Elementary

Welcome to FirstKids Elementary! Our heart and passion is to connect with every child in order to lead him or her closer to Jesus. We use relevant curriculum, fun group activities, and engaging worship to reach every child no matter where they are in life.

2016 SuperStart Conference
2016 SuperStart Conference

Your First Visit


If you are a guest, you’ll want to stop by our guest check-in on our lobby level first to get signed in. From there, head up the stairs to our mezzanine level where you’ll be greeted by friendly faces ready to show you and your child around!

The safety of our kids is very important to us so be sure to review our Safety Policy.

Weekend Services


SATURDAYS AT 5PM OR SUNDAYS AT 9:15AM OR 11AM

During the service, your child will enjoy a large group service with great worship and a thought provoking lesson. Then they will enjoy a small group time where they will connect with other children their age and dive deeper into the lesson with one of our amazing small group leaders. Afterwards, the children have time to hang out, play video games, use our special Orange Bucks to get snacks from our Snack Shack, and just have fun!

For security purposes, all children in FirstKids Elementary, no matter their age, must be picked up from the FirstKids area by an adult or approved family member with the security tag.

Wednesday Night Equip


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM 6:30-8PM
(offered during Wednesday Night Equip in the fall & spring)
During Wednesday Night Equip, your kids will get to dive deeper into our Sunday lessons, exploring the Bible through music, drama, and art. Each week, the children will spend time in each of those areas, learning what the Bible says about them and how they relate to the evening’s lesson.

Special Events


In addition to our power-packed schedule, we also do special events from time to time. These things include:

FAMILY FAITH EVENTS (offered per grade once a year)
Family Faith Events provide the opportunity for families to spend some time focused on one particular element of faith. Activities are designed to equip parents with experience and tools to aide the spiritual growth of their children when at home. Each family leaves with a special gift related to the faith topic.

SALVATION MESSAGE (offered twice yearly, fall and spring)
A parent/guardian must attend with a child in grades two through five at these salvation message presentations. Material is provided so that the family can talk it through at home providing the child with the opportunity to make Jesus his/her forever friend in the presence of a family member. Note: salvation information may be part of lessons throughout the year giving children whose families are not available the chance to make Jesus their forever friend.

BAPTISM CELEBRATIONS (offered twice yearly, fall and spring)
Family-friendly baptismal services are offered twice a year. These services are specifically centered on kids and are great celebratory events. Families have the option of baptism as part of the weekend worship services as well.

SUPERSTART! CONFERENCE
SuperStart! is a pre-teen conference sponsored by Christ in Youth (CIY). Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students and parents are invited to attend this yearly event presented at another church out of town. It is a great experience for kids (& adults!).

Questions?


We'd love to hear from you! Simply contact any of the following FirstKids Elementary staff members:

Mitchell Yaksh
MITCHELL YAKSH

Elementary Director
myaksh@firstdecatur.org

Janie Kane
JANIE KANE

Elementary Assistant
jkane@firstdecatur.org

Josh Koskinen
JOSH KOSKINEN

Family Ministries Pastor
jkoskinen@firstdecatur.org