Coastal Kids

For children ages 6 months to 10 years old (Grade 5)

Coastal Kids is a Safe & Fun Environment

Our vision is to raise up a generation of children that will seek their God given Kingdom Mission and impact our world for Jesus!
Coastal Kids is the Children’s Ministry at Coastal Church, and is designed for all children from ages 6 months to 10 years old (Grade 5). Our vision is to partner with parents in raising up a generation of children that will seek their God-given Kingdom Mission and impact our world for Jesus! In all of our kids services, we want every child to feel safe, have fun, make friends, learn God’s Word, grow in their personal relationship with Jesus and share His love with others.
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Our Aims for coastal kids

Our Values

Feel Safe

In each of our classrooms a security tag system is in place for drop off and pick up.

Learn
The Word of God and the love of God through exciting age appropriate lessons that leads them not only to salvation, but also guides them in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Have Fun

Through age appropriate toys, games, object lessons, dramas, music and crafts

Make Friends

That will hopefully last a lifetime as they build community and learn to encourage one another

Share

Their gifts/talents, their stories, their faith, and the love of Christ to those around them in the classroom and beyond the borders of the church.

Coastal Kids & Youth Services

Classrooms Locations

Below is a list of the service times and classroom locations for all Coastal Kids and Youth services. If you’re visiting for the first time, and would like directions to a specific classroom, please visit our Guest Services desk upon arrival.

Downtown Kids Church

Downtown Vancouver

Nursery/Walkers (6-23 months old) – Coastal Church building lower level
Toddlers/Preschool (2-4 years old) – Coastal Church building lower level
School Age (5-10 years old) -1166 Alberni Street, 2nd floor, Suite 215, Meeting Room 2

Nursery/Walkers (6-23 months old) – Coastal Church building lower level
Toddlers (2-3 years old) – Coastal Church building lower level
Preschool (4-5 years old) – 1166 Alberni Street, 2nd floor, Suite 215, Meeting Room #4
School Age (6-10 years old) – 1166 Alberni Street, 2nd floor, Suite 215, Meeting Rooms 2 & 3

Youth (grades 6-12) – 1166 Alberni Street, Suite 215

Nursery/Walkers (6-23 months old) – Coastal Church building lower level
Toddlers/Preschool (2-4 years old) – Coastal Church building lower level
School Age (5-10 years old) – 1166 Alberni Street, 2nd floor, Suite 215, Meeting Room 2

Commercial Kids

Commercial Drive

Nursery/Walkers (6-24 months old) – downstairs level
Toddlers/Preschool (2-4 years old) – downstairs level
School Age (5-10 years old) – downstairs level

Nursery to School Age (6 months to 10 years old) – downstairs level
Crosstown Kids

Crosstown

Nursery to Preschool (6 months to 4 years old)
School Age (5 – 10 years old)

Grades 6-12 – First 3 weeks of the month

Pitt Meadows Kids Teacher

Pitt Meadows

Nursery/Walkers (6-24 months old)
Toddlers/Preschool (2-4 years old)
School Age (5-10 years old) 

Grades 5-7 – Bi-monthly

Key Details & Information

It helps the Coastal Kids team with names and identifying which group children should be in. It means that we have a list of who is in which group should we ever need it on a weekend service, like a class list of names. It also gives us a record of who has attended Coastal Kids, when and how often, which is useful for planning our services and contacting parents, and organizing special events etc.

Children will receive a name tag with an ID number and the parent will receive a tag with the same ID number. This is to make it easier for us to know that the right person is picking up children at the end of a service.

We believe all children are valued equally and created in God’s image. We are honoured to serve children with special needs, and want to provide an environment where every child can have an encounter with God.

Please let us know by e-mailing jchen@coastalchurch.org if you are planning to visit a weekend service so we can arrange to meet you and your child, and find out how we can provide the best support.

We encourage all parents to feel free to go forward for prayer ministry at the end of the service. If possible, we would appreciate it if you could arrange for at least one parent to come pick up your child after the service.

All children’s ministry volunteers go through and must be cleared for a police criminal record check process, with the vulnerable sector, that is, with children and the elderly included.

This will vary depending on their age group and what they have done that particular service. However, your children will often have a craft, worksheet and/or parent page to bring home. There are also home lesson resources and activities provided in the Coastal Church App, “Connect” section.

Please let us know if, for whatever reason, your child isn’t enjoying him or herself on at a service. We endeavour to make our classes as fun and accessible as possible, so if your child isn’t having a good time or understanding what we are doing, we would love to know. It’s best to speak to one of the Kingdom Explorer leaders/teachers at the end of the service or e-mail jchen@coastalchurch.org during the week to arrange a time to chat.

We generally have 3 Kingdom Laws in our classrooms: love others, speak life and expect miracles!

Nursery and Walkers are usually given Baby Mum Mums. Toddlers and Preschool children are usually given Arrowroot crackers or Fishy Crackers. Depending on the service, School Age children may be given a snack such as popcorn, candy, or peanut-free cookies. Allergies are always checked before snacks are given out. Candy is quite seldom. We encourage children to hold onto their candy until the end of the service so permission to eat it may be received from the parents.

Yes, you are very welcome to stay with your child. We would encourage you to remain in the room with your child, instead of taking them into church with you, so they can become comfortable with the room setting and make friends with the other children in their age group.

Parent/Guardian mobile numbers are received and recorded upon first time registration. When parents need to be contacted for emergencies or because their child is not settling in, a text will be sent to them with the child’s ID number or with a friendly request to come attend to their child. With that in mind, parents are encouraged to leave their mobile phones on vibrate.

We have a fantastic team who serve faithfully at our weekend services and even in the office during the week to prepare lesson materials, as well as for our events. If you are interested in joining the team and have a passion for seeing children become fully devoted to God, then we would love to speak with you! Please e-mail jchen@coastalchurch.org.