At Upwards Church, we love kids!

We don’t believe that kids/youth are the future of the church; we believe they ARE the church! With almost 30% of our church attendance being under the age of 18, we are dedicated to creating a dynamic, exciting, and engaging environment where they are able to LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE, & SHARE JESUS. 


    VBS is a free ministry event at our Jarrell campus, and we welcome all kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade! It's a wonderful time to interact with other children, using games, outdoor activities, crafts or experiments, worship, and a great biblical message. We'll provide a snack and drink for each child. We ask that you please complete a Registration Form by the first date of VBS (sooner would be appreciated) or if ordering a VBS t-shirt for your child, please note the size shirt (and if child or adult size) on the Registration Form and submit payment by the date listed below.

    Jarrell VBS: Monday - Thursday, July 29 - August 1 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, located at 1460 CR 313, Jarrell, TX 76537.  For more information, contact Cheryl Raeke. T-shirts are $5/person and can be paid by cash or check at the Connection Center. Registration form and t-shirt payment (if ordering) must be received by June 23rd. For our flier, click here. Use our invite card to invite others to VBS, click here. Click here to submit your Jarrell registration form (complete a form for each child).

    Registration Forms are also located on campus at the Children's Check-In and Connection Center and can be submitted to someone at either location (including t-shirt payment).

    VOLUNTEER! If you are interested in volunteering for either or both campuses, please contact Cheryl. We appreciate your participation in our children's ministry!

  • Nursery (BIRth - 2 years)

    Our nursery is safe, clean, and filled with age-appropriate toys for your child to enjoy during the service. The nursery is staffed with screened and trained volunteers who love babies! Your little one will spend church time listening to songs, interacting with Bible stories, and being prayed over. 

  • Elementary (3 years - 5th grade)

    We want every moment with your child to be intentional; teaching your child to love God and others. We have created a fun and positive environment for your child through age-appropriate activities and lessons from the same scripture their parents are learning. This provides a great opportunity for families to discuss the Bible and grow in faith together. At the beginning of the service, we bring the children (1st through 5th graders) to the auditorium for a time of worship before returning to the classroom.

Your Child's Safety is Our Priority

Your child is important to us. On your first visit, we'll help you complete a short form listing your contact information and your children's information. This information is entered into our database to help maintain our secure check-in system. We use a security tag system for child check-in and pick-up, and a paging system for parents/guardians in case we need to reach you during the services. Kids need to be kids, but your child's safety is our first priority. Each of our Children's Ministry Team volunteers has passed a background check before serving in a classroom.