Leading kids into a meaningful and active relationship with God!

“Welcome to BBC Kids!

Our aim is to get kids excited about church each week, knowing that they will be able to connect with their friends, and most importantly, grow closer to Jesus. Everything we do has a focus on teaching them about God in a relatable and accessible.

We believe it’s important to have a strategy for what we will teach your kids. Our strategy ensures kids receive a full and holistic view of God. Our goal is to help kids grow spiritually, by teaching and discussing Scripture in developmentally appropriate ways.

If you have any questions, please contact me.”

Amy Drehmel
Director of Children and Family Ministry
Call/ text Amy at 815-980-9633

Programming & Teaching

Nursery | Sunday School |  Children’s Church |  Awana


Runs throughout the year during Sunday morning service at 10:30am

In our nursery, caregivers lead children ages birth–3 years in age-appropriate activities, including play time, God-centered stories, songs, and verses. Each session in the nursery includes prayer for each child by name, and a simple snack is provided for children over 12 months.

Nursery care is available during:

  • Sunday School
  • Worship Service
  • Midweek Programs
  • Some special events

We also take safety, security, and wellness to heart to give you the confidence that your little one is in good hands. Parents check in at a kiosk upon arrival to print a security and nametag for each child.

Sunday School

Meets 9:15-10:15am throughout the school year (September through the Sunday before Memorial Day)

Our Sunday School ministry is our main discipleship ministry for our BBC Kids as they learn Bible stories and principles that will help shape their spiritual journey. 

Classes are offered for children from nursery through 5th grade. We use an age-appropriate curriculum that aids in the children discovering God’s truths.

Children’s Church

For ages 4 through 5th grade

Sunday Mornings throughout the year at 10:30am during church service
(except for 1st Sunday of the month when families worship together in the sanctuary)

Wait for It Series Graphic

May Series – Ever After

 Fairytales are full of fantasy and imagination. We love them because they take what could be real and add extraordinary circumstances. But what if there was a story where the extraordinary circumstances were real? Could a story like this exist? This month, we are going to look at the story of Ruth to see how God truly writes the best stories for us — full of companions, hope, boldness, and the knowledge that God is always taking care of us.


Each school year (Sept-May), we provide an AWANA program that makes learning the Bible fun! Your kids will enjoy memorizing Scripture and understanding how it can help them know, love, and serve God. When your children come to Awana Clubs, they will listen to a Bible lesson, learn Bible verses, and enjoy an activity. Awana stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed,” based on 2 Timothy 2:15.

Registration opens August 2022

Special Events

Check out our upcoming special events

VBS 2022

July 18-22, 9am-Noon

G’Day, Mate! Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime as we zoom off to Australia for VBS 2022? VBS is a fun and safe environment for your kids! Be sure to mark those calendars and get ready for an awesome week! Sign up today to register your student or to volunteer.

Family Color Run

Saturday, June 4th

Check-In from 10:30-11am!

Are you ready for a burst of color, excitement, and fun? We are too! Welcome to our first-ever BBC Family Color Run!  All ages are welcome and encouraged to come out!  This is a fun event that seeks to bring families together and capture a fun family photo where everyone is smiling (while burning a few calories).
Come in a white/light color shirt! Families can run/walk this Color Run together (or) Parents & Teens can be a part of this colorful experience by tossing color at our participants as they run by. Optional free-will donation for New Life Family Services.

Quarterly Discipleship Event

If you’re an adult, the idea of spiritual habits is probably pretty familiar to you. Spiritual disciplines, quiet time, devotions –whatever you call it, you’ve probably established at least a few rhythms that help you grow spiritually. (Or, at least you’re working on it.) The kids in our ministry, on the other hand, need a little help to figure out how, exactly, to grow spiritually. That’s why we offer activities throughout the year to help them discover 4 habits that can help them grow spiritually – SPENDING TIME WITH GOD (Spring), SPENDING TIME WITH OTHERS (Fall), SHARING YOUR STORY (Summer), & USING YOUR GIFTS (Winter). We hope these activities will set them up for a lifetime of spiritual growth!

Parent Resources

YOU are Enough Video
As this new year rolls on, instead of trying to sculpt a more perfect you, embrace the you that you are — imperfections and all! Check out this motivational video and remember that YOU are enough!
3 Smart Ways to Help Kids Learn
Now that so much of what our kids are learning is online, we need to be better about selecting content that is valuable and making the most out of kids’ online experiences. Read the article.


We know that if we want to be effective, we need to be really serious about investing in and empowering the volunteers we lead. When we do that, we multiply our influence, increase the capacity of our ministry, and give kids a better shot at building a lifelong faith. Research shows that young people need not just one pastor, but a community of adults who are all investing in them and in their faith. So, we know it’s important to invest in your first so that you can better invest in kids.