Parent Connect is a class designed specifically for foster or adoptive parents who find themselves in the trenches of parenting kids from hard places. It can be challenging and isolating when you are faced with the uniqueness of parenting foster or adopted kiddos, this class offers encouragement and a place where we can safely share our unique struggles as well as helpful tools and strategies to bring hope and healing to our families. We will spend time looking at helpful resources, tools, and discussing how we can apply them to our unique families. We can’t wait to meet you!
All Sundays in March at 11:30 am at our Heritage Park Campus.
EMPOWERED TO CONNECT CONFERENCE
Join us April 7-8, 2017 at the Heritage Park Campus for a simulcast event of Empowered to Connect Conference.
“Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference — a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be.
The conference features David Cross, Mandy Howard, Daren Jones, Dan and Terri Coley, Ryan and Kayla North, Casey Call, and Cindy Lee and is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, therapists and others.” -EmpoweredtoConnect.org
Cost is $15 for a single ticket or $20 per couple.
Welcome to Summit View Kids! As your child journeys through the different phases of life from birth-5th grade we consider it a privilege to partner with you. We believe the best way we can impact the life of children is by partnering with parents. The combined influence of the church and parents is far more powerful than either of these influences working separately. We look forward to getting to know you and how we can best serve you so that we will have the greatest impact on your child.
We want every child who passes through our door to know how amazing God is and how much He loves them. Sunday mornings children will participate in engaging Biblical storytelling, worship, small group activity and discussion, plus a whole lot of fun!
Children’s safety is of the utmost concern to us. We have taken great lengths to put the best safety practices in place and we regularly evaluate our policies to make sure that we are providing the safest environment possible for children.
Background checks and training are required for all volunteers.
Our child security system requires that every child wear a name tag with a security number and allergy alerts (if necessary). Children are only released to adults named on the approved pick up list AND with a security claim ticket.
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3 things we want every child to know by age 5:
Jesus Loves Me
Jesus wants to be my friend forever
God made me
Each week in our early childhood area we share Bible stories, sing songs, and engage in fun, hands-on activities that help reinforce these ideas. Children are placed in age appropriate classes to learn and grow in an environment designed just for them. Classes are broken down by age group and children advance to the next class when they have a birthday.
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In our elementary classes children will experience creative Biblical storytelling, connection with a consistent small group leader and fun activities to reinforce the lessons and discuss how to apply them to their lives. By the time a child leaves 5th grade we want them to know:
I can trust God no matter what
I need to make the wise choice
I should treat others the way I want to be treated
Each month we study a Life App that helps reinforce these ideas, challenges us to put our faith into practice, and connect with God’s big story.
These students come together for a powerful and fun large group time where there is creative Bible storytelling, worship, and real life examples of how to live out our faith. We believe that spiritual growth happens best through relationship; therefore, following large group, all children will be placed in a small group that they will meet with regularly on Sunday mornings to discuss the Bible story and engage in activities that encourage spiritual growth.
Our 4th and 5th grade students gather together for large group that includes the same elements as the K-3rd, however it is presented in a way that targets this specific age. Following large group, students are dismissed to their assigned small group where there is a potential for great spiritual growth as kids are paired with a consistent leader who encourages, challenges, and speaks into the life of these preteens.
Mother’s Viewing Room (HP Campus only)
There is a Mother’s viewing room available on the second floor of our Heritage Park campus for nursing mothers or moms with young ones who are not quite ready to attend class. Mothers can feel free to use this room to watch and hear the message from the auditorium while keeping their infants with them.
Summit View Kids Lobby
At the Heritage Park Campus there is an area where you may “hang out” with your children should they be unable to stay in the gathering or in their Summit View Kids area. There you can enjoy a couple of comfortable chairs to sit on, some toys and a TV where you can continue to hear the message. It is located behind the check-in area on the first floor.
If you have a child with special needs, we would love to meet with you to discuss the needs of your child and how we might be able to accommodate. Currently, we do not have a fully equipped special needs ministry, but we do meet with families individually and strive to create a plan that will best support the child and the parents. Please do not hesitate to call and set up an appointment with us if this is an area of need.
Summer Experience is a day camp for Kindergarten-3rd Grade students. This camp takes place one week during the summer and is designed for kids to grow deeper in their relationship with God and as an outreach opportunity. Families are encouraged to invite friends from the community. 2017 tentative dates: June 26-29
Fusion Camp is a two nights and three days specifically designed for our 4th & 5th grade students. This camp is a great place for kids to connect with one another, grow spiritually, and work together in a team setting to overcome challenges. 2017 tentative dates: Aug. 11-13, location TBA.
If you have any questions please contact any member of the Summit View Kids Team at 360-260-8300.
For more information about Safari Kids contact:
Teresa Lutz – Pastor of Children’s Ministry
Anna Palmer – Nursery/Preschool Coordinator – HP
Laura Smith – Elementary Coordinator – HP
Michelle DeHaart – Admin/Children’s Coordinator – Felida