Ages 6 through 5th Grade. Kids Gathering will be packed full of games, songs, crafts, multi-sensory activities, and more. Children will learn the story of Jonah and the Whale by engaging in various workshops and activities that teach how God calls all of us to remain “Faithful in the Tension."

  8:00 am – Check-in and Arrival Games
  9:00 am – Ice Breakers and Jonah’s Story
  9:15 am – Workshop Rotations*
12:00 pm – Kids Gathering is Closed for Lunch (Children eat with parents)
  1:45 pm – Afternoon Check-in and Arrival Games
  2:00 pm – MOVIE TIME: Jonah – A Veggie Tales Movie
  3:30 pm – Group Game
  4:00 pm – Lesson and Song Review
  4:15 pm – Outdoor Play
  4:35 pm – Closing Worship
  5:00 pm – Dismissal – Parents, please help us with security by signing your child out of Kids Gathering


*Workshop Rotations:

  1. IN THE BELLY OF THE WHALE: Children will have a memorable time as Jonah tells his story from inside the belly of a whale.
  2. MAKING A THAUMATROPE: What is a thaumatrope, you ask? Well, come craft your very own and learn about Jonah.
  3. CULINARY CAPERS: A very special multi-sensory workshop that highlights the characters of the story. 
  4. SHADOW PUPPET THEATER: Children will make their very own puppets to tell the story of how God sent Jonah to Nineveh. 

Childcare is also available for children under 6. Please indicate on your registration how many children you have needing childcare and/or participating in the Kids Gathering. All children need a health/release form filled out to participate in the program.

All youth in grades 6 through high school seniors are encouraged to attend the regular programming for our Regional Gathering.