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Acorns_Oakie1Every big strong oak tree was once a fragile acorn bursting with potential.  That’s how we view children at Oakbrook.  They are small, yes, but we know there is so much God has put inside each end every one of them.  It is our passion to nurture them and help them grow into that big, strong oak that God has created them to be.

On Sunday mornings, our Oakbrook Acorns are broken up into three different age-groups (nursery, kindergarten, and elementary).  Each group learns about and experiences the love of Jesus through age-appropriate crafts, games, and Bible stories.

The Oakbrook Acorn Nursery is a safe, clean and welcoming environment where infants and toddlers learn that Jesus loves them.  It’s not just babysitting.  Our screened teachers and helpers actively interact with the children encouraging participation in age-appropriate activities including Bible stories, prayer and crafts.  Jesus loves your children and so do we!  Our Nursery is open at both the 9:00am and 10:30am services.

Ages: Birth – 3 years

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Our Kindergarten Acorns have a lot of energy, and get to experience an action-packed Sunday morning learning about God through songs, playtime, crafts, prayer, Bible stories and interactive games.  It’s a fun, silly, and exciting time full of imagination and creativity that helps kids learn more about Jesus in an environment suited just for them.  The Kindergarten Room is open during the 10:30am service.

Ages: 3 – Kindergarten

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Our Elementary Acorns begin their Sunday mornings in their very own “Kid Worship”, where they play games, sing, and dance for Jesus!   After worship, we transition to our Bible Story lesson and learn a new “Verse of the Week”.  Our lessons are very hands on and engaging…we use props to tell stories, just like Jesus did!  The kids can earn “Bible Bucks” each week to spend at our Bible Buck store.  Bible Bucks can be earned for bringing a Bible to class, participating during the lesson, serving others and bringing a friend.  We want to nurture and grow each and every Acorn’s love for Jesus and desire to be His hands and feet while serving others.  The Elementary Room is open during the 10:30am service.

Ages: 1st to 5th Grade

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Above all else, the safety and security of the children is our number one priority.  You can freely enter into worship knowing that your children are loved and cared for.

*  Each and every teacher and helper who is with the children is screened with a background check.
*  All rooms have windows for easy visibility to all areas.
*  Wrist-band check-in/check-out.
*  Hallway supervision by an adult throughout each and every service.
*  Peanut-free zones
*  On-screen notifications in the sanctuary for emergency issues.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We can’t wait to show you and your children what fun it is to be an Acorn.  If you’re looking to visit us at Oakbrook, we want to make it easy for you.

By clicking on the link below, you can download our Acorns registration form.  Simply fill out this form, bring it with you on Sunday morning and you and your children are on your way to having one of the simplest and worry-free Sunday mornings you can remember.

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

Family Sundays occur on the LAST Sunday of every month.  It’s an opportunity for our Kindergarten, Elementary, and Youth students to join the rest of the congregation in worship.

We take the time to introduce the children to what “big church” is like and we welcome them in so they feel comfortable being in the sanctuary. Don’t worry about the fidgety, squirrelly and talkative little ones, we’ve got plenty of adults who’ve been doing the same thing for years.

We continue to offer Nursery care on Family Sundays at both the 9:00am and 10:30am services.