At Nazareth, we understand that faith takes root during the childhood years. That’s why we work hard to create “good soil” for the children in our church, giving them a Bible-based, fun and nurturing environment where they can learn about God and grow in their faith in Jesus.


Kim Albertsen, Director

Nolan Baskins, KidzRock Volunteer Coordinator

Meg Husted, Family Coordinator

Abby Jolivette, KidzWOW Coordinator/VBS Assistant

Or dial 319-266-7589 and direct your call to Children’s Ministry.        

*For any volunteer questions, contact Nolan Baskins at

At the beginning of each summer, NAZ offers a high-energy, fun-filled week of VBS.  Kids are encouraged to invite their friends and neighbors to experience a week of awesome activities and learning about Jesus.  All week long, kids and volunteers will worship together, watch Bible stories be performed, work on a service project, build cool crafts, and participate in great games.  You don’t want to miss it!

Sunday Mornings

KidzRock is held from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

KidzRock will begin on Sunday, September 9.


KidzRock is a highly engaging, age-appropriate, Bible-based, faith-building time for kids ages 3 to 6th grade from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  During this time, kids and volunteers worship together and learn about an important Bible truth through storytelling, video, teaching and/or drama presentations. Following the teaching, kids break into small groups for kid-relevant relationship building, discussion and activities with their leaders.


The Nazareth Nursery is open during all  Sunday morning worship services and welcomes infants and toddlers up through the age of 3.

A room is provided for nursing mothers every Sunday morning. A closed-circuit television allows you to view the worship service. Please stop at the Information Desk on Sunday morning and ask for more information.

Checking In on Sunday Mornings

If you are a first time guest and would like your children to join us, please check in at the information desk near the Family Life Center through Door #6.  Our team will help you register your children and will guide you to their classrooms.

Wednesday Evenings

WOW and JUMP56 will begin on September 12.

WOW (K-4th Graders): 6:00-7:15 p.m.

In WOW (Worship on Wednesday), kids learn about Bible stories in an interactive and engaging way.  They also have time to connect in small groups while doing activities and playing games that will help them to apply the Bible lesson for the night.  “Pajama nights” are held throughout the year for even more fun!

JUMP56 (5th and 6th Graders): 6:00-7:15 p.m.

In Jump 56 (Jesus Use Me Please), kids learn what it means to serve by parpticipating in a variety of projects, including packing kits for Lutheran World Relief; playing BINGO with residents at NewAldaya Lifescapes (formerly the Lutheran Home); making cards for soldiers, missionaries, or church members; and picking up trash on the church grounds.  A devotion is presented weekly.  Theme nights take place on occasion, and students enjoy playing games such as Fear Factor or a special version of Minute to Win It based on Bible stories.

Wednesday Family Meals

Family meals are served each Wednesday night from 5:00-5:45 prior to KidzWOW and JUMP56.  All are welcome to enjoy these tasty meals!


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