Our Mission is Helping Kids Know Jesus
CornerKids is a place for kids, infants - 5th Grade, to worship God and be encouraged to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We create an environment that's engaging and safe! Kids experience God's love for them, and they're cared for in small groups.
For 4th & 5th Grade, we have a program called 4/5 Preteens. It's for kids in that in-between stage: not little kids but not quite teens. See below for campuses and times.
- Infant-5th Grade: 10am
Heritage Hill Campus: 48 Lafayette Ave. Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
4th & 5th graders are in that in-between stage: not little kids, but not quite teens. That's why we have this ministry just for them! It's offered Sundays at 9:30am at the 84th St. and South Wyoming Campuses.
We want to help your child cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus. We do this by sharing God’s Word, connecting them with other kids, and by playing games and enjoying snacks and slushies together!
Kids are led by adult leaders who pour God’s love and truth into them. We have a larger group lesson, then we break off into smaller groups with the same group of kids and leaders. This allows the kids to get to know each other, and also allows the leaders to be a trusted adult for your child.
If your child is a 4th or 5th grader, we would love to have them come check us out. They can even bring a friend along!
Help Kids Know Jesus!
There are so many ways you can help Kids Know Jesus in CornerKids!
We're looking for childcare and small group leaders to serve in Infants - 5th grade at all campuses on the weekends. We also need volunteers every year for MEGA Kids Camp, and at times, during special events. There's no prep required, and no experience necessary — we train you!
Jim is a CornerKids Volunteer. Be like Jim!
Volunteer in CornerKids!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Kids! Our process is pretty simple, and can be completed in 5 easy steps:
Step 1: fill out our volunteer application and our onboarding coordinator will reach out to you!
Step 2: Meet with your Campus CornerKids Coordinator
Step 3: Fill out our Background Check Application. **Important - please complete the application within 30 minutes of clicking on the link**
Completing it means you approve Protect My Ministry running the background check (we don't see the info--all is run through our provider). Background checks are good for 2 years.
Step 3A: If you signed up to have a minor child serving (under 18), we need a separate Background Check completed for them. You may use the same link found above to complete their check.
The application defaults to asking for a driver's license number. Please enter all "1s". Also - if you do not want to reference your child’s SS#, you can use 1's. Please also complete a Parent Covenant on your child’s behalf.
Step 4: Please fill out this brief form to receive a link to our online training!
Step 5: Please send an email to VolunteeringCK@cornerstonemi.org when you’ve completed steps 1-4. You can expect to receive a reply email from our onboarding coordinator with additional information, and to confirm that we received all the necessary documents for you to serve, within 2 business days.
Thank you for being willing to volunteer. We're looking forward to see how God will use your gifts with kids!
Volunteer Training Is Now Online!
Connect With Us Online
CornerKids Has a YouTube Channel!
This is the place to go to watch awesome Bible stories, cool worship videos, special updates and more! Our goal is to help you equip your child in their friendship and faith with Jesus. We want to help kids know Jesus and make Him known! Click here to subscribe.
Cornerstone's Family Framework
We Love and Support Your Family!
Your son or daughter (or grandchild or student) is in a phase of life, whether they’re a toddler, a seventh-grader or a senior in high school. Each Phase has specific moments to celebrate, and we call them Milestones. Each milestone is a part of our Family Framework.
Additional Information / FAQ
Special Needs classes are offered for CornerKids at the 84th St. Campus in room S213 during the 9:30am Sunday service. Web pre-registration is recommended.
Our goal is to provide a safe, loving and enjoyable environment that meets the physical, emotional and spiritual need of every child. We work with your family to meet the specific needs of your son or daughter.
We follow the preschool curriculum and adapt it to fit the needs of your child. The three main truths we would like every child to learn are:
- God Made Me
- God Loves Me
- Jesus wants to be my Friend Forever
These truths come alive through Bible stories, hands-on activities, crafts, and worship through music! If a child is unable to sit through structured activities, the volunteers will reinforce these truths through play.
If you have any questions, please email Bethann Fernandez.
Please click the link below to register your child for CornerKids Special Needs. If you fill this out by the Wednesday before you plan to attend, then your child’s information will be in our system. If you fill this out after Wednesday, please print a copy of your confirmation email so we may more quickly enter your child(ren) in our system.
The safety of your child(ren) in CornerKids is a top priority. Our child safety procedures are designed to keep our kids ministries areas secure, especially during drop-off and pick-up.
You'll use a touch screen monitor to check-in your children. The check-in system will produce a name badge for your child, and a claim ticket for you (the parent/guardian).
Check-in is as simple as entering your phone number starting with the area code and it will bring up your family. You then click on the names of your child(ren). If you need help, someone will be available to help you. Once you're entered in the system, we can send you a *text message if you are needed during the service, and your claim ticket number will be placed on the main screen in the Worship Center.
You must present your claim ticket to pick up your child. This is vital to the safety of the kids. Children will only be dismissed to their parent/guardian who shows the claim ticket that was issued to them at check- in.
*If you are needed during the service, we will text you, or your child's security number will be placed on the main screen in the service. When you receive a text or see a notification on the screen, please go to the CornerKids Check-In desk and the volunteer will let you in to pick up your child.
84th St. Campus - Sundays
- Infant-5th Grade: 9:30am
- Infant-3rd Grade: 11am
- 4/5 Preteen for 4th & 5th Grade: 9:30am in Base Camp
Heritage Hill Campus - Sundays
- Infant-5th Grade: 10am
- 4/5 Preteen for 4th & 5th Grade: 10am
South Wyoming Campus - Sundays
- Infant-5th Grade: 9:30am
- Infant-3rd Grade: 11am
- 4/5 Preteen for 4th & 5th Grade: 9:30am
Please arrive 15-20 minutes early, and go to the CornerKids Welcome Desk. There, you'll fill out a registration card for your kids and be entered into our database. A CornerKids staff member or volunteer will show you where your child(ren)'s classrooms are and will answer any questions you have.
Kids are cared for by small group leaders that are trained and background-checked. Kids spend 5-10 minutes in their classrooms doing an opening activity, and then have a large group time with worship and Bible storytelling or a Bible story on video. Kids return to their classrooms for a time in small groups, connecting the Bible story in relevant ways through discussion, games and fun activities.
Thank you for your interest in serving in CornerKids! The first step is to fill out our CornerKids volunteer form. Someone from our CornerKids onboarding team will contact you from there.
Our MEGA Kids Camp is our version of VBS... on steroids! Kids will experience upbeat rallies, interactive storytelling, upbeat worship and fun activities. MEGA Kids Camp is for kids entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in the fall of the next school year.
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Watch the videos below to meet the people who will come to know, support and encourage your kids. See who they are, why they do what they do, and maybe learn a few fun things about them too!
Last but not least, we're here for you! If you have any questions about anything kids-related, don’t hesitate to get in touch!