About ACTS Kids
About ACTS Kids
ACTS Kids is the ACTS Children’s Ministry (Ages 1-12). We really care about the children and are committed to providing a program that will not just entertain but will equip them to know God, hear His voice, walk by His Spirit and live by His Word. Our kids experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they can learn about Jesus in creative and relevant ways.
Our outstanding Teachers work together as a Team under the Leadership of our ACTS Kids Director – Dr. Amy Hayton, to provide the best environment possible for the Kids to grow and flourish as individuals.
We would love to see you and your family visit ACTS Kids.
Your First Visit
Your First Visit
Here’s what to expect when visiting ACTS Kids for the first time:
First, find the area marked for first-time families. There we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.
Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We will not share this information with anyone):
- Parent/guardian name(s)
- Child’s name / Child’s birthdate
- Home address / Phone number
- Any special instructions (allergies, special needs etc)
How Check-in Works
How Check-in Works
Before Service: You can check-in your child at any available kiosk. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the matching tag.
After Service: After the service is complete, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.
During Service: In the event that we need to contact you during the service, your child’s identification code will appear on the screen. We ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your child’s room.
Nursery- Ages 0-2
Primary goal of this class is to nurture and introduce God’s love to children in a church setting. They go through a curriculum that introduces them to the characteristics of God through art, object lessons, song and story time.
Our Nursery workers have many years of experience teaching and caring for babies and are passionate about being there.
The preschool class, ages 3-5 is all about developing community while being introduced to worship, the Word of God and learning to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. They experience God’s presence as they work through multiple centers throughout the morning from science center, game time, story time, art and a center focusing on one area of the curriculum, “Preschoolers in His Presence”.
Worship, Salvation, Bible, Missions, Holy Spirit, Learning to Hear God’s Voice and Prayer make up the topics of the curriculum. We have seen incredible testimonies come from our preschool class!
Kindergarten to 1st grade
The class is a special class designed for students who have just started school (age 5-7) but who are not proficient in reading and writing yet. In this class students experience God by learning the tools of ministry: Learning the Bible, worship as warfare, how to prophecy, who the Holy Spirit is and how to pray.
This class experiences worship in the sanctuary with the congregations, participating with flags and dance.
2nd thru 6th Grade
Kids in this class are activated to practice the tools they have learned and minister to each other and the congregation. Students are challenged to read their BIble regularly, practice hearing what God is saying to them, pray for the sick and enter into God’s presence in congregational worship. With close teacher supervision, students in this class participate in some congregational prayer ministry.
ACTS Kids Testimonies - week by week
Act’s Children’s Testimonies
Sunday Oct 16
From Pam leading kids worship:
I saw with the kids. (Oct 16) The idea I shared with them was to color something beautiful that makes them think of God. (Beautiful One song inspired)
I saw anything ranging from a pretty flower by Abel, song lyrics with a hand pictured by Eden- “His life is flowing through my veins,” lots of trees make Zion think of God, and many many abstract colors filling the page by Abel (“pretty colors make me think of God”) and finally one of my faves a wonderful picture of a sunset by Roni with lots of detail given to the reflection a bright sunset would have across the sky.
The 5-10s are three lessons into learning about worship framed after the tabernacle. This week’s lesson the brazen altar, explaining sacrifices as a shadow of the cross seemed like a tough subject but amazingly they totally got it and were receptive to a salvation call.
4 children raised their hands to ask Jesus into their heart! Yeah God. Mikarah and I were blown away!
During our classroom “beach time” we mediated on the cross while listening to “Forever” and “No longer slaves”. 5 of the children raised their hands to share what they received while thinking about the cross. Will immediately saw a picture of Jesus in his heart after he had “opened the door”. Scarlet and Grace both expounded on a visual picture of the actual cross.
Alane’s littles joined the 3s and 4s in worship and loved getting involved. Alex and Jude were thrilled and joined right in the dance.
Sunday Oct 9
During worship, there were not very many children present and the ones that were there did not really want to participate.
Liam, however, was bursting at the seams ready to grab some flags. I asked him to come up and help me to lead the flags for the other kids and the audience. He was overjoyed and accepted the mission. Pretty soon the rest of the kids were grabbing flags and eventually all of us were dancing with them, doing somewhat choreographed motions that Liam and I tag teamed. Liam even helped me burst out of my shell in worship with the flags!
The way Pam switched the songs worked out perfectly because for beach time the worship team was singing “Show Me Your Glory.” I told the kids to ask God for Him to show them His glory and to write or draw what they got.
