children's activities for birth to 8th grade,

now at 9:30 and 11 am.

Pre-school - 3rd grade

Start at the Front Porch for check-in!

We are located on the 2nd floor of the church down the hall from the Worship Center.  Here we have a check-in for all your children nursery to 8th grade, and then there are classrooms for each age group.

Nursery (0-24 months) - Babies are given endless care and love while playing with age appropriate toys.  Most volunteers in the nursery have been working with our congregation's children for 10-25 years.

2 Year Olds -  Miss Maia and her team teach the Bible stories through short games and crafts.  They enjoy snack time as well as socialization with those who are their own age.

3-5 Year Olds - 3 to 5 years old enjoy more immersion into the Bible through crafts, games, and Bible stories.  Children also get "free play" time to help get out those Sunday morning wiggles.

Kindergarten - 3rd grade - At our 11 am worship, our Ministry Team has developed a program of worship, skits, and lessons to teach the theme and story of the week.  Sunday School is at 9:30 am and involves reading the Bible story of the week as well as a craft and songs to reinforce the theme and story.

Join us on Wednesday evenings Sept - May for mid-week activities.

Ministry contact

Lesley Tipton, Children's Director

New to Tates Creek?  Fill out our online registration form to make Sunday morning check-in easier.

The Loft

The LOFT is specifically designed for the unique age group of 4-8th grade. We have class time during 9:30 and 11:00 am services.  Students start in service with their families, to worship together through song, prayer, and scripture.  They will then be dismissed to class!

New to Tates Creek?  Fill out our online registration form to make Sunday morning check-in easier.

What is The LOFT all about:

  •  SPENDING TIME WITH GOD: This is an obvious one, right? Sometimes it’s the only spiritual habit we can name. After all, isn’t “growing spiritually” synonymous with “spending time with God”? Well, not exactly, but it’s still pretty important. After all, if students are ever going to make their faith their own, they’ve got to start spending time with God on their own. It means opening the Bible on their own, having conversations with God on their own, and discovering how they best connect with God through worship on their own.
  • SPENDING TIME WITH OTHERS: Engaging in healthy community can, and should, be a spiritual habit we help our students develop. But “healthy community” doesn’t just mean hanging out with Christians. This spiritual habit is about growing in Christlike relationships with everyone.
  • USING THEIR GIFTS: Students need to know that God made them unique, and special, and with really specific gifts, talents, passions, and resources. Then they need to use those gifts to love God, love others, and influence the world around them. Because when students begin to discover who God made them to be, and then use their unique identity to love both God and others, they grow.
  • SHARING THEIR STORY: Students need to learn how to talk about God. Sharing your story is the spiritual habit of making faith a regular, everyday, go-to topic of conversation in our lives. Because when we talk about God and His place in our story (or, more accurately, our place in His story), it helps us believe, helps us understand, and helps us take ownership of our own faith.

We count it as a win whenever a student takes a step toward owning their faith by practicing one, or maybe even all four, of these spiritual habits.

Ministry Contact

Andrew Herrmann, Preteen Minister

high school

(9th - 12th grade)

High School Group


Every Sunday morning we will meet in the Lounge (room 302) for our Sunday school hour at 9:30 am. We have an amazing group of adults who lead these groups, and for students looking into who they are and what God has for them, these groups will become the most important group of peers they have growing up.


The high school community meets every Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Lounge on the 3rd floor.  It is a time to eat, worship, learn, and a great time to invite friends.  Make sure to ask about the summer schedule.

Ministry Contact

Nathan Campbell, Student Minister

Interested in serving?