What is Kids Ministry?
In Kids Ministry, we partner with parents as they educate, train and prepare children for a Gospel-centered life. We do that by focusing on joyful worship, dynamic teaching and intentional relationships. On Sunday mornings, we offer Kids Ministry classrooms for children from infants to 5th grade.
All of our Kids Ministry staff and volunteers work together to create fun, safe environments that meet the charge of Psalm 78:4, “Tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.”
For kids older than 4 years, we utilize a large group/small group format. In the large group setting, kids will be led in worship songs suited for them and hear a dynamic Bible lesson. Students will then split into small groups based on their age and to reinforce the message and build lasting relationships. Our lessons follow the Gospel Project curriculum which goes through the entire Bible over a three year period.
New to CHBC?
We look forward to meeting you and your child. During your first visit, please register your child at our Kids Ministry check-in area.
How do I Check-In?
When you arrive at CHBC on Sunday morning, please look for one of our Welcome Team members and ask them to direct you to our Kids Ministry Check-In station. One of our Check-In coordinators will help you check your child into our system. You and your child will receive personalized, coordinating ID tags. In order to check your child into a classroom, you must show both tags to the room coordinator.
If you you are new to CHBC, please stop by our Kids Ministry guest registration desk in Family Check-In area. Once there, a Check-In Coordinator will be happy to register your child and direct you to the right classroom.
If we need to contact you about your child during the service, we will show your child’s ID code on the screens during the adult worship service. If you see your child’s ID code on the screen, please proceed immediately to the Family Check-In area and find a staff member to take you to your child’s classroom.
In order to check your child out after the service, a classroom leader must ensure that you and your child’s ID tags match. If one of the tags is lost a staff member must check your identification before your child is released.
Finally, be sure to check out our Kids Ministry Need to Know to learn more about our safety policies, volunteer screening and emergency action plans.
Infants & Toddlers
To provide loving care for your infant and 1-year-old. Monitors outside of all the rooms allow you to discreetly watch your child.
To engage younger preschoolers with the truths of the gospel at an early age. We start our gospel-centered, three-year curriculum, Gospel Project, at age 2. If a child stays in Kids Ministry through 5th grade, he/she will go through the entire Bible three times.
To engage older preschoolers with the truths of the gospel at an early age. We start our exciting large group/small group format at age 4. Children will love the age-appropriate lessons, music and other elements of the morning – all designed to help young children worship God.
To engage elementary school children with gospel truths in a variety of creative and relational contexts. We split 1st-3rd graders and 4th-5th graders into two separate assemblies in our large group/small group format. All elementary school kids will enjoy the high-energy, biblically based lessons they’ll experience in large-group time while developing meaningful relationships during small-group time.
This class uses a specially designed curriculum that focuses on visual, tactile and auditory ways to teach kids about God and the gospel message. We also provide a buddy system for children who are interested in participating in the larger Sunday school rooms, but may need extra help.
Josh and his wife, Kelly, who are both natives of the D.C. area, met at The Gazette in Maryland. They were married in December 2003 and have four daughters.
Josh majored in journalism at Liberty University (VA) and spent 11 years as a sportswriter/editor before God called him into full time vocational ministry at Covenant Life Church (MD) in 2007. From 2011 to 2015, he led the children’s ministry there before coming to Chapel Hill Bible Church.
My passion is to reach the next generation with the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to do this at the Bible Church.
Josh is also a New York Times bestselling author who has written four books and co-authored five others. His latest book—The Biggest Win: Pro Football Players Tackle Faith—focuses on how Christian athletes can glorify God through sports. He also co-authored Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles’ memoir—Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure & Overcoming the Odds. You can check out his books and freelance work at joshuacooleyauthor.com.
In his free time, Josh likes to play with his kids, exercise, read, write, watch sports and classic movies, and dream of halcyon days of his youth when he had hair. 😉