Birth - Grade 5

Berean Kids is our ministry to children from birth through grade 5 and their parents. We want to see the lives of children and their families transformed by the power of the gospel. We believe the best way to do this is through a partnership between the church and the home. Through weekend and mid-week programming, resources, regular encouragement, and our Family Discipleship Plan, we want to link arms with moms and dads for the sake of the faith of their children and future generations.

Weekends

  Birth - Grade 3

Kids are part of age-specific programming that includes large and small group time as well as crafts, music and relational connection. We go through the entire Bible every three years. All stories point to Jesus as our rescuer and redeemer, as part of God’s big story. 

Burnsville Campus

Saturday 5 p.m. // Birth - Grade 3
Sunday 8:15 a.m. // Birth - Age 5 but not yet in kindergarten (childcare only)
Sunday 9:30 a.m. // Birth - Grade 3
Sunday 11 a.m. // Birth - Grade 3

Lakeville Campus

Sunday 10:30 a.m. // Birth - Grade 3

Email Tanner Pinkerman

   Grade 4 - Grade 5 

Students engage in small group discussions as we work through the Bible from the lens of the gospel. We explore the truth of how the Bible is made up of hundreds of stories that all fit together to tell one story, God’s redemptive love story and the grace of the cross of Jesus Christ.

Burnsville Campus

Saturday 5 p.m. 
Sunday 9:30 and 11 a.m. 

Lakeville Campus

Sunday 11 a.m. 

Email DJ Leffin

Wednesday Nights

  Age 4 - Grade 3 

Children in preschool (ages 4 - 5) and elementary (grades K - 3) are invited to this fun, high-energy ministry that encourages them to know Jesus Christ and to grow in a relationship with him. KID stands for Kids in Discipleship! All parts of Team KID — Bible stories, Scripture memory, mission activities, life application, and recreational games— connect to apply biblical truths to real life.

We partner with parents as they teach their children to become disciples of Jesus Christ who strive to establish a firmly rooted, authentic faith. This partnership connects directly to the Faith in Practice milestone of the Berean Family Discipleship Plan.

Every week, preschool and elementary children will be learning the same memory verse and Bible story. Parents will appreciate this alignment as it will enable them to discuss the same truths with all of their children ages 4 to grade 3.

Burnsville Campus

Wednesday 6:30 - 8 p.m. // (September - May)

Email Amy Fouss

   Grade 4 - Grade 5

Students engage in and do life together. Life can be full of challenges, but no one is alone. We explore real-life topics and challenges from the lens of the Bible through large group teaching and small group discussion.

Burnsville Campus

Wednesday 6:30 - 8 p.m. // Room 107 (September - May)

Email DJ Leffin

Children with Special Needs

  BK Inc. 

BK Inc. stands for Berean Kids Inclusion. Children of all abilities and their families are welcome at Berean, just as they are.
 
Berean desires the gospel to be fully accessible to all children. Because children learn in different ways, BK Inc. offers one-on-one companions to children with special needs.
 
For more information or to enroll your child, please contact Tanner Pinkerman.

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 Upcoming Kids Events

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Vacation Bible School
Save the dates // July 27-31, 2020

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to Expect

ARRIVAL
Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the worship service so we can help you become familiar with our check-in process, the children's area, and introduce you to the leaders in your child’s classroom.

CHECK-IN AND SECURITY
Parents check in their children at the Berean Kids Check-In areas. Children are given a nametag to wear that displays their name, a unique security code for the day and any other pertinent information. Parents are given a tag that contains the corresponding security code. In addition, all of our volunteers have been interviewed and have passed background checks.

WELL CHILD POLICY
In order to ensure the health of other children and workers, please refrain from bringing your child if he/she has had any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours: diarrhea, vomiting, 100+ degree fever, rash, non-clear runny nose, or has been on antibiotics for less than 24 hours.

FOOD AND SNACKS
Berean Kids does not provide or allow snacks for any of our classes.

BRINGING ITEMS TO THE CLASSROOM
Older kids are encouraged to bring their Bibles. We ask that children leave toys, cell phones, etc. in the car or at home.

CONTACTING YOU
If we need to contact you after you have checked in your child, the Worship Center and Sanctuary screens will display the security code on your pickup slip preceded by the first two letters of your last name (e.g., AB-1234).

PHOTOGRAPHY
Berean periodically takes video or photographs of "life at Berean" including children's programming, worship areas, hallways, and commons areas. Berean may publish videos or photographs in which your child(ren) may appear with or without their name for lawful purposes such as publicity, illustration, advertising, social media, and website content. If you have concerns and do not wish to have your child(ren) included in photos or videos, please contact Berean's Communications Department.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER
Berean Cafe serves dinner from 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights for a nominal fee. Choose from inexpensive options including sandwiches, salad, pizza, cookies, etc. You may also choose the weekly entree option that rotates between sloppy Joes, spaghetti, and more.

Email Tanner Pinkerman

For Your Convenience

TODDLER CRY ROOM
This room is provided for parents who wish to watch the service while caring for a fussy child. Please ask for directions at Berean Kids Check-In.

MOTHERS' NURSING ROOM
This room allows mothers to nurse their infants while watching the service.

ACTIVITY BAGS
We have activity bags available at the Welcome Center for children who attend the worship service.

Child Dedication and Baptism

CHILD DEDICATION

Berean believes that child dedication is the first step in the discipleship process. The child's parents and Berean's faith family agree to walk with him/her throughout their faith journey, helping teach, encourage and mentor each step of the way. A Child Dedication Celebration event is held the Saturday prior to dedication for friends and family. We recognize that this is an important milestone in your child's life, so we want to help you celebrate it with -our Child Dedication Celebration. You, your children, and your special guests are invited to commemorate this exciting day together. It's designed to be a very personal, meaningful time to focus on the beginning of this important journey. 

Register your child for Dedication

BAPTISM

At Berean we want to help parents shepherd their children through the decision to respond to the gospel through faith and repentance. In celebrating this profession of faith in Jesus Christ as forgiver, Lord, and Savior, the next step is to publicly declare this decision through baptism.

Parents and kids will be asked to walk through the following process:

  1. Register for Baptism
    Parents can register their kids for baptism by submitting this form.
  2. Parent/Child Discussion
    Parents should walk their child through the gospel as well as determine their readiness to take the step of baptism. Our Salvation and Baptism Parent Guide is a resource made available to parents to help provide guidance for these conversations.
  3. Written Testimony
    We ask that children write out their personal testimony of salvation and submit it to the Family Pastor.
  4. Meeting with A Pastor
    Children and a parent will meet with the Family Pastor to talk through salvation and the meaning of baptism. Together parents and the Family Pastor will make a final decision on the readiness of the child to take this step.
  5. Baptism
    Baptisms are held quarterly during our FaithFamily Celebration events.

REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR BAPTISM

   

   

   

    

    

  

   Resources

  

Parent Handbook PDF

We provide resources and strategies to partner with parents in their child's spiritual growth.

Family Ministry Resources