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Elementary Kid’s Ministry

Parents! We have digital resources for you!

Our Startown Teaching Team is committed to living like Jesus, loving your children and building relationships with them as they develop their ability to know and worship Him.All of the Elementary and Preteen resources are digital.Each week we will have links to Large Group Videos, and Parent Cues for Small Group activities. We will also have God Time Cards available to provide a way for kids to stay focused on the Bible Story from each Sunday as they go throughout the week.

Visiting for the First time?

New Hope Campus – When you come through the front doors, make your way to the end of the lobby and you will see our Registration Desk in the corner. Our volunteers will be excited to welcome you, get your child registered and show your family around.

Fairview Campus – When you drive into our parking lot,you will see two buildings. The brick building is our Preschool and Children’s Ministry Building. Just inside you will see our Registration Desk on the right. There, our volunteers will welcome you, register any children from your family and answer any questions you have.

Registration – For safety, our registration volunteers will ask the following questions about each child: Parent(s) name(s), Address, Home/Cell Number, Email Address, Child’s name, Age, Grade, Birthday, and Allergies.

Partnering with Parents is Important to Us

Children are so important to us that we have taken a lot of time to evaluate the best way to teach and nurture them.Our goal is to make church the best hour of every kid’s week, and we have created an environment that does that. The vision of our children’s ministry is to introduce children to Jesus and lead them into a growing relationship with Him. We do this through Worship, Bible Stories, Games and Activities that relate to those stories, and developing meaningful relationships with our small group leaders.Knowing that we can’t possibly teach kids all they need to know about God in one hour a week, we want to partner with parents to make sure that together kids are getting absolutely everything that we can offer. We believe that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church, and we want to be a resource to help your family.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer

Come by the registration desk at either campus and our volunteers will happily put you in touch with the person who can help you find a place to serve in our ministry, or email us or message us on Facebook.

More Information & Resources

“Like” us @StartownKidsCityChurch on Facebook for daily posts, resources and updates!

Follow @startownkids on Instagram for daily posts, resources and updates!

Download the ParentCue App for more resources, including a blog for parents!

Search for “Orange Kid’s Music” and you and your family can enjoy songs like we sing on Sunday!

Our Staff


Preschool and Children’s Minister
c. 704.517.8641
w. 704.823.1600 ext. 105

Kaylee Stroup

Director of Children’s Ministry
c. 704.898.5662

May Batista

Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministry
Fairview Campus
c. 864.567.9872

Sandra Vickery

Curriculum & Creative Ministry Specialist
c. 704.900.4282

Amy Upton

Preschool and Children’s Ministry Assistant

Cadie Pittman

Large Group Assistant
c. 980.329.1857

Jennifer Brock

Registration Assistant
c. 704.861.1547


OCT 7-9, 2021

Men’s Fall Golf Retreat. Oct 7-9, 2021. Join us for golf and fellowship in the Santee SC area. The cost will $330.00 per man and includes two nights’ accommodations and four rounds of golf. Additional golf not included in price.

Spots are limited and are first come first serve. If you have any questions, contact Pastor John at

Dates: Sunday July 11th – Wednesday July 14th
Times: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Erwin Center: 913 N. Pryor St. | Gastonia, NC

Runner’s Camp is back this July 11th- 14th at the Erwin Center in Gastonia! In partnership with Tabernacle Baptist Church and High5 Sports Ministry, we will be including other fun sports to our week in addition to the usual track and field events. Kids be sure to bring your grownups on Sunday evening at  6:30, July 11th to our Family Kickoff for food and fun as a family!  Monday through Wednesday, at 6:30 we will rotate through sporting events, relays, small group, worship time, and a nightly Bible story. Our night will conclude around 8:30. We can’t wait for you to join us! Register online TODAY for faster check-in! Runner’s Camp is free for all participants. Students who have completed K-5th are eligible to register.


Runners Camp Participant is now closed online. You may still register in-person Sunday evening during the start of the actual event.