Kids & Family Discipleship

We love our kids at Alive! 

Our kids & family discipleship ministries are all about helping kids CONNECT with Christ and His Church, GROW in love with Christ and His World, & learn what it means to GO on mission and live out their faith! 

Contact Susan LaClear to find out more info!


Birth to 3 yrs

Alive Ministries has a nursery staffed with loving volunteers who will care for your babies and toddlers while you worship.

Please be sure to stop at the Check-In Station to register your children before each service, and let us know of any specific needs they may have.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Nursery Coordinator Carla De Lopez

Kid's Alive

3 years - 4th grade


Kid's Alive is a ministry for children ages 3 to 4th grade.  Kids join their parents in worship for the opening singing, and then come forward for a prayer of blessing before they head back to the Kid's Alive wing for age-appropriate learning and fun.

This fall, we are continuing with our

Dwell curriculum.  To learn more about Dwell, click HERE.

Nursery / Kid's Alive Classes and Team Leaders for the 2016-2017 ministry year:

Nursery (birth-2)    ••    Carla Lopez

Nursery (2s & 3s)    ••    Tanya Fredricks

Preschool    ••    Shelli Boomsma

Kindergarten    ••    Martha Wierenga

1st/2nd Grade    ••    Stephanie Elders and Vicki VanZalen

3rd/4th Grade    ••    Anita Huizenga

If you have any questions about Kid's Alive contact Susan LaClear

Family Ministries

Alive loves families! Your family is very important to God--and to us. 

Family Ministries @ Alive is all about equipping parents with tools, resources & opportunities to lead their families in CONNECTING with Christ, GROWING in love with Christ & his world, & GOING on mission to bring LIFE to their community.  

Stay tuned for parent resources and Family Connect, Family Grow & Family Serve opportunities.

If you're interested in joining the Family Ministries Team, contact Susan LaClear

Alive Ministries Video / Photo Use Policy

Kids Alive Policies and Procedures

Family Discipleship Resources


The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

by Dr. Kara E. Powell

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a spiritual leader for your child? The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family not only affirms that you do but also outlines practical steps, partnered with stories of real families who have paved the way with easy to follow ideas. A great guide for parents of all stages!


Sticky Faith - find more resources that will help you parent your child. 

axis Family - biblically grounded resources to help you navigate cultural trends.


Slugs & Bugs - great Scripture-based music the whole family can enjoy!

Songs for Saplings - theologically rich, Scripture-filled songs to help teach the children you love!

Communion Resources

  • Music - Spotify users can try this great Songs for Saplings album filled with rich theology & Scripture-based songs to help teach your kids about prayer & the sacraments
  • Conversation - Check out this website link from the CRC's Faith Formation Ministries for some great ideas for how to talk to your kids about communion
  • Visual - Use this simple bookmark to lead you and your kids through the Lord's Supper