Children

3D Kids

Children’s Ministry Checkpoints for drop-off and pick-up
Department Leader: Corrie Cole

The children of LDBC and their safety is of utmost importance to us. Click the link to view and print the instructions for the drop off/pickup procedures for the children’s ministry on Sundays and Wednesday nights.

3D Kids Check Point Guidelines
Check-in/Out Locations

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

Check-in Locations (opens at 9:15):

  • Nursery (0-3 year olds) East Wing First Floor
  • Preschoolers (4 year olds – K5) Bridges Building (Use South Entrance only- Doors facing the Auditorium)
  • Primaries (1st – 2nd Graders) McCartt Academy Building (Use West Entrance only Doors across from the Elementary School office)
  • Middlers (3rd – 4th Graders) McCartt Academy Building (Use West Entrance only Doors across from the Elementary School office)
  • Juniors (5th – 6th Graders) McCartt Academy Building (Use West Entrance only Doors across from the Elementary School office)

Pick-up Locations (open until 15 minutes after service):

  • Nursery (0-3 year olds) East Wing First Floor
  • Preschoolers (4 year olds – K5) Bridges Building (Use South Entrance- Doors facing the Auditorium)
  • Primary (1st – 2nd Grade) McCartt Academy Building (West doors)
    (only if picking up before the worship hour)
  • Middlers (3rd-4th Grade) McCartt Academy Building (West doors)
    (only if picking up before the worship hour)
  • Juniors (5th – 6th Graders) McCartt Academy Building (West doors)
    (only if picking up before the worship hour)

10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Church Hour - Power Hour

Check-in Locations (opens at 10:25):

  • Nursery (0-3 year olds) East Wing First Floor
  • Preschoolers (4 year olds – K5) Bridges Building (Use South Entrance- Doors facing the Auditorium)
  • Primary (1st – 2nd Graders) Coleman Center (Use South Entrance - Doors closest to the football field)
  • Middlers (3rd-4th Grade) Coleman Center (Use South Entrance - Doors closest to the football field)
  • Junior Power Hour (5th – 6th Graders) Coleman Center (Use South Entrance - Doors closest to the football field)

Pick-up Locations (open until 15 minutes after the service):

  • Nursery (0-3 year olds) East Wing First Floor
  • Preschoolers (4 year olds – K5) Bridges Building (Use South Entrance- Doors facing the Auditorium)
  • Primaries (1st – 2nd Graders) Coleman Center South Lobby
  • Middlers (3rd-4th Grade) Coleman Center South Lobby
  • Junior Power Hour (5th – 6th Graders) Coleman Center South Lobby

6 p.m. Sunday Night Praise Kids

Check-in and Pick-up Locations (opens at 5:45; closes 15 minutes after the service):

  • Nursery (ages 0-3 year olds) East Wing First Floor
  • Preschoolers (4 year olds – K5) Coleman Center South lobby
  • Praise Kids (1st – 6th Graders) Coleman Center South lobby

7 p.m. Wednesday Night AWANA

Check-in Locations (opens at 6:45):

  • Nursery (ages 0-2 year olds) East Wing First Floor
  • Cubbies age 3 and 4 check in at East Wing nursery
  • Awana Sparks and Truth & Training (K5– 6th Grade) GYM (Use South Lobby Entrance)

Pick-up Locations:

  • Nursery (ages 0-2 year olds) East Wing First Floor
  • Cubbies ages 3 and 4 pick up in East wing rooms 113 and 114
  • Awana Sparks and Truth & Training (K5– 6th Grade) GYM (Use South Lobby Entrance)

General Guidelines:

  • Parents, grandparents, guardians or teens with the drivers license must bring children to the check-in desk. If you foresee any situations which may require your child to be checked in by someone other than an adult, please see Deborah Jones, Donna Smith, or Corrie Cole.
  • If your children are brought to church by another adult, the adult who brought them will serve as their guardian and may check them in.
  • If your children bring visitors and they ride with you, you will be able to check-in and check-out those children.
  • You can check-in all of your children that are present at one check-in station even if they are not all in the same department. If the parent prefers, the other children can walk to their class as long as they have the sticker on their shirt. This will show their teachers that they have already checked in.
  • After the service, someone 7th grade or older will need to come to the pick-up area with the “claim ticket” to pick them up. They must have the “claim ticket” that was printed at the check-in desk. If for some reason you are not staying for the service, and special arrangements need to be made to have your children picked up, please let the secretaries know.
  • Parents may text a picture of their claim ticket to someone 7th grade or older to pick up their children. The picture must be shown and will be treated as if they had the claim ticket with them.
  • You may be given a barcode that will allow the secretaries to check your children in and out faster. You can change your barcode to an existing barcode that you already carry with you. Example: a Kroger’s scan tag See Donna Smith or Corrie Cole to change your barcode.
  • When picking up your children, please wait behind the secretary table. We will call them to the dismissal table.
  • All children need to be under supervision at all times while at church. Children may accompany their parents to the worship service but if they leave the Auditorium and are found wandering the premises they will be taken to an age- appropriate class. A note will be left at the welcome center for the parents and they will need to go to the correct pick up location to claim their children.

