Kids

About

Highland Kids is an exciting place for children (Kindergarten - 6th Grade) to come and learn about God. Our goal is to give children many opportunities to explore God’s Word that they may see God and know His plan and purpose for their lives. Whether it is through our creative and meaningful lessons each Sunday morning or our AWANA program on Wednesday nights, we desire to come alongside parents, to teach the truth found in the Bible.

Everything we do is designed to help children build relationships with their peers, leaders, but most importantly, a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We provide many opportunities for these relationships to develop through Sunday Morning programs, AWANA, camps, and special events.  We encourage every child to be involved in all of these activities.

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Weekly Events

Kid's Connection meets at 8:40 or 10am 

Some things you will need to know:

1. Your child will be in the Kid's Connection class that corresponds to their current grade in school.

2. We will be following the CDC guidelines for children gathering in classrooms. We are asking for your child to wear face masks while attending Kid's Connection.

3. We will have hand sanitizer in each room and your child will be asked to put on hand sanitizer as they enter and as they leave the room.

4. Leaders will be wearing a face shield or mask during Kid's Connection.

5. Every room will be sanitized after each Kid's Connection time. 

6. God's word will be taught in a fun and exciting way!!!!

Kid's Connection During COVID-19

Highland loves and cares about your family, especially during these unsettling days. Below you will find resources that will help your family navigate through this uncharted season and continue to learn God’s Word together. If you have any questions or would like to be added to our email list, please email Joanie Swingler.

April 18

This week we learned that when we trust in Jesus, the Holy Spirit begins to change us. Paul told the believers in the Galatian church how to recognize that God is working in someone’s life.  People who are saved by Jesus become more like Him, and the Holy Spirit gives them power to say no to sin and to live in a way that pleases God.

Bible Lesson

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Kid's Connection meets at 8:40 and 10am Gathering Times

Kid's Connection/Connect 56 We believe that families should worship together in one of the Gathering times which meet in the Life Center. Children will gather for a time of learning each Sunday morning on the Children’s Hall for Kid's Connection/Connect 56 at 8:40 or 10 am. We encourage every child to be involved in Kid's Connection/Connect 56.

Kid's Connection (K-4th Grade)

Sundays mornings in the Children’s Hall located on the 3rd floor of the Education Building.

Kid's Connection uses “The Gospel Story for Kids” and "The Gospel Project" curriculums. Children are taught how the Gospel of Jesus Christ weaves through every story in the Bible. These curriculums are a unique, three-year program that helps churches and families ground children in the Gospel story from Genesis to Revelation.  At each age level, children are taught the Gospel through age-appropriate illustrations, activities, coloring pages, object lessons, and memorization. There are weekly family-friendly devotionals that go along with the curriculum which is available for you to use at home.

Connect 56 (5th & 6th Grades)

Sundays in the Children’s Hall located on the 3rd floor of the Education Building.

Connect 56 at 8:40am uses “The Gospel Story for Kids” and "The Gospel Project" curriculums. Children are taught how the Gospel of Jesus Christ weaves through every story in the Bible. These curriculums are a unique, three-year program that helps churches and families ground children in the Gospel story from Genesis to Revelation.  At each age level, children are taught the Gospel through age-appropriate illustrations, activities, coloring pages, object lessons, and memorization. There are weekly family-friendly devotionals that go along with the curriculum which is available for you to use at home.

Connect 56 at 10am introduces preteens to inductive study where they are taught how to investigate the Scriptures and discover for themselves what it means, apply it to their lives and defend their faith to others.  We want preteens to study the Bible for God’s truth, instead of relying on teachers to tell them what is in the Bible.

Policy & Procedures

We strive to provide a safe environment, both physically and emotionally, for all kids and families. One method is our electronic check-in system used on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Check-in stations enable parents to quickly and easily check-in children, and gives our staff a way to contact parents, if necessary, during the Gatherings. K-6th grade students will need to be checked in and picked up by an approved adult.  A guardian receipt will be printed out at the time of check-in which is required to pick up your child from class. 

We also require our leaders to go through a rigorous screening process in order to serve in Highland Kids. If you are interested in being a Highland Kids Leader, please Joanie Swingler.

AWANA

Why AWANA?

AWANA stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed." It is a fast-paced, unique way to learn God’s Word. AWANA clubs help churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus.

AWANA for the Spring 2021
The same great program but in a fun and exciting online format! Registration is ongoing for any new families wanting to participate. Parents must register any children in AWANA Online Club to guarantee supplies.

Register Your Child Here

SPRING KICK-OFF CELEBRATION!!!

January 10 @ 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Come enjoy a time of celebration with fun and games! Fall awards and Spring materials will also be available for pickup!

Volunteer Needs

We will be needing people who love the Lord and want to share the Gospel with children and be willing to conduct ZOOM small group time once a week. Volunteers must submit to a background check. If you would like to serve in this ministry, click the Register button below.

Register To Volunteer Here

Summer Events

Vacation Bible School 

On Mystery Island, your child will be thrilled from the top of their sun-drenched head to the top of their sandy toes as they explore and intriguing and mysterious tropical paradise while tracking down the one true God. Each day they will learn more about one of God's amazing attributes and how it applies to their lives.

Kindergarten - 5th Grade
9:30am - 12:15pm 
Child Registration
Volunteer Registration

Preteen Camp 
3rd - 5th Grade Students
Mt. Lebanon Camp, Cedar Hill Texas
June 28 - July 2
$225 per child 
(scholarships are available)
Register My Child

 

Pine Cove City

Get ready for the loudest, funniest, and most impactful week of your summer! At Pine Cove City, campers will experience Jesus through Bible study, worship, and time with their counselor as well as participate in tons of great camp activities! Your K-5th grade camper is sure to have a blast dancing, cheering, and jumping each and every day, Monday through Friday! Click HERE for more information.

July 26-30 l  9:00am - 4:00pm l $310

Register My Child

Volunteer Resources

We are delighted that you are joining the team of Children Ministry Volunteers at Highland Baptist Church.  We want to partner with you to make this experience the best it can be.


Below are the resources you will need as you start your volunteer experience.

Staff

Kids Ministry Director

Assistant Kids Ministry Director

Kids Special Needs Coordinator

Assistant Preschool Ministry Director/Preschool & Kids Ministry Admin Assistant