What is DPK?

Discovery Pointe Kids is a children’s ministry uniquely designed with your child in mind! Every Sunday all children (babies through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way. We are so passionate about kids learning about Jesus in a way they can understand that we encourage all children to attend DPK. We would love to see you and your family visit DPK at a CrossPointe campus this Sunday. Join the fun and experience a world where kids meet Jesus on their level!

UPCOMING EVENTS

KEEP UP WITH DPK

There are multiple ways to keep up with DPK @ CrossPointe Church!

YOUR FIRST VISIT

Head to the Children's Check-in area and we will help check your child into Church Community Builder, our database system, and one of our staff or volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room. We’ll take some time to get to know you. We’ll ask about allergies, make sure we know what your child likes to be called, and collect your contact information.
 
Then, you and your child will both get a sticker with a matching code. If for any reason we need to reach you during the gathering, we will try to text you first and if that doesn't work you’ll see your code in the top corner of the  worship center screens. This sticker is also what you’ll use to pick-up your child after gathering.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

The safety and security of every child in DPK is our highest priority! This value manifests itself in many ways:

Every toy and environment is cleaned and sanitized to insure that germs and bacteria are not spread.

Every volunteer is screened with an extensive, seven step vetting process that we call the 'Kidsafe' process. This process includes an application, interview, reference checks, a  federal background check, training,  testing and placement.
 
Our whole team; from staff members to room leaders to security team — are  vetted and trained to keep your kids safe!

CURRICULUM

Our desire is to ignite a passion in the next generation to follow Jesus with the aim to be gospel-centered disciple makers that know and love Jesus above all else! One of the ways that we do this is through our curriculum.

Curriculum for our older kids (K-5th) is developed and edited by a team of staff and volunteers that formulate age appropriate content for kids of all ages.

Curriculum for our younger kids (birth-5yo) is provided by Kenny & Elle Campbell @ Grow Curriculum.

Our curriculum is often connected to the message series that our adults are going through. so that our church is all on the same page and parents can easily engage with their children about what they are learning.

DPK SERVICES

All DPK services strive to be fun, engaging and fruitful for the children involved

We want kids to know there are people at church who care about them. As teachers commit to serving in the same service each week, children (and parents) begin to recognize familiar faces where relationships can grow.

Kids love fun! We create fun ways for children to learn about Jesus, including games, activities and singing. When children have fun at church, they can’t wait to come back.

We encourage parents to keep the conversation going on the car ride home. We provide take home resources for parents for every lesson! Want to get more involved in what your child is learning? Follow Discovery Pointe Kids on Facebook to keep up with each week’s key takeaway and Bible story.

DPKLive
Discovery Pointe Kids Live is a midweek children’s ministry experience uniquely designed with your child in mind! Every Wednesday children Kindergarten through 5th grade experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way.

MOTHER'S ROOM

The moms' viewing room is a place where mothers with newborns can spendsome time with their little ones and still watch the service together in a private environment.

WELL CHILD POLICY

Another way that we keep our children safe is through a strictly enforced well child policy.
 
Children must be free of any ailments such as fever, vomiting, runny nose and drainage for 24 hrs before returning to DPK. Children that are identified with with these issues are removed promptly from the room.

Despite our best efforts, we may still come across commonly hidden ailments such as, flu, strep, hand foot and mouth, lice, etc. We commit to transparent communication with every parent in a room that may have an apparent outbreak.

MEET THE TEAM

Children's ministry at CrossPointe has an amazing team of men and women that serve as staff and volunteers in Discovery Pointe Kids

Michael Buffaloe

Executive Pastor
Michael has been serving at CrossPointe since the summer of 2007 and is our Executive  Pastor. Michael gets to minister to people from cradle to college, married, parents and small groups. Michael is from Valdosta and his wife, April, is from Bainbridge, GA. They have three children; Micah, Asher & Jillian. Michael is a bit of a tech geek. He enjoys time with friends and family, woodworking and dressing up for Halloween!

Rebecca Carver

Preschool Director
Rebecca Carver has been serving at CrossPointe Church since 2017 as our Preschool Director. She oversees our Discovery Pointe Kids Ministry, organizes all of our children's events, and runs our half-day preschool program. She lives in Hahira with her husband, two daughters, ages 5 and 2, and their two dogs. She enjoys craft projects, reading, and spending time with her family!

Holly Mink

DPK Director
Holly Mink has been serving at CrossPointe since 2018 as Discovery Pointe Kids Director. She is responsible for scheduling volunteers on Sunday mornings, contributes to curriculum content and oversees DPKLive on Wednesday evenings. Her favorite part about working at CrossPointe is interacting with and getting to know the children and their families every week. Holly has a master’s degree and training in Marriage and Family Therapy from VSU. She was born and raised in Valdosta, where she now lives with her husband Mitch, 7 year-old son, 2 German Shepherds, 20-year-old cat and several fish. Holly enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, word games and cooking.

SERVE IN DPK

We are always interested in connecting with people that want to impact young lives for Jesus!

If you're interested in serving in our children's ministry area please complete the 'Kidsafe' application below.
 
All volunteer candidates are screened with an extensive, seven step vetting process that we call the 'Kidsafe' process. This process includes an application, interview, reference checks, a  federal background check, training,  testing and placement.