Kid's Ministry

Sunday Kid's Ministry

8:30am & 10am

(Masks Optional)

"My kids love all the children's ministries at Ankeny Free, from their teachers, small group leaders, class rooms and class mates. It's gospel focused kids programming that's also a lot of fun!" - Ankeny Free Parent

Visitor Check-In

From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll find lots of friendly faces ready to show you the way!

Your first stop when you arrive with your kids (ages 3-5th grade) will be the Student Center.  (This is the building on the north side of the Worship Center.) We want to serve you and your child well, so we’ll take some time to get to know you.  We'll make sure we know what your child likes to be called, ask about allergies, and collect your contact information.

Nursery care & Pre-School classes are available during 8:30 and 10:00 AM sevices.

Sunday Morning Elementary aged kids:

The elementary kids meet in classrooms upstairs in the student center and use the gym for activities as well.  We watch engaging Bible lesson videos, have interactive discussions, and do fun age-appropriate activities.  We love to get to know your kids and help them get to know each other as we learn about God’s Word and His loving plan for us! 

Wednesday Night Kids’ AWANA Program 

Wednesday evening kids program runs September-April from 4:30pm to 5:30pm or 6:00pm to 7:00pm in The Student Center.


We want to help parents raise children to love and serve Christ! We do this through:

  • Fully integrated programs for ages 3 yrs – 5th grade
  • Teaching that builds an enduring biblical faith
  • Bringing parents together to disciple the next generation
  • Healthy mentor and peer relationships
  • Dynamic fun for all grades!

Sunday Morning Nursery Care

Our nursery provides a safe, clean, and nurturing environment for our little ones. The nursery is conveniently located in the Worship Center, so you are never far from your child. Our "one-way window" makes it easy for you to check in on your baby at any time during the service.


Our "Mother's Quiet Room" is a secluded, secure room with rocking chairs and changing tables for your convenience, located directly across from our nursery.

Sunday Morning Pre-School

At Ankeny Free, we want you to know that your children are highly valued by God and by us. Every Sunday, toddlers through pre-school age children experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way. We have fun! We do crafts, listen to Bible stories, and sing songs that help us learn more about God's amazing love through the gift of His Son Jesus.


But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14