Teaching kids about Jesus one weekend at a time
Kids love to have fun! We create fun, engaging ways for children to learn about Jesus. When children have fun at church, they can not wait to come back!
Starting from age 3, children are a part of a small group environment where they learn how God’s Word fits into their lives, how to talk to God, and how to develop friendships with their small group leader and peers. We believe that life is better together.
We strive to bring its stories to life through activities and discussions that keep kids engaged. We want all children to love God’s Word and discover why it’s so important to apply it to their lives.
We recognize that some children may need special accommodations during their time in Fairfax Kids.
We can arrange for a one on one buddy to join your child in their classroom. We also have a sensory room equipped with furniture, lighting, and toys to help children with disabilities feel secure and free to be themselves.
If you feel like your child could benefit from one of these options, please contact us so we can better serve you and your child!
Visiting Fairfax Kids for the first time?
Be prepared, your kids are going to love it! Below are a few things we want you to know.
When you arrive at check-in, we’ll ask you to provide information for each child, including any special instructions (allergies,special needs, etc.), along with parent/guardian information.
You and your child will receive identification tags that are unique to
your family each week. Your child will wear the name tag portion while you keep the receipt tag.
During dismissal, you’ll need to show your receipt tag before your child is released from class so be sure to not lose it!
If we need to contact you during the service, your family’s unique identification code will appear on the screens in the Main Auditorium, Great Room, and Hanger. If your code appears, return to the check-in area with your receipt tag and we will reconnect you with your child.
Keeping your child safe is a priority! Not everyone can volunteer in our ministry. Every Fairfax Kids volunteer is screened with an interview and background check. They are also thoroughly trained in our policies and procedures to help ensure the safety of the kids.
We want your child to LOVE coming to church as much as we LOVE having them here!
Here are some strategies to help set your child up for success!
- Attend church regularly and frequently. Make church a familiar place!
- Pick one service time and stick with it.
- Get to know your child’s teachers.
- Arrive on time – or even early. We welcome children 10 minutes before services.
- Eliminate distractions.
- Have a snack before coming to church, visit the bathroom before drop off and leave toys/electronics in the car.
- Communicate with us. Talk with Fairfax Kids staff regarding any custody, medical or behavioral concerns. The more we know about your child, the better we can serve them.
We’ve got answers! Listed below are some of our most frequently asked questions.
How should I communicate a custody, medical, or behavioral concern with the staff?
If you are a first-time guest there is opportunity to share special needs on the Welcome Card filled out at Check-In. Keep in mind, these concerns are more easily managed if your family is consistent in the service time attended; this enables the leaders for that service to be familiar with your family.
If this is something you’d like us to understand before you attend Fairfax, contact our Children’s Pastor, Marcy Davis. She would love the opportunity to discuss your specific concerns and help communicate it to your child’s teacher.
Our staff and volunteers are trained on how to manage children with different capabilities in the classroom. If a child needs a buddy to help with any needs during their time in class, we would love to work with you to find someone who can do that!
What is your sick child policy?
Has your child had fever, diarrhea, or vomiting in the last 24 hours?
Has your child been sick and not on an antibiotic for at least 24 hours?
Does your child have discharge in or around their eyes?
Does your child have a green or yellow runny nose?
Has your child been coughing frequently and/or excessively?
Does your child have a communicable disease?
If you’ve answered yes to one or more of these, then your child should not attend Fairfax Kids this week. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping all of our children healthy by not bringing a child who may be sick.
Can I run errands while you teach my child?
No. We ask the responsible adult to remain in the building once their child is checked into our ministry.
What if my child doesn’t want to attend class?
Children under the age of 5 are welcome to sit in the Great Room near the main auditorium or the Hanger with you during the service. We have the entire service on a screen for those desiring a worship experience outside of the main auditorium. Older kids are welcome to join you in the main service.
When will my child move up to the next class?
We promote babies in the Nursery (birth-age 2) to the next level throughout the year based upon the development of their motor skills. Once an infant is capable of walking around and is steady on their feet, they move to the Walkers’ Room.
Preschool (3’s-prek 5’s) and Elementary children are promoted to the next class level at the beginning of the school year. Kids will remain in their current class level through the summer; however rising seventh-graders are invited to Student Ministry events during the summer to help them meet friends in their age group.
Do you have any parent resources?
Yes! We recommend following us on all of our social media accounts so you can stay up-to-date on all things Fairfax Kids! Check out the links below for more Parent Resources.
I still have a few questions. Who should I contact?
We would love to talk with you and answer any additional questions. You can connect with us below!