"Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done." Psalm 78:1-4
The mission of Aletheia Jr. is to partner with families to support children in the love and knowledge of Jesus.
At Aletheia Church, we believe that scripture is clear in that parents are the primary discipleship makers of their children. As the church, we come alongside our families by fostering an environment that allows for the life of a child to be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We provide age appropriate classrooms, where the curriculum is centered on the Gospel of Jesus. We desire to partner with you and to be a resource as you disciple your children!
First Time Visitors
Families are welcome to have their children join them for the service. We also provide classroom environments for babies to fifth graders while the service happens, creating a space where children can learn about the Gospel in creative, fun ways.
When visiting for the first time, follow the signs to the children's wing. Once upstairs, you will see our First Time Visitor Check-in station and our family greeter. Our family greeter will be able to answer any questions you might have as well as get your family checked in. All children attending Aletheia Jr. classes will need to be checked in. This process will produce an adhesive name tag for your child with their name, class, allergies, and a security ID number. You will receive a sticker with a matching security ID number. The ID sticker number will match all of your children's name tags. It is important that you hold onto this sticker for our dismissal.
Parents will walk their child to the classroom where they will be greeted by the classroom volunteers. There must be at least 2 adults present to welcome children into the classroom.
At dismissal, parents will show their security sticker for the child they are picking up to one of our volunteers in your child's classroom. The security numbers on the sticker must match the ID number on the child’s name tag. A child may NOT be released to anyone who does not display the matching security badge. In the case of a lost security sticker, please see either the Family Greeter or a member of the security team so they can page the Aletheia Jr. director. The child’s name tag will be removed before they are released back to their guardian.
Parents may be paged via text message in cases of emergency, illness, or another issue with their child. You will need to head up to the child's classroom. If the parent has not come upstairs, their unique security code will be displayed on the screen in the auditorium.
We maintain a nut-free environment in all of our classrooms. Snacks are given in each classroom. You may provide snacks if your child has special dietary restrictions. Please be sure to inform our Family Greeter as well as your child's classroom teachers of any allergies they may have.
Help us keep the environment healthy for all children. Please do not check-in your child if they :
- Have had diarrhea, fever or vomiting within past 24 hours
- Have a persistent cough
- Have excessive runny nose
- Have discolored discharge from nose or eyes
- Have had a communicable disease within past 24 hours
Our Family Room is available in the event you need to feed a baby or have wiggly kids during the service. This is located next to our First Time Visitors Check-in station.
Our Nursery consists of 6 months to 24 month olds. Please bring a labeled diaper bag as well as a labeled bottle or sippy cup. Snacks are given and may include toddler snacks, baby goldfish crackers, or cheerios. Please let a member of our volunteer team know if your child has any allergies. Classes are open every Sunday.
Our 2’s and 3’s classroom is where lessons are formally introduced. Children will spend each month focused on a Gospel Truth. Children learn Bible stories that are followed by a craft and activity time. Memory verses are taught and the kids love music time together. Snacks are given and may include goldfish or animal crackers. Classes are open every Sunday.
In our Preschool to Fifth grade classrooms, we use Marty Machowski’s Gospel Story Curriculum. Each classroom is learning the same Bible story and how it points to the Gospel but the activities and methods used to teach differ for each age group. Snacks are given during class time. Please inform a volunteer in your child class if your child has an allergy.
Preschoolers and Kindergartners meet together where they have a structured play time, lesson, craft time, activities pertaining to the lesson, scripture memorization and music inside the classroom. Classes are open every Sunday.
First and Second Graders participate, with their class, during the first portion of the worship service. When they arrive back to their classrooms, they become engaged in the lesson, followed by activities pertaining to the lesson, craft time and scripture memorization. The last Sunday of the month, First and Second graders join their families for Family Worship.
Third to Fifth Graders participate, with their class, during the first portion of the worship service. When they arrive back to their classrooms, they become engaged with the lesson by reading together through scripture. Time together is rich with discussions and extended activities. We also encourage scripture memorization. The last Sunday of the month, Third to Fifth Graders join their families for Family Worship.
Many of our volunteers have previous experience serving in ministry. Everyone has successfully completed a background check before beginning to serve. They attend multiple trainings a year to learn and grow in their ability to love children well and teach the gospel so your child can easily understand. Each volunteer serves once a month.
Evacuation Procedure. In the case of an emergency, do not go upstairs to get your child. Volunteers will follow the exit route with all children and meet you on the soccer fields located to the left of the building as you exit through the foyer.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact April Cosner at firstname.lastname@example.org.