Welcome to Gateway Kidz Ministry where we are committed to seeing children connected to and come to personally KNOW who God is as their Lord and Savior, connect and see them GROW in who He is and whose they are in Him, and SHARE about Him with those who do not know Him. We hope to see you soon, and can't wait to begin the journey together! 

AGE RANGES

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Welcome to Gateway Kidz Early Childhood Ministries where we believe that children are never too young to learn about Jesus. From the time they first come to the nursery and all the way to their pre-K days we structure and prepare for each developmental stage in age appropriate ways.

NURSERY – (6 Weeks – 3YO)

Every Sunday during each service our nursery is available for children 0-3 years old. You can expect to find nursery staff and caregivers who love your children and point them to Jesus through song, reading, and play-based learning from these early days and years of their little lives.

PRESCHOOL – (3YO – TK)  

We recognize that children at this age and stage are getting a little more independent and offer activities that are structured and filled with lots of crafts, centers, singing, and Bible stories all the while molding, shaping, and nurturing their understanding of who God is.
(We do ask that children in this class be fully potty-trained)

ELEMENTARY AGE

Gateway Kidz Elementary Ministries believes that parents are the primary spiritual leaders of their children, and we seek to partner together with you and come alongside you as you point your children towards a God who loves them and created them in His image and guide them to respond to His love for them.

Children in kindergarten through 5th grade will experience learning about God and worshiping Him through various opportunities that help them know that God is real and they can trust Him and look to Him.

CHILDREN’S SAFETY
At Gateway we take the safety of children seriously and you can expect to find:

  • Safe and Secure Check-In

  • Screened Staff and Volunteers

  • Emergency Procedures

  • A Clean and Healthy Environment

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING
Gateway Children's Ministries offer special events for children throughout the year. Check the website calendar for details. 

 Pastor Chipo Makwakwa

Pastor Chipo Makwakwa

Pastor Chipo and her family moved to the USA from Zimbabwe in 2001 and 2002 respectively She is married to Luke and together they keep young as they parent their three children Kelly, James, and Juliet. Chipo graduated from Nazarene Bible College with a Bachelor Of Arts In Ministry degree. She joined the staff at Gateway in July 2017 as Children’s Pastor. She is passionate about pointing children to Jesus and training them up in the way they should go!

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MEETING TIMES

SATURDAYS
5:20 PM - On Saturday evenings at our 5twenty service, children experience worship, Bible stories, and games in fun ways that engage them and help make what they are learning stick! 

SUNDAYS
8:30 & 11:00AM – We strive for your child to have meaningful experiences and offer Kidz Church for grades kindergarten-5th grade, and SonShine Church for preschoolers during our morning services. 

9:45AM - We offer age-based Sunday School classes where children can grow in their faith and apply the truths that they are learning to their lives. We have classes for kids in preschool through 5th grade.

WEDNESDAYS
5:30 PM – In quizzing children memorize scripture and learn to hide God’s word in in their hearts as well as learn to incorporate living their faith out in their everyday lives. 

6:30 – 8:00PM – AWANA CLUBS is a program that believes that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him.  It combines games, teaching time, and scripture memorization. On Wednesday nights throughout the school year, we  invite children to join us!

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