BergenKIDS exists to partner with parents to disciple their children through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What is BergenKIDS?
At Church at Bergen, we come alongside families in introducing children to Jesus, nurturing their faith, and equipping them to use their gifts to build up the Church. One of the ways we do this is through our Sunday BergenKIDS programing.
Sunday BergenKIDS programing is offered at our 10 AM service for children through 3rd grade. Older children are invited into the worship service with their families. This Summer we will have Family Worship Sundays the first Sunday of the month (June 6th, July 4th and August 1st).
New Here? First Visit? Here's what to expect.
Registration is required for children attending BergenKIDS. You can pre-register online or in person on Sunday mornings. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to be sure a spot is reserved for your child, as we are restricting class sizes to be in line with COVID-19 precautions and guidelines and number of volunteers. If you pre-register, we will reserve your child’s spot until 10:05, at which point we will open spots on a first come, first served basis. Our pre-registration form is located on the homepage of our website. To be included in our weekly family emails, or with any questions related to BergenKIDS, please email Michele Graglia, our BergenKIDS director.
When you arrive, you will be greeted by our Welcome Team at BergenKIDS Check-in. As a way to serve you, we will ask for your contact information, as well as any special instructions, such as considerations for allergies or special needs, for each child. This information will be added into our BergenKIDS database. To simplify your check-in experience on your first visit, you can fill out the New Family Registration Form.
Upon check-in, you and your child will both receive a sticker with a matching code. This will provide a way to reach you during the service, if necessary (you’ll see your child’s code in the lower corner of the screen if you are needed). This sticker will be used to retrieve your child after the communion portion of the service, where they can join you during our closing worship time.
Across all ages and stages, we use The Gospel Project curriculum which is a Christ-centered chronological bible study. This curriculum provides a fun and meaningful learning environment where the entire family can learn the same biblical truths each week.
We believe the gospel goes forth through meaningful relationships. Your child’s class will include a time of games and activities, an interactive bible lesson, and one-on-one time with teachers to intentionally seek to foster relationships.
BergenKIDS is located in a secure area equipped with a security team. All volunteers go through interviews and federal background checks, and our whole team is trained to keep your children safe. Toys in BergenKIDS are cleaned and sanitized weekly. We ask that your child be free from fever or any symptoms of a contagious illness for at least 24 hours before attending BergenKIDS as a way to ensure the health and safety of all children.
For ages 2 and up, we send lesson resources home each week to help foster family discipleship. We encourage you to keep the conversations going on the ride home by asking your child what they learned about Jesus. We recommend Homefrontmag.com as a great resource to equip families to create enjoyable, spiritually-forming times in your home.