Welcome to illuminate!
illuminate encompasses newborns all the way to children who have finished the 5th Grade, divided into three separate age focuses.
• Nursery: Ages 6 weeks‐4 years old
• Preschool: Ages 4-5 years old (who will begin Kindergarten in the fall)
• School Age: Kindergarten-5th Grade
Advertised activities, programming and special events will identify which ages are included based on these three categories. If you have a child who has already completed 5th Grade, you will want to find out more about our Thrive Student Ministry. You can search for their free app in iTunes or Google Play.
Why illuminate? Matthew 5:14-16 tell us, "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill can't be hidden. Also, people do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand. Then it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine in front of others. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will praise Your Father who is in heaven." It is our prayer that getting your child involved here at illuminate will create a safe place for God to work in their heart. Once that happens...watch their lights shine!
With illuminate, we hope you will discover a place where your children encounter Jesus. We want them to see Him in the faces and interactions of the new friends and volunteers they meet. We want them to hear Him in the stories, messages, skits and worship that they experience each time they are here. We hope that they feel His presence even as they walk out our doors...with Jesus in their hearts, equipped with His power to live their lives for Him each day for the rest of their lives!
When You Arrive
We encourage families to park in the southeast parking lot and try to use the southeast door. This will bring you into the landing where you can easily find signage to guide your famiy to the Nursery and/or Children's area depending on the ages of your children. FBCNKC also has greeters at each door who are happy to assist you with anything you might need.
Staff and Volunteers
FBCNKC takes great responsibility in caring for children. Volunteers must complete and pass a background check before becoming a volunteer. Volunteers work closely with our Children's Pastor as they train, prepare and implement lessons and activities for your children. Only scheduled and approved volunteers are allowed into our secured areas once check-in is complete. No exceptions.
KidCheck is a security check-in system for children. Even though the safety of our children has not been an issue at FBCNKC, we want to be proactive and assure parents that their children are in good hands. The system is convenient, secure and easily enhances communication between church and families, even while you are in attendance. Speed up your check-in time by creating a free KidCheck account for your child before you even arrive.