We’re recruiting – say yes!
We are blessed to have so many of you serving our kids downstairs in Kid Connection each week. There’s no one type of person who serves, and you don’t need to be a professional to love these kids well. You just have to say yes! 
If you have any questions about serving, we’d love to answer them – send us an email at kidconnection@efree.org. If you’re ready to say yes, fill out the form below!  
First Free’s Kid Connection team does more than keep track of children while parents are in the main service. They provide opportunities for kids to begin growing into mature disciples who are capable of modeling a Christian life and faith by serving others and sharing their faith. They have fun, make new friends, and learn to love God, love others, and live wisely.
Kid Connection is open Sundays during both the 9:00 am and 10:45 am services. Children can come for one or stay for both (each service in Kid Connection is totally different)! We offer multiple rooms, segmented by age, to ensure that play time and lessons are age-appropriate. All of our staff and volunteer KC team members are background checked and trained to provide a fun and safe experience for your kids.
Children 6 weeks through 5th grade can be checked in at the Kid Connection Registration Desk located on the 1st floor just down the stairs from the West Entrance. If you’re new, you will need to complete a registration form. To speed up the registration process, click the link below to fill out the form now, and be sure to let the volunteers at the desk know that you have completed the form online.
Every child must be signed in by a parent or guardian to be admitted to their class. The parent receives a security badge that is matched to the child at the time of pick up. Parents are also asked to leave a cell phone number with the team in case the parents needs to be contacted during service. Please view our full safety policy here.
Nursery (6 weeks – 2 years)
Our goal in the nursery is to provide a safe, clean, and loving environment where babies and toddlers grow to associate the name of Jesus with being loved and feeling secure. 
When packing a diaper bag for your child, please include the following items: disposable diapers (no cloth diapers, please), a complete change of clothes, bottle/cup of milk, and formula, juice, or water. Please label all personal items (including pacifiers and sippee cups) with your child’s first and last name.
Early Childhood (2-5 years)
In our early childhood classrooms, we desire to communicate basic biblical truths that help lay a foundation for a personal relationship with Jesus. The children also participate in a variety of other activities designed to engage their imaginations and energy.
Elementary (1st-3rd grade)
Children in the elementary program experience small groups and large group class time. In their small groups, kids learn to apply God’s word. In the large groups, kids worship together and learn the Bible in fun and creative ways. Children are encouraged to attend both sessions.
Fusion (4th & 5th grade)
The first hour is designed to help children connect to the heart and Word of God through a larger group teaching time followed by small group interaction led by an adult leader. During second hour, our kids come together for an upbeat time of worship and large group teaching that mixes in real-life application.
KC Friends
KC Friends help children age 3 through 5th grade with special needs participate fully on Sunday morning. 
Our KC Friends work individually with each child, providing the extra support each child needs to enjoy and benefit from the variety of opportunities presented in Kid Connection. Your child’s KC Friend will meet your child at the KC Registration Desk when you check in.
Advance registration is necessary. In order to ensure that a KC Friend is available for your child, please contact kidconnection@efree.org prior to bringing your child. We will confirm with you when we have a KC Friend available. At that time, we will look forward to having your child join us.
AWANA welcomes children 3 years of age through 6th grade. To learn more, click here.
Chad Smith, Pastor of Children’s Ministry: 636.779.2155 or csmith@efree.org
Brad Heuiser, Elementary and AWANA Supervisor: 636.779.2152 or bheuiser@efree.org
Katlyn Wilhoit, Nursery and Administrative Supervisor: 636.779.2149 or kwilhoit@efree.org