Events

Parent Seminar

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Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30-8 pm
Valley Church Chapel

All parents and grandparents of kids and teenagers are invited! Valley Church Pastor Brandon Early, a nationally-recognized youth and technology expert, helps you more confidently parent your kids in a world full of smart phones, text messaging, iPads, Netflix, and social media. This event is free and open to the community.

No sign-up is required to attend. Invite a friend to come with you for this informative, empowering event.

If you’re new to Valley Church, you’re welcome to bring your kids along. During the seminar, we have programming available for kids and teens ages birth – 8th grade. See below for more information about that programming.

Birth-5th Grade Location: Valley Church, 4343 Fuller Road, West Des Moines
6th-8th Grade Location: Valley Community Center, 4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines

FAQ

Kids Younger Than Kindergarten

If you need childcare for a child younger than kindergarten, please register below. Childcare is free, and this information allows us to better communicate with you and to provide a safe ratio of volunteers to children.

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Kindergarten-5th Grade Visitor Check-In

Starting at 6:15 pm, Parents and children can check in at the Welcome Desk located just inside the main entrance at the church building. During check-in, fill out an emergency card with name, phone number and email, and pick up your child’s name tag. Volunteers are available to guide you to the meeting spot for your child’s age group.

Pick up is at 7:30 pm, and in most cases your child will be waiting for you in the same room where you dropped off.

What happens at the K-5th grade program?

Each week includes a large group Bible teaching time, games, Bible-focused small group activities, and discussion. The entire night is centered on kids connecting in a small group with other kids and led by a small group leader. Our programming is divided into three age-specific groups: Kindergarten-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, and 5th grade.

6th-8th Grade Visitor Check-In

Parents do not need to accompany 6th-8th grade visitors inside the Valley Community Center. Visitors are welcome to either meet up with their friend who invited them before coming inside, or just come inside on their own. Visitors should go to the Welcome Table right inside the main entrance, which will be marked with lots of bright balloons.

What happens at the 6-8th grade program?

Each week includes a game, worshipping God through singing, a large group Bible lesson, and small group meeting time. Our middle school program is a great opportunity for your kids to meet friends, build relationships, and learn how to be a follower of Jesus.

Safety

At Valley Church, your child’s safety is of utmost importance. All of our volunteers are trained and screened. Our younger children (2nd grade and under) must be checked in and out by a parent or other responsible person through a computerized check-in, name tag system.