It is our goal that as your elementary student enters Wild Woods, they are ENGAGED. We want to ENGAGE their competitive side, ENGAGE their love for silly things, ENGAGE their passion for FUN, ENGAGE their eagerness to prove they can earn it all themselves, ENGAGE their curiosity for the things unknown, and ENGAGE their longing for repetition and order in our environment. We want them to discover how their story intersects with God’s story. We want to ENGAGE them with all that we have in order to show them that their story IS God’s story.
As kids enter into Wild Woods on Sunday, we want them to be saturated in high fives and an eagerness to hear all about their week. Small group leaders ENGAGE your child with small talk questions and silly fun icebreaker challenges. Game time is a huge part of our morning during both small and large group time – everybody loves a good challenge and friendly competition, right?!!
After games, we head on into our large group room for what we like to call our “Sunday morning party.” Between the high energy worship, set with motions and repetitive lyrics, all the way to our epic bible story, it’s our passion to make Sunday the funnest day of the week! Our leaders are willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen… even if that means getting a little cRAzY. After large group, we head back to our small groups to ECHO the bible story and continue to talk about ways that it directly affects our lives. This is also the time that small groups rotate to the Critter Cash Station, an awesome place where kids get to spend their hard earned Critter Cash!
In WildWoods we take an entire month to focus on 1 thing, 1 verse, 1 virtue and we provide TONS of unpredictable fun around that predictable focus. Each Sunday, we provide a practical application that kids can relate to so they can immediately put the bible lesson and bottom line from the morning into practice. Ultimately, our “win” is when parents are the first voice teaching the bible stories. THAT’S why we have a number of ways to partner with you, Mom & Dad! Check this out:
- Each week, your child will get a God Time Sheet – a quick daily devotional for them to complete at home and return the next Sunday for Critter Cash.
- On the first Sunday of the month, we will send home a Family Experience Pack including the upcoming bible stories for the month, a family activity, and all of the monthly theme and memory verse information.
- We provide a free texting service to our families! Once subscribed you will receive weekly activities that align with the UPCOMING Sunday morning bible lesson so we can truly ECHO you! Text 81010 the code @wildwoods to subscribe today!
- We are on Facebook! Check out our page and all of the fun we highlight about our ministry their! There are even giveaways and articles and resources created just for you!
We use a computerized check in system, equipped with photo ID and fingerprint recognition. You will receive a name tag and check in & out slip for each of your children. All of these layers of security are in place to ensure the safety of your children. If you are a guest, please check in at the clearly labeled guest check in and we will take care of everything with you! We can’t wait to share Sundays with you in Wild Woods!
If you are interested in serving in WILD WOODS, please pick up a Sweet Spot form at the Welcome Center or Information Center!