Our
Mission

Spiritual development is a life-long journey. We believe children can begin to explore who God is, how much He loves us, and how we can respond. Both the church and families play a key role in the spiritual development of kids. We aim to provide safe and engaging environments that provide opportunities for kids to investigate truth claims, ask tough questions, and build relationships with friends and trusted leaders. Our prayer is that each child will choose to accept the free gift of grace and cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus.

What
To
Expect

We offer multiple rooms, segmented by age, to ensure play time and lessons are age-appropriate. All of our staff and KidsCrossing team members are background checked and well trained to ensure your mini-me has a safe and fun experience.

First Time Visitors

On your first visit head straight to the KidsCrossing registration desk—ask anyone in a lanyard and they'll direct you right to us. Our friendly weekend hosts will meet your family and get your kiddos registered for our kiosk check-in system. They'll then help you get your kids to their rooms and connected with some team members and friends. This process takes some time. We recommend getting here about 20 minutes before service.

If you’d like to speed up your first-time check in, fill out our New Family Registration Form now.

faqs

We're glad you asked! Safety is a top priority for The Crossing, especially in KidsCrossing because we know you wouldn't leave your kids with just anyone. But it's not just physical safety, it's emotional and spiritual safety too. KidsCrossing is a place kids can share their doubts, ask difficult questions.

We have a secure check in/out process in which we use claim tags to ensure that kids leave with the same people who dropped them off.

KidsCrossing room doors are locked shortly after the service begins and unlocked as services end. Limited staff and volunteers have the ability to open those doors.

There are a whole bunch of other safety measures we have in place to keep your kiddo as safe as possible during their time at KidsCrossing. If you have further questions, please ask!

If you are attending in Chesterfield you will receive a text message informing you to come to the KidsCrossing lobby. If you are attending at our Fenton, Grant's Trail or Mid Rivers campuses the 3-digit number on the parent claim tag that you were given at check-in will appear on the bottom left of the large screens in the auditorium. If you see your number, that’s your cue to discretely slip out of your seat and go back to your child’s room. But be sure to bring your claim tag with you to enter the room.

We encourage families to arrive 20 minutes prior to service. This allows children to hang out with friends and volunteer leaders while providing adequate transition time for those kids who need it. Tags can be printed up to 45 minutes prior to service.

We do our absolute best to accommodate kiddos with diverse abilities. For us, it comes down to having the right team members who can give your child the attention that they need. Please call us during the week at 636-532-1212 or email info@thecrossing.church for more information on how we can serve you.

We want every child that walks through our doors on the weekend to be able to experience KidsCrossing. We also want our volunteer team members to enjoy their experience and realize there is a limit to the number of kids they can safely manage. We have specific child-to-adult ratios set for each room that we believe are crucial for making sure the room can be safely managed and that team members will be able to successfully interact with the kids and make KidsCrossing meaningful and engaging for them. We also have maximum room limits set per fire code.

We do our very best to have enough team members to ensure that all kids can participate in KidsCrossing at each service, but there are times when we simply have to close a room for the benefit of everyone in the room. In those instances we encourage families, especially with little ones, to watch the service in the family section at each campus.

Because baptism is such an important decision, and a highly symbolic expression of a child’s choice to make Jesus the leader of their life, we want to be sure that kids know exactly what they are doing. There is nothing in scripture that states at what age someone can be baptized, but at The Crossing we do practice a believers baptism and that, coupled with what we know about child cognitive development, has led us to prayerfully and humbly designate that children must have finished 3rd grade or above in order to participate in our baptism process. For more information visit our baptism page.

For parents of kiddos under the age of three, we offer the opportunity to participate in our child dedication service, to publicly declare your commitment to raise your child with Biblical values. This is not a practice found in Scripture and, by no means do we mandate it for parents at The Crossing. However, our child dedication service really is a great way to celebrate what you’re doing as a parent and what we want to do with you as a church.

Typically, our child dedication services are scheduled once a year in the fall. Watch for sign-ups on our calendar.

Currently, we do not offer any regularly scheduled activities for kids during the week such as Awana, mid-week groups, VBS, etc. We put all our efforts and energy, which includes hundreds of volunteers, into providing the most meaningful, engaging, and fun experience possible every weekend for our kids. We will always explore ideas for possible outside-the-weekend activities for kiddos of all ages but will do so with purpose and intentionality that correlates to our values and mission.

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