At Gateway Church Downtown, we strive to maintain a clean, safe. and caring environment where children are shown God's love through words and actions.

Our Philosophy

Children learn the Christian faith best by seeing it modeled in parents and other mature adults. It is important for children to see families and parents singing and praying and studying God’s word. For this reason, we encourage families to keep children with them for as much of the service as possible.

We know, however, that’s not always practical with very young children. We provide a “cry room” for nursing children and other squirmy ones. The audio of the service is sent into this room.

Additionally, babies and toddlers are dismissed for an optional nursery care just before the sermon as we understand it can be very difficult for them to sit still during that time.

BabY and Toddler Safety

All of our children’s ministry volunteers are active, adult members who are required to pass routine background checks. We try to maintain a ratio of at least one volunteer for every 4–5 children in this area and never have less than 2 volunteers.

Children at other events

Children are almost always welcome to participate in any church event with their parents. Teaching children the value of learning or serving in church is often best accomplished at the side of their parents.

However, we do understand that sometimes the adults need time to learn and serve apart from their kids. Talk to us about how we can assist you with this!