In Kidway, we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship is an action, and consistent leaders make a difference. We want kids to see how God's Word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to him, and to build friendships that will last. That's why it's important to make sure your child connects with the same friends and same leader at the same hour—Every Sunday! Kidway is available during each service at both campuses.

Child Check in

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Nurseries

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Special Needs

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Be a kidway volunteer

Volunteer

FAQs

Child Check In

When you arrive on Sunday morning for Kidway, you will check your children in at the Kidway Check-In Station. We use Gateway Community as our secure children’s check-in system that will allow Gateway to provide a safe, simple, and quick check-in and check-out process for our Sunday school program. See a check-in assistant at the nursery or Kidway desk when you arrive to set up your profile. Once you have checked in, a volunteer will help guide you to the class for your child’s age.

Nurseries

Nursery care is available at each campus for children birth - 2 years old. Children will be loved and cared for during the service by trained volunteers who have undergone a background check. Special areas are also designated for nursing mothers at each campus. Please ask at a Nursery Check-In area where the nursing mother's area at your campus is located.

Special Needs

Programming for children with special needs is available during the 10:45 service at our County Road 9 campus. We request that you pre-register your child for this ministry so we can be prepared with the necessary personnel on Sunday morning. To register, please complete this form. If you have any questions, email Martha Davis.

Be a Kidway Volunteer

There are many hands and hearts that are needed to help with the Gateway Kidway Children's Ministry. Click here to learn more about all the positions available to serve and to apply.

Parents

Come see all the resources we have available at each campus. There are books for you and your kids that you can borrow.

Summer Serve

Every summer, we need new volunteers to step up and serve in our Kidway classes starting the first Sunday in June through the last Sunday of August. Would you like to invest in the life of a child this summer? Join our Kidway summer volunteer team on Sundays where we have fun together as we teach children about the Word of God.

Kidway Serving

For volunteers over 18, please read this Volunteer Agreement and then complete and submit this Kidway Volunteer Form below. Once you have submitted the volunteer form, you will be sent a link to complete a background check authorization form.

If you are a volunteer under 18, please read this Youth Commitment agreement and complete and submit this Youth Volunteer form.

Serving Role Descriptions

Infant Nursery (Birth-Crawlers): Infant nursery caregivers must be willing to play on the floor, cuddle, sing, smile, and show the love of Jesus to Gateway’s tiniest attenders. Serving Requirement: High school or older.
Time commitment: 1-2 services per month

Toddler Nursery (Walkers - 2 Years): Toddler nursery caregivers must be full of energy and eager to interact with this active bunch as well as willing to lead Bible story and snack time. Serving Requirement: Middle school or older.
Time commitment: 1-2 services per month

Nursery Welcome Desk: Nursery welcome desk volunteers must be friendly and full of smiles. These folks help facilitate nursery drop off/pick-up as well as assist new parents with check-in. Serving Requirement: Adults
Time commitment: 1-2 services per month

PRESCHOOL ROOM TEACHER (2 YEARS-KINDERGARTEN): Preschool teachers must love children and have a gift for making the Bible come alive to kids. This job requires prep time throughout the week to plan creative lessons. (Curriculum is provided.)
Time commitment: 9-month commitment to serve one service every week

PRESCHOOL ROOM HELPER (2 YEARS-KINDERGARTEN): Preschool room helpers must be dependable and serve as an extra set of hands in the Preschool room by taking attendance, working with small groups, and assisting with snacks and restroom breaks.
Serving Requirement: Middle school or older
Time commitment: 9-month commitment to serve one service every week

WIGGLE WORSHIP LEADER (PRESCHOOL): Wiggle Worship leaders have a passion for leading preschoolers in worship through music. Energy, commitment and creativity are essential in this role.
Time commitment: 9-month commitment to serve (15 minutes) one service every week

ELEMENTARY SMALL GROUP LEADER (1ST-5TH GRADES): Small group leaders are purposeful at building trust and friendships with small groups of approximately 10-12 kids, demonstrating what it’s like to have a personal relationship with Jesus. They lead groups in activities prior to and following large group time and are responsible for helping kids connect the Bible lesson for the day to real life. Relationships are the key to small groups, so leaders are also encouraged to connect with their groups through weekly contacts or during other Kidway events.
Time commitment: 9-month commitment to serve one service every week

ELEMENTARY SMALL GROUP HELPER (1ST-5TH GRADES): Small group helpers assist small group leaders with group activities and stay with small groups during large group worship time.
Serving Requirement: Middle school or older
Time commitment: 9-month commitment to serve one service every other month

ELEMENTARY LARGE GROUP TEACHER (1ST-5TH GRADES): A large group teacher must be an energetic, creative communicator with a passion to teach God’s Word to a large group of 1st – 5th grade students. Curriculum/scripts and training will be provided.
Time commitment: 12-month commitment to serve once a month

ELEMENTARY WORSHIP LEADER: Worship leaders must love music and have a desire to lead kids in an energetic worship time. Energy, enthusiasm and a genuine love for Jesus are much more important in this role than a great singing voice!
Time commitment: 12-month commitment to serve once a month

SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY: These volunteers have a heart for children with special needs and will most often serve as a one-on-one helper with a child. Volunteers may be needed to serve in a variety of roles, depending on the needs of the child they are paired with.
Time commitment: 1-2 services per month

CHECK-IN ASSISTANTS: A Check-in assistant may be the first person a family meets and must be friendly, welcoming, and comfortable with a computer. These volunteers assist parents with checking their children into the nursery or Sunday School classes.
Time commitment: 1-2 services per month

KIDWAY TECH (SOUND/MEDIA): Tech team members are creative, dedicated, and pay attention to detail. They are responsible for the lights, sound, and video during elementary large group time.
Time commitment: 12-month commitment to serve once a month

TRANSFORMERS (SET-UP): This special group of volunteers must be dedicated, energetic, flexible, and be willing to get a little bit sweaty. This job involves transforming the Worship Center from a gym into smaller classes each weekend.
Time commitment: Varies/Flexible

CREATIVE TEAM: Creative team volunteers have gifts in art, carpentry and painting, and are responsible for creating stage sets and props for large group time.
Time commitment: Varies/Flexible

HALLWAY MONITOR (SECURITY): Hallway monitors are an important part of keeping Kidway a safe place for our kids. They may help escort kids to the restrooms and make sure adults in the hallways are either Kidway volunteers or parents.
Time commitment: Varies

The Gospel Project

The curriculum we use each week in Kidway now has online resources available for families to use at home to help them teach their children about Jesus and the Bible. If you would like to receive a link to this online content each week through a text, please subscribe below.

You can also directly access the content for this week by clicking the button below. If you do not have a Lifeway account, you will be prompted to create a free account before accessing the lesson.

Kidway Sermon Notes

Print these out before you join us online so your kids can follow along with the message and look for certain things in the sermon.

Kidway Spotify Playlist

Kidway has a Spotify playlist with songs selected for your kids!

Right Now Media

There is also tons of great video content for kids and adults available through RightNow Media.

Create your account or login here. Once you have an account you can also watch on many devices including Roku and Apple TV.

Still have questions?

If you have questions, please contact: Becca Green for the County Road 9 Campus and Emily Peters for the North Main Campus. Or call 419.423.5947.

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