Classes

Click on the classes below to learn more.
  • Preschool Department

    The Preschool Department of Lavon Drive Baptist Church is viewed as an initial cornerstone in the building of a firm foundation in the spiritual life of each young child.

    Children who have turned four years old through the completion of kindergarten learn Bible songs that have stood the test of time, are taught the principle stories from God’s Word, and ministered to in small groups with a teacher/student ratio of one to six. Hands on crafts and lesson reinforcing activities in brightly decorated classrooms add to the foundation that is being laid.

    For the parents’ ease of mind, as well as security purposes, preschoolers remain in the same building and classroom for both the Sunday school and worship hour. A parent is required to both drop off and pick up their preschooler in the Bridge’s Building located north of the Worship Center. All teachers and volunteers must undergo a criminal background check, as well as wear a picture identification badge at all times, to ensure safety.

    Preschoolers are also encouraged to participate in other age appropriate children’s ministry activities. Praise Kids, which meets on Sunday evenings during the service, as well as the AWANA program, which meets on Wednesday evenings, are both available to preschoolers during the school year. It is the desire of our preschool staff to point each child in the direction of God and instill a yearning is his or her young heart to know Him as personal Lord and Savior early in life.

  • Primary Department

    “Feeding the little lambs” has always been the goal of the Primary Department here at Lavon Drive Baptist Church. First and second graders are beginning to grasp the basic precepts of God’s Word, and it is during the Sunday school hour, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., dedicated teachers help direct the hearts and minds of these little ones toward a lifelong relationship with God.

    The Primary Department incorporates the Master Teacher approach during the lesson time, afterwards breaking into small groups. It is during this small group time that the truths taught that morning from God’s Word are reinforced and applied to the everyday life of the child through discussion and activity pages. All teachers have passed a background check and are easily identifiable by their photo identification worn at all times.

    For the convenience of parents attending the morning worship service, first and second graders are taken directly from Sunday school to “Power Hour”.

  • Middler Department

    By the time children reach the third and fourth grades, their question concerning God and His Word changes from “What did God do?” to “Why did God do that?” In the Middler Department at Lavon Drive Baptist Church, dedicated teachers are committed to ensuring that each child has a personal relationship with the Lord and then helping him or her reach that next level in their spiritual journey through Biblical discipleship.

    Use of the Master Teacher approach allows the children to be taught the Word of God in a large setting, but then divides the children into smaller groups where exciting and diverse activities are used to help reinforce the truths taught during the lesson. All teachers and volunteers are identified by their photo identification badge worn at all times, indicating that they have passed background checks.

    For those parents staying for the morning worship service, third and fourth graders are taken directly to their church hour classroom location.

    Middlers are encouraged to attend other ministries of Lavon Drive such as Awana and Praise Kids. The month of June presents Vacation Bible School for Primaries – always a favorite event. Monday through Thursday night the children not only hear from God’s Word and learn Bible verses, but they have a memorable time filled with adventure and excitement. Of course, throughout the year there is roller-skating, pizza parties, the “Kids’ Bucks Store,” and more to keep this age wanting to come back!

  • Junior Department

    Equipping pre-teens with Biblical tools to help them navigate through the often confusing sea of teenage years will help keep them focused on God’s purpose and will for their lives.

    Qualified teachers, dedicated to fifth and sixth graders and focused on instilling God’s Word into their hearts and minds, rotate teaching responsibilities each week. Pre- teens are exposed to solid Bible teaching, as well a practical applications that can be used in their everyday lives. All teachers have passed background checks and are easily identifiable by their photo identification badge worn at all times.

    Throughout the year, the Junior Department has many activities on and off campus. “Board Game” Night, “Old Movie” Night, Black light Miniature Golfing, Gym Night, and Mesquite Rodeo Night are just a few of the many events planned for fifth and sixth graders. Of course, these are the last two years to attend Vacation Bible School and Junior Camp, both exciting summer activities no pre-teen wants to miss.

    During the school year, Praise Kids meet on Sunday evenings during the service in preparation for various performances. The AWANA program on Wednesday nights is another way for fifth and sixth graders to stay plugged in. Opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship abound in the “One~eighty” Department.

