Lifepoint Kids Ministry Policy and Procedures



 

 




Lifepoint Church Children’s and Youth Ministry Policies and Procedures

 

SECTION ONE:  ALL Ages (Nursery through Youth)

 

Our purpose is to show children & students the love of Christ while their parents learn more about Him.  Children see Jesus' love in how we take care of them.

 

 

Registration:  All caregivers and families will follow established child registration policies.  Registration information should be updated and reviewed within one month of Promotion.  Weekday events may have a different security and registration process. 

 

Before entering the Children’s Wing (for care, or other activities), all children in 6th grade and younger must sign in at the registration desk (computer station) and be identified with a security tag.  Parents and Guardians should refrain from bringing “extra” adults or siblings into the Children’s Wing for drop-off or pick-up, unless truly necessary.  This relieves congestion in the hallway and at doorways. 

Youth (students in grade 7-12) should wear a lanyard (pick up at the registration desk) to identify themselves as youth within the children’s wing.)  Please let Youth Leadership know if your child has any allergies or conditions they need to know about. 

We use the KidCheck security system to register and identify our children.  Parents can visit www.kidcheck.com to begin or update their child’s account.  We encourage parents to review their child’s account yearly to assure up-to-date information. 

 

 

All Lifepoint Kid’s Volunteers should require presentation of the Guardian Receipt before releasing a child from the classroom.  If a Guardian Receipt has been lost, or not available, the adult’s photo ID must be presented and must match the guardian’s name, listed on the child’s check-in label.  If there is ANY question, or the names do not match, volunteers MUST notify the registration desk and/or Security to verify the adult’s authority to leave with the child.  NEVER assume anything, even if you know the families personally. 

 

 

Parents, we encourage you to pick up your child yourself. However, it is your choice to give your Guardian Receipt to another person (spouse, older child, grandparent, etc).  The Guardian Receipt serves as proof of authorization for dismissal with your substitute, and you accept that responsibility.  In the absence of a Guardian Receipt, photo ID must be presented and match the name on the child’s tag, or another adult listed as an Authorized Guardian on your KidCheck account (which Registration must verify before dismissing the child).  Please notify the Registration Desk of any domestic issues that may be of concern.  Such information will be kept in confidence. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sick Child Policy

Parents, you should not bring your child (of any age) to class if they have had any of the following:  fever over 100, vomiting, runny nose (anything but clear), coughing, diarrhea, discharge or swelling in or around the eyes, or a questionable rash.  Also please do not bring your child if you think they have any of the following contagious conditions:  chicken pox, measles, mumps, pink-eye, impetigo, conjunctivitis, or lice.  If a child develops any of these symptoms during a session, caregivers/leadership will contact parents to take the child home.

 

 

Lice Policy:  EVERY child (of every age) is vulnerable to headlice.  Please notify the leadership immediately if you discover that your child has headlice.  All parents will be notified, as a precaution, and the child/family will remain anonymous.  This is to help ensure that the lice is not spread.  If evidence of lice is found, we will ask that you take your child home immediately and begin treatment.  Please do NOT bring your child to church until treatment has been completed.  In order to be readmitted to class, a Department Coordinator must check and approve the treatment's success.  This will be done discretely, and with the parent present. 

 

 

First Aid:  In the event of injury or insect bite/sting, caregivers/leadership should notify parents immediately.  A first aid kit for minor scrapes is located in the infant room, the Butterfly Room, 1st-2nd Grade Room, as well as the church kitchen.  Caregivers should be able to provide a verbal or written account of what happened.

 

Call 911 if the child is unconscious or unresponsive, is convulsing, has an obviously broken bone, has serious bleeding, has a weak or unusually rapid pulse, has difficulty breathing, or other severe condition.  Then contact the parent.  To use a church wall phone, you must first dial “9”, and then dial 911.

 

 

Medication:  For the safety of every child, nursery caregivers do not administer medications.  Diaper rash creams may be applied.  Parents should inform the nursery coordinator if a child has a condition requiring immediate medication in times of crisis (fast acting inhaler, epinephrine injection for bee sting, etc.).  The nursery coordinator or Children's Ministry Director will work with the parent and caregivers to form a custom plan for special circumstances.

