Kids Ministry

What We Value

Our mission at Parkside is to make church a place where children want to be. Our passion is to build relationships so that we might have the privilege of being part of each child's spiritual journey, as they become a devoted follower of Christ. We believe a child’s spiritual growth begins at birth, so as your child grows, his knowledge of biblical truths deepens. Your child’s faith experience begins the minute they enter Parkside. It’s exciting and fun. The children’s ministry will team up with you in reaching, teaching, and building children of real faith and character that lasts. We also offer tools to equip you as the primary spiritual leader in the home. As a parent/guardian, you will have the opportunity to participate in Sunday School and worship knowing that your child is being taught the Bible and is well cared for.

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Family Dedication is one of the first steps we take in partnering with parents. This shared time is a beautiful expression for parents to publicly declare their intention to raise their child in a God-centered home and with the people of Parkside as we declare together that we will all play a part in the spiritual formation of a child's life. 
If you’re interested in participating, contact our preschool and children's director, Kathy Lovell using the button down below!

Sizzle and Stitch 2021 will be June 7-11, 9am-2pm daily. During this day camp, you will learn sewing, art, building, cooking, crafts and lessons from the Bible. Cost is $50 and spots are limited.
Registration is now open, and you can email Kathy for more information.

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Come join us as we learn of God’s love for us… for everyone! We will learn how to share the ONE message that everyone needs to hear. What a privilege to be part of the family of God, so let’s share with others! Make your plans now to join us for some high energy, God-filled weeks that communicate God’s love to our young campers. Reservations are open now!

Mini Camp (Completed 1st and 2nd Grade) July 16-17 Cost $100


TREK III (Completed 3rd-6th Grade) July 26-30th Cost $270

Awana club meetings happen every Wednesday night at 6:00 PM

What Makes AWANA Unique?

  • It brings churches and parents together to raise children to know, love, and serve Christ.

  • Commitment to reaching unsaved children and families with the gospel

  • Bible teaching to build a biblical worldview

  • Support for parents as kids' primary spiritual trainers

  • A fun, dynamic approach to learning God’s Word

  • Mentor and peer relationships 

  • Training future church leaders to serve today 


What Matters Most to God . . . and to AWANA . . . and to Parkside


Children hold a special place in Jesus’ heart. He created them. He sacrificed His life for their sins. He longs for them to know, love and serve Him. He desires to spend eternity with them. His kingdom belongs to such as these.

For the safety of our children, we have specific check-in procedures and pick-up procedures. Parents or guardians need to check children in at the preschool kiosk.  Sparks/T&T are to be picked up at the north doors of the ROC gym.  

Age-group programs* available through AWANA

  •  Sparks: K-2nd grade

  •  Truth & Training: 3rd-6th grade