Policies and Procedures
We have several systems in place to help provide a safe, healthy, consistent environment for our kids.
Visiting Chapel with Kids
If you are visiting Chapel with kids, please consider pre-registering your child so our teachers will be prepared to greet your child when you arrive. Walk-in Registrations are always welcome!
Check-In and Check Out
When you arrive on Sunday mornings and for certain programs like Awana, stop by our Check-In Station. A Chapel Kids volunteer will greet you and help your family get checked in and into the right classrooms. Chapel of the Cross utilizes an electronic check-in system for all children signing in and out of children’s ministry. Children must be checked in and out by an authorized guardian.
Well Child Policy
We request that no child or staff person with any infectious illness symptoms participate in our programs. Please maintain the following guidelines in determining if your child is well enough to attend Chapel Kids Programming. If your child has any of the following symptoms, he/she should not attend programming. Any child should be symptom-free for 24 hours before attending:
- Persistent coughing, croup, or sneezing
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Green or cloudy runny nose
- Inflamed throat or mouth
- Runny or pink eye
- Any skin inflammation such as rashes, ringworm, impetigo
- Symptoms of any childhood disease (chickenpox, measles, mumps, etc)
- Head lice (24 hours following treatment)
We thank you for your help in keeping our children's areas safe and healthy.
Chapel periodically holds child dedication services. The dedication service is a time for the congregation to celebrate and thank God for the gift of our children. It’s also a time for parents to commit to model what following Jesus looks like. It is the parent's promise to raise their children:
- to understand that they are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ,
- to believe that the Bible is the Absolute Truth,
- to know the importance of committing to a community of faith in the local church.
If you would like to be a part of our next dedication service, please fill out our dedication service form.
Outside Food and Toys
For the safety of the children, we ask that parents refrain from sending their children into the classrooms with food or toys.
If your child does need food for a medical condition, please inform a children’s ministry volunteer of the child’s medical condition and the process for giving the food to the child.
Volunteering in Chapel Kids
Our children's ministry relies on our adult and youth volunteers using the talents and gifts God has given them to teach children and build relationships with both the kids and other volunteers. Contact Jenny White, Director of Children's Ministries, to discuss your interest and begin the screening process.