Promiseland at Willow

Promiseland helps kids from birth to 5th grade explore, wonder, and belong so they can know and follow Jesus.

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WELCOME TO PROMISELAND!

As the kids’ ministry for infants through grade 5, we want every child who steps through our doors to feel loved and accepted. 

We have three awesome Promiseland services, starting at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, and 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday.

If you have general questions about Promiseland, please call (224) 512-1270 or email [email protected]

 


NEW PROMISELAND SPACE

In late 2017, construction began on renovations to Promiseland, which hadn't seen major changes in more than 20 years. The dream was to create a space where kids could learn about the love of God in a place so fun, they would be the ones making sure their families made it to church each week. The brand-new spaces are open for kids and families to enjoy—and more renovations will be completed in the coming weeks!

 

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have an infant or toddler, you can bring a diaper, their pacifier, and a bottle or sippy cup. For a 2 year old, please just bring a diaper. For kids age 3 and up—nothing at all!

We always have extra diapers and clean, dry clothes as well, so don’t worry if you forget!

Head to the Welcome Center, right inside our D Entrance. We will get your child(ren) registered and walk you to their Promiseland room(s).

We will need the following personal information: parent/legal guardian names, children’s names and birthdates, home address, phone number(s), email address, name of your local high school, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for each child. This information is entered into our Promiseland database to help maintain our secure check-in system.

Every piece of information helps us serve your kids better! Your child’s birthdate helps us place them in the right room. Your mobile phone number(s) allows us to text you during service if your child needs you. Your email address lets us send you important information in our weekly parent email. The name of your local high school helps us place your child in a small group with others who live nearby, so we can fulfill our Promiseland purpose: “Create environments for kids to build relationships with God and others through small groups.”

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Promiseland opens at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:45 & 11 a.m. on Sunday. You’ll return to pick-up your child right after the worship services have ended.

Of course! Just mention that you would like to visit your child’s room at check in, and we’ll get you your very own guest nametag.

Kids play together, connect with friends in a Small Group, sing, explore the Bible, and talk together about how the day’s lesson connects with their everyday life.

We have a safe and fun space designed just for birth to 12 months. Infants enjoy a 1:2 ratio of leaders to babies, and the rooms are full of baby-oriented toys. If your infant needs to sleep, there are cribs for them. We have a fridge for breastmilk and bottle warmers. If you can, label their items with their name before you come.

Your child’s safety is important to us, and we have many elements all working together to keep every child safe: all volunteers are screened through government-run background checks; volunteers receive ongoing training about child safety; and we maintain a thorough safety protocol throughout the hour, including a security tag system for check in and pick up.

We will send you a text if we need to contact you for any reason during the service. Please keep your phone available, with sound turned off or on vibrate. If you think we may not have your correct mobile number or want to add an additional number, stop at the Volunteer Check-in desk in the main lobby for assistance.

 

Promiseland is a nut-free space, and snacks (offered to kids from Age 2-Pre-K) are also gluten free. If we are serving any special food items, you will be notified at check in.

If your child uses an epi pen, please bring it in a labeled bag for us, and it will remain with a trained volunteer through the entire service.

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for the most up to date happenings in Promiseland. If you want to receive our weekly parent email updates, please contact Jennifer at [email protected].

Ask us! Email [email protected].

 

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED WITH PROMISELAND?

Volunteers make Promiseland come to life each week! There are so many ways you can help make kids feel loved and accepted in Promiseland. You might be a future small group leader, greeter, security team member, actor, musician, teacher, production member, tech operator. We’d love to talk to you personally to help you find the right fit!

Email at [email protected] to get more information.

 


AFTERSHOCK

Afershock is a dedicated space for children whose parents volunteer at Willow during a weekend service. Kids in Aftershock play amazing games, hang out with friends and leaders, and eat a meal together at church before or after participating in Promiseland. Learn more here.

Promiseland Meeting Times

Saturdays
5:30 p.m.

Sundays
9 & 11:15 a.m.

(847) 765-5000
[email protected]
67 Algonquin Rd
South Barrington, IL 60010
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