 

 

 

Children’s Discipline:  This is the process of teaching a child what type of behavior is acceptable and what is not.  Discipline may involve punishment and more importantly, rewards.  At Lifepoint, our workers follow these guidelines for toddlers through 6th Grade:  three (3) warnings followed by a time-out consistent with a child's age (2 year old—2 minutes, 8 years old—8 minutes, etc).  After three time-outs, a parent will be sent for.  At Lifepoint, our workers are encouraged to show God's love in every situation and reward and praise children as they grow and learn boundaries in the classroom.  It is the policy of Lifepoint Church not to administer corporal punishment, even if parents have suggested or given permission for it. There should be no spanking, grabbing, hitting, or other physical discipline of children. Workers should consult with Children’s Ministry Director if assistance is needed with disciplinary issues.

 

Promotion:  Infants are promoted to the toddler room when they begin walking independently.  Children are promoted from toddlers to two-three year olds based on age.  Children are promoted from “two-three's” to pre-school (“four's & five's”) based on their projected kindergarten enrollment (based on their ages or grade by September 1st of the year). 

 

Elementary age children are promoted in accordance with their new grade, at the beginning of each school year.

 

Children in grade 7 through 12 are considered “Youth” and will meet under the Renew 7-12 meeting schedule. 

 

Special Needs Families:  Parents/Guardians should speak with the Children’s Ministry/Youth Leadership to determine the best classroom for the child.  We always want to support the family as best as possible, so that the child, parent, and volunteer team has the most positive experience possible while attending Lifepoint. 

 

 

Restroom Policy:  Diapering of infants/toddlers should be done by adult female staff only, and never behind closed doors.  Youth females should only diaper with direct supervision from an adult female. 

 

Those children who are potty-training and may need help should only be assisted by female workers.  Doors to bathrooms should NEVER shut with an adult IN the bathroom with the child.  Assistance within the bathroom must be given with the door ajar. 

 

Elementary children who leave the classroom to use the restroom simply need a youth or adult to be vigilant at the door/hallway to ensure the child arrives and returns safely.  If an elementary age student needs bathroom assistance, it should be from their own parent.  Security and/or registration can help retrieve a parent from the service. 

 

If the restrooms in the foyer are used, (a “public space” with multiple stalls where non-volunteers may be present), the entire restroom must be empty, and ONLY the children enter/use the restroom.  ONLY Lifepoint Kids Volunteers may enter that restroom with the children, and only if needed. 

 

Men are welcome and encouraged to serve with our children’s ministry.  While they may NOT diaper or assist a child in the restroom, they most certainly MAY diaper or assist their OWN children. 

 

 

 

Parents:  Parents should follow church policies and provide caregivers with any information that will help their child adjust to their class, such as social skills, or learning disabilities.  All regularly attending parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer in our children's ministry.  We serve infants through 6th graders, and we need help!  By volunteering, you enable another parent to worship, fellowship, and grow in Christ's love.  You are also ministering to our children.  Youth may periodically go on out-of-county field trips that require chaperones.

 

Please see any of the Children's/Youth Ministry Staff for more information on serving.  Volunteers must undergo a simple background screening, at no cost to the volunteer. Visit Guest Central to obtain the paperwork necessary to begin the screening process.

 

 

Youth Volunteers:  Youth volunteers may assist with childcare (infants through 6th grade) if they have recommendation from the Youth Leadership and Children's Ministry staff.  The younger the child who needs care, the older the youth must be.  The Children's Ministry Director, Youth Leadership, and the youth's parent must be in agreement on the youth's eligibility and maturity to serve.  All youth volunteers must follow church policies.  Youth must work with a responsible adult and are not allowed to supervise children without an adult present. 

 

 

Staff Caregivers:  Staff Caregivers are paid employees of the church, often employed on weekends for childcare or during other non-Sunday morning events.  Staff must profess a Christian testimony and be recommended for service by church leaders or other Christians.  They agree to any background or character checks the church deems necessary.  They follow the same policies as volunteers, with a few extra duties.  Staff should empty the diaper pails after each session.  Staff may be asked to teach curriculum, clean toys, or perform other maintenance tasks. 

 

 

Selection of Workers (Paid and Volunteer):

All persons who desire to work with the children participating in our programs and activities will be screened. This screening includes the following:

a.         Six Month Rule

No applicant will be considered for any position involving contact with children until she/he has been involved with Lifepoint Church for a minimum of six (6) months. This time of interaction between our leadership and the applicant allows for better evaluation and suitability of the applicant for working with children.

b.         Personal Interview

A face-to-face interview may be scheduled with the applicant to discuss his/her suitability for the position. 

c.         Reference Checks

Before an applicant is permitted to work with children, at least two of the applicants’ references will be checked. These references should be of an institutional nature as opposed to personal or family references, preferably from organizations where the applicant has worked with children in the past, or personal references from leadership of Lifepoint Church.

d.         Criminal Background Check

A national criminal background check is required for all employees (regardless of position) and for the following categories of volunteers:

•Those who will be involved in our children’s and youth ministry;

•Those who will be in involved in overnight activities with children or youth;

•Those counseling children;

•Those involved in one-on-one mentorship of children; and

•Those having occasional one-on-one contact with children (such as, teachers, or church vehicle drivers).

