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

Sunday 9 a.m. // Birth-Grade 3
Sunday 11 a.m. // Birth-Grade 3

Lakeville Campus

Currently meeting at the Burnsville Campus
Sunday 4 p.m. // Birth-Grade 5

*As part of our COVID-19 procedures, we are currently requiring pre-registration for BK programs on Sunday.

*Online options available on BK Youtube Channel

Email Tanner Pinkerman

   Grade 4 - Grade 5 

We call this our Preteen group. 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

*Online options available on BK Youtube Channel

Lakeville Campus

Currently meeting at the Burnsville Campus
Sunday 4 p.m. // Grade 4-5

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

Suspended for the fall semester.

Email Tanner Pinkerman

   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. // September - May

Preteen Kick-Off is on Wednesday, September 16. Watch this video to know what to do when you arrive.

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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Online Resources

Weekly lesson videos,  announcement videos and past VBS videos are all available on our YoutTube channel! 

Kids Weekly Updates // Parent Prep

Stay up to date on what's happening in Berean Kids. There are updates, calendar events, printable activities for kids,  and information about weekly lessons. Check back each week as the content is updated frequently.

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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

Child Dedication is the first step in parents discipling their child. During one of our FaithFamily Celebrations, typically within your child’s first 18 months of life, parents publicly commit their child to the Lord and devote themselves to being the spiritual leaders in their child’s life. In turn, the church body promises to partner with parents in guiding the child’s faith development. At Berean, we provide training and resources to prepare parents as their child’s primary faith trainer. 

Child Dedication Registration

Kid's Baptism

The next step after responding to the gospel by turning to Jesus through faith and repentance is to publicly declare this decision through baptism. This is something to celebrate in the life of your child! We want to help walk parents and their children through this process. We will help you lead your child through a discussion on the gospel, help them write out their testimony, and together you will meet with the Family Pastor to affirm this step and ask any questions. Register your child for baptism here and we will begin this process together.

kid's Baptism Registration

   

   

   

    

    

  

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

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