Area Kids is a place where elementary age kids can come every Sunday morning to learn about God in a fun, high energy environment. We provide a fun creative service where kids can learn basic truths about Gods word, and how to apply it to their lives. We have a fantastic team of leaders who are committed to loving every child who walks through the door every week. Every service is different, and you never know what crazy character is going to show up, or what is going to be in the mystery mailbox, you just have to be there to find out!

We understand that a kindergartener and a 5th grader are not going to learn on the same level most of the time. So, while we do start out together, one thing we like to do at Area Kids is break into small groups where kids can talk about the Bible story, what they learned, and what is going on in their lives with kids their age.

We also change the atmosphere of Area Kids every month. We change the series, what we are learning about, characters, and the entire theme of the room. One month we might be pirates on the hunt of a hidden treasure, and the next month we are athletes trying to understand “God’s playbook”. You never know what to expect or what is going to happen week to week or month to month!

Infants & Walkers

Ages 0-3
Our nursery is a wonderful place! Our goal is to create a safe and loving environment for all of our babies and toddlers. Nursery is not just a babysitting job! We believe in caring and praying for each and every child that comes in our Nursery. Our volunteers know the importance of making parents feel secure about leaving their children, and they know that it is important to pray for these children starting now! All volunteers have background checks done and are personally known by the leaders. We ALWAYS need help in the Nursery, so if this sounds like a great fit for you, let us know by contacting Sheryl Sharpe!


Ages 3-4
Preschool is such a fun age! On Sunday mornings, our 3s and 4s start off with the “big kids.” They play and sing, and then our Teachers take them into their own room for crafts, stories, snack and prayer AK Jr. teachers help the kids learn Bible stories and life lesson through interaction. We perform background checks and work side by side with these teachers helping them develop and mold our 3’s and 4’s! If this sounds like a great fit for you, contact Sheryl Sharpe

Area Kids

Ages K-5th Grade
This is our largest room! Our teachers focus on teaching lessons in a fun and creative environment. Area Kids is a place where the foundation of a relationship with God is laid! Our teachers disciple the kids and teenage leaders alike. It’s an amazing place to serve. Contact Sheryl Sharpe if you are interested!

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Our Children’s Pastor

Sheryl & her husband Brannon met in 1999 while attending Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, OK. They studied practical ministry & were also part of a two-year ministry internship with a focus on discipleship, outreach, & world missions. Shortly after, Sheryl served on staff at Victory Christian Center in the missions department.

They married in October 2001 and have 3 children: Addison, Raegan, and Jayce. They then moved to Concord, NC in April 2011 from Colorado Springs, CO after Brannon spent four years in the US Army.

Sheryl’s heart is simply to know God intimately & to help others do the same. She is very excited about the opportunity to serve the Eastside family as Children’s Pastor.

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