12200 East 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67206
9:30 & 11:15 A.M.
Our family ministry team is always looking for ways to be more intentional in serving families. This year, we’re implementing a couple of changes to help us achieve that goal.
1. We’re creating a brand new environment for fourth and fifth graders called Studio 45. This new space is designed specifically with this age group in mind and will give us even more of an opportunity to focus on this very important stage of development in a child’s life.
2. We are working to create a more consistent small group experience for younger children. Small groups are an integral part of our family ministries. Currently in our preschool environments, kids are moving in and out of small groups because they move to a new classroom every time they have a birthday. Beginning this school year (on August 15/16), children starting at age 2 will promote to a new classroom on a designated yearly promotion weekend instead of on their birthday. This will allow them to be in the same small group for an entire year (just as school-age children are) so they can develop consistent relationships with their small group leader and the kids in their small group. You can help us maximize the benefits of small groups for your child by bringing them to the same service time each weekend.
Note: Because our preschool classes will no longer be divided by age, some of our classroom names will be changing.
Keep reading to determine how these changes may affect your child’s check-in location beginning August 15/16, 2020.
Children in this age range will not be affected by promotion weekend. They will promote to new classrooms throughout the calendar year based on their age.
Your child is considered a Younger Toddler if they are 18 months old and their date of birth is on or after September 1, 2018.
Your child is considered an Older Toddler if their date of birth is between September 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018.
Your child is considered Early Pre-K if their date of birth is between September 1, 2016, and August 31, 2017.
Your child is considered Pre-K if their date of birth is between September 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016, or if their date of birth is before September 1, 2015 but they are not entering kindergarten this fall (2020).
Your child will be in our Kindergarten class if they are in kindergarten this fall (2020).
Your child will be in 252 if they are in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade this fall (2020).
Your child will be in Studio 45 if they are in 4th or 5th grade this fall (2020). Note: This group of students will continue to meet in 252 Theater until Studio 45 is completed later this year.
Your child will be in The Wire if they are in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade this fall (2020). The Wire meets on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the Student Center.
Your child will be in Thrive if they are in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade this fall (2020). Thrive meets on Saturdays at 4 p.m. in the North Commons.