Welcome to WausauKids!
The mission of WausauKids is to, for the glory of Jesus, make disciples of kids and families, who make disciples in the home, church, and world.
WausauKids is intent on telling the next generation about Jesus.
The Bible’s primary message revolves around one character, and that is God revealed in Jesus Christ. (John 14:8). So what we are to do with kids is simple, yet so profound, and very difficult (1 Corinthians 2:2). We are to show our kids Jesus, and that will bear fruit (Colossians 1:6). That is the formula we’ve been given, it’s not to make sure our kids are heroes, or “Dare to be a Daniel” but that they are dazzled by our Triune God, as he is revealed in Jesus Christ. That is where transformation happens, because when Jesus is exalted, his fame spread, and his name made great the Holy Spirit comes and does his work.
WausauKids exists to equip and partner with parents and encompass Sunday School, Nursery, Children’s Church on Sunday mornings, GROW for Moms on Tuesday mornings, Awana on Tuesday evenings, and Vacation Bible School in the month of June.
Children’s safety is our priority. We take seriously our mandate to take care of children in our care and show them Jesus. We carefully screen and equip our WausauKids workers. All those who serve are required to complete our application process, training, and submit to a thorough background check.
What is Awana?
The Awana club (Aproved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) gives children a foundation of Biblical teaching in a fun-filled atmosphere. It trains them to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ through scripture memorization, discipleship, a directed lesson time, and games.
At Wausau Alliance Church, we host club for ages 3 through 5th grade. The 3 and 4 year olds meet “Cubbie Bear” in His Apple Orchard as they learn about God’s creative power and character. Kindergarten through 2nd grade meet a new character, “Sparky”, and learn about God from biographies throughout the Bible. 3rd through 5th graders learn about God’s purposes for us as they answer questions like, “Who is God?” and “Why did God give us the Bible?”
Each clubber gets a handbook for his or her club that is brought home and worked through with the parent. These handbooks teach important lessons and help the clubbers earn awards by memorizing parts of the Bible and doing what the Bible says. This can be a great tool as parents seek to nurture Godly thinking in their children’s lives.
Why do I need Awana?
Training children to know and love God and His Word is a responsibility entrusted to parents. Awana does not replace that responsibility but assists parents in teaching their children by providing a systematic format to learn who God is, why His Word can be trusted, and what His Word says. The goal of the child’s journey through Awana is to understand God’s Word and obey it.
When is Awana?
Awana is held on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:45pm September through May.
What if my child is in 6th grade or above?
If you are looking for student ministries for 6th grade through high school at Wausau Alliance Church, please see our information on Remnant Student Ministries.
LB Whaples oversees the Awana program at Wausau Alliance Church. Email LB.
The WausauKids Nursery exists to share the love of Jesus Christ by providing a Christ-centered, safe, loving, and fun environment for infants and toddlers in order that parents may more fully participate in Sunday morning services and Sunday School. Our nursery accepts children from birth to 36 months for both Sunday morning services and Sunday School. (Infants, Toddlers, and Walkers)
*Children graduate from the Walkers room at the beginning of each semester (September & January) following their third birthday.*
WausauKids Nursery has Coordinators, Team Leaders, Adult Nursery Workers, and Junior Helpers. All nursery workers have been carefully screened and trained to assist them in caring for your children. The nursery is a parent-run ministry. With the large number of children we serve, we ask that all parents of nursery-aged children take turns serving in one of the three rooms.
More information is available at the Nursery Check-In Counter.
We have some gifted and dedicated teachers who love working with kids that serve regularly in our first and second service times. They are committed to getting to know each every kids names, and sharing the good news about Jesus. We look forward to seeing you there!
- Children ages 3 through 1st grade are dismissed from the worship service prior to the sermon each week.
- Children’s Church begins with music and transitions to bible time, animal crackers, games, and Scripture memory.
- Children’s Church uses the Jesus Storbybook Bible Curriculum. You can read about it at www.jesusstorybookbible.com/.
- Check in your kids to Children’s Church before service begins, and they will be dismissed from the main worship service just following the pastoral prayer. A member of our Connect team would love to assist you.
- At check in you will be given a unique numbered tag to identify you as the parent upon pick up in Room 110.
WausauKids Sunday School classes aim to show kids Jesus. Why? So that Kids are transformed to be like Jesus, and tell others about him.
Classes are held Sunday mornings between worship services 9:45-10:30 am from September through May. We are using the Gospel Story Curriculum in our PreK-5th grade Sunday School classes, that aligns what the entire family along the same story in Scripture at age appropriate levels.