Proverbs 22:6 - Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Here at Upward, our kids take a priority in the Church.  Through the lens of discipleship, they are our first and foremost responsibility given to us by God to disciple and model what it means to live a life for Christ.  Our hope is that all of the children at Upward will be treated in a way that draws them into a close relationship with Christ and grows them to love God's Church.

Upward Kids (Ages 4-11) 

Our Upward Kids curriculum revolves around the concept that helping our kids "understand" what God's Word means to them and not simply "memorizing" bible verses will have a much more profound effect on their lives as they grow up and therefore help them internalize God's truth on a personal level.  

Our structure for this model is very simple yet effective.  Rather than learning a new bible verse and story each week, Upward Kids focuses on the same story for the full month.  Our volunteers will teach your kids the bible story for that month through different methods whether it be through acting out the story, an art project, a video or even song.  This helps kids learn the story behind the verses and keeps it fresh and fun for them week to week.

Upward Nursery (Ages 0-3)

We offer a safe and fun place to leave your younger children during service.  Your babies will get plenty of attention and care and your toddlers (2-3 year olds) will also be told the same story in the nursery that is being taught in the older kids room.