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Faith, friends and fun! Your kids matter to God - and to us. They are going to love our dynamic, high-energy environments, and they will discover truths that will help them for the rest of their lives.



Let us help your kids take their next step toward God!
Find a location near you.

Central Kids Pastor Mike Jakaitis -

Central Kids Pastor
Mike Jakaitis -

Forest Park Joplin

7th & Range Line in Joplin, MO

Carthage Kids Minister Kristen Bloyd -

Carthage Kids Minister
Kristen Bloyd -

Forest Park Carthage

Just North of Walmart in Carthage, MO

North Kids Minister Abbey Webb -

North Kids Minister
Abbey Webb -

Forest Park North

SE Side of Stone's Corner in Joplin, MO



Kid City


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Join us for a life-changing experience in Kid City at Forest Park on Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 am!

God loves your kids, and so do we. Kid City helps children know and love God in a fun and safe place. Your kids will love it!

Our Kid City staff and volunteers bring the Bible to life for your children in a safe and captivating environment designed just for them. Our innovative teaching methods capture your child's imagination and teach them about God in a way that makes sense to them.


Sundays at 9:30 & 11:00 am at all campuses

Kid City at Forest Park Joplin

Kid City at Forest Park Joplin

Kid City at Forest Park Carthage

Kid City at Forest Park Carthage

Kid City at Forest Park North

Kid City at Forest Park North



Awana Clubs


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Sure, it's got a funny name. But the results are amazing!

Finally, a program that makes learning the Bible fun! Your kids will enjoy memorizing Scripture and understanding how it can help them know, love and serve God. When your children come to Awana Clubs, they will listen to a Bible lesson, play games, learn Bible verses, and enjoy a snack. Research confirms that Awana Clubs kids stay active serving God for the rest of their lives. By the way, Awana stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed," based on 2 Timothy 2:15.

Wednesdays 6-8:00 pm
September 5, 2018-May 1, 2019

View the Awana Clubs 2018-2019 Calendar



"In the Wild" Vacation Bible School 2019



Vacation Bible School 2019 Information

July 8-12, 2019

All kids who have completed grades K-6 welcome

"In the Wild" Information
Throw on your camera strap and buckle your seatbelt. VBS 2019 takes you on a wild adventure—with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture. Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get In The Wild at this summer’s VBS.

VBS 2019 Scripture
But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. -John 20:31 (CSB)

VBS 2019 Motto
Zoom in! Focus on Jesus!



CentriKid Camp 2019



CentriKid Camp 2019 Information

July 22-26, 2019

All kids who have completed grades 3-6 welcome

CentriKid Information
CentriKid Camp is a 5 day, 4 night camp for 3rd - 6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ!



Forest Park Kids Policies



Being sick is no fun, but spreading it is even worse. We ask parents and guardians to commit to helping us by following these guidelines.

Please do not bring your child if he/she has the following symptoms:

  • Fever (within the past 24 hours)–This includes fevers that are controlled with fever reducers.
  • Vomitting or diarrhea (within the past 24 hours).
  • Rash.
  • Inflamed throat or mouth.
  • Colored discharge from eyes or nose.
  • Coughing or sneezing.
  • Unusual irritability or fatigue.

If your child develops any of these symptoms while in our care, you will be notified immediately and asked to keep your child with you for the remainder of the activity time.


Your child's safety is of utmost importance to us. Our policies and procedures make Forest Park Kids a secure place for them to learn and grow. On arrival at any one of our campuses, our friendly volunteers will help you check-in your child using our secure check-in system. You will receive a security tag that must be used when you return to pick up your child. This ensures that only you and other people you have authorized have permission to take your child from our care.

For more information regarding specific procedures, contact the Forest Park Kids leader on your campus.