First Time?

FAQs

1. Where do I go first?

The first thing you will need to do is stop by one of the computers so we can check you in. Visitors and New Attendees...we have a spot just for you to make your check-in process as smooth as possible. Here, we will gather basic information and get your child a name tag and a security sticker for you. A member of our Children's Team will then escort you to your childs classroom. Please be sure to let the Check-In Workers and Teachers know of any allergies or health concerns.  When you visit again, you can walk up to the check-in stations and check your child in to their class yourself. To speed the process up, you can click HERE and download a visitors card to fill out and bring with you already completed.

2. What do I need to bring if I have a nursery age child?

We recommend that you bring a diaper bag and bottle or cup, labeled with your child's name. Also pack a change of clothes just in case it is needed.

3. How will you contact me if my child needs me?

If you are needed, we will contact you by sending a text message to your cell phone. We will ask you for your cell phone number at the check-in station when signing in your child.  If you do not have a cell phone we will assign you a pager for the day and will page you if needed.

4. Will my child have the same teacher each week?

Yes.  In the nursery we have volunteers that are in the same room each week, as well as volunteers that rotate weekly.  In all areas, with children 3 years old through the 6th grade, your child will have the same teacher each week, along with rotating workers in KidStuf and Wee Worship.

5. When will my child promote to their next class?

In the nursery, babies promote based on developmental stages. There is a room for bed babies, crawlers,1 year olds, and 2 year olds. Since each child crawls and walks at different times, they will also promote to a new room at different times.  Children 2 years old and up will promote to their new room August 1st, of each year. This will keep the children with the same peers and grade level they will be in with the local school systems.

6. How can I be involved in my child's experience at church?

The best way to be involved with your child's learning is to be a part of the team of volunteers that teach your child. This could range from assisting with activities, teaching a lesson, leading worship, or teaching a class.

7. How can I volunteer at Golden Acres?

There are many areas where you can serve. We encourage each parent to volunteer to be a part of their child's learning experience. If you would like to volunteer you can contact us at 334-298-3381 or email us at gabcdaniel@att.net.

8. What is a BFG?

BFG stands for "Bible Fellowship Group."  These are classes that are set up by ages, interests, or topic that allow you to connect with other people within that group. The children attend BFG's based on their grade. Each class is designed to provide age-appropriate teaching to best meet the needs of the children.

Nursery

Worship Experiences

During each worship service our nursery is available for babies up to 2 year olds. The nursery is a place where you can trust the teachers and volunteers to love and care for your child, while you go into the worship service. Your child will be with other children their age and enjoy playing, listening to music, and making new friends.

Service Times

Sunday Morning

Worship Service & BFG - 9:00-10:15 AM

Worship Service & BFG - 10:30-11:30 AM

Sunday Night

Worship Service - 5:30-6:30 PM

BFG - 6:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday Night

Worship Service - 6:30-7:30 PM

Elementary

Worship Experiences

Each service your child attends, they will be taught an age-appropriate lesson while having a great time. The current ministries that provide for elementary age students are:

BFG Classes

Children's Church

  • WEE WORSHIP (PreK3-Kindergarten)
  • SURGE (1st-3rd Grade)
  • IMPACT (4th-6th Grade)

 

BOYS 2 MEN

GIRLS IN ACTION (GA's)

MISSION FRIENDS

SERVICE TIMES

Sunday Mornings

BFG - 9:00-10:15 AM

Children's Church - 10:30-11:30 AM

Sunday Night

Children's Church - 5:30-6:30 PM

BFG - 6:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday Night

Merge, Boys 2 Men, Girls in Action - 6:30-7:30 PM

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Worship Experiences

Each service your child attends they will be taught an age-appropriate lesson while having a great time. The current ministries provide for Pre-K & Kindergarten students are BFG classes, Wee Worship, and Mission Friends.

Service Times

Sunday Morning

BFG - 9:00-10:15 AM

Wee Worship - 10:30-11:30 AM

Sunday Night

Wee Worship - 5:30-6:30 PM

BFG - 6:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday Night

Mission Friends - 6:30-7:30 PM

Merge - Jr. High

MERGE

MERGE meets every Wednesday Night from 6:30 - 7:30 in the Gym at Golden Acres.  MERGE has games, videos, worship, and practical teaching to meet each student's needs.  On the last Wednesday of each month we meet in Small Groups.  These groups are broken down by grade and gender to allow the students to build friendships with peers their age.  It also allows them to see they are not alone when dealing with questions and issues.

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