 

 

Before a background check is run, prospective workers will be asked to sign an authorization form allowing the church to run the check. If an individual declines to sign the authorization form, she/he will be unable to work with children.

 

What constitutes a disqualifying offense that will keep an individual from working with children will be determined by the Children’s Ministry Director and/or Senior/Associate Pastor on a case-by-case basis in light of all the surrounding circumstances. Generally, convictions for an offense involving children and/or for offenses involving violence, dishonesty, illegal substances, indecency and any conduct contrary to our mission will preclude someone from being permitted to work with children. Failure to disclose a criminal conviction on the application form will also be a disqualifying event.

 

The background check authorization form and results will be maintained in confidence on file at Lifepoint Church.

 

 

Two Adult Rule

It is our goal that a minimum of two unrelated adult workers will be in attendance at all times when children are being supervised during our programs and activities.

Infants, or children unable to speak, must have two adults present at all times.  For older children, one qualified youth may be used in place of a second adult.  (This is at the discretion of the Children’s Ministry and/or Nursery Director.) 

 

Some youth classes may have only one adult teacher in attendance during the class session; in these instances, doors to the classroom should remain open and there should be no fewer than three students with the adult teacher. We do not allow minors to be alone with one adult on our premises or in any sponsored activity unless in a counseling situation.

 

If circumstances dictate (shortage of qualified volunteers, for example) that an adult must be the lone caregiver of a minor in a classroom, that worker MUST be within the sight and sound of another qualified Lifepoint adult volunteer, in a nearby area (neighboring classroom).  The classroom doors must be open, and Security and the Children’s Ministry Director must be notified.  Diapering/bathroom assistance must be done in the presence of another Lifepoint Volunteer.  (See restroom policies.)  If you are the lone adult, go to another classroom where others are present, or request another adult to join you during diapering, for the sake of accountability. 

 

 

 

Responding to Allegations of Child Abuse

For purposes of this policy, “child abuse” is any action (or lack of action) that endangers or harms a child’s physical, psychological or emotional health and development. Child abuse occurs in different ways and includes the following:

•           Physical abuse – any physical injury to a child that is not accidental, such as beating, shaking, burns, and biting.

•           Emotional abuse – emotional injury when the child is not nurtured or provided with love and security, such as an environment of constant criticism, belittling and persistent teasing.

•           Sexual abuse – any sexual activity between a child and an adult or between a child and another child at least four years older than the victim, including activities such as fondling, exhibitionism, intercourse, incest, and pornography.

•           Neglect – depriving a child of his or her essential needs, such as adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care.

 

Childcare workers may have the opportunity to become aware of abuse or neglect of the children under our care. In the event that an individual involved in the care of children at Lifepoint Church becomes aware of suspected abuse or neglect of a child under his/her care, this should be reported immediately to the Children’s Ministry Director, Head of Security and/or Senior/Associate Pastor for further action including reporting to authorities as may be mandated by state law.

In the event that an incident of abuse or neglect is alleged to have occurred at Lifepoint Church or during our sponsored programs or activities, the following procedure shall be followed:

1.         The parent or guardian of the child will be notified.

2.         The worker alleged to be the perpetrator of the abuse or misconduct will immediately be placed on leave from working with children pending an investigation and instructed to remain away from the premises during the investigation.

3.         Civil authorities will be notified, and Lifepoint Church will comply with the state’s requirements regarding mandatory reporting of abuse as the law then exists.  Lifepoint Church will fully cooperate with the investigation of the incident by civil authorities.

4.         Our insurance company will be notified, and we will complete an incident report.  Any documents received relating to the incident and/or allegations will immediately be forwarded to the insurance company.

5.         The Senior or Associate Pastor will be our spokesperson to the media concerning incidents of abuse or neglect, unless he or she is alleged to be involved. We will seek the advice of legal counsel before responding to media inquiries or releasing information to the congregation. All other representatives of the church should refrain from speaking to the media.

