Infants – Preschool

Our vision is to:


  • PREPARE the children for a lifetime of praising God.
  • PROTECT the children in our care.
  • PROVIDE the parents an opportunity to worship.
  • PARTNER with parents in ministering to children.


Our rooms are prepared to receive children 15 minutes before the start of each service. Questions? Contact Sandy or call (616) 249-3723.

We have a confession to make – WE LOVE KIDS! We believe that young children, even infants, are ministered to and blessed by singing, teaching, praying and interaction with other children. Maybe you wonder what took place in your child’s class while you were in the service. Each class is a little different, but a typical class would include some of the following:


  • playtime (puzzles, toys, books, and several large motor-skill toys)
  • gather to sing songs (we teach praise and worship at each service)
  • lesson and time to color a picture that goes along with the story (in the Preschool classes a lesson is taught with the help of friendly puppet characters and we have an offering basket to teach the importance of giving and receiving)
  • wraps up with age-appropriate videos, games, snacks, or free play


Special Needs Children

Our vision is to provide a loving and caring environment for the children with special needs, enabling them to worship and be taught the love of Jesus. We want to partner with the parents, allowing them to worship freely while their child is cared for, ministered to, and loved in a one-on-one setting. Available Sunday mornings at 9:30am & 11:30am.


Health Standards

Our rooms are cleaned and the toys are sanitized twice a week. Also, any toy that should happen to reach the mouth of a little one is placed into a special bin and will not be used until it has been sanitized. We do all we can to keep out germs.


If you child is ill, we ask that you please keep them out until they are completely healthy. If you have any questions about what is considered an illness, please refer to the health standard brochure.


We do not administer any medications, ointments or mix formulas.


Please let us know of any special needs your child may have – whether allergy or disability.


My Child’s Salvation

Child Dedication

Sunday, February 9 / 5 pm / Ground Floor

When a child is dedicated a parent is committing to train them up in all God’s commands so they will know, follow, honor, and serve Jesus. Register online or at one of the Welcome Centers on a Sunday morning.

Contact: Sandy, 616.261.3802



We have launched a new check-in system called KidCheck for children in Nursery thru 6th grade. It has an extra layer of security to allow better communication with parents/guardians. There is also a self-check-in feature to help speed up the process. Self check-in will also be available to 4th – 6th graders to be checked in by a parent or by themselves. Ensure a smooth transition by creating a KidCheck account in advance at Computers will also be available for account set-up in the ResKids check-in areas. You can also download the KidCheck app here: Android or Apple.


We encourage you to have your child dedicated if you have not yet taken that step. The next dedication will be Feburary 9 at 5 pm in the Ground Floor. Please fill out the registration form.

Contact: Sandy, 616.261.3802

Whether you are a single man, woman, or a married couple desiring to join a ministry and serve together, we have a fit for you. Nursery/Preschool team members must be 13 years old or older (11 and 12 year olds may serve in a classroom as long as they are serving with a parent volunteer).


As a volunteer in this ministry you will serve under the guidance of a trained teacher and assist with a Bible story, praise and worship, snack time, and overall classroom flow and safety. Fill out an application and attend a one-time orientation class. It’s that easy! We also have a flexible schedule which makes it easy to work around yours. So come have fun with us as we serve God and bless others. Hope to see you soon!


How Can I Get Started?

  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation Class
  • Complete and return a ResLife Team Application packet to the Nursery/Preschool offices.


Nursery + Preschool Orientation Dates:

Every Sunday • 11:30 am • Nursery Office Suite

No registration is required, walk-ins are welcome.


Nursery + Preschool Video