Children and Youth

The heart of children's ministry at our church is to teach kids about who God is and how the Bible word applies to their lives in creative and memorable ways. Through engaging teaching, supportive environments, and close knit small group classes, we guide kids towards a better understanding of what it means to have a relationship with God. We want kids to know that the Bible is full of interesting stories that matter in their lives today, that fun and games are definitely allowed at church, that worship can be fun, and that there are adults in the church who truly want to love and lead them closer to Jesus. In other words, we want them to know that where God is, life is a lot more fun!


We have a nursery (located in the back of the sanctuary) for newborns and toddlers during worship as well as Sunday School classes for preschoolers and elementary school students during the school year while our adult groups are meeting. All of our programs are designed to lay the foundation for kids to have continued conversations about God and what Jesus doing in their lives at home. We're excited to partner with parents to lead the children in our church to truly experience God!

Children and Youth

Throughout the year we have a number of activities for children and youth at Waterloo First. We have Sunday School classes following worship for all ages, and our nursery is available as well so that parents of our youngest members can enjoy Sunday School too! We also have youth group every Wednesday during the school year from 6pm to 7pm for middle school and high school students and have a number of fun events for children and youth during the summer. 

Safe Sanctuary

At Waterloo First, we are determined to provide an environment where all persons are safe and cared for. Because of this, our staff and volunteers go through our safe sanctuary training. These training are offered throughout the year and if you would like to become a volunteer at the church working with youth or vulnerable adults you are required to attend a training and follow our safe sanctuary policy. To read our safe sanctuary policy, click here