6.         A pastoral visit will be arranged for those who desire it.

7.         Any person who is not found innocent of the alleged abuse or misconduct will be removed from their position working with children or youth.

Nursery, Children’s, and Youth leadership will develop and implement policy, ensure maintenance of classrooms and supplies, schedule caregivers or teachers, as well as train volunteers and staff.  Leaders must profess a Christian testimony and be recommended for service by church leaders or a church member in good standing.  They agree to any background or character checks the church deems necessary.

 

 

Ministry Volunteers:  Volunteers must profess a Christian testimony and be recommended for service by church leaders or a church member in good standing.  They agree to any background or character checks the church deems necessary.  Volunteers are expected to serve on their scheduled times and to find a substitute when unable to serve.  Volunteers agree to follow church policies for infants through youth.  Volunteers may be asked to teach curriculum, clean toys, chaperone events, or perform other maintenance tasks.

 

 

All Volunteers/Leadership:   Parents/Guardians can identify our Children's Ministry Workers by their Lifepoint Kids name badges.    Parents are welcome to sit in on any of our classes.  Teachers must profess a Christian testimony and be recommended for service by church leaders or church member in good standing.  They agree to any background or character checks the church deems necessary. Anyone wearing a Lifepoint Kids nametag has met this criteria and is authorized to serve in the Children's Wing. 

 

 

 

 

Code of Conduct for all who serve in our Children’s Ministry: 

 

Work Hard:  You are vital to our ministry!  We need you!  So please, show up on time, ready to give it your all, and faithful with responsibilities and tasks that have been entrusted to you.  Colossians 3:23 

 

Be Kind:  Ministry is all about people--so to be effective in ministry, you’ll need to reflect God’s heart for people.  Treat EVERYONE with gentleness, forgiveness, patience, kindness, and love.  Thessalonians 5:13-15 

 

Pursue Unity:  Ministry doesn’t work without unity.  Regardless of opinions, personality differences, or conflict, we need you to make every effort to maintain unity with the team.  Corinthians 1:10 

 

Be like JesusKids are watching you.  Your words, choices, and relationship with God will be carefully observed and replicated by the kids you influence.  While we don’t expect you to be perfect, we do expect you to be striving to make wise decisions and to glorify God with your life and choices.  Ephesians 5:1    

 

Alcohol and Drug Use:  While we don’t require volunteers to abstain from alcohol entirely, we do expect wisdom and restraint.  No consumption of alcohol is permitted on our church campus, at any ministry event, or in the presence of a child.  Drug and underage alcohol use is never acceptable.  Titus 1:7 

 

Cell Phones:  Please refrain from using them while children are under your care at church.  Accidents happen in a moment!  Please give the kids your full attention.

 

Online Activity:  When online, volunteers must separate themselves from questionable photos, language, or content--maintaining an online presence that is above reproach.  If the parent of a child wouldn’t want their child to see something you posted, it’s inappropriate.  Ephesians 5:3-4 

 

Attitude:  Sometimes it’s the little things that disqualify us from ministry.  All volunteers are expected to strive to look like Jesus by exhibiting humble, teachable attitudes-- particularly in the midst of conflict or correction.  In addition, they should not voice critical opinions of any church, staff member, volunteer, parent, or student in front of a young person in our ministry.   If you have a conflict, go directly to that person--do not gossip.  Colossians 3:24 

 

Attire:  Please dress appropriately when serving with our children.  You may be lying on a floor playing with a toddler, walking across mulch on the playground, or leaning over a table pointing out a Bible verse.  Long dangly necklaces or earrings may be grabbed by a baby you’re holding.  Excess perfume may irritate a child with allergies.  Modest and practical dressing is the best practice when you serve.  Brand new visitors don’t know you--do your best to make your first impression a good one.

 

Media:  While we don’t have specific requirements in regards to the media (movies, music, etc.) that our volunteers watch or listen to, we do have one standard we ask all volunteers to measure their media content up to:  “Is this something you would watch or listen to with Jesus?” Regardless of our inability to see Jesus, He is with us and He does see all we do.  And we want to glorify Him in our lives as much as possible and this includes the media we watch and listen to.  Philippians 4:8 

 

SECTION TWO:  NURSERY

(ages birth through 3 years)

 

“Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:14

 

 

Lifepoint Church of Palm Bay provides nursery care for children from birth to age three during regularly scheduled worship activities for the convenience of parents attending.  The nursery is open during some special events as well; check with the church office or nursery coordinator.

