family ministries

Partnering with families to invest in the lives of our children strategically overtime as they step into authentic faith.

meet the youth pastoral team.


Joy Hoge

Kid Nation Director - Salem Campus
Kid Nation Director - Keizer Campus

Taylor wilkins

Micah Herring

mason shaw

High School Pastor - South
Middle School Pastor - South
Youth Pastor - North

teaching the bible

We believe the Bible is God's Word and is relevant to every age. We also believe that children each learn in their own unique ways and therefore, strive to teach the Bible in a creative and child-friendly way, incorporating various learning styles.


We recognize that it is the parents whom God will hold primarily responsible for the spiritual training of their children and that the home is the primary place where children spend their time. Therefore, Kid Nation will seek to support parents/guardians in the teaching and training of their children by providing them with tools and opportunities for the family to worship together


We believe that growth happens in community. As we seek to create a space where kids are known and belong, we step them towards relational connection with their leaders and their peers, which in turn steps them towards authentic faith. We introduce small groups at a young age with leaders who are consistent in attendance and able to demonstrate what it means to live a godly life.


Children learn best in a safe environment and the Church should be a safe community. To ensure this, every team member must complete a background check and security measures are taken to protect our children and our team such as check-in and check-out procedures, controlled teacher to child ratios, and incident report procedures.


God created laughter and smiles and platypuses and we LOVE them in Kid Nation! We seek to share the fun that exists within the Christian community and faith with our children, families, and team members.

bring your kids to church
we'll take care of the rest.


Follow the signs for Kid Nation Check-In, or ask one of our greeters to point you in the right direction. Our Check-In Ambassadors will be ready and eager to help you fill out some check-in information for your child - this will include their date-of-birth and any allergies/medical concerns.


You will receive 3 check-in tags, each with an identical 4-digit code specific to you kiddo(s). You keep one, your kiddo gets another, and the third goes to the Kid Nation volunteer in your kiddo's classroom. A Kid Nation Ambassador will point you in the direction to find the right classroom.


Once you find the right classroom, you are welcome to stay with your kiddo to help get them acclimated before you head off to enjoy the service. If at any point during the service your kiddo needs you, the 4-digit code on your tag will be displayed on the screen.

EXPERIENCE - Middle School Youth


know Christ, grow in Christ, and go in Christ’s love to serve our community. 

Join us at 'EXPERIENCE' Youth to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus, while making new friends, and lifelong memories.

Every Tuesday night is packed with awesome games, loads of laughs, and deep discipleship. Our team is passionate about leading youth into a personal relationship with Jesus that has the power to transform their lives and the lives of those around them. 
Keizer Campus: Tuesdays @ 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Salem Campus: Tuesdays @ 5:45PM - 7:45PM

Calibrate - High School Youth

Our Calibrate Youth exists to help high school students experience the full life that God intends through Jesus Christ and to inspire them to embrace their identity in Christ and walk in love, righteousness, and purpose. Our Tuesdays are filled with lots of fun, worship, powerful message and small group time. We hope you will take a look around, see what is going on, and come join us. 
Keizer Campus: Tuesdays @ 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Salem Campus: Tuesdays @ 6:45PM - 8:45PM

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