How could life get any better? We’ve got our good buddy God who is totally smart, in charge, and in love with each one of us. Our creator is always watching over our lives, guiding every detail, and even though things seem dark and hard sometimes, in the end God is carefully leading all of us toward total, permanent happiness. Are you kidding me? That’s awesome. That is an awesome reality just busting with inherent joy. Worship should reflect that joy. That’s what we’re working on here at KidsLive.
Babies! Awww, so little! Nope. We’re not going to try to get them to memorize verses, or write little essays on the place of faith and rationality in a post-modern, post-apocalyptic paradigm. We just want them to be as happy, safe, and dry as they can be for an hour. We have a cozy, cushy room, toys, tambourines and other colorful stuff, and a high baby-to-caretaker ratio. This is just our first, teeny-tiny chance to get these pudgy pre-angels into a positive environment connected to worship.
Puppets! Just one of the high-tech tools we use to introduce preschool minds to our two foundational concepts: God made me, God loves me. Think of the worldview that foundation builds. Safety, trust, joy, kindness—all of that. Videos, songs, and other creative presentation make learning fun, and help drive home the point that learning about God, and the love for everyone that can be central to our lives, should be filled with joy and wonder. A huge part of the happiness in a child’s life, and hopefully in all our lives, comes from playing with their peers. At Lil’ KidsLive, preschoolers will be part of a small group with an adult leader and other kids their age. Projects and playing will help to form bonds, and help everyone feel familiar and comfortable with their Sunday morning experience.
Welcome to the show! Our largest environment is packed with energy, comedy (we think so anyway), music, and meaning. Guitar, rock drums, actors, and costumes all work together to bring the message to life. We look to build self-esteem, make a positive mindset and a solid moral foundation appealing, and to broadcast the reality that God is here, loves us, and wants us to have fun. We weave the message into a story so that it will entertain, and stick with the people watching. Add to that small groups where kids will be with others their own age, a leader, and space for discussion and projects, and bam!—we get a fun, engaging, relevant worship experience.