Crestwood Kids

Crestwood Kids is the children’s ministry of Crestwood Church serving kids Infant-5th Grade and their families.

Crestwood Kids Weekly is a weekly email with the latest from Crestwood Kids and links to the weekly preschool and elementary Bible story videos and Parent Cue guides for the upcoming Sunday.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mask policy in Crestwood Kids?

We no longer require children of any age, students, or adult leaders in Crestwood Kids and Crestwood Youth to wear masks. Moving forward, parents and guardians may choose to have their children or students continue to wear masks and our volunteer teams will help support that decision.

How old does my child need to be to check in to Crestwood Kids?

Infant–4th grade

What will my 5th–12th grader do when they attend on Sunday morning?

5th–12th-grade students are encouraged to attend the worship service with their family or friends. They may also serve as volunteers on the Guest Services Team or in Crestwood Kids.

What will happen when we arrive for a service?

When you arrive, a member of the Guest Services team will direct you to the Crestwood Kids check-in counter.

On your first visit, we’ll ask for the following personal information: parent/legal guardian names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number and any special instructions (allergies, medical issues) for each child. This information is entered into our database to help maintain our secure check-in system.

Your child’s safety is important to us. All Crestwood Kids volunteers pass a federal background check. We use a security tag system for child check-in and pick-up with printed name tags for children and matching claim tags for their parent/guardian.

After checking in, a member of the Crestwood Kids team will walk your family to your child’s small group environment.

You can pre-register to attend by using the links on the page above.

What will my infant–2-year-old experience in Crestwood Kids?

Babies and toddlers are in a constant state of wonder as they begin to experience and learn about God’s love. Our nursery is a soft, colorful, and safe environment that is consistently staffed with caring, background-checked small group leaders who communicate and display God’s love to each child.

Play is at the center of the experience. Small group leaders read books to little ones, hold and rock babies, and take care of any diapers that need to be changed!

What will my preschooler experience in Crestwood Kids?

Kids 3 years old–Pre-K spend part of the service in small groups exploring a weekly Bible story with their trained, background-checked small group leader, making art projects that reinforce the Bible story, and experiencing free-play. Then, in large group, kids watch a weekly Bible story video hosted by Ollie the Owl, sing along to a monthly worship song, and memorize a monthly Bible verse.

We use the First Look preschool curriculum from Orange Kids. To explore First Look, click here.

What will my Kindergarten–4th Grader experience in Crestwood Kids?

Elementary schoolers are naturally wired for wonder and discovery. While in Crestwood Kids, K–4th graders take part in small groups by age that are led by trained, background-checked small group leaders. They explore a weekly Bible story with hands-on experiments, art projects and innovative games so that they can begin to understand who God is and how much God loves them. We also offer a large group experience with live storytelling, high-energy worship songs, and a monthly Memory Verse challenge!

Our curriculum is designed to help kids develop a firm biblical foundation, make wiser choices, build stronger relationships, and develop a deeper faith.

We use the 252 Kids elementary curriculum from Orange Kids. To explore 252 Kids, click here.

Does Crestwood Kids offer midweek programming?

Throughout the fall, winter, and spring, adult small groups meet at the Midlothian campus on select Wednesday nights. To support parents who want to participate in a small group, childcare is available for their infant–4th-grade children. While in the care of our trained, background-checked staff, kids experience free play and watch a weekly Bible story video. Only children whose parents or guardians are in a small group check in to Wednesday night childcare. For more information about adult small groups, contact Rob Burns at rob@crestwoodrva.org.

Are there events for my family to attend together?

Yes! Throughout the year, family experiences are offered for preschool and elementary school families to attend together. Experiences include the Stuffed Animal Sleepover (preschool), Donut Sweat It! (elementary), Tuesdays At Ten (summer), Neighborhood Christmas (December) and more!

To check the events page of the website for upcoming family experiences, click here.

Andy Berry
Andy Berry

Director of Children’s Ministry