 

Our purpose is to show children the love of Christ while their parents learn more about Him.  Children see Jesus' love in how we take care of them.

 

 

General Care:  During each nursery session, caregivers feed, diaper, hold, pray for, play and sing with the children.  Children often have separation anxiety when their parents leave.  If a child is upset, caregivers will:  stay positive and try to distract them with a toy, singing, rocking them, or walking them around.  They will ask the parent how long to let the child cry before calling them to the nursery.  Generally speaking, children under one year of age can handle 15 minutes of crying.  Children over one year of age can be allowed to cry longer periods if the parent and caregiver agree.

 

 

General Safety:  Nursery caregivers arrive 15 minutes before children and scan the room(s) for hazards.   Remove or relocate any dangerous items or inappropriate toys. Close doors or baby gates to bathrooms, sinks, hallways and storage areas.

 

There will be at least one adult for every 2 babies (birth – 12 months), one adult for every 3 toddlers (12 – 24 months), and one adult for every 6 children aged 2 – 3 years.  There will be two adults in each room at all times.  All caregivers and families will follow established child registration policies.  Nursery caregivers wear a Lifepoint nametag.

 

Every session, care givers must ask parents for new information about the child.  Write all directions for feeding, allergies, pacifier, naps, etc. on the white board or clip board.  During the session, caregivers should always know how many children are present, and keep the check-in sheet (red folder) current for the session.  Monitor the doors carefully to make sure none of the children can get out of the room.  This is especially important during drop off and pick up times. One parent is permitted in the hallway to pick up children.  Caregivers will bring the child to the parent at the door, where they will match the child's security tags with the parent's tags.  Persons without a security tag will not be permitted pick up the child, unless cleared by the Security and/or Registration personnel. 

 

 

Playground:  Children may play outside in the designated toddler/pre-school area.  Keep children inside the fenced area for safety.  Limit playground time to 15 minutes.  Infants and toddlers must have one to one supervision for playground time.

Cribs and Blankets:  Children needing a rest will be placed in a crib appropriate for their age.  The “high” position crib is only for infants who cannot sit up, crawl, or pull up.  Remove crib sheets after a child) or their belongings) has used the bedding.  Any blankets or burp cloths used should be utilized on one child at a time.  Never share linens between children.

 

 

Hygiene:  Caregivers should wash their hands frequently as well as assist children in washing hands as needed.

 

 

Diapers:  Caregivers should check diapers hourly and change as needed.  Never leave a child unattended on a raised surface.  Wear gloves when diapering children.  Disinfect the surface between each diaper change.  Never change a child on a cloth surface that will be shared with other children.  Always wash hands after changing a diaper, even if gloves were used.

 

 

SEE RESTROOM POLICY IN SECTION ONE.

 

 

Potty Training: Follow parent directions for potty training.  An adult should accompany the child but leave the door open.  Gloves are appropriate when assisting a child in the bathroom.  After using the bathroom, both the adult and child should wash their hands.

 

Gentlemen:  To remain “above reproach”, please allow female caregivers to change diapers and assist with potty training.

 

 

Extra Clothes:  Spare clothes in sizes newborn through 4T are located in the supply cabinets in case children soil their outfits.  Please remind parents to launder them and return any loaned clothing. 

 

 

Toys:  Parents, please limit children in bring any personal toys or electronics to class.  A security object is fine.  Also, please consider your jewelry.  Children will grab at dangling necklaces or earrings, potentially causing each other injury, breaking the jewelry, and creating choking hazards.  It's best to remove jewelry before dropping an infant or toddler off in the nursery.

 

Caregivers, please put away toys after each session.  Toys in each room are selected for safety in that age group.  Do not transfer toys from room to room, even if there are older children temporarily using the infant/toddler rooms.  During each session, clean up messes as they occur.  All toys are regularly cleaned by the nursery coordinator or designee.

 

 

Discipline:  This is the process of teaching a child what type of behavior is acceptable and what is not.  Discipline may involve punishment and more importantly, rewards.  At Lifepoint, our workers follow these guidelines for toddlers through 5th Grade:  three (3) warnings followed by a time-out consistent with a child's age (2 year old—2 minutes).  After three time-outs, a parent will be sent for.  At Lifepoint, our workers are encouraged to show God's love in every situation and reward and praise children as they grow and learn boundaries in the classroom.

