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Discovery Pointe Kids

Discovery Pointe Kids is Regathering!

DPK has been meeting online over the past few months but we couldn't be more excited to announce that we are regathering as a children's ministry!

Of course, we will be taking precautions to be safe but we are looking forward to worshipping with your little ones starting 9:15 and 11am, September 6th! Here are the guidelines that we are following for safety and sanitation.

  • Elementary will practice social distancing in the Loft during large group time

  • Classrooms and toys will be sanitized before and after each service

  • We will not serve snack for the time being so that our volunteers are not handling food products. If you would like, please send a reusable water bottle but make sure their name is clearly labeled on their cup.

  • Birth-5 Year Old Class Sizes will be limited to 20 children per classroom. Early arrival will help ensure your child is able to check in for that Sunday.

  • We will no longer share bathrooms between classes. Each classroom is assigned their own restrooms to use to avoid any unnecessary exposure between classes.

  • Drop Off and Pick Up Routines:

    • Please only have 1 parent take the children back to their classrooms to limit the number of people in the DPK wing at one time.

    • Children’s temperatures will be taken before entering their classroom.

    • To drop off children ages Birth-5 Years Old, parents will enter through normal DPK drop off doors located near the check-in computers.

    • To pick up children ages Birth-5 Years Old, parents will enter through the DPK exit doors.

    • Elementary children will continue using the 2 separate staircases for drop off and pick up.

    • Families attending 2nd service will not be allowed to drop off their children until all 1st service children have been picked up and the room is sanitized. 

    • Children attending DPK for first service must be picked up no later than 10:45 to allow for time to sanitize the room for children in 2nd service.

Keep in mind that we still have a family friendly worship center where children are welcome to worship with you and we also have an awesome online component for those not ready for in person meetings. 

 

What is DPK?

Discovery Pointe Kids is a children’s ministry uniquely designed with your child in mind! Every Sunday all children (babies through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way. We are so passionate about kids learning about Jesus in a way they can understand that we encourage all children to attend DPK. We would love to see you and your family visit DPK at a CrossPointe campus this Sunday. Join the fun and experience a world where kids meet Jesus on their level! 

Upcoming Events

Check out our exciting upcoming events below!

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Join us for this year's Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00-7:30 PM. This year we will still have our Trunk-or-Treat event as well as several food trucks for you to grab something yummy to eat! Our Trunk-or-Treat will be very spread out to allow for social distancing and we have also added on some additional safety protocols for each trunk to follow to keep everyone safe, happy and healthy! Registration is not required to attend! However, if you would like to host a Trunk for our Trunk-or-Treat, please fill out the form below.

YOUR

FIRST

VISIT

Head to the Children's Check-in area and we will help check your child into our database system, and one of our staff or volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.

we’ll take some time to get to know you. We’ll ask about allergies, make sure we know what your child likes to be called, and collect your contact information.

 

Then, you and your child will both get a sticker with a matching code. If for any reason we need to reach you during the gathering, we will try to text you first and if that doesn't work you’ll see your code in the top corner of the screen. This sticker is also what you’ll use to pick-up your child after gathering.

SAFETY

AND

SECURITY

The safety and security of every child in DPK is our highest priority! This value manifests itself in many ways.

Every toy and environment is cleaned and sanitized to insure that germs and bacteria are not spread.

Every volunteer is screened with an extensive, seven step vetting process that we call the 'kidsafe' process. This process includes an application, interview, reference checks, a  federal background check, training,  testing and placement.

 

Our whole team; from staff members to room leaders to security team — are  vetted and trained to keep your kids safe!

 

WELL

CHILD

POLICY

Another way that we keep our children safe is through a strictly enforced well child policy.

 

Children must be free of any ailments such as fever, vomiting, runny nose and drainage for 24 hrs before returning to DPK. Children that are identified with with these issues are removed promptly from the room.

Despite our best efforts, we may still come across commonly hidden ailments such as, flu, strep, hand foot and mouth, lice, etc. We commit to transparent communication with every parent in a room that may have an apparent outbreak.

