Kids Ministry

Your Children are Welcome!

Join our Kids Ministry at 180 Life Church in Hartford, CT

Our mission is to partner with parents and caregivers to help lead their children into a relationship with Jesus and to grow in their faith. Since no one has more potential to influence a child’s relationship with God than his or her caretakers, we want to support you as you integrate Biblical truths into your child(ren)’s everyday lives.

Our Sunday programming is designed specifically to reinforce truths about God in meaningful, developmentally-appropriate ways for your child.

(Click HERE to access our Move Up Day child(ren) information link.)

Your First Visit

Our team wants to give your family an excellent experience!

When you arrive, our team will happily show you the way to the children and/or youth area. You’ll go to the first-time check-in station where you can tell us a little about your family to help us serve you well. During the check-in process parents will have the opportunity to make note of any special needs, developmentally or physically.

Each child will receive a name tag with a unique alphanumeric code that is changed each week that ensures we can contact families during service and children are returned to their rightful guardians after service.

To ensure safety, we perform a complete background check on anyone who serves with our children and youth. Serving teammates are trained on the policies in place to keep kids safe from check-in to check-out.

Select an Age Group

Children's and kids church ministry in Hartford, CT

Nursery (8 Weeks old – Early Walkers)

In the nursery, your child will be cared for by loving children’s ministry teammates who will pray for, sing to, rock, play and read with your baby during service. If your child becomes fussy, his or her security code will be projected on the screen in the auditorium.

Toddlers (Walking – Age 2)

Our video-based curriculum captivates our kids with Bible teaching, worship, and interactive lessons. Small group activities reinforce the lesson, and quality resources are sent home to foster more conversation. Please take a look at the ministry resources we are able to provide, below.

Preschool (Age 3 – PK)

Little ones who are in their first year of preschool enjoy free play, circle time, Bible story time, and activities from ReThink’s “First Look” curriculum while also building community with friends and teachers.
Our video-based curriculum captivates our pre-schoolers with Bible teaching, worship, and interactive lessons. Small group activities reinforce the lesson, and quality resources are sent home to foster more conversation.

Videos & Downloads

Lower & Upper Elementary (K – 5)

Children in grades K-5 join together for worship in song and the lesson. With peers and small group leaders, they explore Bible truths through activities, discussion, and prayer. Please take a look at the ministry resources we are able to provide, below.

Videos & Downloads

Child Dedication

What a blessing it is to dedicate children to the Lord!

Child Dedication is a public commitment parents make before God, the church and their family. The dedication provides parents an opportunity to express their desire to lead and spiritually nurture their child to know God and encourage them to establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Child Dedication is also a time for friends, family, and the church family to show their support for the parents, and commit to partnering with them in pointing their children toward Jesus. 

Attending a Child Dedication Parent Meeting is a requirement before the Child Dedication Ceremony. If you’re interested in dedicating your child on a Sunday morning, please contact our Children’s Ministry Director.

Infant, child, baby dedication at 180 Life Church in Hartford, CT

Questions About Our Kids Ministry?

We’re here to help. Please contact Jen below and she’ll be in touch with you.

Jen Byrne

Jen Byrne

Children's Ministry Director

If you’re a parent or guardian who has questions about our children’s ministry or if you’d like more information about volunteering please contact our Children’s Ministry Director.