What is eKids?


eKids is a children’s ministry uniquely designed with your child in mind! We provide children (babies through 5th grade) an opportunity to experience safe environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way. We are so passionate about kids learning about Jesus in a way they can understand.

We would love to see you and your family visit eKids at our in-person gatherings or online with one of our eKids Connection Crews! Join the fun and experience a world where kids meet Jesus on their level!

First Time At Our In-Person Service?

As you pull into the parking lot, you can look for the eKids signs directing you to the eKids gathering space. If you have a child that is 2 years and older, they will be joining us in the designated eKids zone. If your child is under 2 years old, we ask that they stay with you in the service. We provide Baby Bins filled with activities and snacks for your little one to enjoy during the service.

Once you arrive at our eKids check-in station, we will ask for the following personal information: family members’ names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number, email, school information, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child. Once we have that data collected, we can create your child and parent ID tags to use during the service and we will have contact information to keep you up to date on what’s happening with eKids over time!

How Does Check-In Work?

Check-in is open starting 15 minutes before the main service. After hands have been sanitized and masks are in place, you and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you keep the matching tag. After the service, you will return to the check-in station and show your tag to the eKids Leader present in order for your child to be released back to you.

If we need to contact you during the service, we will contact you either via text message or by calling you. (Please remember to keep your phone on silent but on hand so you can see if you’re needed.) We ask that you make your way to the eKids Check-In station immediately and look for the eKids Host who will inform you about the situation and direct you to your child as needed.

If it’s your first time, you can pre-register below to save time at check-in.

Save Time by Pre-Registering

 

After eKids

On your way home, be sure to ask your child questions like, “Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn today?” Each week at eKids your children will take home a page that lets you know what they talked about on Sunday morning and ways that you can continue this conversation at home, so take a look at their page and ask them about it.

Still Have Questions?

Please be sure to ask any of our eKids volunteers or staff if you have questions, or you can email [email protected].

eKids Connect Crews

Our eKids will gather in person once a month at our in person services for Eikon Church. As we continue practicing care and caution for our children and their families, our eKids gatherings will take place primarily online for the time being. One Sunday a month, different age groups will meet online via protected ZOOM CONNECT CREWS.

Our eKids Connect Crews are designed to provide our eKids at Eikon with a safe space to connect with their peers and discover more about Jesus together!

Here is the typical schedule for those gatherings:

Preschool Connect Crew: 1st Sunday of the month

Elementary Connect Crew: 2nd Sunday of the month

Preteen + Connect Crew: 3rd Sunday of the month

These Connect Crews will run from 11am to Noon (CST) on Sundays. During our time, we will share highs and lows, recap the week’s Bible story, and participate in a fun interactive activity through ZOOM. You can find information about the groups and how to connect with them below!

Preschool Connect Crew

Preschoolers thrive with interactive fun that provokes wonder and discovery, so that’s what we are bringing to their crew! We have a lot of exciting interactive experiences for them to enjoy as we connect together. You can sign your child(ren) up for this Preschool Connect Crew at the link below!

JOIN THIS CONNECT CREW

 

Elementary Connect Crew

Elementary aged children think like scientists—they want to see how things are working and learn best through concrete evidence. That’s why we’re providing them with opportunities to do just that with their peers online. You can sign your child(ren) up for this Elementary Connect Crew at the link below!

JOIN THIS CONNECT CREW

Preteen + Connect Crew

The preteen years can be full of emotions, inconsistency, and growth spurts. Just as the preteens are growing, their faith is growing and we want to provide them with a community of peers and even some older voices to lean in and guide them as they discover the wonder and love of Jesus. This group is designed for preteens and any Eikon Youth students who are not able to meet with us in person on a weekly basis.

You can sign your child(ren) up for this Preteen + Connect Crew at the link below!

JOIN THIS CONNECT CREW

Need Help Connecting The Dots?

Be sure to check out our PARENT RESOURCE page full of great tools that can help you as you parent your child no matter what phase of life they are in.

PARENT RESOURCES

eKids FAQs

What time do I need to arrive to in-person gatherings?

Our eKids Check-In station is open 15 minutes prior to the main service.

What if we are late?

If you arrive past the close of check in, we will do our best to get your child connected with the rest of the group. For the consideration of the group activity dynamic we ask that parents do their best to arrive at 9:15am at the earliest, and 9:45am at the latest.

What are the stickers all about?

Each time you check in, you will receive a matching child and parent ID tag. Be sure to keep these and present them to the eKids Leader present at the check-in desk when you pick them up. We check tags every Sunday at dismissal, and ask that if you have lost your sticker, to please present a valid ID for verification at pickup.

What do I need to bring?

All of our eKids are required to wear a mask during the service for the moments where we are not able to maintain a safe 6-ft distance from one another. If you do not have a mask with you, we will provide one for your child at check-in. If your child will be bringing their own snack for dietary reasons, make sure it is labeled and notify the eKids Leader present at check-in of any allergies. Please keep all toys safe by leaving them at home.

Who will be caring for my child?

Your child will be placed with carefully trained and background checked eKids Leaders.

What do you teach?

Everything we teach our Preschool eKids centers on 3 key truths; God made me, God loves me and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Everything we teach our Elementary eKids centers around 3 key truths: I need to make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what, and I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

What happens in the eKids service??

We have fun, engaging, age appropriate activities for each age group. These activities and/or games help us relate the Bible story to them in a super fun and practical way to our preschool and elementary-aged eKids.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 by Eikon Church