CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

The Children’s Ministry makes sure that children from birth through grade five have opportunities to become extraordinary followers of Jesus.

9:30 am
Full children’s programming is available for children ages birth through 5th grade.

10:45 am
Children’s programming is available for children ages birth through 3 years.

There are four Sundays during the 2017-2018 school year that only nursery is available for children birth through 3 years (November 19, December 24, December 31, and April 1) all other children are encouraged to worship with their parents on these days.

PROGRAMS

Birth through 5th Grade

OTHER POLICIES AND PROGRAMS

Healthy Child Policy

As a church, we are actively seeking to provide a healthy, clean, and safe environment that discourages the spread of illness. Our healthy child policy is posted at each area of check in tables and states:

To keep the children and volunteers healthy, please do not accept any children if they have experienced any of the following symptoms within the last 24 hours:

  • Fever

  • Chicken Pox

  • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

  • Discharge from eyes, ears or nose

  • Vomiting or diarrhea

  • Coughing, persistent or bringing up phlegm

  • Any rash (except diaper)

  • Diagnosed with or being treated for communicable disease

  • Lice

Our Children’s Ministry volunteers are trained to communicate this policy with parents in the case of a child being dropped off who appears to exhibit any of these symptoms.

Additionally, all children being dropped off and volunteers in any area of Children’s Ministry are asked to wash their hands with sanitizer which is available at each check in table when they arrive, as well as before eating or serving snack, before and after changing a diaper or returning from the restroom. In the nursery and preschool all mouthed toys, water cups, and changing pads are sanitized after each Sunday to further prevent the spread of illness.

If any case of illness is reported to us by a parent whose child has attended Sunday morning programs within the last week, that case would be reported to all other families who may have come in contact with that child while at Brookwood.

You and your family are important to us, and we pray you all remain healthy through this season and those to come.

Safety and Security

The safety and security of our children and volunteers is essential at Brookwood Community Church.

All volunteers working with children are screened via background checks and personal interviews with staff members.

Each parent of a child, birth through grade 2, will be given a security tag which will correlate with the number on their child’s nametag.  Children will only be released to a parent with a security tag.

In the event that the nursery staff needs to contact a parent, a parent’s cell phone will be called or a volunteer will locate you in the auditorium.

Full classrooms
Occasionally our classrooms will fill to capacity. Capacity is determined by two factors: Adult to child ratio, and size of the space. For the safety of everyone involved, we have specific ratios and space requirements according to the developmental needs of the children.

Parent/Child Dedication

At Brookwood Community Church we offer Parent/Child Dedication twice a year.  Parent/Child dedication is an important event in both church and family life. This is a special time of public ceremony when parents promise to raise their child to love and honor God. For more information, e-mail info@brookwood.net.

Camp Love2Serve

Here at Brookwood we are on mission to serve and love our neighbors. The most practical and effective way to do this is to develop relationships with them, so that we can teach them about Jesus. We live in a different world than thirty, twenty, or even ten years ago…  very few people know their neighbors because of busy schedules that keep them in their cars more than in their homes.

In order to encourage people to get to know their neighbors, and develop long lasting relationships, we host multiple backyard Bible camps, what we call; Camp Love2Serve!

Children 4 years through 5th grade are invited to attend one of our locations in Scott and Carver Counties. This event is open to everyone, and are hosted by Brookwood families in their backyards or neighborhood parks. All volunteers are background checked and trained, and opportunities are always available if you would like to get involved. At Camp Love2Serve, children will participate in service activities, games, worship, and hear “The Big God Story”, and learn how to respond to God’s word in a variety of ways. Each day the children will also participate in a service project benefitting Operation Christmas Child.

Check back in spring of 2018 for more information about our locations and to register, or feel free to email info@brookwood.net at any time during the year.