Full Kids Ministry is provided from Birth – 6th grade during our 9am, 11am, and 1 pm Adult Worship Services. We have a wonderfully trained staff, and every Volunteer has undergone reference and background checks, and a personal interview for the security of our children. Parents, we invite you to visit your child's classroom during any Kids Service to meet our volunteer leaders and see the careful, creative attention they give to your children. Simply check in at any Kids sign-in kiosk for a Guest Pass.
If you would like to know more about Oasis Kids, please contact Lori Ann Piscioneri, Children's Pastor, at 1-818-287-8055 or LoriAnn@OasisLA.org.
“Before I was born, God chose me and called me by His marvelous grace.” - Galatians 1:15
A cozy and loving place to be, our trained volunteer staff is here to meet all the needs of your precious baby while you enjoy the Adult Worship Service. Our Team sings, plays, and prays with the children to express God's love, always keeping in mind the special requests and concerns from the parents. We pay special attention to maintain our safe and caring environment. Our goal is to excite your children to come back and play with their fellow baby friends, and us!
“Love the Lord Your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and all your strength.” - Deuteronomy 6:5
The goal of our Toddler class is to provide a loving environment that is safe and God-centered. We believe that even the youngest ones can learn about Jesus in a fun and creative way. Our volunteer team is dedicated, equipped, and ready to partner with you and your child as they take their first steps towards discovering their Creator. We use fun art projects to get your toddlers engaged as well as teach them awesome dance moves and songs to worship Jesus!
“Be strong and courageous for the Lord God is with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9
At this age, kids start to learn what it means to love God and one another, and they should have lots of fun in the process! Our volunteer team teaches the children about the basics of their faith in Jesus Christ through lessons based on stories of the Bible in ways that are easy to understand. They sing great worship songs with lots of movement, watch live puppet shows, play games, and work on cool projects that encourage creativity and help reinforce the lesson.
If your Preschool child has dietary restrictions, please bring something he/she can snack on during class should they get hungry. Otherwise, we will provide a healthy snack.
**All Preschoolers should be potty trained. Any child in diapers will be urged to participate in Toddler Services.
Kids relate to our exciting and engaging gatherings and have a ton of fun! They learn how to develop Godly character and become followers of Jesus Christ through interactive, visual Bible lessons that utilize a cool mixed-media format. They participate in great worship music led by their peers, watch showcases of live dramas, and play fun games that support the lesson. They are also part of dynamic small groups, filled with prayer and personal one-on-one discussions where friendships are formed that will last a lifetime.
Elementary is divided into 3 separate classrooms, in order to cater to child development.
Our K2 Class is jungle-themed and further emphasizes an exploration of the Bible. Our class verse is Psalm 119:105 “God’s Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”
As kids develop their faith on a deeper level and make individual decisions to follow Jesus, our 34 Class challenges the kids in their spiritual growth. “Hope is the anchor for my soul” Hebrews 6:19 is our class verse and goes right along with our beach environment.
Lounge 56 is for our older Elementary kids. Here they can discover God’s Will for their lives and learn about how they can be leaders in today’s generation of young people. Jeremiah 29:11 is explored and lived out in this class: “For I know the plans I have for you” Says the Lord “They are plans for good and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.”
GLUE=Giving, Loving, Understanding, Encouraging. This team is the "glue" that gives uniquely gifted children access to Oasis Kids!
“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex” - Psalm 139:14
GLUE is a ministry for children who have physical and/or developmental challenges. We meet in a unique learning environment for kids to experience the love of Christ and grow their faith in God.
At Oasis, we believe all children should be included in our Kids experiences, so we’ve created a team of trained volunteer coaches who provide one-on-one assistance to children with unique needs or disabilities, enabling them to fully participate in our Kids experiences. Each child is matched with a volunteer coach to give them the best experience possible for learning about God’s love.
What does a GLUE Coach do?
Coaches offer physical assistance and behavior intervention. They help facilitate communication with others and provide overall assistance to enable the child’s participation in Oasis Kids experiences.
Is any child eligible to receive assistance from GLUE?
Yes, anyone who regularly attends Oasis is eligible for this ministry and no membership is required.
I would like a GLUE Coach for my child. How do I apply?
How long does the process take?
We try to find a volunteer who matches your child and their specific needs. It may take a week or a month, but we will work with you to find the right person for your child. Our goal is for the volunteer and parent to form a solid partnership that can become a lasting friendship for the child.
What is the training and screening process for GLUE Coaches?
Some of our volunteers have educational and professional experience in child development and disabilities, but this training is not required. However, every volunteer undergoes training, a background check, and a personal interview for the security of our children.
Can my child attend Oasis Kids without having a GLUE Coach?
Whenever either your child is unassigned, or your coach is not available, we encourage families to bring their child into class, but for the safety of all the children, parents should always be prepared to spend time in the classroom or take their child out of service if necessary.
“Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” Luke 14:12-14
Children are a gift from God! We love kids and are committed to teaching them about Jesus. Child Dedications is our way of publicly declaring that commitment and partnering with parents to help raise children in God’s House. We hold Child Dedications at Oasis throughout the year.
For more information on how to get your child dedicated, contact Kids@OasisLA.org.
God created us to do life together. We partner with single parents to provide care, encouragement, and love to kids and parents alike. We offer small groups, creative events, parenting classes, and more.
For more information contact Outreach@OasisLA.org
Water baptism is a public declaration of an inward decision to follow Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. As we are immersed in and then come out of the water, it symbolizes our new beginning in Christ. Children can make this decision to get water baptized, and we want to honor their understanding and have them participate in this significant step in the journey of faith.
For more information and to sign up for our next water baptism, click here.
Joining the Oasis Kids Volunteer Team is a life-changing experience, where you make great friends and spend time with amazing kids and families. We plant seeds of faith and teach our kids and youth to be leaders today as part of the Now Generation.
Your first step in serving with Oasis Kids is attending Growth Track, serving with a service team and then transitioning into Kids Ministry.
Sign up for Growth Track here.