At Hill City Baptist, it is our belief that all the ministries of our church should be working together towards the same end: to know Christ and make Him known. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate in the entirety of our corporate worship, as their parents see fit. However, we also want to provide childcare for those who would like it, with the goal of fully incorporating the children into our corporate worship service. We currently offer childcare in two age demographics: 0–3 (nursery), and 4–7.
We would also like to provide age-appropriate instruction in the Scriptures to all ages, from children to adults. This will be done during Sunday School, which happens at a separate time to the service. Paul reminds Timothy that he had the privilege of knowing the Holy Scriptures “from infancy” (2 Timothy 3:14–15). We want to provide the children at Hill City with the same opportunity and to encourage them to love and know Jesus in a personal, real way from a young age.
Our childcare during the service will still incorporate biblical instruction, but the primary context for age-appropriate instruction will be during Sunday School.
Classrooms are supervised by a minimum of two Plan-to-Protect trained volunteers with valid police checks. There is also a thorough check-in and check-out process and parents are asked to provide a contact number (i.e. cell phone) so they can be contacted during the sermon. Only approved people are allowed to enter the classroom (i.e. parents of the children and the pre-approved volunteers scheduled for that particular week).