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Get in Motion!

Motion combines Kid's Worship Choir and MIT for 1st -4th graders, and Elevate for 5th and 6th graders.  On Wednesday nights, children have several venues where they can join purposeful gatherings designed to teach and train them to serve the church and the world. 


Registration for Motion is now open! Registration is $15 per child and includes a Motion t-shirt, CBC meal and Spring Musical t-shirts. 

Click here to register. 

Kids Worship Choir


Kids grab on to songs of praise with joyful innocence because we were made to worship! In Kids Worship Choir, your child will develop a lifestyle of worship as well as musical skills as they learn to express love & adoration to God through singing, instruments, choreography, drama, and games. This is the next generation of worship leaders, and the beginning of a journey of worshiping God that will last a lifetime. 

Kids Worship Choir takes place on the Second floor of the Worship Center for children in grades 1-4. 

  • 1st - 2nd grade – WC2228/229
  • 3rd - 4th grade - WC222/223

For more information on Kids Worship Choir, follow this link, or email our Worship Arts Associate, Sarah Norris

Missionaries in Training (MIT)


Here at Shades, missions is at the heart of all we do. It’s part of our DNA. So teaching our kids about missions is extremely important to us. MIT is our missions education program for kids in grades 1-4. During MIT our goal is not only to teach our kids about current mission work all around the world but to show them how they can be a missionary right where they are. They will learn about missionaries serving locally and globally, pray for those missionaries and also have the chance to be involved in hands on projects where they can learn to be “Live Sent” in order to discern where God may be calling them for His kingdom. We want to spark in our children a life-long passion for sharing Jesus with others.

Children are split by grade and gender into small groups for effective and pointed study. Children are also given the opportunity to participate in service projects intended to give them hands-on experience in missions work.

  • 1st grade girls – WC231
  • 2nd grade girls - WC230
  • 3rd grade girls - WC225
  • 4th grade girls - WC224
  • 1st grade boys - WC227
  • 2nd grade boys - WC226
  • 3rd grade boys – WC221
  • 4th grade boys – WC220


August 14 - MOTION Back to School Bash - 6:00-7:30PM

October 30 - No MOTION (Carnival)

November 27 - No MOTION (Thanksgiving)

December 11 - MIT Service Project Night (last MOTION of 2019)

January 8 - MOTION resumes

February 26 - GIC Kickoff

March 13-14 - MIT Retreat

March 25 - No MOTION (Spring Break)

For more information on MIT or to volunteer on Wednesday Nights, contact our Children and Preteen Ministry Coordinator, Cynthia Moss


6:00-7:30PM WC200

The goal of Elevate is to help Preteens (5th-6th graders) take ownership of their faith by providing a place where they can ask hard questions and deal with difficult topics from a biblical perspective. 

Elevate will be large group teaching that incorporates:    

  • Worship- choir, tech, drama and the arts
  • Missions- learning about missionaries, personal missions and doing service projects
  • Fellowship- hanging out and playing
  • Discipleship- what does it look like for a preteen to follow Jesus in today’s culture
  • Leadership in the church- students will be given opportunities to serve in Children’s Worship through leading small groups, helping with tech, leading in worship as well as serving through our Fit Team and other areas in the church.

Preteens who enjoy singing will have opportunity to sing with Kids Worship Choir in the fall, at CBC and in the children’s musical in the spring.  

For information on Wednesday Night activities for your 5th or 6th Grader, please follow this link or email our Minister of Children & Preteens, Stephanie Hartsell.