Welcome to God's Backyard Children's Ministry.
child dedication
june 13, 2021

Our vision is to see families and the church working together in God’s Backyard to plant seeds of faith in the next generation, to help kids grow into fully devoted followers of Jesus, to build kids on a firm foundation of God’s Word, and to walk with kids as they explore God’s paths in their everyday lives. 


We have an incredible group of well trained, screened volunteers that are ready to welcome your child each week.  Their goal is to not only teach the word of God, but to build a relationship with them making them feel welcome in God’s Backyard.

we've reopened our nursery & Elementary classrooms and we need YOUR help! 

Each Sunday we need 20 volunteers to make adequately cover all of our classrooms.


The Children's Ministry Staff is working hard to:

  • Create Safety Protocols for all children and volunteers

  • Sanitize classrooms

  • Limiting class sizes to adhere to social distancing standards 

  • Asking all volunteers to wear masks

If you are interested in serving at our Urbana Campus, or have questions, email Laura D'Andrea, Director of Children's Ministry- Urbana, at and she will get back to you promptly.

If you are interested in serving at our Ballenger Campus, or have questions, email Jill Weaver, Director of Children's Ministry - Ballenger, at and she will get back to you promptly.

urbana campus


We are no longer requiring pre-registration for our Children's Ministry at our Urbana Campus.


Classrooms will be open for children birth through 5th grade on a first come, first serve basis.  If you are able to help us continue opening more classrooms by volunteering, please contact

ballenger campus


Click the button below to register