We are an intergenerational community...

At Emmaus Way, children and adults work together to embody gospel-shaped community. We understand children as whole people rather than incomplete adults and invite children to be full participants in our efforts to understand and enact the Kingdom of God. We strive to welcome and integrate children in our larger adult worship spaces and invite adults into our kid-friendly worship and teaching spaces, recognizing that both spaces teach us about God. Because we view children as full participants in our community, we see our purposeful embrace of their presence as an authentic, essential outgrowth of our core values. 


WE AFFIRM THAT...

Children are both givers and recipients of radical hospitality.


Children and adults expand and enliven each other's understanding of the gospel.


Spiritual formation is rooted in the shared life and practice of Christian community. 


Spiritual formation is a whole community, whole life responsibility. 


SUNDAYS WITH KIDS

During our weekly worship gathering, we have activities for all ages of children, guided by our safe sanctuary policy. They play, engage with Scripture, do art projects, and are led by a dedicated staff and a wonderful team of volunteers. Kids are also more than welcome in our larger worship gathering. We love hearing their voices!

  • Babies and Toddlers | Our littlest ones at Emmaus Way have their own safe space to rest and play. Staffed by our wonderful Nursery Attendant, Schylar Ferguson, and a rotating volunteer from our community, the Nursery Room has lots of fun toys and books to explore.
  • Preschoolers | Our preschoolers have a room to themselves and their time together is crafted to include free play, a story of faith, tactile learning, and creative expression. The children also enjoy snack and time to play on the playground.
  • Elementary School-Aged Kids | Our elementary school-aged children are engaged by teachers and volunteers in a time and space dedicated to exploring scripture, asking questions, and responding to narratives and issues of their lives.
  • Youth| Our youth spend time in the larger gathering with adults and have their own designated gatherings where they build relationships, have fun, and create mutually safe space to explore biblical texts alongside real life issues and questions.