Welcome to WAVE Children's Ministry

The Wave Ministry desires to partner with parents to lead children to CATCH the Wave of God’s Amazing Love, DIVE Deep into His Word, and CAST His Love to Everyone!


Our Wave Ministry staff and volunteers (Wave Leaders) are passionate about children and excited to partner with parents in leading their children to better understand who God is and how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

CHURCH is the primary equipper of parents and

PARENTS are the primary disciplers in the home.


And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:6-7




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Safety and security

CHECK-IN

We begin receiving children into classrooms 15 minutes before each service starts. Per our Safe Sanctuary Policy, all classrooms must have 2 adult Wave Leaders present before receiving children.  Check-in/Registration begins 30 minutes before each service. 

 

SECURITY TAGS

All children birth-4th grade must be check-in and out by an adult. 

When registering, you will receive two tags: one will be a name tag for your child to wear and the other will be a security code tag.  Both tags will have the same unique security code on them. 

 

The security tags serve two purposes:

  • Parent Paging – If we need you during service, we will send a text to the number listed on your registration form.  If we do not receive a reply, the security code on your sticker will be displayed on the screen in the Worship Service, and we ask that you return promptly to the Wave Ministry Building.
  • Child Pick-up – You must present the security code to the adult at the classroom door, the adult will match the code with your child’s name badge before releasing the child to you. 
  • Children will be released to adults only (18 years of age and older). 

CHILD PROTECTION/SAFE SANCTUARY

All Adult Wave Ministry Volunteers (Wave Leaders) have completed Safe Sanctuary Child Protection Training and an extensive background check has been conducted.  Our Jr. Wave Leaders (ages 11-17) have also completed Safe Sanctuary training and signed a Youth Volunteer Covenant. Our Wave Leaders can be identified by their t-shirts and name tag.

 

 

WELLNESS

It is our desire to provide a healthy and safe environment for all protected persons at Chapin United Methodist Church. Parents are encouraged to be considerate of others when deciding whether to place a protected person under our care. In general, individuals with the following symptoms should NOT be dropped off:

Fever, diarrhea, or vomiting within the last 48 hours;

Green or yellow runny nose;

Eye or skin infections; and/or

         Other symptoms of communicable or infectious disease.

  • first time guests

    When you arrive to Chapin UMC for the first time, follow the signs leading you to the Wave Children’s Ministry Building. Upon entering the glass doors, you will be greeted by one of our check in/registration desk volunteers (Wave Leader) wearing our signature blue shirts. This Wave Leader will guide you through the check in process and welcome you and your child(children) to our church!

    If you’re visiting for the first time, you will need to fill out a registration form when you arrive. If you would like to complete the form in advance of your visit, you may download it HERE and bring it with you.


  • Nursery/preschool ministry (Birth - 4 years)

    Our Preschool Ministry serves children birth through 4K.  We desire to partner with parents to create the building blocks for their children to form a gospel-centered foundation.  We teach Bible truths, play, sing and nurture children to know: God made the world, God is good and loves us, Jesus came to save us and wants to be our best friend.


    NURSERY/TODDLERS (birth-2 years old)

    Our Nursery serves families with babies from birth-2 years old. Our Toddlers participate in a Sunday School Small Group during the 10:10 service hour utilizing the D6 curriculum (see the description under Preschool).

    Sunday Morning
    9:00 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 11:15 a.m

     

    PRESCHOOL (2-4-year olds)

    Our preschool serves families with children ages 2 -4 year olds (by 9/1/19)

     


    Sunday Morning

     

    Wee Worship

    9:00am-10:00am

    11:15am-12:15pm

    We use a bible-based curriculum which corresponds with the Bible App for Kids.  The children learn through the use of play, songs, interactive video lessons, activities related to the bible story, props and small group time. 

    In addition to in-church lessons that follow the Bible App for Kids animated stories, preschoolers and their parents can also watch lessons and memorize verses at home in the corresponding Bible App for Kids chapters. 

    We encourage parents to use the Bible App for Kids which can be found by visiting www.bible.com/kids to download the app.



    Sunday School Small Groups (Toddlers/2's, 3's, 4's)

    10:10am-11:00am

    Children attend a Sunday School Small Group based upon their grade level. We use D6 curriculum in our Sunday School classrooms.

    D6 connects the church to home and families to one another. D6 is based on the principles of Deuteronomy 6:5-9—love God, love His Word, and teach your children to do the same.

    D6 Curriculum helps parents connect with kids through the use of devotional study guides and other take-home resources that help equip the home. We encourage parents to read the quarterly devotion books with their children.


