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


SUNDAY MORNING MINISTRY HOURS

9:00am

Nursery provided for 2 year olds and younger

10:10am

Sunday School Small Groups Birth - 4th Grade

11:15am

Birth-4th Grade

Nursery/Toddlers

Preschool Worship (2-4 year olds)

Kids Worship (K-4th Grade)

SonFlower (Special Needs Ministry)


If you have any questions or would like more information about our ministry please e-mail natalie@chapinumc.com


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WALK IN THE LIGHT

FAMILY EASTER EVENT

April 2nd

4:00pm-5:30pm

Families will meet in the sanctuary for a

short Easter message on how we can walk in

the light because of Jesus' death and resurrection on the cross. We will then go to the Fellowship Hall

to make our own lanterns to walk in the light.

Registration for this event will begin in March.

VERY Best Summer

VBS 2023

fUN, FAMILY, DISCIPLESHIP, OUTREACH, AND SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

ALL SUMMER LONG


CHECK BACK SOON FOR 2023 EVENTS

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.  You can read our policy below. Our Jr. Wave Leaders (ages 11-17) have also completed Safe Sanctuary training and sign a Youth Volunteer Covenant. Our Wave Leaders can be identified by our signature blue Wave Leader shirts and a 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!

  • Nursery/toddler ministry (Birth - 2years)

    PRESCHOOL MINISTRY (2k-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..


    Preschool Worship includes separate 2K, 3K, and 4K classrooms with  Christ-centered bible curriculum, songs, and activities to reinforce the lesson and scripture memorization to connect with each other, connect with leaders, and connect with God and connect with families. 

  • elementary WOrship (k-4th grade)

    11:15am (k-4th Grade Kids WorshiP)

    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.


    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 and connect with families.

     


  • sunday school Small groups

    Birth-4th grade

    10:10am

    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.

  • sOnflower ministry (special needs)

    * Offered during the 11:15am Worship hour only.

    If you have a child who would like to join our SonFlower Ministry on Sunday Mornings, please contact natalie@chapinumc.com.


    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 at least two trained adult Wave Leaders.

     

    If your child has a special need requiring extra care, please contact Natalie McCoy at natalie@chapinumc.com. We want to be prepared to provide the best environent for your child.  We would love to 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.

serving in the wave ministry

We believe that the job of discipling our children and partnering with parents is one of the most important things we can do. We also recognize that this is a team effort. We love when our parents, grandparents and church members serve in the Wave Ministry. 

If you are interested in knowing more about serving and attending a Safe Sancutry Child Protection Training, please contact Natalie at natalie@chapinmc.com.


Click here for Chapin UMC's Safe Sanctuary Policy


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