What is Better Life Kids?
At Better Life Church, our kids (infant through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus on their level in a creative and relevant way.
Better Life KiDS happens every Sunday during the 9:30 and 11:30 AM services.
Your First Visit
Here's what to expect when visiting Better Life Kids for the first time: First, find the area for first-time families, marked “Start Here.” There we will meet your family, gather some important information (like your contact number and your child’s allergies), check your child into our system, and then guide your family to your child’s classroom.
How Check-In Works
Before Service: Once we have your family’s information in our database, you can check-in your child at any available iPad. Enter in the last 4-digits of your phone number to find your family. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the Parent Pick-up tag.
During Service: In the event that we need to contact you during the service, we will text your mobile phone. Please keep it on silent and vibrate so you will be alerted. We ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and head to the Better Life Kids hallway, where a Team Member will be waiting for you.
After Service: After the service is complete, you will return to your child’s room and show your Parent Pick-up tag in order for your child to be released back to you.
At Better Life Church, we offer safe and loving childcare during the service for infants. But we also have a Mom’s Room that is reserved exclusively for mothers with infants to enjoy the service in a more private and quiet environment. In the Mom’s room, you can feed and change your baby, all while watching the service from a live stream so you never miss a beat!
What We Value
Your child is our passion! We strive to do everything with excellence while they are in our care! That’s why we value these three things above all else:
Keeping your child safe is our number one priority. All Team Members have undergone a Background Check and have been trained in best practices for working with young children. Our Kids’ spaces are sanitized prior to every service. Each child’s hands are sanitized upon entering the classrooms to cut down on illnesses, and protect those with severe food allergies! You’ll also notice, we have a Security Team Member present in the Kids Area at all times!
A child learns best when he/she is having fun! That’s why we creatively present the Bible story every week. Sometimes this means puppets and silly songs in our preschool environments, or interactive video teaching, live worship, and fun games in our elementary environments! The bottom line, we want your kids to be EXCITED to come to church and learn about Jesus!
Kids don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care. It’s our goal to get to know your child so they can experience God’s love through our love. You’ll see lots of side hugs and high-fives in our Kids’ spaces… and don’t be surprised if we know the name of your child’s pet goldfish or favorite teddy bear! It’s our joy to love on your kiddos each and every week!
The Ride Home
We encourage parents to keep the conversation going on the way home. Ask your child: Did you have fun? What did you learn today? We hope your child has positive answers for both of these questions each and every Sunday! To connect more with what your child is learning, follow us on Facebook and Instagram where you’ll find each week’s lesson, memory verses, parenting articles and more!
Meet Our Kids Staff
Tarah Eldridge, our Better Life Kids Director, helped launch Better Life Church in 2008. She is passionate about children and has spent 15 years serving kids in various capacities, including teaching, staying home with her three kids, and being involved with Better Life Kids Ministry.
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
Olivia Hacker, our Better Life Kids Elementary Director, loves helping kids connect the dots and grow closer to Jesus. She believes in investing in the next generation and helping families take next steps in their faith! In her free time, she loves watching Disney movies and spending time with her family, friends, and husband."
"If I have anything to do with it, my very life will be a shelter for every weary wanderer."
Angie Damron joined the staff at Better Life Church in January 2018 as Preschool Ministry Director. She’s passionate about caring for our youngest kids in order to build relationships and show them the love of God! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, crafting, organizing, and of course binge watching TV series on Netflix.
“Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by People who have nothing to say"
- Andy Stanley
If you have further questions concerning our Better Life Kids experience or visiting Better Life Church with children, simply click the "Contact Us" button below and get in touch with us!