 

CURRICULUM

Our desire is to ignite a passion in the next generation to follow Jesus with the aim to be gospel-centered disciple makers that know and love Jesus above all else! One of the ways that we do this is through our curriculum. 

Our curriculum is developed and edited by a team of staff and volunteers that spend dozens of hours formulating age appropriate content for kids of all ages. 

Our curriculum is often connected to the message series that our adults are going through. so that our church is all on the same page and parents can easily engage with their children about what they are learning.

 

DPK

SERVICES

All DPK services strive to be fun, engaging and fruitful for the children involved

We want kids to know there are people at church who care about them. As teachers commit to serving in the same service each week, children (and parents) begin to recognize familiar faces where relationships can grow.

Kids love fun! We create fun ways for children to learn about Jesus, including games, activities and singing. When children have fun at church, they can’t wait to come back.

We encourage parents to keep the conversation going on the car ride home. Ask your child these two questions:

-Did you have fun?
-What did you learn?

Our goal is to have a positive answer to both of those questions each week. Want to get more involved in what your child is learning? Follow Discovery Pointe Kids on Facebook to keep up with each week’s key takeaway and Bible story.
 

DPK

SERVICES

All DPK services strive to be fun, engaging and fruitful for the children involved

We want kids to know there are people at church who care about them. As teachers commit to serving in the same service each week, children (and parents) begin to recognize familiar faces where relationships can grow.

Kids love fun! We create fun ways for children to learn about Jesus, including games, activities and singing. When children have fun at church, they can’t wait to come back.

We encourage parents to keep the conversation going on the car ride home. Ask your child these two questions:

-Did you have fun?
-What did you learn?

Our goal is to have a positive answer to both of those questions each week. Want to get more involved in what your child is learning? Follow Discovery Pointe Kids on Facebook to keep up with each week’s key takeaway and Bible story.

 

DPKLive

Discovery Pointe Kids Live is a midweek children’s ministry experience uniquely designed with your child in mind! Every Wednesday children Kindergarten through 5th grade experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way.

 
 

MOTHER'S ROOM

The moms' viewing room is a place where mothers with newborns can spendsome time with their little ones and still watch the service together in a private environment.

 
Weekly Events

Every week we have exciting events for our children:

​Discovery Pointe Kids (Sundays)

DPKLive (Wednesdays)

VIDEOS

 

DISCOVERY POINTE KIDS LEADERS

Children's ministry at CrossPointe has an amazing team of men and women that serve as staff and volunteers in Discovery Pointe Kids

Michael Buffaloe

Michael Buffaloe

Family Pastor

Rebecca Carver

Rebecca Carver

Children's Director

Holly Mink

Holly Mink

DPK Director

 

SERVE IN DPK

We are always interested in connecting with people that want to impact young lives for Jesus!

If you're interested in serving in our children's ministry area please complete the 'Kidsafe' application below. 

 

All volunteer candidates are screened with an extensive, seven step vetting process that we call the 'Kidsafe' process. This process includes an application, interview, reference checks, a  federal background check, training,  testing and placement.

 

KEEP UP WITH DPK

There are multiple ways to keep up with ​DPK @ CrossPointe Church!

 

  • Discovery Pointe Kids
  • DPKLive
 

ONLINE

DPK Online with your family!

CrossPointe Children's Ministry is online! Not only do we have amazing worship services for adults, but we also have something special for our Discovery Pointe Kids!

Below you will see the very same resources that your Discovery Pointe Kids  leaders use to lead your children and teach them on Sunday mornings as well as a little bit of helpful commentary to equip you to be the best kids worship leader ever! 

Click the link below to view the parent's guide for activities and videos. It is loaded with a descriptions, scripture references, discussion questions, a family activities and a final thought to reinforce the point of the message!​ We are challenging all of our kids to hide God's word in their heart's by memorizing scripture.

If you have the ability, stream this to your TV and/or speakers and turn it up loud! Let those kids sing their hearts out!

 

If you have a smart TV but it's smarter than you are 😉 please let us know we would be glad to help you get it set up to stream from your phone

Sunday Services ONLINE 9:15 & 11am

4100 North Valdosta Road Valdosta, GA 31602  |  229-242-7702

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