Kid's Ministry

"We think your kids are going to love Ankeny Free Church, and Ankeny Free Church is going to love your kids!"

Visitor Check-In

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

Your first stop when you arrive is the first-time check in area. 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. Then, you and your child will each get a sticker with a matching code. This sticker is what you’ll use to pick-up your child after the worship service.

Nursery care & Pre-School classes are available during both our 9:30 am and 11:00 am sevices.

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.


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 


Awana meets September-March on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 to 5:30 PM or 6:00 to 7:00  pm in The Student Center.

Awana helps churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love,and serve Christ! We do this through:

  • Fully integrated programs for ages 3 yrs – 12th grade
  • Teaching that builds an enduring biblical faith
  • Bringing churches & parents together to disciple the next generationInitial and ongoing volunteer training
  • Healthy mentor and peer relationships
  • Dynamic fun for children, teens and adults alike!