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Early Childhood Ministry (Birth through PreK)

In our early childhood classrooms, we provide a secure, clean & loving environment where the youngest children will have a fun time learning about God’s love. Biblical truths are taught through Bible stories, songs, finger-plays, crafts, organized games & even through play! We believe that children learn best through repetition along with engaging all learning styles. Our desire is to help parents build a foundation of faith in their kids. 

Elementary Ministry (Kindergarten through Fifth Grade)

Our goal is to provide kids with a weekly experience that is fun, relationally driven, and packed with Biblical truths. It is an interactive time of teaching Biblical truths, worshiping together & hands-on activities. Our teachers are committed to making the most of the time that we have with this age group. We believe that we have a unique opportunity to reach these kids with the gospel of Jesus Christ during the elementary years.

Where do I start?

Wildwood is a big place and we want you to feel at home as soon as possible. The Children’s Ministry building is located at the back of the church. There is a large circle drive in the back for convenient pick-up or drop-off, but there is also access to the Children’s Building through the Gathering Hall or through the rear entrance.

If you have an infant or toddler, please bring all the necessary items (bottle, pacifier, special blanket, diapers, etc.) and clearly label each item. You will soon find that our volunteers will do everything they can to make sure your child is well taken care of!

When you arrive you will be asked to fill out a Family Registration Card (you may bring the card along with you if you desire), and our Welcome Team will assist you in registering your children (5th grade and younger) into our computer check-in system. The computer system will provide you name tags as well as a pick-up receipt with a number to be used for paging and pick up.

Where will my children meet on Sunday morning?

During the 9:45 and 11:00 am services: 
Birth through PreK children will meet in the downstairs area of the Children’s Building.
Kindergarten through fifth-grade children will meet in the upstairs area of the Children’s Building.

During the 8:30 am service: 
Children will join their parents for worship in the Worship Center.

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Safety and Security

Throughout all of our programs, we are intentional with making the most of every opportunity that we have with a child. We are fortunate to staff all of our environments with the highest quality of volunteers who have been properly screened and trained. We follow systematic check-in and dismissal procedures throughout the use of computerized check-in stations. If we need to contact a parent during a worship service, we have the ability to page them.

Who to look for?

Brooke Harrison (Children’s Pastor)

Emily Grave (Special Needs Director)

Melanie McCollum (Children’s Ministry Director of Communication & Guest Services)

Jolie Williams (Early Childhood Director)

Lessye Cam (Elementary Director)

Melanie Gladhill (Midweek Director)

Hannah Gaines (Children’s Ministry Intern)

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