Bringing the Gospel to a New Generation
We delight in the opportunity to serve parents and their children at Sovereign Grace Church! SGC Kids, our children’s ministry, provides contexts that supplement and support the parents’ biblical responsibility to raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:1-4). In formal settings like SG Kids and in the regular life of the church, we want to tell the wondrous deeds and the glorious truths of Jesus Christ to the next generation (Ps. 78:4). We believe Children are valuable and worthy of respect as we seek to represent and proclaim Christ to them.
Our Commitment to Protect Children
Though we are eager to serve parents and children, we take seriously the responsibility of properly and attentively protecting children while they are in our care. We are committed to preparing our volunteers to be watchful for those who may pose a physical or emotional threat to our children. Every SG Kids volunteer is trained by Ministry Safe to ensure that the whole team can remain vigilant against physical and sexual abuse.
What to Expect on Sundays
General Child Safety
- Only SG Kids approved volunteers may work in SG Kids.
- Only those approved volunteers scheduled for that specific Sunday are allowed into the nursery and/or classroom (unless there is a need for additional approved volunteers due to the amount of children).
- No SG Kids volunteer may be alone with a child without a second volunteer being present, unless the volunteer is the child’s parent or guardian.
- Volunteers who are minors (between the ages of 12 and 18) must always work with two adults.
- SG Kids Volunteers are not permitted to take children from the premises of the school building during the scheduled event.
- We are committed to reporting any instance or suspicion of child abuse.
- Parents must check-in their children at the SG Kids kiosk after 10:20am. The child will receive a sticker while the parents are given a corresponding tag. This tag number will appear on the projection screen in the service if parents must be called to help care for their child.
- With their check-in tag presented to the check-in/security volunteer, parents may come to the door of the nursery and drop/pick up their child.
- Upon dismissal from the service, parents must provide their check-in tag in order to pick up their children.
- In order to limit disturbances in the nurseries and present a consistent standard for who is allowed in rooms, parents and siblings of children being cared for, are not permitted in the nursery or classroom at any time.
- If an issue arises and a parent is needed to care for their child, the child will be given to the parent to be cared for outside the nursery rooms.
- The hospitality room across from the auditorium or the prayer room at the end of the hall is available for families to tend to children at any point during the service.
- Volunteers are not permitted to change a dirty diaper or take a child to the bathroom.
- If a child must use the bathroom:
- The respective child’s parent will be called using the code on the tag received at check-in
- The parent will come to the check-in table and show the accurate pick-up tag that the child may be released to them.
- The parent may come back to the check-in table to release their child back to the nursery/classroom.
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