Children’s Ministry during the COVID-19

Parents, the safety of your children is one of our main concerns.  Our goal is to build your children up in the ways of Jesus, but in a safe and healthy environment.  Our church has made the decision to heed to the government and medical field guidelines and requirements to not meet in person in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.  It was a difficult decision, because we enjoy having you and your children join us at church to worship Jesus Christ.  However, we know it is an important decision for this uncertain time.  We have created two ways to continue to communicate with you and your children, which you can access with the buttons below.  The EFC Chico Children’s Ministry Group and the EFC Chico Awana Group are private Facebook Groups that you can access with your children.  There are videos and verses to encourage them during this government stay-at-home order.  They are private, so you will need to request to join.  We check it regularly and will add you to the group.  Please do not hesitate to contact Pastor Jim at (530)343-6022 x218 if there is any help we can provide to you or your family.

Children’s Ministry Connections
EFC Chico Children’s Ministry Facebook Page
EFC Chico AWANA Facebook Page

We Love Your Kids!

We love your kids! The Children’s Ministry at Evangelical Free Church of Chico (EFCC) exists to partner with families in laying a solid spiritual foundation for every child, birth through Grade 5.  We seek to introduce children to Jesus in a safe and fun environment.  We have age appropriate programs for every child so that they can learn, grow in their faith and have fun too!

We care about the safety of your children.  All of our volunteers and childcare staff complete a thorough vetting process which includes a background check prior to serving with children.

For more information on Children’s Ministry contact Pastor Jim Baylor at or 530.343.6022 Ext. 218.

Our goal is to provide Bible-based teaching, relevant application of lessons, relationship building in a safe and fun environment.

Under 2: Nursery (Room 3)
2 year: Room 2
3 year: Room 4
4 – 5 year: Room 6 (non-Kindergarten)
Kindergarten – 5th Grade: (Check-in-Room 8 / Pick-up in Multipurpose Room)

K-5th grades join together in the Multipurpose Room for worship and a Bible lesson, as well as spend time with their leaders in small groups applying the lessons.

Note:  If you are attending the 9:00 am Worship Service and plan to stay for the 10:30 am Community Group hour, you can check your kids in for both hours at 9:00 am.

A few times a year we plan special events for our 5th graders only. In the past we have planned movie nights, skate nights, scavenger hunts and more! If you have a 5th grader, they will receive invitations to these special events.

Under 2: Nursery (Room 3)
Age 2 & 3: Room 4
4 – 5 year (non-Kindergarten): Room 6
Kindergarten – 5th Grade: Check-in Room 8, pick up in the Multipurpose Room

Note:  If you are attending the 9:00 am Worship Service and plan to stay for the 10:30 am Community Group hour, you can check your kids in for both hours at 9:00 am.

For more information contact us at Jim Baylor, Children’s Ministry Pastor at or call 530.343.6022 Ext. 218.

Upcoming Events

“Jesus called them to Him, saying, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the Kingdom of God.’”
Luke 18:16