CR Kids Ministries

CR Kids & Childcare

Celebration Place and childcare are available for your children every Tuesday night during CR from 6:30 – 8:30 in the MAC, which is the children’s building across the parking lot from the north entrance of the church. Check in starts at 6:15pm and you can pick up your kids at 6:35pm.

All kids, birth through 5th grade, will check in and out at ONE central location – in our amazing, newly-renovated Kids Ministry Lobby in the Main Building located under the big awning on the north side of the main building.

Elementary-aged kids will now walk from our new Kids Ministry Lobby in the Main Building through the Portal to the MAC!  These changes will be more convenient, faster, and safer for your family!



We want to make it easy to check your kids in on Tuesday nights! One way to speed up the process is to get the KidCheck App and set up your account (use the buttons below to get the app and set up your account).

About Celebration Place

Celebration Place is a 52-week complementary children’s resource to CR. While adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, kids discover the same truths in age-appropriate ways!

Celebration Place gives kids…

Hope for all the amazing things God has in store for them
Truths that help them overcome life’s challenges by learning to lean on Jesus
Joy as they embark on a wonderful, year-long journey of songs, games, videos, impactful experiences, and great conversation
Friendships with other children

Our hope is Celebration Place will put CR out of business by breaking the cycles of dysfunction in our families.

Bringing Kids Hope

Celebration Place helps to lead kids as they make Jesus the enduring, rock-solid foundation of their lives and is designed to inspire kids with hope, joy, and happiness while they learn to rely on God.

Early Childhood (Childcare)

At CR First NLR, we provide a warm, caring environment for each child. CR Early Childhood is open during service and Open Share Groups. It is staffed by both paid and volunteer workers. Each class includes a wide variety of playtime activities for each age group, as well as Bible lessons that correspond with the message in the Main Services. Fun characters, hands-on illustrations, and creative storytelling engage kids in the process of growing in God’s Word!

The spiritual development & safety of each child is of primary concern at CR First NLR!

Our General Policies

Check in starts 15 minutes prior to Service.

Children are to be brought to the check-in counter by a parent/guardian and will only be released to the parent/guardian with a Guardian Pick-Up Sticker.

Parents/Guardians should come for their children immediately following the service or event they have attended.

Please see that items belonging to your child are properly and clearly labeled. This should include: diaper bag, diapers, plastic bottles/cups, pacifiers, drinking cups, and blankets.

Babies will be fed pre-measured formula, milk, or juice as provided only by the parent/guardian. Toddlers will be provided with a snack and water. Time and circumstances do not allow for any other type of feeding (including spoon-feeding infants).

We try everything in our abilities to calm an upset child for up to 15 minutes. After that, we will call the parent/guardian. That time frame can be catered for each family until the child feels comfortable staying at Celebration Place or Childcare.

Background Check Packet

Please download and print the form PDF by clicking the button above, fill out the forms completely, and return to the church offices during the week (Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm). The church offices are located across the street from the front entrance of the church – 4500 West Commercial Drive (the receptionist area is downstairs on the east side of the building).

Please Note:

Please do not make any alterations using white-out or by crossing out information to make corrections. Unfortunately, this causes the forms to get sent back to us unapproved.
The last page (Authorization For Release of Confidential Information) needs to be notarized – do not sign that form until you are with the Notary Public so that they can witness your signature.