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Children’s Church – Big City Studio

In Children’s Church, called Big City Studio, children are given the opportunity to worship and learn together at their appropriate age level. The Word of God is presented in a powerful and engaging way that promotes learning, individual life application and a lifestyle of following Christ.

The Big City Studio format utilizes a variety of teaching methods which enables the concepts to be remembered more readily. We teach children using music, object lessons, stories, interactive sits, character sketches, games, and visual media to teach important biblical truths. Children also participate in live praise and worship with a band and vocalists made up of their peers.

Registration and free time in “Game Alley” begins at 10:00am and Children’s Church service begins at 10:30am in the chapel upstairs. Children are dismissed and should be picked up immediately following the close of the second worship service in the Sanctuary.

Stage Crew

An important component of our Big City Studio ministry team is our “Stage Crew”. It is comprised of children ages 10-18 who go through an application and informal interview process in order to be chosen to be a part of this ministry team. Members of the Stage Crew are responsible for a variety for “helps” ministry positions which include participating as greeters, ushers, registration assistants, hall monitors, game and inflatable operators, Quint reward distributors, etc. These students may also apply to be part of the sound/tech team. Praise and Worship team, and/or work at the Z-Street Corner Store. As an integral part of the team they are responsible for consistent attendance, maintaining a daily walk with God and exhibiting Godly character in and out of the church.

Sunday School – Z Groups

Z-Groups meet in rooms according to the grade they attend in school. This program is designed to facilitate bible knowledge while also developing lasting relationships in a small group setting. The lessons are taught using a variety of methods in order to appeal to all learning styles.

Z-Force – Kindergarten through 3rd Grade

Z-Force meets the spiritual, social and physical needs of children grades K-3. The program utilizes an interactive multi-media based curriculum which incorporates the following components: teaching video, lesson review game, high impact worship, memory verse competition, and small group discussion.

Bridge – 4th through 6th Grade

Bridge is a pre-teen focused time of fellowship and teaching. Study topics will include age-appropriate issues. They will also play games and have snacks!! The intent is to build relationships and prepare the way for pre-teens to enter Youth Group when they are ready. Bridge meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm in Room 110.


Children’s Ministry Registration Form
MTA, Children’s Ministry Registration Form

MTA, Children’s Ministry Reference Form


If you would like to serve in this ministry area, just CLICK HERE to download our online volunteer application or pick one up at the Welcome Center on Sundays. If you are a youth over 11 you may also apply to volunteer CLICK HERE.
3233 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Sunday service times are 9am and 11am
Sunday school time is 9 am
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