2021 Proposed Budget VIEW Proposed budget HERE

Central Kids

Explore the ministry opportunities for your children at Central

Welcome to Central Kids

Central Kids Jr. (birth-5 yr. old) and Central Kids (Kindergarten-5th Grade) exists to partner with parents to lead the next generation to know that God loves them, He has a plan for them and to lead them into a relationship with Jesus Christ. We do that through safe, age appropriate environments where kids will experience worship, learning and play.

We would love to see you and your family visit Central Kids. Please follow the link below to register your kids so that we will be ready for your visit.

Central Kids Online Lessons

Central Kids Events

December 12 - 9:30- 11:30

Jingle Jam 2020 is here! Join us as a family on December 12 from 9:30-11:30am in the Worship Center. Jingle Jam will be a festive morning where families can celebrate Jesus together. Kids and parents attend together! Activities include cookies and milk, games, crafts, petting zoo, train rides, the Christmas story and some fun surprises! Register today!!

Wednesday Nights

What is Awana?

Awana is a ministry used to reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world. Central Kids provides Awana Wednesday nights in the school year. Awana is a great next step for kids to come and dig deeper into God's Word, memorize scripture and learn how to apply it to their life. Each month kids will learn about missionaries and how they can be a missionary in their community.


AWANA ENROLLMENT IS NOW FULL. ANY REGISTRATIONS SEPTEMBER 12 AND AFTER WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST. Families will be notified at the soonest opening.


Important Awana Dates:

  • December 9 - Last night of AWANA for 2020 fall semester.
  • AWANA begins for 2021 on January 20
  • Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm -September 16, 2020 - May 5, 2021 (no club March 17)
  • Ages 2 (by September 1st) up to 5th Grade


Awana Clubs

Puggles® recognizes the learning ability of 2- and 3-year olds by introducing biblical truth at church and equipping parents to teach them at home.

Cubbies® celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3- to 5-year olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.

Sparks® (K-2nd grade) ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.

T&T engages third- through sixth-graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ’s grace

Kids'Baptism Class

Kid's Beach Club

Central Church is partnering with Kid's Beach Club and making Jesus Cool at School. Kid's Beach Club is an after school Bible club that will meet Mondays from 3:15-4:15pm at Midway Elementary. Beach Club is for 3rd-5th grade students. Join our Kid's Beach Club today. For more information contact Mary Eppl at mary@centralsanford.net.

Join our Central Kids Team

We would love to have you serve on our Central Kids volunteer team! We have many opportunities that range from each week to once a month.


Who are we looking for?

  • A growing Christian.
  • Actively involved at Central.
  • Ready to learn.
  • Loves kids.
  • Willing to give of their time, talents, and treasure.

The Approval Process

We take the safety of the Central Kids very seriously. We have implemented a screening policy that ensures our volunteers are properly screened prior to serving in our Kids' ministry. The screening process includes:

  • A written application
  • 2-3 personal references
  • Background check
  • Online safety training
  • Interview with a ministry leader

If you are interested to lead the next generation at Central Kids, apply today. A ministry leader will contact you soon.

Central Kids Volunteer Training Videos

Meet our Kids' Director

Mary Eppl

Mary Eppl joined the Central Church leadership team in 2018 as the Director of Kids' Ministry. She has over 16 years of Kids' Ministry experience. Mary's passion is for kids to know Jesus and to develop a desire to have a relationship with Him. She also serves to partner with their parents to disciple the future generation. Mary and her husband, Rodger have 2 grown daughters, Allyson and Ashley, who also serve as leaders in Kids' Ministry. You may contact her at Mary@CentralSanford.net.

Got Questions?

If you have further questions concerning our Central Kids experience or visiting Central Baptist with children, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!