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K K ... A Co-op Venture

Kreek Kids is a Co-op Ministry

Knowing that parents are the number one influencers in their child’s life, we choose to partner with parents in their efforts to pass on a legacy of faith to their children. We ask parents, who call AC3 home and have attended AC3 for six months, to support our weekend programs by volunteering just 1-2 hours a month, either in a classroom, our nursery, at our check-in desk or even doing behind-the-scenes projects. How does our co-op ministry work?

Our co-op model* is not only good for our children, it provides a healthy support system for our volunteer teams. Children need to know that faith-based learning is a priority in their household and our ministry volunteers feel supported and valued.

Get Involved

  • Your Co-op Invitation
  • Volunteer Application
  • Co-op Parent & Kreek Kids Volunteer Positions
  • Parenting Beyond Your Capacity (Video)
  • “We leave what we live, not our intentions.” (author unknown)

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    Get on the Fast Track

    Expedite Your Family's Check-In Process!

    There are 'perks' to our co-op format! When a family has attended AC3 for 6 months or more, call AC3 home and one or more parents participate in our Kreek Kids program, families can request to be part of our Fast Track program. FT parents can use our 'self' check-in kiosk when arriving with their children at Kreek Kids. FT parents will also receive numbered key tags and can even opt-in to use our mobile pass. These key tags and our mobile pass options help FT families to check their children out of Kreek Kids safely and quickly during weekend programs. ____________________________________________________

    *A Co-op Model, A Growing Trend in Churches

    In March of 2010 the Kreek Kids team, along with insights from families and AC3 leadership, officially became a co-op ministry. Co-op children ministries are currently the growing trend among churches for several reasons:

  • Churches realize parents are the most influential people in their children's lives.
  • Children’s ministry teams understand that they can no longer effectively do children’s ministry or provide safe staffing ratios without the support of parent involvement and support.
  • Parents are called to be part of the faith training process of their children (Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 78, Deut. 6, Deut. 11) so churches are taking active steps to partner with parents in their legacy creation efforts.
  • At AC3, parents along with other caring adults serve in our co-op format just 1-2 hours monthly, keeping in mind individual passions and talents. There are a variety of ways parents and others can serve that will fit their own individual giftedness; inside and outside the classroom.

    You can also take a peek at a few other kids ministry co-ops opting into this new trend @

  • http://www.myfoursquarechurch.com/coop/
  • http://rockofroseville.com/children/
  • http://storage.cloversites.com/cityharvestchurch/documents/Co-op%20letter%20to%20parents.pdf
  • We are always looking for ways to improve our co-op format and how to make Kreek Kids the BEST HOUR in every family's week! Contact Twila to meet over coffee and discuss the possibilities!

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