Jesus loves the little children! They are precious in His sight. Let’s bring them to Him!

Children are a blessed legacy, responsibility, and hope. Our time, love, and care are well-invested in them. Let’s come alongside each other to raise them together as a community!

In Kid City, children (babies through 5th grade) learn about Jesus… the one who loves them and has big plans for their lives. Their imaginations are shaped by God’s Word. Kids develop healthy relationships with each other and the adults that serve on the Kid City team.

We meet during both the 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Sunday morning.

Please feel free to reach out to The Mayor of Kid City, Sara VanderVelde. <[email protected]>

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Upcoming Events

We are excited to announce our Family Outreach Coordinator – Hayley Strickland. She has experience both in an admin role in Kid City in the past as well as in Community and Family health in local schools. We will be offering a few tools this year to help us engage with each other, our kiddos, and City Life’s Vision.

FEBRUARY: Parent Coffee Talk

February 24, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Eden Cafe: 1034 Bridge Street NW Grand Rapids. This is a time for parents to connect with each other in fellowship, conversation, and prayer! Please attend if you are a parent in Kid City, but it is not necessary if you are a volunteer without young children in Kid City. Childcare is provided on-site by youth group. Sign up!

MARCH: Glow in the Dark Family Fun

March 22 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.This event will be all about Jesus shining in the darkness. It will be a fun way for families to connect and have a blast together: Worship, Dance party, and Glow in the dark egg hunt!

We will need volunteers to help plan and run the party. If you are available ahead of time to plan or make preparations or are available the day of to run a fun station let Sara or Hayley know.


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Series Overview:

WOW: A 4-Week Series from the Gospels on Jesus’ Miracles.

Whether it’s a rocket car powered by soda and mints or a tornado in a water bottle, there’s so much in our world that can fill us with awe. The world of STEM is full of things that look like little miracles, but they’re nothing compared to the miracles God can perform. In this four-week series, kids will take a look at some of the miracles that Jesus performed during his ministry. Through stories showing the power of Jesus, they’ll no doubt go, Wow! Jesus has the power to heal, to calm our fears, to provide, and to save.

Download this month’s parent devotional!


MAKE ROOM: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter

Advent is all about excitement and good times, but Lent can be tough for kids to understand. So, how can we help them make sense of it? “Make Room” has some great ideas for making Lent special by creating space for God and tying it all back to Jesus.
Purchase “Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter” here.



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Tip & Resource Archive PDF

We have compiled a PDF of previous Tips & Resources posted on Kid City. This PDF will be updated as new tips/resources are posted (…so the old ones archived to the PDF continually). We hope you will be blessed by the wisdom of many!

Click the ‘hands’ image-button in this section to view/print/download the PDF.


Meet the Mayor

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to the Children’s Ministry Director (aka The Mayor of Kid City), Sara VanderVelde, at [email protected].

Sara VanderVelde - Mayor of Kid City