Preschool Ministry

Shepherding and Loving Newborns through Kindergartners

As leaders and parents, we have a responsibility to lay a foundation of faith for newborns to kindergarten-aged children. We strive to teach them about Jesus and provide a Christian example for how to live our lives. We accomplish that through a variety of ministry opportunities for preschoolers and their families.

For questions or details on how you and your child can get involved, email our office, or call us at (205) 822-1670 ext. 513.

Visitors

We are so glad that you have chosen to visit Shades. We look forward to having your children with us and teaching them about Jesus! If you are visiting us on Sunday morning for the first time, please check-in at the Welcome Desk on the ground floor (first floor) of the Worship Center.

Check-In and Security

The Preschool Staff at Shades cares about your child's safety. Each of our adult volunteers goes through a screening process to ensure your child's safety while at church. We strive to protect your child to the best of our ability while they are under our care. One way we care for your child is by the use of a computer check-in system.

This check-in system allows us to carefully monitor who picks up your child from his or her classroom. Each time a child checks in, a randomly generated four character code is printed on the child's name tag and must be matched with the corresponding ticket in order for the child to picked up from the classroom.

Our Programs

We offer many different activities during the week and year that we would love to have you join!

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Resources for Parents

Parents, this page exists to keep you informed on different areas of our ministry, as well as to provide useful information, encouragement, and support as you strive to raise your child to know and love God. We hope these resources are helpful to you as we join together in ministering to your child.


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If you want to volunteer in this ministry but aren't sure where to begin, current volunteer opportunities are one button away.

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