Infants - Kindergarten

The goal of the Children's ministry at IBC is to provide loving care and a safe/secure environment for children ages birth through 5th grade.  Our First Floor Classes are from Birth through Completed Kindergarten. Our workers do not consider their job to be babysitting, but rather a ministry that lays a foundation on which to build awareness of the love of God in a child’s life.  We are honored that you feel comfortable leaving your little ones with us.  We work hard to see that the children's areas are safe, clean and child-friendly.


Parents of infant age children in regular attendance are expected to volunteer in the Children's Ministry. The infant room is for children up to age 3.  Please bring a labeled diaper bag for each infant child that contains diapers, bottles, pacifier, complete change of clothes and anything else your child needs.  Please do not leave valuables or medications in your child’s diaper bag.  Write down any special instructions concerning your child, including allergies or medical conditions.  For the health of other children please do not bring your child to Church if they have a fever, deep cough, contagious condition or non-clear mucus discharge from eyes or nose.  We cannot accept children with these symptoms.  We ask that children be free of fever, diarrhea or vomiting for 24 hours before returning to Church.  For a complete explanation of our policies, ask at the Children's Check-in Desk.


Sunday morning the Children's Check-in opens at 8:45 a.m. and closes 15 minutes after the close of the morning worship service.  For special events the Check-in Desk opens 15 minutes prior to an event and closes 15 minutes after an event closes.


A special room has been set aside that allows nursing mothers to feed their babies in privacy and comfort.  The Nursing room also has a closed circuit TV so that mothers can watch the worship service while they tend to their infant.  Anyone at the Children's Check-in Desk can help you locate the Nursing room which is located off of the Infant room.


The birth of a child is an exciting event in a family’s life.  We enjoy sharing in this blessed event by offering quarterly baby dedication services. This short service before the start of morning worship gives parents the opportunity to introduce their new infant to the congregation and publicly declare their desire to raise this child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  Those interested in having a baby or young child dedicated can contact the Children's Pastor at 479.636.1230.