SHINE Children’s Ministry


SHINE welcomes infants–5th grade children to grow in God's love and their knowledge of Jesus Christ. We offer a safe environment to worship, learn, pray and sing.


Sunday Worship

Birth–3 years

Children of all ages are welcome in all worship services. Infants - three year-olds can be checked in for care and play with our SHINE Team prior to either worship service (8:45am or 11:05am). Clayton Life Center, first floor.

Cry rooms and nursing rooms are also available. Just ask an usher!

4 Years and Older

Check in at one of our three kiosk locations on our campus, and then head for worship. Children 2nd Grade and younger will have the opportunity to be dismissed prior to the sermon to Praise and Play with our SHINE Team. Children learn age-appropriate catechism and hymns together! Clayton Life Center, first and third floors. Grades 3–5 stay and worship with their families.

Discipleship Hour

All ages, 10:05–10:50am

Our discipleship hour is a time of learning and growth for children of all ages, and takes place every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month. Children are discipled within their age groups by caring adult volunteers who love kids and know their stuff! There is no Sunday School/Discipleship programming for children PreK/four years and older on First Fellowship Sundays.


First Sunday of the Month

We’ve set aside special time to gather as a church family on the first Sunday of the month, which means the whole family is welcome! Children join their families in Lee Fellowship Hall where we get to know one another, enjoy coffee and treats, and sometimes even play games. Infant care is available at that time in Clayton Life Center for families with very little people, but babies and smalls are always welcome.

 (On First Sundays, children who are PreK (four) - 2nd grade will be escorted by SHINE staff to Lee Fellowship Hall after the Genesis service is over for pick up. Pick-up after Traditional service is in Clayton Life Center.)


If your children attend SHINE Children's Ministry activities on Sunday morning, you'll want to make sure they're registered for the coming year. Registration takes about 15 minutes and includes updated contact info, any allergies to be aware of, and other important details we need to care for your children. We encourage you to fill it out online, so you don't have to stand in line to fill out the forms (online) before you can check your children in that morning.

Rejoice! Children’s Choir

Does your child enjoy music? Rejoice! Children's Choir, which takes place during the Discipleship Hour, gives children an opportunity for spiritual formation and leading God's people in worship. Rejoice! is open to all Kindergarten - 5th graders. Register your child today!

Table Talks

Each Sunday children learn new things and we want parents to know about it! Table Talks are tools for discussion between you and your child on what they are learning and include review questions, extra resources, and a memory verse. Continue the conversation at home by taking advantage of one of these Table Talks!

Scope and Sequence

We believe that discipleship happens best within the context of your family's everyday routines. We want parents to have access to all content children are learning here at First Pres so that you can continue to learn together at home. Find the schedule that includes all necessary information, such as bible verses, songs, and other resources that may be used on Sundays here:

Where to Go

All of the fun for kids in SHINE takes place in the Clayton Life Center, located on the corner of Jackson Street and Magnolia Avenue.

Check In & Security

When you arrive in the Lobby of the Clayton Life Center, one of our SHINE Team Members will be available to assist you and walk you through our secure check-in process.

Each child from birth through 5th Grade is directed toward age-appropriate activities designed to engage and encourage them, in rooms where our SHINE Team helps to welcome them and help to make everyone feel at home. All of our Volunteers and Staff have had background checks and volunteer training. All SHINE staff are CPR Certified.

If you have questions about SHINE, please email Kim Allen or call her at 407.423.3441 x2281.


Kiosks: check-in kiosks are located in Clayton Life Center lobby, Lee Fellowship Hall and Edington Ministry Center lobby. You can access any of these kiosks on Sunday morning to get nametags and pick-up slips for your children before the service. (Prior check-in is required for any child who will be leaving and coming to Children’s Ministry activities during the service.)

  • If your family is attending worship services only:

    • Children who are 3rd grade and older will stay with you in the service and do not require a name tag unless they are going to Sunday School/Discipleship. If they are going to Sunday School, you can get their name tags before or after the service.

    • If you have children who are 2nd grade and younger, they have the opportunity to leave the service before the sermon to join SHINE for Praise and Play, an interactive time for singing and games. This is completely optional—your younger children are also welcome to stay in the service. 


  • If your family is attending 8:45am Genesis service and Discipleship Hour/Sunday school:

    • You do not need to pick up your children in between. SHINE staff will make sure they are transported to their correct Sunday School classrooms.

  • If your family is attending Discipleship Hour/Sunday School and then the 11:05am Traditional Service: 

    • Pick up your children (ages PreK/four–5th grade) from their Sunday School class and take them with you to the service. 

  • If your family is only attending a worship service:

    • Pick up PreK/four year-olds in Room 116, and Kindergarten–2nd graders on the third floor of Clayton Life Center.

  • On First Fellowship Sundays (first Sunday of each month):

    •  Children who are PreK/four through second grade will be escorted by SHINE staff to Lee Fellowship Hall after the Genesis service is over and you can pick up your children there for Fellowship Sunday. Pick-up after Traditional service is in Clayton Life Center.

*Please remember: as a safety precaution, if children are on campus and checked in to any First Pres programming, parents must remain on campus. 


Questions? Our SHINE Team of staff and volunteers would be happy to answer them and walk you through the process. Call the church at 407.423.3441 extension 2281 or email Taylor.



Apply to volunteer!

There are many ways to get involved with SHINE!

We are looking for friendly people who love Jesus and children to greet, lead a Sunday School class, serve as extra hands during Sunday mornings, or help during the week in preparation for various events.

Please fill out the form below and expect to hear from SHINE staff once we receive your submission. If you have any questions, please email Taylor Boutelle or call her at 407.423.3441 x2281.

Come and volunteer with the little members of the congregation and see how these relationships can grow into a beautiful relationship for the Lord!