What Is Neighborhood Kids?

Neighborhood Kids is a children’s ministry uniquely designed with your child in mind! Every Sunday all children (babies through 6th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way.

We would love to see you and your family visit Neighborhood Kids this Sunday. Join the fun and experience a world where kids meet Jesus on their level!


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What To Expect

First Time Here?

Look for the area designated for Kids Check-In. We will meet your family, check your child into our database system, and one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.

We will ask for the following personal information: family members’ names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child.

How Does Check-In Work?

Check-In Kiosks open 15 minutes prior to each service. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you keep the matching tag. After the service, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.

In the event that we need to contact you during the service, you will receive a text message on your phone. We ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your child’s room.

After Neighborhood Kids

On your way home, be sure to ask your child questions like, “Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn today?”

Still Have Questions?

Please be sure to ask any of our volunteers or staff if you have questions, or you can email kids@ncvisalia.com.

Special Environments

Mom’s Viewing Room

A mom’s viewing room is available next to the nursery for moms who are still nursing. This is a “Mom’s Only” room for women with newborn babies so they can view the service in a more private and quiet environment.

Children with Special Needs

We are able to engage children with special needs. Volunteers lovingly serve these children and do whatever it takes to help them learn about Jesus on their level. Every child matters to us.

Neighborhood Kids Team


Cathy Heitzenrater
Kids Pastor

Rachel Fairfield
Kids Assistant & Check-In Coordinator

Sarah Turner
Elementary Coordinator

Taryn Scofield
Preschool Coordinator

Sarah Ledgerwood
Nursery Coordinator