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How we serve your family

Our Awaken Kids Team believes in the value of teaching God's Word at the earliest ages. Our children, 3-years old through 5th grade are taught the Bible at an age-appropriate level using worship, hands-on activities, visual aids, large group teaching, and games; while our infants through 2 year olds experience the love of Christ through worship and play.  
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Click below for up to date information on what your child is learning in Awaken Kids!


Infants - 2 Years         3 Years - 5th Grade

Safety and Check-In     Meet Our Team


Infants - 2 Years

In our infants, walkers and 2s classrooms, children will be shone the love of Christ through worship and age-appropriate teaching of God's Word.  Loving team members will encourage safe free play and social interaction among peers.

3s-Kinder & 1st-5th Grade

Awaken Kids are on a 3-year journey through the entire Bible using The Gospel Project.

We believe the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Kids and preschoolers will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.

See what we're learning each week!

Samuel and King Saul

September 6 - Hannah and Samuel
Scripture - 1 Samuel 1-3

September 13 - The Ark was Captured
Scripture - 1 Samuel 4-6

September 20 - Israel's First King
Scripture - 1 Samuel 8-15

The Great King David

September 27 - David was Annointed
Scripture - 1 Samuel 16-17

October 4 - David Showed Mercy
Scripture - 1 Samuel 24

October 11 - God's Covenant with David
Scripture - 2 Samuel 6-7

October 18 - David's Kindness
Scripture - 2 Samuel 9

October 25 - David Sinned and was Restored
Scripture - 2 Samuel 11-12

November 1 - David's Psalm
Scripture - Psalm 23

Wise King Solomon

November 8 - Solomon Asked for Wisdom
Scripture - 1 Kings 1-2

November 15 - Wisdom for God's People
Scripture - Proverbs, Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs

November 22 - Solomon Built the Temple
Scripture - 1 Kings 6-8

November 29 - The Kingdom Divided
Scripture - 1 Kings 11-12


Fall Memory Verses 
3s - Kinder: 

“There is none like You, O Lord; You are great and Your name is great in might.” Jeremiah 10:5  Test Day: Oct 11

“The Lord is faithful in all His words and kind in all His works.” Psalm 145:13b  Test Day: Nov 22

1st - 5th Grade:

“There is none like You, O Lord; You are great and Your name is great in might.” Jeremiah 10:5  Test Day: Sept 20

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.  The Lord is faithful in all His words and kind in all His works.” Psalm 145:13  Test Day: Nov 1

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5  Test Day: Nov 29

Safety and Check-in

Your child’s safety is our first priority. All Awaken Kids Team Members must pass a background check and attend an orientation before entering our classrooms.
Each classroom has direct communication with the Awaken Church Security Team who patrols our campus to ensure your child’s safety as well as the safety of anyone coming on the Awaken Church campus.
We use a printed security tag system for child check-in and pick-up. Each parent sticker has a unique number that matches the number on the child sticker. Children are not released unless a parent sticker is presented.
We have 2 locations for you to check-in your child: Kids Central (located between the North and South Venues) and Kids Corner (located next to the Socialside, in the Kindergarten foyer).
On your first visit, please visit the VIP/Connect Tent located in front of the North and South Venues to check your child(ren) in.



Meet Our Team

  • Mindy Sims

    Mindy, her husband Jeremiah and their 4 beautiful daughters have called Awaken Church home since February 2010. Mindy prayerfully and excitedly excepted the position as Kids Ministry Director in the fall of 2011, where she has had the honor of watching God faithfully build a team of Christ loving, servant-hearted Kids Ministry Team members that serve alongside her and carry out the vision of Awaken Kids! Mindy's gifting and passion is teaching God's word to all ages! She has a love for children and a deep desire that each child would know God personally and His great love, as they confidently and boldly walk our His purpose for their lives. #

  • Bree

    Bree has called Awaken her home since the summer of 2013. Awaken has pushed her to step out of her comfort zone and encouraged her in a deeper walk with God. On Sundays, she is be found at the Check-in station where she faithfully leads the team. She also can be found assisting in classrooms, serving on the events team, and leading an Awaken Group. Bree has a heart for kids to learn and deepen their relationship with God as well as being in community with other believers. She believes that she is called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. #

  • Vanessa Dunlap

    Vanessa has a passion for kids ministry. She served as VBS director for 6 years, writing the curriculum for 1. Vanessa ran and taught her own afterschool & summer program for almost 14 years. God has also used her in mighty ways as a momma of 6 children ranging from 11 to 24 years old. Vanessa has written many of the series curriculum for Awaken's Kids Corner. Her love for God's Word is evident in how she teaches and writes. Vanessa thrives on planting seeds into the hearts and minds of the next generation. #