Eastbrook Kids


OUR MISSION: TO PROCLAIM + EMBODY
THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE CITY + THE WORLD

Every time kids come to an Eastbrook Kids event, we offer them an amazing opportunity to connect with God, with one another, and with adults who are committed to their spiritual growth. We provide Sunday School, Kids’ Choirs, Mid-week Kids’ Clubs, Summer Camps and other special events—all in an effort to help them grow in their knowledge of who God is, and the redemption story that is woven throughout the Bible. We create spaces for kids to encounter Jesus through worship, prayer, and by sharing their insights and questions in an accepting environment.  




SUMMER SUNDAYS FOR KIDS

As the children of Eastbrook Church grow, we encourage them to ask questions and study the Bible so their faith walk will grow as well. Using The Gospel Project curriculum, all of our children from preschool through 4th grade are learning the same lesson on the same Sunday, with their lesson presentation and activities differentiated for their age level. So, come Sunday evening, you can review Sunday School lessons as a family, because all of your preschool-4th graders will have had the same Bible content.






SECOND SERVICE (9:30 AM)

Summer Sunday School for Kids in K4-Grade 4 meets during the entire service time for worship, Bible story, and related activities. Summer Sunday School runs from June 4 through August 27 (except July 2 & August 13).

Check-in: Find a room list in the B-100s Hallway


THERE ARE NO PROGRAMS FOR KIDS DURING THE FIRST SERVICE (8 AM) OR THIRD SERVICE (11 AM) IN THE SUMMERTIME.

Kids’ Choirs (Praise and Worship, as well as Credo) will resume in the fall.


TAKE NOTE:

Family Registration

If you’re visiting for the first time, you will need to fill out a Family Registration Form. Use this form to register your family/add a child with the Eastbrook Church Children’s Ministry. You can click here to download the form and bring it with you, or fill it out when you get here.


Check-In & Pick Up

First-time Check-in (B100 Hallway): If you are checking your child into Children’s Ministry for the first time, you will fill out a Guest Check-in Form, and be directed to the location for your child’s specific class. Especially for Nursery or Preschool children, we ask that you leave your phone on “vibrate” so you can be contacted via text message, if necessary.

Regular Attenders: Regularly attending families who have filled out the Family Registration Form can check-in their child at the Nursery or Preschool Counters using our electronic check-in system. You will be given a security tag to present at pick-up time.


Safety & Security

All Eastbrook NextGen events are led by staff and volunteers who have been through an extensive application process, background checks, and training. We maintain strict teacher-to-child ratios to ensure safe care. For health standards, children must be free from fever or symptoms of contagious disease for 24 hours. Let us know of any allergies or medical conditions your child may have.



SPECIAL EVENTS FOR SUMMER 2024:




Family Camp

Friday, July 19-Sunday, July 21 · Green Lake Conference Center





SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS:


Kids Camps

Our always popular camps are back this summer for 4 weeks! Kids can find a variety of camps suited to their age group.

For more information, including full descriptions and cost information, click on the event above



VBS

For one week this summer, we’ll learn more about who Jesus is. Each day includes rotations of worship, Bible study, crafts, games, and missions.

VBS is for students in K4 through Grade 4.

For more information, click on the event above.






Can You Serve?

Pass on a legacy of faith to the next generation. We are looking for people to invest in the lives of children by teaching Sunday school, being a classroom helper, or a check-in greeter. Get started by filling out the volunteer application at eastbrook.org/nextgenapp.




FAITHMARKERS

A Discipleship Pathway for Kids


By God’s design children develop from infancy through adolescence in predictable patterns of physical, cognitive, social, and spiritual growth. As a church community we want to recognize our children’s spiritual milestones, and provide them with incremental steps toward a deeper, closer walk with Jesus. Our FaithMarkers require the cooperative effort of home and church, and they involve times of teaching and celebration.


PRAYER
(2nd Grade)

This FaithMaker incorporates a 6 – 8 week Sunday School unit that explores praying at all times, on all occasions. In a half-day Prayer retreat, kids and parents walk through prayer stations based on each part of the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9-13.

October 07 Saturday

4th Grade Faithmarker: Loving God’s Word

LOVING GOD'S WORD
(4th Grade)

This FaithMarker also includes a unit of Sunday School curriculum, and it explores the composition of the Bible—its genres, authors, and historical contexts. As children are competent readers by this age, they are introduced to the practice of daily Bible reading, and parents present them with a new Bible or devotional during the half-day retreat.



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OUR TEAM:

Pastor Laure Herlinger
Sr. Director, NextGen
lherlinger@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x225


Colleen Mittag
K5 & 1st Grade Coordinator
cmittag@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x263


Laura Brunner
2nd-4th Grade Coordinator
lbrunner@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220




QUICKLINKS:

Other NextGen Age Groups

Eastbrook’s NextGen Ministry serves children in our congregation grouped by age. Children progress from Littles (Birth-K4) to Kids (K5-Grade 4), followed by Middle (Grades 5-8) and High (Grades 9-12).


Visit Littles Visit Middle Visit High

Accessibility & Belonging

The Accessibility & Belonging Ministry exists to make the gospel and our NextGen ministries available to all children and students.


Learn More