 

 

 

Feeding/Snacks:  Infants will be fed any bottles or snacks provided by the parents.  Bottles need to be ready for feeding and accompanied by instructions at the time the child is left in the nursery.  Toddlers and pre-schoolers will be served a snack along with juice.  Grade school children will receive a snack during some activities.  Parents should report ALL allergies and food sensitivities at registration and ensure their child wears an allergy alert identification.

 

These items are NOT appropriate snacks for children ages birth to three in a group care setting:  peanut butter, peanuts, or other nut products, raisins, hard candy, lollipops or suckers, chewing gum, grapes, pop corn, soda, or other caffeinated beverages.

 

Promotion:  Infants are promoted to the toddler room when they begin walking independently.  Children are promoted from toddlers to two-three year olds based on age.  Children are promoted from “two-three's” to pre-school (“four's & five's”) based on their projected kindergarten enrollment (based on their ages or grade by September 1st of the year).

 

Curriculum:  Toddlers through three-year olds have a brief Bible lesson and activities, then spend most of the time in free play.  We often use Steven James’ “Interactive Stories for Young Children” from the Old and New Testament.  These stories rely on simple props and engaging the children in making their own sound effects and acting out the stories! 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 3:  SCHOOL AGE

Ages 4 years through 6th Grade


Our purpose is to show children the love of Christ while their parents learn more about Him.  Our goal is to provide Biblical instruction in a safe, secure, loving environment.

 

 

Teaching:

 

 From 9:30 to 10:30 Sunday mornings, we offer Sunday School for all grade levels, divided by age/grade.  Our teachers use various curriculum, from Gospelight (www.gospelight.com), and Answers In Genesis, (www.answersingenesis.org/sunday-school), and during our 10:45 Worship Service, we teach from 252 Basics (www.thinkorange.com).   Classrooms are located within the Children's Wing of church.

 

For our pre-schoolers (VPK) to 6th graders, we offer “Children's Church” during out 10:45 service.  We encourage families with children to worship together, but nursery through Kindergarten do have staffed classroom beginning at 10:45 for the younger crowd.  Elementary age students (grade 1 and up) are all expected to attend worship with their families.  Just before the sermon starts, all children are dismissed to their classes, located within the children’s wing. 

 

Our Four-Five's class (VPK and Kindergarteners) meet in the Children's Wing in their own classroom, where they have their own Bible lesson, snack time, and free play.  They also enjoy a trip to the playground when possible!

“Elevate” is what we call our children’s church for grades 1 through 6.  Our teachers use 252 Basics, from Orange, which is geared for our 1st to 4th graders (although 5th and 6th graders may continue to attend if they enjoy it and parents agree).  Elevate meets in the Youth Room located at the end of the Children's Wing.  During the lesson, we often divide into two neighboring classrooms, breaking down by grade level:  grades 1 and 2 together, and grades 3-6 remain together. 

 

 

SafetyThe safety and security of our children is a top priority at Lifepoint.  All children in 6th grade and younger must sign in at the registration desk and be identified with a security tag.  Only persons with a child's security stub may enter the Children's Wing.  Please see our registration procedures for more details. 

 

 

Snacks:

Elementary age children will be offered a nutritious snack during the Sunday School hour only (9:30-10:30).  Pre-schoolers/ Kindergarteners will be offered a snack during Sunday School, and again during the Worship Service time.  Please notify the Registration Desk and your child's teacher if your child has allergies.  A special name tag is used to identify these children to help prevent any allergy related incidents.

 

 

Discipline:  This is the process of teaching a child what type of behavior is acceptable and what is not.  Discipline may involve punishment and more importantly, rewards.  At Lifepoint, our workers follow these guidelines for toddlers through 6th Grade:  three (3) warnings followed by a time-out consistent with a child's age (8 year old—8 minutes).  After three time-outs, a parent will be sent for.  At Lifepoint, our workers are encouraged to show God's love in every situation and reward and praise children as they grow and learn boundaries in the classroom.

 

PromotionThe Sunday prior to the first day of public school, students will begin attending class with the appropriate teacher.  We also ask at this time that registration information be reviewed for accuracy.  During the school year, please notify the registration desk or church office of any changes in address or phone numbers as soon as possible.

 

See also, our RESTROOM POLICIES in SECTION ONE. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ministry Staff:

Children’s Director:  Arminta Boyer, Co-Director, Sara Cieslak

Registration Director:   Denyse Olson

 

Youth Leadership:  Pastor Nathan Cox & wife Christina

 

Please contact the church office if you have any questions.

 

321-723-4781   

church@lifepointpb.com


 

 

Last revision January 2018