Welcome to BBC Kids

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.

If you have any questions, please contact me.”

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

Amy Drehmel

Amy Drehmel

Director of Children and Family Ministry

FAQ’s and More

If you are planning on joining us in person, read through our frequently asked questions, download our Welcome Packet, and register your child for BBC Kids.

Programs for All Ages

Learn more about the programs we offer:
Nursery, Sunday School, Children’s Church & AWANA


Available for infants through age 3

Sunday School

Available for preschool through grade 5
During the school year (Sept – May)


Join us Sunday Mornings at 10:30am*


*except for the 1st Sunday of each month when families worship together in the sanctuary


Fun weekly lessons.
For ages 4 through 6th grade.


Available for infants through age 3

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

Program available for preschool through grade 5
Runs throughout the school year (September – May)
Starts 9:15am to 10:15, before church service

Our Sunday School classes provide age-appropriate Bible lessons and learning activities that are both fun and spiritually rich. The children learn about the character of God, the work of Christ, and the means of living in right relationship to Him. This is accomplished by presenting the whole counsel of God and demonstrating to children the unity, consistency, and sufficiency of the Scriptures for their lives. Classes are led by teachers who are committed to communicating the truth of God’s Word clearly and applicationally so that they may enter the child’s world for the sake of the gospel. Each one strives to live a life of devotion to Christ so that he or she can set an example that is consistent with the Godly standards taught. Our ultimate goal is to come alongside parents in fulfilling the command “to tell the generation to come the praises of the Lord and His strength and His wondrous works that He has done . . . that the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children” (Psalm 78:4, 6).

Children’s Church

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.)
For ages 4 through 5th grade

July Series – UNUSUAL

What is a narwhal exactly? Have you ever spotted a sasquatch in the wild? Can you catch a centaur? Unusual animals are interesting and unique, just like King David’s story. It was unusual for David to become a king, and he didn’t always get things right; but, his story teaches us that God uses unlikely people and gives unexplainable joy.  Kids will use their imaginations to get to know an unchangeable God who does unexpected things.

July 25th Videos:

Can’t make it to church? Watch the teaching videos for this week at home.


AWANA meets on Wednesday nights throughout the school year 6:30-7:30pm.
This cool kids’ program is for:

Cubbies — Preschool (Age 4 by September 1)
Sparks — Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2
T&T (Truth in Training) — Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6
(6th grade students can choose to either attend AWANA or Momentum Student Ministries.)

What to Expect at AWANA:

Opening Time

Kids meet in the BBC Sanctuary at the beginning of each AWANA night to learn and sing songs about God and His grace. It’s a time to focus on why we have AWANA, “to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.”

Class Time

Kids will join together in their classrooms to learn the weekly lesson and memory verses. They will learn about character traits that honor God and stories from the Bible to coincide with each week’s Handbook Section. Leaders will help kids understand key Bible verses and teach them how to know and follow God. Oftentimes, they will have snacks, make a craft and or learn teamwork and sportsmanship through various classroom games, etc.  Awards are given out at the end of the year.

Register Your Child for AWANA

Register online and then, for your child’s safety, please come inside each night to get an identification sticker and then return with the sticker to check them out. For more information about AWANA, visit www.awana.org.

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming special events

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Online Resources

BBC Kid’s Parents eNewsletter
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Book Recommendation:
Are My Kids ON Track?
The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach
Get the Book

Kids Bible App
Get the App

Feelings Chart
How are you feeling? Download the feelings chart.

Volunteer with BBC Kids

Are you interested in helping to build faith in the next generation? We welcome volunteers to work with our children! We provide thorough training and support. Background checks are required.

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