we love kids!

Our classes provide fun-filled activities combined with purposeful Bible lessons in an environment where each child feels loved and accepted.

We are committed to teaching children what it means to have a relationship with God.


We have opportunities for children on both Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings:

Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:30 pm. (February–April, September–November)
Sunday mornings during church service at 10 am

To learn more about these opportunities for your children,

contact the Children's Ministry Coordinator at kids@openbiblewaverly.com or 319.352.2038.

the kid's zone: K–5th grade

We have a place just for K-5th grade, known as “The Kid's Zone,” located in the West Wing of the main facility.


The Kid's Zone is offered during:

Sunday morning service at 10 am

Wednesday evening classes from 6:30–7:30 pm


  • Secure: Our check-in system is designed for the safety of all children. To check-in your child, visit one of the kiosks to receive a nametag and instructions, including a parent tag with a number that matches your child's nametag. You must have this tag when you pick your child up after services. Children may be checked in 15 minutes prior to the start of each service.
  • Fun: 'The Kid's Zone' is a fun environment in which children engage in awesome worship, Bible lessons, and small groups where they apply the lesson through discussion, fun games, and activities.
  • Loving: Through special attention and care our workers strive to make sure each child ha a pleasant experience. All of our nursery workers are pre-screened with official background checks.

preschool: 3–5 years old

We have a room just for preschoolers, known as “The Clubhouse,” located in the East Wing of the facility.


Preschool is offered during:

Sunday morning service at 10 am

Wednesday evening classes from 6:30–7:30 pm


  • Secure: Our check-in system is designed for the safety of all children. To check-in your child, visit one of the kiosks to receive a nametag and instructions, including a parent tag with a number that matches your child's nametag. You must have this tag when you pick your child up after services.  hildren may be checked in 15 minutes prior to the start of each service.
  • Fun: 'The Clubhouse' is a fun environment in which children engage in awesome worship, Bible lessons, and small groups where they apply the lesson through discussion, fun games, and activities.
  • Loving: Through special attention and care our workers strive to make sure each child has a pleasant experience. All of our nursery workers are pre-screened with official background checks.

nursery: birth–2 years old

We value children; therefore, a secure, clean, and loving environment is essential for your child's experience. Our nursery is located in the east wing of the main facility, by The Clubhouse.


Nursery is offered during:

Sunday morning service at 10 am

Wednesday evening classes from 6:30–7:30 pm

Most special events


  • Secure: Our check-in system is designed for the safety of all children. To check-in your child, visit one of the kiosks to receive a nametag and instructions, including a parent tag with a number that matches your child's nametag. You must have this tag when you pick your child up after service. Children may be checked in 15 minutes prior to the start of each service.
  • Clean: Our nursery is clean and the toys are disinfected on regular basis.
  • Loving: Through special attention and care our workers strive to make sure each child has a pleasant experience. All of our nursery workers are pre-screened with official background checks.