Waterloo Kids

What is Upstreet?

UpStreet is our Sunday morning environment for elementary-aged kids (1st-5th grade). On UpStreet, we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really loud, and good leaders always care. Before kids head off to middle school, we want to make sure these 3 things stick…

1. I need to make the wise choice.
2. I can trust God no matter what.
3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Mornings at a Glance

What happens on UpStreet?

Kids are challenged every Sunday on UpStreet to trust God, make wise choices and build lasting friendships. Here’s what a typical morning on UpStreet looks like.

Welcome

Each child is greeted by their small group leader. Kids participate with their small group in an activity meant to introduce the one TRUTH, or bottom line, we want kids to walk away with and remember that morning.

Large Group Environment

Shortly after arriving, kids travel to our large group environment where they hear the Bible story. They will watch an engaging video of a bible story that makes the bible come to life. We also carve out time each week for kids to sing as loud as they want and tell God how much they love Him.

Small Group Environment

After participating in Large Group, kids travel back to their small group classroom where their leaders help them understand how the day’s bottom line can fit into their everyday life. Small group leaders on UpStreet are serious about having fun with kids and passionate about teaching the TRUTH. We wants kids to see how God’s word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to Him and to build friendships that will last. Every Sunday they connect with the same small group of kids and the same small group leader. That way they get connected and we have the best chance to establish a relationship that’s going to matter when they need it most.

Parent Cue

The average child will spend over 1,000 hours every year in school and they will spend less than 50 hours in church. The average parent has more than 10 times the opportunities to discuss spiritual issues in one year than a church leader does in 10 years. The church has limited potential to impact the heart of your child. WHAT HAPPENS AT HOME is more important than what happens at church! That is why we have PARENT CUE.

Monthly Parent Cues are filled with questions and activities that are designed for families to continue teaching the Bible Stories at home. You can pick up your Parent Cue card for Upstreet on Sunday morning or you can click on the link below to download this month’s Parent Cue.

Also, you can download the Parent Cue App on your mobile device iPhone or Android

Also you can check out Orange Parents as they have great resources for parents.