PARTNERING WITH PARENTS TO MAKE DISCIPLES
Briarcliff KIDS is our Babies – Grade 5 Children’s Ministry. The goal for Briarcliff KIDS is to provide opportunities for each child to personally discover the truths of God’s Word. We support parents in building up a strong, gospel-centered foundation for our children leading them to love and follow Jesus. We believe that families are a gift from God.
We are driven to meet our goal through the grace of God and the shared values of:
Parents are the Primary Disciplers
We believe the family is the primary learning community for children and provides the most comprehensive context to teach children a biblical perspective on life. It is our mission to encourage parents by providing a variety of resources and opportunities to have positive experiences as you disciple your child(ren).
The central focus of the Bible is Jesus and we desire our children to treasure Him above all else. We work to ensure our worship, activities and curriculum center on the person and work of Jesus Christ.
We believe children are a blessing. Our volunteers are trained to engage each child in meaningful learning experiences. Each volunteer desires to interact with the children and build strong relationships with them.
Learning about Jesus should be fun – creating an excitement for each child to attend Briarcliff Kids. We intentionally create an environment in which kids are excited to tell their parents about their time in Briarcliff Kids.
Visiting Briarcliff KIDS
Our Briarcliff Children’s Ministry meets at 9:00 am and 10:45 am each Sunday. We provide a convenient check-in station before each service. An ID label will be printed for your child(ren). Parents will also receive a label which must be presented when you pick up your child.
During your first visit, you will be asked to complete a registration form about your child providing any important information, such as allergies, to help our volunteers know your child better. The registration form will include the opportunity to share your mobile number with us so we can contact you in case of an emergency.
Parent & Child Dedication
Our church is committed to partnering with parents to make disciples. Partnering looks like many things over the course of a child's life. For families that are members or regular attendees of Briarcliff Church with children birth to two or three years of age, dedication is a meaningful experience. Your best next step toward parent and child dedication is to register online. After registration we will contact you regarding the next scheduled Dedication and to walk you and your family through the details of the Sunday morning service.
Our next dedication will be scheduled soon.
The security of your child is of the utmost importance to us. For your child’s safety and your peace of mind, we will:
- Do background checks on al volunteers
- Have allergy alert stickers available at check-in
- Provide a security tag for each child and ask for the parent portion before releasing any child for check-out.
- We require anyone entering the Briarcliff KIDS area to show their security tag to the leader.
For the safety of your child and other children, we request that you do not drop your children off at Briarcliff KIDS if they have any of the following:
A temperature of 100 degrees or higher in the last 24 hours
Diarrhea or vomiting in the last 24 hours
Colored nasal drainage (not due to allergies)
Open skin lesions
Any communicable disease