Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

Children are a vital part of the church today. They are not the next generation, they are part of our faith community now. We need them. They inspire us. At Christ Church we are passionate about creating environments where children and servant leaders can engage with one another and where we give space for the Holy Spirit to move and form these young hearts and minds. Creative teams teach the bible and lead worship, spurring our children to love Jesus wholeheartedly and carry His light into their world. Our Children’s Ministry is a place where kids ages birth-fifth grade receive tangible expressions of God's grace and truth amongst a vibrant, loving and caring community of faith. 

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    A Community of Parents with Young Children

    Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Student Center | Oak Brook
    Join our community of parents with young children (infant through 5th grade)! We gather on the second Saturdays of each month for interactive teaching, engaging conversations, encouragement in faith formation and fun family meals.

    This coming month, we will start our year off talking about Intentional Parenting. Come join us! The Family Ministry team will lead you and your spouse through 5 conversations that will set you up well for family experiences in 2019! We will also hold our second annual Chili Cook-Off and our first annual Corn Bread Bake-Off.  Let Kathy know if you are eager to participate in either or both of the competitions. Please name your chili for voting! Worship programming for children is provided from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Children join the family meal from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. We will also have macaroni and cheese for those kids not favorable to chili!

    Save the date: the next gathering will be February 9!

    Contact: Kathy Woods || 630.321.6782

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    Children's Choirs
    Ages 4 - Grade 6

    Weekly rehearsals begin Sunday, September 9 and run through December 16 and again from January 6 - April 28. Periodically present music in Sunday morning worship services, as well as Thanksgiving Day, Spirit Village, Messiah-CarolFest Concerts, Christmas Eve, and Palm Sunday; they will present a full musical in the spring. Detailed calendar will be provided via email, on the website and hard copy in September.

    Acorn Choirs
    Children age 4 through 1st grade. Rehearses Sunday mornings from 8:45-9:15 in room 140. Note: Parents of 4 year olds are required to stay with their child at least through October to be sure they are ready for this experience.

    Kids of the Kingdom Choir
    Children in grades 2-6. Rehearses Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:00 in room 140. All Children's Choir participants will be escorted from their respective rehearsal to WonderZone, KidZone and COW for the remainder of each Worship hour. Parents may pick them up from those areas after service.


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    Special Needs Ministry


    We believe in God's value for every human life, and we believe that Jesus loves every child dearly. Our Early Childhood and Children's Ministries are committed to helping provide a safe, welcoming environment where we can focus on loving Jesus with our heart, mind and soul.

    Our desire is to:

    1. Encourage each child to enjoy worshipping Jesus.
    2. Come alongside parents to encourage their spiritual nourishment.
    3. Secure a volunteer buddy to be with your child if needed.

    If you have a child with additional needs and would like to connect with us, please contact:

    Kathy Woods I Elementary Ministry I | 630.321.3915

    Christina Nicholaus I Early Childhood Ministry | 630.321.3901

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    The Discovery Center

    Children enjoy playtime and activities in the Children's Discovery Center, an indoor playground built just for kids. It houses the Oak Tree Climber, a playhouse perfectly sized for children, a puppet theater, and plenty of floor space with obstacles for open play. The center is also used for Sunday morning children's worship, Preschool play, Early Childhood programs, special events, and open play time.

    Open play is available for infants-5th graders only, when they are supervised by a parent or caregiver, who must remain present at all times.

    Open play hours are as follows:

    Closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1

    Special Open Play Hours:

    Wednesday and Thursday, December 26, 27, 2018, 10am - 4pm

    Wednesday and Thursday, January 2, 3, 2019, 10am - 4pm


    Please no climbing on the outside of the Climber and the Clubhouse.

    • Food and drinks are allowed ONLY in the tiled-floor rooms
    • Please keep our play area clean and return any equipment back to its proper place.
    • Children MUST be supervised by an adult caregiver at all times
    • Please help your child be safe and kind to others while playing
    • Restrooms are in the yellow-tiled room.
    • Diaper-changing station is in the restroom.
    • Garbage receptacles are located throughout the play area for your use.
    • Christ Church of Oak Brook is not responsible for any injuries or the security of your personal property.

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