Children’s Ministry
Sundays | 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook
10:00 a.m. | Butterfield

Children’s Ministry

Family Worship | September 5
Childcare only for children 4 years old and under

Children are a vital part of the church today. During all our services, our team of faith mentors 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-grade 5 receive tangible expressions of God's grace and truth through fun, age-appropriate activities.

Before coming to church on Sunday, we ask that you register your child for Sunday School for the 2022-23 school year using the Register Your Child link. If you are new to our church, please register all your children using the same link. Once you arrive to church, ask a greeter where to find a kiosk. At the kiosk, you will enter your phone number on the touchscreen. You will be able to choose a class for your child that corresponds with his or her age or grade. Once checked in, a nametag and a security pick-up tag will print. Place the nametag on your child and drop him or her off at class before the service starts. After the service, bring the security pick-up tag to your child’s class to hand to the teacher in order to pick up your child.

If you have already registered your children but have a child in either grade 4 or 5 who wishes to be released from class on his or her own, please fill out the Release on Own form. 

If you would like to hear about our special events like Bible Class, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Camp, and VBS, please Subscribe to Our Newsletter! We will email you with information relevant to the age group you specify. Contact Jennie Amidei if you have any questions.


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    Check in with our Team

    During the school year, some of the best moments of ministry happen before and after youth group and Sunday school. That is where we get a chance to connect personally with students, children and families and casually catch up on life! Well, we miss those connection points, and wanted to create a place to engage personally with our families! Tuesday–Friday our team will be available for 15-minute low-key check-ins focused on simply catching up! So sign up below and come chat with our team about your prayers and your praises during this unusual season!

    Sign up here.



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    Discovery Center Open Play
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays through September 1 I 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Mondays–Thursdays starting September 6 | 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Oak Brook

    Discovery Center

    Open Play through September 1 | Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
    10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Open Play starting September 6 | Mondays–Thursdays
    12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. 

    The center will be closed:
    September 5

    Families are invited to play at the Children’s Discovery Center, an indoor playground housed at the Christ Church Oak Brook campus. Kids, toddlers through grade 5, will have a great time playing in the Oak Tree Climber, the Clubhouse and the puppet theater. 

    Please direct questions to Jennie Amidei.


    • Sign your child(ren) in before playing.
    • Be present. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
    • Encourage children to be kind to everyone.
    • Be safe. No climbing on the outside of the Climber and the Clubhouse.
    • Be respectful. Keep the play area clean and return equipment to its proper place.
    • Food and drinks are permitted in the tiled floor rooms.


    • Restrooms, including a diaper-changing station, are in the yellow-tiled room.
    • Garbage receptacles are located throughout the play area for your convenience.
    • Christ Church of Oak Brook is not responsible for any injuries or the security of your personal property.


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    Special Needs


    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:

    Colleen Guisinger | Children's Ministry Coordinator Elementary I  | 630.321.3901

    Steve Noble | Director of Family Ministries | | 630.321.3939

    Cathy Fiala I Family Ministry Coordinator - Butterfield I I 630.321.6748


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    For the latest happenings in Children's Ministry – pictures, videos, and informative parenting tidbits – ask to join our Facebook group here!