Central Kids

Explore the ministry opportunities for your children at Central


At Central Baptist, our kids (infant through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way.

We would love to see you and your family visit Central Kids.

Lessons May 31

Click here on the date for the age appropriate lessons for May 30 & 31

Also, scroll down for more resources and this week's Parent Guides. Have a great week studying His Word together! 

Other resources:

Preschool Coloring Placemats https://thnkor.ng/2y9U3vy

Daily Devotions for this week: May 30 & 31

Parent Cue https://bit.ly/2wTCNtG

Finding the New Normal After Covid

Helping Kids Navigate Anxiety

Your first visit

Here's what to expect when visiting Central Kids for the first time:

First, find the area marked for first-time families. There we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.

Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):

  • Parent/guardian name(s)
  • Child's name
  • Child's birthdate
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child

How check-in works

Before Service: You can check-in your child at any available kiosk. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the matching tag.

After Service: After the service is complete, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.

During Service: In the event that we need to contact you during the service, your child’s identification code will appear on the screen. We ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your child’s room.

Parent's Viewing Room

Central Sanford offers childcare during service for infants. But we also have a Parent's Viewing Room that is available for mothers and fathers with infants. This room is reserved exclusively for parents with infants to enjoy the service in a more private and quiet environment.


  • Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm
  • Ages 2 up to 5th Grade

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


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 children very seriously. We have implemented a screening policy that ensures our volunteers are properly screened prior to serving in our children’s 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.

Meet our Kids' Director

Mary Eppl

Mary Eppl joined the Central Baptist leadership team in 2018 as the Director of Kids' Ministry.

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!