    Fifth and sixth graders check in to “One~eighty” on the first floor of the Keyes Building, Room 100. At the end of the Sunday school hour, 10:30 a.m., “One~eighty” is dismissed to Collision located on the second floor of the Coleman Center behind the Worship Center, or they may meet their parents and attend the morning worship service together.

  • Primary Power Hour

    Primary “Power Hour” is NOT “Sunday School, Part 2.” It IS the children’s ministry exciting program for first and second graders during the morning worship hour. While dad and mom attend “big church,” Primaries transition from the Sunday School hour to their own worship service filled with practical teaching on how they can take what they have heard and use it in their daily lives.

    As its own separate and unique program, Primary “Power Hour” is another stepping stone Lavon Drive Baptist Church offers children as many of them begin their journey in the Christian life. Helping first and second graders understand and receive the gift of salvation is priority number one; giving them the tools to grow through praise choruses, Scripture memory, lesson-related crafts, and Bible teaching with practical applications is always the desire and goal of each dedicated worker. Each teacher has passed a background check and is easily identifiable by the photo identification badge worn at all times to ensure the safety of all.

    Throughout the year, the children are encouraged to participate in several “Christian Service Projects,” whether it be bringing care-package items for college students, crayons for children in foreign countries, medical supplies for short-term missionary trips, or money for special missionary projects.

    “Power Hour” begins at 10:45 a.m. as Primaries are taken from Sunday School to a different classroom for the church hour. Singing, Bible memory, and Bible lesson time are all important parts of this program for the children. Parents pick up their primaries in the Coleman center south lobby at the end of the morning worship service.

  • Middler Power Hour

    Middler “Power Hour” is NOT “Sunday School, Part 2.” It IS the children’s ministry exciting program for the third and fourth graders during the morning worship hour. While dad and mom attend “big church,” Middlers transition from the Sunday School hour to their own worship service filled with practical teaching on how they can take what they have heard and use it in their daily lives.

    As its own separate and unique program, Middler “Power Hour” is another stepping stone Lavon Drive Baptist Church offers children as many of them begin their journey in the Christian life. Helping third and fourth graders understand and receive the gift of salvation is priority number one; giving them the tools to grow through praise choruses, Scripture memory, lesson-related crafts, and Bible teaching with practical applications is always the desire and goal of each dedicated worker. Each teacher has passed a background check and is easily identifiable by the photo identification badge worn at all times to ensure the safety of all.

    Throughout the year, the children are encouraged to participate in several “Christian Service Projects,” whether it be bringing care-package items for college students, crayons for children in foreign countries, medical supplies for short-term missionary trips, or money for special missionary projects.

    “Power Hour” begins at 10:45 a.m. as Middlers are taken from Sunday School to the Gideon Building Rooms 5 & 6, located on the far northeast side of the campus by the playground. After singing, Bible memory, and lesson time, “Power Hour” teachers escort them to the Coleman Center, located behind the East Wing between the athletic fields and gymnasium for craft and review time. Parents may pick up their Middler at the close of the morning worship service in the Coleman Center south lobby.

  • Junior Power Hour

    Junior Power Hour is NOT “Sunday School, Part 2.” It IS the children’s ministry exciting program for the fifth and sixth graders during the morning worship hour.

    As its own separate and unique program, Junior Power Hour is another stepping stone Lavon Drive Baptist Church offers children as many of them begin their journey in the Christian life. Helping fifth and sixth graders understand and receive the gift of salvation is priority number one; giving them the tools to grow through praise choruses, Scripture memory, lesson-related crafts, and Bible teaching with practical applications is always the desire and goal of each dedicated worker. Each teacher has passed a background check and is easily identifiable by the photo identification badge worn at all times to ensure the safety of all.

    Throughout the year, the children are encouraged to participate in several “Christian Service Projects,” whether it be bringing care-package items for college students, crayons for children in foreign countries, medical supplies for short-term missionary trips, or money for special missionary projects.

    Junior Power Hour begins at 10:45 a.m. as fifth and sixth graders are taken from Sunday School to the Coleman Center located on the far south side of the campus. Parents may pick up their fifth and sixth grader at the close of the morning worship service in the Coleman Center south lobby.

  • New Christians Power Hour

    Class designed to teach basic spiritual truths to children who are new believers (thru age 12) Class meets for 4 consecutive weeks and concludes with a graduation during the evening service of the fourth and final class. Children will be presented with a diploma and a Bible. Class size is limited to 12 children and is held once each spring and fall. To register your child, please contact Jeri Leetch.