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Discover God’s love.

Every kid has a unique personality and God has a special plan for each of them.



Encourage your child to discover and live their faith in Jesus as we explore the great stories of the Bible together. All activities are led by trained leaders in a purposeful, safe, and age-appropriate way. Visit us in the Kids Lobby before your service starts and we will help you check in and find your kid’s classroom.


Sunday Mornings

During 8:30 a.m. service:
Age 3 to grade 3
Check-in required

During 10:30 a.m. service:
Age 3 to grade 5
(Club 45 second service only)
Check-in required 

Main Campus – Kids Wing

2223 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Various Kids Rooms

Having fun in kids ministries

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

3 John 1:4

Wednesday Nights

Kids play team games, memorize Bible verses, and explore different Biblical stories and people with their group leaders and friends. Your family does not need to attend First Free Rockford to participate.


6:30–8 p.m. Wednesdays

Age 3–grade 5
During the school year

Main Campus | Kids Wing

2223 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Various Kids rooms

Wednesday night in kids ministries

“My kids love to come on Wednesday nights and see their awesome leaders and friends. They love the lessons and small group time!”


Child Dedications


A special way for parents to declare their own commitment to raise their child in a home where God is the center. We host dedications during our Sunday morning services three times a year.


2022 Dates

Sunday, Oct. 23
Mandatory informational class at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 16 in the Hippo Room (242).

Main Campus – Sanctuary

2223 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107

Blume Family Child Dedication

“Our family is so grateful for the Kids ministry at First Free Rockford. They show our girls the love of Jesus and reinforce what we are doing our best to instill in them at home about God.”


Kids Upcoming Events
Family Movie Night

FAMILY FALL BASH, Aug. 31, 2022

Bring the whole family for a night of indoor and outdoor fun, games and free food! Activities include a bounce house, basketball, cornhole, our indoor tumble room and more. During the event, we will be offering free registration for the 2022-23 Kids Ministry year. (Normally $10 per child, ages 5 through grade 5).

Learn More

Summerama Day Camp

Day Camp


Summerama serves Rockford area families by providing a fun and caring day camp experience for kids. Campers choose from a variety of activity focuses each week and participate in daily crafts, games, Bible lessons and singing. Watch here for 2022 dates.

Mom's Day Out

Mom’s Day Out


A school-year ministry of First Free Rockford held on Mondays and Fridays for kids ages 12 months through preschool. Led by a talented staff of teachers and caretakers here at First Free, MDO provides a secure and loving environment for children to learn and grow. For over 30 years, busy parents have used MDO to get a weekly break to meet friends, run errands, or simply relax.

Kids MinistriesFirst Free Kids is a family of families who worship, grow and serve together. Our team partners with you in leading your kids to follow Jesus by offering several weekly programs that focus on their spiritual growth. Trained staff are committed to being a positive reflection of God’s love while providing a clean and safe environment for all kids—not to mention having a lot of fun too!

Contact Us

Kari Heckler


Kari Heckler

Kids Ministries Director

Teresa Hubbard


Teresa Hubbard

Early Childhood Coordinator

Teresa Hubbard


Toni Rowley

Kids Ministries Administrative Assistant