One Service Summer starting June 9th - 10am Service

Portico Kids

PORTICO KIDS meets in person on Sunday mornings for Infants-Fifth Graders.

PORTICO KIDS mission is to glorify God by providing every child with a Biblical understanding of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, through teaching and application of God's Word.  We equip and encourage parents to be the primary spiritual influence in the life of their child.

Portico Kids Sunday School Classes at 9:00am & 11:00am

Infants-2 Year Olds
The Nursery is a loving place for our youngest Portico kids.  Volunteers in the Nursery will spend time playing, talking, reading, singing, and praying with our little ones.  Napping is a common pastime in the Nursery, and there is a dedicated room for sleeping babies and nursing mothers.  

2 Year Olds-3.5 Year Olds
Kids in Early Preschool are able to engage in free play for the first part of service.  About halfway through service, while our kiddos snack, Volunteers share a Bible story an optional art/craft activity.  Volunteers will also pray for and with the children. Kids will continue to play until pick-up.

Late Preschool - 3.5 Year Olds
When kids arrive in their room, their Sunday School teacher will lovingly get them engaged in a hands-on activity.   Their teacher will share that week’s Bible story, and then they will participate in developmentally appropriate activities for smaller groups and include free play.  Praying with and for our children is also emphasized.

Kindergarten-Fourth Grade
In the elementary years, students are greeted by their Sunday School teacher upon arrival in their classroom.  They participate in team building activities that help foster lasting Christian friendships.  PORTICO KIDS' curriculum, The Gospel Project by Lifeway, takes our children on a three-year journey through the entire Bible.  As the class works through the Bible, their teacher will share that week’s Bible story, lead discussions about the Scripture, and help the children learn a memory verse about our loving Heavenly Father.  They will then participate in developmentally appropriate games, activities, and crafts.  

Fifth Grade
Our fifth graders finish their PORTICO KIDS' tutelage with a year of deep theological study using the New City Catechism curriculum. These students form close bonds as they discuss and learn about the fundamentals of the Christian walk and being a disciple of Christ. Children also learn about the sacraments of baptism and communion.

Peace of Mind | Check-In & Security

PORTICO KIDS check-in begins 15 minutes prior to each service, and teachers and volunteers are ready to welcome kids into their rooms at that time.   Parents check-in their children at one of our iPads or with a PORTICO KIDS coordinator.  Parents will be issued two security stickers.  One to be placed on the child and a corresponding sticker for the parent or guardian to use at pick-up.  Children will be released from their classroom only to an individual with the corresponding security sticker.  All PORTICO KIDS teachers and volunteers receive training and are background checked every two years to ensure the safety of all our children. Access to the PORTICO KIDS wing is restricted and supervised by our Portico Security Team. We take the safety and well-being of our children seriously. 

Get Involved | Volunteer

PORTICO KIDS is seeking volunteers to serve as disciples for our children on Sunday mornings.  To find out more, or express interest, please contact PORTICO KIDS Director, Courtney Dillard at [email protected].  Serving in PORTICO KIDS not only enriches the lives of our children, but also provides a new perspective about God’s unfathomable love and increases our own faith as we learn to know Him better and love Him more! It's also a lot of fun and instills a strong sense of belonging to a church family.  “For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you - that is that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.”  Romans 1:11-12.

Learn More

For more information regarding PORTICO KIDS, please email PORTICO KIDS Director, Courtney Dillard at [email protected].