We love and value kids!
Most frequent questions and answers
CenterPoint uses a couple specific measures to help ensure a safe and secure environment.
1. CP Kids Check-In. Your first stop on a Sunday morning will be at the CP Kids Check-in. You’ll be guided through a simple process to register your child. They will receive a name tag with an ID number and you will take a matching sticker with the same ID number. When you pick them up from their room at the end of the service, a CP Kids volunteer will check their tag and your sticker to make sure the ID numbers match. Only the adult holding the ID tag will be able to pick up your child.
2. All CP Kids volunteers go through an application process which includes a background check. They also receive training on best practices for creating a safe and secure environment.
3. CP Kids has a safety team on Sunday mornings. Fifteen minutes after the start of each of our morning services the hallway doors leading to our CP Kids areas are locked. We are a downtown campus and want to make sure that only approved individuals are in any rooms with our children. Doors are reopened at the end of each service. In addition to the safety team, all kids areas are equipped with security cameras.
While kids are certainly welcomed in the service, when you are comfortable, we encourage you to give our CP Kids environments a try. We hope to create an environment in CP Kids where your children will love to attend and return each week. Not only does it allow you the chance to grow with a few less distractions, but it also gives your child the best opportunity to learn and grow in an environment created specifically with them in mind! Ultimately the choice is yours, but if we can do anything to assist you further let us know.
Your child’s ID number not only helps us with security, but it also serves as subtle and simple way for us to request your assistance with your child. If you are needed during the service, the ID number of your child will appear on the bottom of the screens at the front of the Worship Center.
Due to allergy issues and in order to use our CP Kids time most effectively, we do not serve snacks during the services. Occasionally there is a special treat. Parents will be notified prior or the treat will be given at the end of the service in order for parents to approve before it is consumed
Let’s talk about it! Before attending a service at CenterPoint you are welcome to email Stacy, our CP Kids Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would love to hear from you. Knowing ahead of time helps us to be able to care best for your family.
TRIBE 56 & TRIBE 78
Our Middle School Ministry at CP is actually broken down into two sub-groups known as Tribe 56 (our 5th and 6th graders) and Tribe 78 (our 7th and 8th graders). In these groups be ready for lots of fun. Crazy games. Adventures. Great Conversations. You name it. We got it.
Sunday Mornings: (September – July) Both Tribe 56 & Tribe 78 meet on Sunday mornings from 9-10:15am. We will have a time for hanging out and games, but our focus is looking at the Bible in a way that connects with the real life that students face each day in both large and small group settings. The foundation of our ministry is relationships. We have a core team of committed adult leader who pour their lives into students as they help encourage, challenge, and walk alongside the students in the challenges of early adolescence.
Wednesday Midweeks: (October – June) Every 1st Wednesday of the month, from 6:30-8:00pm, we will host Midweek for Tribe 56 & Tribe 78 at CenterPoint. This is a bonus gathering time where we get kids active and moving around the church with fun games. We enjoy snacks and get to dig into God’s word for a bit in small groups. Midweek is an awesome place for students to invite friends to who may be a little unsure of church and would like to have some fun! It’s loud and crazy and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Events: Our goal in CP Students is to inspire, equip, and release students to live and share a life-changing relationship with Jesus. This is even seen in the events that host. Beyond Sunday mornings and our Midweek gathering times, you will notice a few events pop up onto the schedule. These events are strategically planned with a purpose in mind whether it be to continue building relationships with students in our small groups, serve our church & community, or growing deeper in our faith. These events can range from Lock-Ins to small group outings, to weekend retreats at camp.
Tuesday Evenings – High school students meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at CenterPoint, September – June. The evening starts with some informal time to enjoy food, hanging out, playing some games, and getting to know each other. We also spend time looking at the Bible in small groups- experiencing how it impacts our perspectives and changes our lives. Most importantly, we want to give space for genuine and authentic relationships. Where students can be real about what they’re going through and find support and encouragement from other students and our adult volunteers.
Monthly Events- Each month there will be exciting, new, and fun events designed to help students connect with each other and with our leaders. The events range from day trips to game nights to Christmas parties to weekends at camp. Email email@example.com below for more details.