During the part of the song where Kent got that totally rad drum beat going, Zion was drawing a picture of the Earth. He asked God to show him His glory and he got a picture of the Earth which was cracking all over and it then burst apart and turned into heaven. It was a very cool picture and right as he told me what he saw, the worship team burst into the chorus of “Show Me Your Glory”. I got HUGE goosebumps from head to toe!
Bailey received the scripture Ro 15:5-7 when she asked God to show her His glory…Now may the God that give perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus. That with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of your Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore accept one another just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
Sunday Oct 2
In worship, the children were asked to draw about Hope
- Zion drew an iceberg with a part under the water- our hope often looks like only a tiny bit of ice above the water but the majority is unseen.
- Faith drew a brick wall with contrasting life-giving branches, there is life in hope that can take over the walls
- Liam drew four apples representing seasons- hope is for all seasons
- Eunice created a picture with lots of holes- An open heaven
Sunday Sept 25
In worship the children were asked to draw about God’s Grace.
- 4 children drew pictures of palm trees
- 2 other children drew other trees- cherry blossoms, big solid trees
- Oliver mediated on Ephesians 2:7-8 which I helped him find in the concordance then drew money and gifts
- The children are very excited about sharing testimonies next week, we discussed what a testimony was and they took turns sharing some examples of testimonies
Sunday Sept 18
In worship, the children were asked to draw about God’s presence.
- Faith drew a picture of the burning bush in beautiful pastels- Later in the sermon, Kevin talked about the presence and when Moses experienced God in the burning bush
- Grace drew a path with flags and forest around and connected it with the scripture Proverbs 4:11-12 that speaks of the straight path and how God leads us on it.
- Abel drew a boat on the water as a vehicle of God’s presence inviting others in the boat
- During class Logan was so encouraging of the other children, listening to the teacher and participating in each aspect of the class
- Logan and Bailey testified of Logan’s healing the day before when he hit his head badly on a rock in Joshua Tree, was vomiting and after Mom prayed he was instantly healed and feeling better.
Sunday Sept 11
I asked the children during worship to ask God for his vision (we talked a bit about vision) for our church. What they got was pretty cool:
- Bailey and Scarlett immediately drew gorgeous Golden gates across the whole page with a path with jewels on it. The gates were of heaven. Later in Kevin’s sermon, Psalm 24 was highlighted and he focused on the GATES –vs 7. So cool to see them in step with the vision without even knowing it.
- Abel drew a large strawberry, red, with black seeds. This was very different than his usual warrior drawings. He said he just saw it right away when I asked them to think of vision for our church. I coached him to pick a few words to describe the strawberry and that those words would likely correlate to our vision. His words… “Its ripe!”
- Oliver who usually does not participate in the coloring or does his own thing was willing to be prayed for when I asked. We asked that God show him a timely word about the vision for our church. We grabbed the Bible and I asked him to find a verse. He confidently thought of Psalm 102:14-15. “For your people love every stone in her walls and cherish even the dust in her streets. Then the nations will tremble before the Lord. The kings of the earth will tremble before his glory.” He was able to realize that this applied to our city and the song, show me your glory and the posture we had just had related to this verse. He was encouraged!
- Logan excitedly came to me at the end of worship to show me a picture in his Bible (the picture Bible)- it was the last page showing Jesus knocking on the door. He remembered last week’s Bible verse and call to invite Jesus into his heart and found the corresponding picture. I asked him where is Jesus now and he snuggled into me and pointed to his heart. He confidently knew that Jesus was in his heart and he had a visual to remind him! This melted my heart and made my week!!
Sunday Sept 4
- Children were asked to meditate on Psalm 19 and draw what they thought of it or draw what it looks like that God is good
- Zion without even reading Psalm 19 drew the solar system in response to “God is good”- went right along with Psalm 19- the heavens declare the glory of God
- Elijah drew a picture of him on a bed with God’s glory shining down all around him with the scripture: “
- Children were given an opportunity to ask Jesus into their heart during the lesson after a prompting by Suzie and the memory verse: “I stand at the door and knock..” Logan loudly repeated those words and asked Jesus to come in. Others did as well
Sunday Aug 28
During the worship song “Break Every Chain”, the children asked the Lord for scripture
- Eden got a specific word for Jolie showing freedom as God breaks every chain- Ephesians
Sunday Aug 21
During worship the children asked the Lord to show them pictures about prayer
- Liam drew a hummingbird- he was already drawing this when Karin shared about hummingbirds in her garden
- Elijah drew a mountain with 2 people praying on it – Kevin’s message was on looking to the mountain to remember God’s help.
- Junior drew a large picture of a giant eye – God’s eye is upon us when we pray
Let us know you’re coming
We’d love to know you are coming so that we can prepare to help you when you arrive. Send us an email with any questions you may have or let us know about your child’s special needs.