We’re glad you’re here!
We are passionate about teaching kids from birth through 5th Grade that God created them, He loves them, He calls them by name and that they can trust God’s Word! Come join us on our journey to grow closer to God’s heart through music, play, bible stories and fun!
All GatewayKids, ages birth-5th grade are checked in at the entrance to GatewayKids. First time visitors should check-in with our attended check-in station - if you want to speed up the process, you can fill out the child pre-registration form by clicking the link below. After your first visit, you may self check-in at one of our iPad stations. You will receive a security tag that goes on your child’s back and one that you keep for pick-up. At pick-up you will hand your security tag to your child’s teacher who will remove the security sticker from your child’s back and release your child to you.
Nursery - Birth to 18 months
Our youngest ones enjoy a secure soothing environment with age appropriate toys, baby equipment and play. There is also a nursing moms & sleeping baby room attached to our nursery with a live feed of the service.
Toddler - 18 months to 2 years
Our two year olds enjoy age appropriate play and curriculum. They cover the very basics of God creating them and that He loves them with songs and short lessons.
Pre-School - 3 to 5 years
Our Pre-Schoolers have age appropriate lessons, songs, and crafts as they move through the bible on a basic level. They join our elementary kids for worship near the beginning of the service and then return to their classroom for their bible lesson, crafts and snacks.
Elementary - Kindergarten to 5th Grade
Elementary Kids begin and end service in their small group classrooms. During the service, they participate in worship and large group lesson and activities in the big room. For 2015-2016, we are walking through the Bible with Whats in the Bible?, a Bible literacy curriculum written by Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer.
GK Junior Playdates
GK Junior encompasses our youngest members, from birth - 4 years old. GK Junior playdates a great opportunity for moms of infants, toddlers and preschoolers to get to know each other beyond Sunday mornings! Location will vary but most playdates will take place once a month on Friday mornings.
Introducing GK Plus!
GatewayKids Plus exists to minister to and include kids with special needs. It is our desire to come alongside families of special needs children to provide a safe, inclusive environment for their child within the construct of our Sunday morning classes. Beginning now, we are putting together a team of people who would commit to being a Buddy for a special needs child in our ministry.
Hi I’m Jen McDow and I get to love and serve your precious kids at Gateway each week! I am married to my sweet husband Mike and together we have two kids Addie & Brooks who fill our lives with absolute joy. My background is in music, which I have a degree in from Lee University with... [Read More]
Email: jen [at] gatewayfranklin [dot] com