We are a ministry to the whole family the develops and empowers children and parents together, so that they can experience the life changing movement of Jesus.
It’s simple. Waterline Church uses a FAMILY Ministry strategy that combines the critical influences of the church and home to incite wonder, provoke discovery and fuel passion in the hearts of the next generation.
What to Expect on Sunday?
Waterline Family Ministry has three distinct programs for our kids, teens, and families. For babies through 4th Grade we have programming during the 9:30 and 11am Experiences. For 5th-8th Grade we have NXTGEN only in the 11am Experience. For our High School students we have Waterline CRU on Monday nights at Fishers High School at 7:30pm, and invite our High School Students to join in each of our relevant experiences at 9:30 and 11am. In all of our programming, kids and teens will have fun, relevant lessons of love, teaching them how to Love God and Love Others in their daily life. Oh, and having fun with friends at church is a must at Waterline! In every program there is a time to connect with one another and with their leaders through exciting games and activities reinforcing the weekly concepts. Kids of all ages engage in both small and large group activities alongside caring and passionate adults.
Each family with children up to 8th grade will check-in at the Family Ministry Check-in area in the Loft on the second level, with elevators available. The family will submit their information and be given name tags for each child and a pick up tag with a matching code to be used at pick up by parents.
First time guests can pre-register their family here. This will make our check in process smoother for your first visit.
We are so excited that you are going to be checking out Splash Kids on Sunday mornings! Your kids will love it! Our Family ministry works hard to keep you informed. Here are a couple of tips for your first Sunday:
Make sure you check in! Family Ministry Check-in area is in the Loft on the second level, with elevators available. Look for bright signs and banners to point you in the right direction. You can pre register here, or register on the day of!
Splash Kids meets during each Experience, both 9:30 and 11:00am. If we need parents, we will text you through our check in system if you’ll provide your cell number and cell carrier.
Splash Kids focuses on building strong relationships with volunteers and age-appropriate programming, learning about loving God and loving others. Babies through 4th grade will learn in both small- and large-group activities where they will grow in their faith, love for God, and love for others.
We love first time guests and visitors! We can’t wait to meet your family! Please let us know if you have any questions that aren’t answered below, or a way we can make your first visit go more smoothly. Your kids are going to LOVE Splash Kids on Sundays!
What do you believe? What do you teach the kids?
We believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life. We believe that those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Lord’s Spirit. We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct. We believe God wills for people everywhere to know Him and be made new in Christ. We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds. Waterline Family Ministry tells God’s story, and invites kids to enter into God’s story by following Jesus example of loving God and loving others.
When does Splash Kids Meet?
Children Infant – 4th grade meet during our 9:30 and 11am Experiences at Waterline Church. All environments are open 15 minutes prior to the Experience. We’d love for you to grab a cup of coffee, say hi to a friend, or make a new friend, then join us for the Waterline Experience.
What measurements are in place to make Waterline’s Splash Kids Environments safe?
Our check-in and check-out procedures [including a parent/child label ticket system] are in place to ensure that no child is removed from the Kids areas by any person other than the one who dropped off the child. Background checks are also required for all staff and volunteers serving in Children’s Environments. Along with this, since our volunteers serve regularly, their familiarity with Waterline families often serves as an additional safety measure.
If I’m needed during the Experience or my child needs to be pick up early, how will I be notified?
If during the Kids programming our staff and volunteers determine that a child should be picked up early, you will receive a text message on your cell phone requesting a parent. The parent/guardian with the matching security tag will then be permitted to enter the Kids area to pick up the child.
Can I dedicate my child(ren) at Waterline Church?
Yes! Child dedication is available to any parent or guardian who wishes to declare their intent to raise a child to know Jesus and to love God and love others. (Although most often it is infants who are dedicated, dedication can be done for older children as well.)