Citylight KIDS

Just as Citylight Benson is committed to Multiplying Disciples and Churches, Citylight Benson Kids exists to give families and children who enter our church an opportunity to meet Jesus, become more like Jesus, and share Jesus with others.

Our Purpose:

Studies show that most children’s permanent view of God is formed by age 5, and also show that 85% of those who accept Christ do so between the ages of 4 and 14.  Matthew 19:14-16 says, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.

At Citylight Benson Kids we seek to:

Partner with PARENTS
in nurturing the spiritual development of each child.

Encourage PARENTS
to actively participate in worship, Bible study, fellowship, and ministry opportunities individually and with their children.

Nurture three key RELATIONSHIPS
• a child’s relationship with God
• volunteers’ relationships with one another and children
• our church’s relationship with families

Help children begin to believe and enjoy the GOSPEL
This is the good news that God saves sinners through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Provide activity-based, GOSPEL-soaked teaching
This includes Bible stories, music, opportunities to share and express themselves in age-appropriate ways, and chances to respond to God’s love for them with faith and belief.

Ages/Grades Served:

Birth through 5th GradeSunday Mornings, 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.Volunteers arrive 30 minutes before service starts

CLB Kids Classes
  • Nursery & Toddler | birth to age 3
  • Preschool & Kindergarten | must be potty trained
  • Younger Elementary | 1st-3rd Grade
  • Older Elementary | 4th-6th Grade
* Children 12 years and up may apply to become a Youth Helper to serve alongside adults in CLK.
** CLB Kids is committed to working with families to finding the class that best fits your child.  If you have questions about the room your child is in, or a request for them to be in a different room, please contact our CLB Kids director.

Emily Bilsten Citylight Benson Kids Director