Our deepest desire is that Commons would be a home for people from all walks of life and all ages; and we want the children to feel as loved, accepted, involved, known, as anyone else who walks through our doors. This is the way Jesus said it should be. That’s why children are invited to join us during worship and participate as parents feel is appropriate.
We take the experience of families and children very seriously at both of our parishes. Fully staffed kids classrooms for Toddlers, Preschool and Grades K-5 open after the music every Sunday morning.
In order to ensure the safety of our kids we use a Check In system to ensure that only you can pick up your child. If you're visiting, one of our volunteers can help you register your children. If you've checked in before, just type your phone number in on the self check-in iPads and they will print you a drop off tag. If you are planning a visit you can pre-register your child and we will have everything ready for you so you can use the self check in stations when you arrive.
It takes a lot of volunteers to care for our children well. Our volunteers invest their time, energy and love into our children and we are deeply grateful. In order to ensure a safe environment, volunteering requires proper vetting and background checks. If you would like to volunteer visit www.commons.life to get started.
The youth at Commons (grades 7-12) are full participants in the community. Many of our youth serve in Commons Kids and other volunteer teams, as well as worship in our service during both the music and teaching time.
Students gather as Commons Youth for Youth Sundays during the academic year. These are three or four Sundays in a row when students and volunteers meet at the church after the noon service at our Kensington Parish (1:15-3:00pm) for lunch, games, and a conversation about the teaching.
Commons Church is committed to creating safe places for people to hear the message of Jesus. This includes safe spaces for children, students and vulnerable people. We recognize that we are a reflection of God’s love to those in our care and we take our responsibility to them seriously. We view ourselves as partners with parents, seeking to provide quality care and instruction in our ministry to the family. Commons Church works to ensure we are compliant with the Plan to Protect documents available here.