    Sunday Afternoon at the Wave

    4:00pm – 5:30 pm

    Praise Wavelets – 3 and 4 year olds (by 9/1/19)


    Sunday Afternoon at the Wave is a time for children to participate in bible-based crafts, missions, games, music, and snack stations to learn more about how much Jesus loves them and how they can show His love to others.  The children memorize scriptures to hide God’s word in their heart.  

     

    Fall 2019 Meeting Dates:

    September 15, 22

    October 6, 13, 20

    November 3, 10, 17, 24

    We DO NOT meet on September 29, October 27

  • elementary ministry (k-4th grade)

    Our Elementary Ministry serves children Kindergarten through 4th grade.  We desire to partner with parents to continue building a gospel-centered foundation for their children.  We teach children to know and live the word of God, find their identity in Christ, and understand that Jesus is their Savior.


    Sunday Morning
    9:00 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 11:15 a.m.

     

    Kids Worship (K-4th)

    9:00am-10:00am

    11:15am-12:15pm

    Kids Worship includes songs, Christ-centered bible curriculum, activities to reinforce the lesson and scripture memorization to connect with each other, connect with leaders, and connect with God. 

     

    Sunday School Small Groups

    10:10am-11:00am

    Children attend a Sunday School Small Group based upon their grade level. We use D6 curriculum in our Sunday School classrooms.

    D6 connects the church to home and families to one another. D6 is based on the principles of Deuteronomy 6:5-9love God, love His Word, and teach your children to do the same.

    D6 Curriculum helps parents connect with kids through the use of devotional study guides and other take-home resources that help equip the home. We encourage parents to read the quarterly devotion books with their children.

     

    Sunday Afternoon at the Wave

    4:00pm – 5:30 pm


    Praise Wave: Kindergarten-4th Grade

    Sunday Afternoon at the Wave is a time for children to participate in bible-based crafts, missions, games and music to learn more about how much Jesus loves them and how they can show His love to others.  The children memorize scriptures to hide God’s word in their heart.  The children sing in the Sanctuary several times a year at 9am and 11:15 Worship Services


    Fall 2019 Meeting Dates for Praise Wave:

    September 15, 22

    October 6, 13, 20

    November 3, 10, 17, 24

    We DO NOT meet on September 29, October 27

    We meet on select dates in December to rehearse for the Christmas Cantata on December 15th.

  • sunday school Small groups

    10:10am-11:00am

    We use D6 curriculum in our Sunday School classrooms.

    D6 connects the church to home and families to one another. D6 is based on the principles of Deuteronomy 6:5-9love God, love His Word, and teach your children to do the same.

    D6 Curriculum helps parents connect with kids through the use of devotional study guides and other take-home resources that help equip the home. We encourage parents to read the quarterly devotion books with their children.

  • sunday afternoon at the wave

    4:00pm – 5:30 pm

    Praise Wavelets – 3 and 4 year olds (by 9/1/19)

    Praise Wave: Kindergarten – 4th Grade


    Sunday Afternoon at the Wave is a time for children to participate in bible-based crafts, missions, games, music, and snack stations to learn more about how much Jesus loves them and how they can show His love to others.  The children memorize scriptures to hide God’s word in their heart. 

     

    Fall 2019 Meeting Dates:

    September 15, 22

    October 6, 13, 20

    November 3, 10, 17, 24

    We DO NOT meet on September 29, October 27

  • sOnflower ministry (special needs)

    The SonFlower Ministry exists to provide a Christ-centered, inclusive environment for individuals with specific needs. We desire to partner with families as they participate in the life of our church. 

     

    In most situations, we use a buddy system where the individual is matched with a buddy who will provide individual care in a classroom of peers. When needed, individuals may be served in our SonFlower classroom led by two trained adult Wave Leaders.

     

    If your child has a special need requiring extra care, please contact Natalie McCoy at natalie@chapinumc.com.  We would love to connect you with our Special Needs Coordinator who will learn more about your child and work with you to provide a safe, nurturing environment for your child to experience the love of Jesus and enjoy being a part of our faith family.

  • Events

    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL


    Knights of North Castle

    Save the Date: June 15-19, 2020

    Ages 4K-rising 5th grade

Family discipleship

Our desire is to partner with parents to lead children into a life changing, authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. One of the ways we partner with you is by pointing you to resources that can help you disciple your children.   We provided information and some of our favorite resources below.  If you need a resource not listed here, please let us know by contacting Natalie McCoy at natalie@chapinumc.com


Click HERE for resources for Nursery, Preschool and Elementary