church.