Kids

Bellevue’s Preschool and Children’s Ministry seeks to care for your children and for you, as their parent.

Sundays

While parents attend worship and a group on Sunday morning, we offer age-appropriate opportunities for your children!

Life Groups

Children will experience an age-appropriate Life Group for the first hour they attend on Sunday morning. We offer Life Groups at 8:00, 9:15, and 11:00 a.m.

  • At check-in, members of our Bellevue Family will be available to assist with kiosk check-in, class room locations and pick-up instructions.
  • If you have questions or would like more information about our Children’s Life Groups, email our Children’s Ministry.
  • The closest entrance to our Children’s Life Group check-in is our East Entrance.

KidVue Worship and KidVue Jr.

KidVue Worship

Children Pre-K–3rd grade are invited to participate in KidVue Worship on Sunday at 9:15 or 11:00 a.m. in Bellevue’s Fellowship Hall.

KidVue Worship includes age-appropriate praise music, Bible lessons, table activities, and more. We have an entire team ready to lead your child in worship and teach them how worthy our Lord is to be praised.

KidVue Jr.

For kids who are Pre-K4–Kindergarten, there is KidVue Jr. on Sunday mornings at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. Join us in P241 for an exciting time of learning and fun.

Next Steps for Kids

Next Steps for Kids is a three-session class that helps kids build on their personal relationship with God, learn more about the salvation process, and understand what it means to be a Christian.

Select Sundays at 8:00 a.m. in P106

Register

Midweek

We offer several age-appropriate Midweek activities for your children.

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Serve

We offer several opportunities for you to serve in our Preschool and Children’s Ministry.

KidVue

Join Avery and her furry friend, Elvis, for KidVue on demand! Kids have the ability to learn biblical truth through original songs, Bible stories, activities, and adventures with Avery and Elvis! Learn more about KidVue today.

KidVue Albums Available Now on iTunes and Spotify

Listen to both KidVue albums on all major streaming platforms. Written and produced by Bellevue, these albums contain biblical truth and family entertainment! Just search for “KidVue” on your favorite streaming platform!

KidVue: Bible Songs for Kids, Vol. 1

KidVue: Bible Songs for Kids, Vol. 2

Creation Station

Whether you live in the Memphis area or are just driving through, anyone is welcome to stop by Creation Station for a time of fun and biblical truth!

We are open to the public Monday–Thursday, and Bellevue members are invited to reserve Creation Station for private events.

FAQ

Can I bring my child’s baby bag or backpack?
  • Please limit your child’s personal belongings. For younger children, please use a new gallon-sized Ziploc bag as a diaper bag. We will provide an additional label at check-in for your child’s bag.
  • Children using a bottle or sippy cup may have a second Ziploc bag with written instructions for the classroom leader.
Questions about salvation/baptism

Many children ask questions related to their personal salvation experience long before they are ready to become a Christian. The questioning process may begin years before the child is ready to proceed with a decision to follow Jesus as his/her personal Lord and Savior. When your child asks questions, please do your best to answer him/her as honestly as possible. Remember, you are developing his/her understanding and aiding in the spiritual maturing process. Here are a few examples of questions your child may ask you:

  • How can I get baptized?
  • What does it mean to be a Christian?
  • When can I get baptized?
  • What is sin?
  • Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?

As you answer these and other related questions, it is a good idea to point out verses in the Bible and allow your child to read them. This will help the child to remember what the Bible says.

Scheduling a baptism

If your child has made a salvation decision and would like to be baptized, our Children’s Ministry team would like to connect with you. We schedule baptisms during most worship services. Please call (901) 347-5764 for more details.

What are the service times for childcare?

Worship care opens 15 minutes prior to the start time of each worship service:

  • Sundays at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m.

Worship care closes 15 minutes after the closing prayer or conclusion of each worship service.

What safety protocols can I expect the Children’s Ministry to follow?
  • Hand sanitizer is located at the entrances of all our children’s areas.
  • Teachers of infants will wear smocks to provide a clean fabric barrier between the baby and teacher’s clothing.
  • Teachers will use gloves when diapering. Changing tables will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
  • Teachers will use sanitizing wipes periodically during class and after class to clean surfaces and toys that have been handled.
When should I drop off and pick up my child?

Dropping off

Please use the East and West Entrances to Bellevue Baptist Church (East is best for child drop-off).

Do not enter Bellevue if any of the following apply to you or your children:

  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or you are awaiting COVID-19 test results.
  • You have a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  • You have had any respiratory infections, a cough, regular sneezing, shortness of breath, vomiting, or diarrhea, within the last 24 hours.
  • Within the previous 14 days, you have had any contact with someone: with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, who is awaiting test results for COVID-19, or who is ill with a respiratory illness.

Drop-Off Procedures:

  • Each child must be registered to be admitted into the classroom.
  • Child’s placement in class is based on age (as of August 15, 2022).
  • Please limit your child’s personal belongings. For younger children, please use a new gallon-sized Ziploc bag as a diaper bag. We will provide an additional label at check-in for your child’s bag.
  • Children using a bottle or sippy cup may have a second  Ziploc bag with written instructions for the classroom leader.
  • Please take your child to the restroom before checking in to a classroom.
  • Limit the traffic in our classroom hallways: As much as possible, parents and their children should avoid dwelling in the hallways.

Picking up

  • Please pick up your child promptly to allow our rooms to be sanitized for the next use.
  • Remember to ask for your child’s Ziploc bag(s).
Children’s pre-check-in through the Bellevue app

Parents, did you know you can check in your kids through the Bellevue app before you arrive at church? When you access childcare or children’s programming and check in through the app, you’ll have a QR code to scan at the kiosk upon arrival. Expedite check-in by downloading the app!

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Staff

Ken Hindman
Pastor, Preschool and Children
Matt Pyburn
Director, Bellevue Tutorial
Paula Hise
Director, Babies
Chris Hall
Minister, Preschool
Avery Hand
Creative Director, Preschool and Children
Riley Anderson
Minister, Children
Violet Davidson
Director, Special Needs Ministry
Johnny Scott
Director, KidVue Worship Junior
Andrew Clinton
Director, Grades 1st–3rd
Sue Stacks
Office Manager, Preschool and Children
Michelle Orellana
Director, Older Preschool (Pre-K–Kindergarten)