2016 SuperStart Conference
2016 SuperStart Conference

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.

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1st Grade Family Faith Event:


First graders and their families will discover ways to grow in their faith through devotionals. Each family who attends will receive a special gift. Childcare for siblings will be provided. Register below by noon on Monday, September 17. Questions? Contact Janie at jkane@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

Family Faith Event: Communion
Do you require childcare for siblings? *

Father and Child Campout - PCO Registration

Father & Child Campout

October 4-5, 2019

Calling all dads, grandpas, uncles, and more . . . you and your 2nd-5th grade child are invited to camp with us at Eagle Creek in Findlay, IL. The cost is $10/person ($40 max./family). We will have a lot of fun: games, fishing, archery, movie under the stars, and more! We’ll provide the food so just bring your own tent and sleeping bags. (If you don’t have a tent, we only have a few extras so reserve one ASAP if needed.) Register below. Questions? Contact Jonathan Grunden at jgrunden@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

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


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

(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:

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! 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!).


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

Janie Kane

Elementary Director

Heather Vance

Family Ministries Director