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Life development exists to partner with families to empower kids and students to ministry. We begin at birth to equip families to teach and train their children in the way they should go, and carry out the mission of seeing them grow to lead out ministry into their high school and college years. We create relevant environments for kids, students, and even adults to encounter Christ and reach their full God Potential through every stage of life. Our experiences are known to become the highlight of your family’s week.

Ann Black, Life Development Pastor


Generation 4:12 Mission Trip

Our aim is to equip students to reach those who do not know Jesus and empower those who do to take their faith to another level. The team will develop a strong unity with each other while growing and stretching themselves in their leadership capabilities while discovering how to live out their purpose. We’ll have daily group discussions, devotionals, team building, and lots of fun built in. We work hard and we play hard, too!

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July 7-13, 2019
Lucia & Sherrills Ford, NC


Kids who are entering Kindergarten – 6th grade will experience live music, games, creative skits, suspenseful Boys vs. Girls competitions, and inspiring messages at Xtreme Nights.

Our team has been cultivating a system for better developing our student volunteers who are serving during the weekends, especially our brand new 6th graders who are transitioning from kids to student and adult services. We are striving to build them up to be incredible leaders!

This is where we’ve created the 5-Star Leadership Program. In it, we have identified the 5 main areas where we currently see students serving in and thriving at during the weekends!

This is something we invite any 6th–10th grade student to apply for.

While you attend service, your kids can engage in exciting, age-appropriate environments.


Birth – 3 Years


A safe, nurturing place for your kids. You can count on us for snuggles, diapers changed with love, and sharing the love of Jesus in their first stages of life.


4 Years – Kindergarten


We sing loud, have fun, get creative, and cultivate basic social skills in these classes as kids are prepared to move into elementary levels.


1st – 5th Grade


We balance out large group worship and teaching moments with small group settings so kids can build relationships in a community, with leaders, and with peers. Their experience is designed to last beyond the weekend with creative, intentional teachings and take-home life applications.

Your kids matter to us. Here’s a few ways to show it.

Age Appropriateness

Kids should learn about Jesus in a way they understand. Our environments and lessons are designed to be on their level.

Safety Matters

Every child’s name tag is tied to a parent – ID number, volunteers are screened with an interview, application and background check, and door are locked 15 after the experience begins.

Creative Bible Teaching

We strive to bring its stories to life through activities and discussions that keep children engaged. We want all children to love God’s word and understand the value of applying it to their lives.


Kids love fun! We realize that when children have fun at church, they can’t wait to come back. We value creating fun ways for children to learn about Jesus.


We desire for kids to have a relationship with Jesus and others. As families commit to attending a weekly experience, kids are placed in a group of familliar faces where relationships can grow!

A Special Note

If your child were to need you during the service, your ID will appear in box below the side screens in the main auditorium. We ask that you exit the auditorium and return to your child’s room.


We can’t wait to meet you at one of our designated first-time family areas. We’ll be there to help your family get checked in, show you where your kids will be during the service, and answer any questions you may have.

On your way home, be sure to use the parent-friendly takeaway to talk to your kids about their day, asking questions like
“Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn today?”


Our goal is for students to live out their full, God-given purpose as they build meaningful relationships with other students and leaders who care about them. Unleashed Students learn and discover who God is through creative and relevant teachings, as well as meeting with on-campus Life Groups to bring practical application.

Taking initiative to invest in students’ lives throughout the week.

Unleashed Student Ministry is meant to be more than a moment where students show up once a week just to play video games, sing songs, hear a message, and go home. We want to support students all week long.

We don’t just want students here at church, we want to help them grow in their walk with Christ and help them become the best they can be. We want to be their biggest fans. If that means supporting them at basketball games, cheering them on at awards ceremonies, sitting with them at lunch, or doing life together in small groups––we’ll do it. That’s what it’s about. We’re looking for ways to organicly connect students and student leaders.

Ascent Bible and Leadership College provides a holistic development model for our students that create environments not only for ministry purposes but personal and spiritual growth. The school is designed to equip people through leadership and empowerment- driven courses.
Ascent Preschool is open Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays throughout the year. This preschool program is where young children are encouraged to grow in their understanding and relationship with Jesus. Our teachers are professionally trained and ready to see your child having a blast while learning about the Bible and basic skills.
An internship is a catalyst for your personal leadership growth. When most people think of an internship, they have visions of busy work; fetching coffee, running errands and making copies. But at Barefoot Church, we’re looking for people who can contribute to our team.

An intern will take ownership in ministry, and will have the opportunity to be equipped with leadership skills in this summer program.