The Children's Center - birth to 5 yrs

The Children’s Center provides a safe and loving environment that allows our youngest children to experience the nurturing character of God through the excellent care of others while freeing parents to focus on the worship service.


The Children’s Center cares for children, birth through three years, throughout each worship service. You will find the Center off the main lobby across from the entrance to our main Auditorium.


Kingdom Kids is our Bible teaching program for preschool aged children. The class takes place during the second half of each worship service. Children who desire to attend are dismissed as a group at the appropriate time in the service by a worship leader. Parents should accompany their children to this class for a quick checkin procedure while the worship service pauses for a greeting time.


If you would like to know more about the services provided by the Children's Center or to inquire about joining our staff of loving volunteers, email Anna Pousche, our Children's Center Coordinator.

Kid's Church - K to 5th grade

Kid's Church is all about helping kids take the next step in becoming mature Christ followers. We do this by creating a dynamic environment that incorporates skilled Bible teaching, fun video elements, lots of face to face interaction, and hands on activities.


We begin each Kid's Church session in large group in which kids from kindergarten all the way up to 5th grade are all together. This is where our gifted teachers introduce the main Bible point and verse. In large group kids also get to watch a fun video skit and an animated Bible story which keep the pace moving so we can hold kids’ attention as they learn. It’s all designed to reinforce the foundational Bible truth being taught in the day’s main point and it sets the stage for the further learning that takes place in the small group time.


After the large group time kids head for small groups where they circle up and interact face to face with kids their own age and gifted leaders who are committed to knowing, loving and teaching them. Kids talk about the lesson together and do all kinds of activities that reinforce what they learn in large group. The small group environment is a safe place for kids to build community as they learn. Because these groups are age-graded we’re able to teach Bible in ways that capitalize on the unique stages of development that each age presents.


For more information about Kid's Church, contact our children's pastor, Lee Campen.

Club W - K to 5th grade

Club W is the place we help kids explore God’s Word and God’s World. It’s a fun place for Gateway’s kids to share their faith with their friends and neighbors. It’s also a great way for kids from the community to have fun learning all kinds of skills and activities as they get to know Jesus.


We spend the first part of each Club W session in Rally Time where we sing fun worship songs together and present a short Bible lesson. After Rally, kids head off to elective clubs where they explore God's World through the hobbies and interests of our caring volunteers. Our clubs have includes diverse activities as archery, cooking, carpentry, scrapbooking, sewing, sports, gym games, crafts of all kinds and many many more.


Club W is offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 during the school year. It's also a parent participation program so moms, dads and grandparents are invited too.


For more information about Club W, contact our children's pastor, Lee Campen.

sing along with your favorite Club W songs!

Club W Summer Edition

Summer Edition is Gateway's version of Vacation Bible School. We utilize our school-year, evening program, Club W, and expand it to five consecutive nights for one week during the Summer. Rally time is chock full of the regular great songs and Bible stories and kids then get to experience a new hobby club each evening. It is the "Don't Miss" event for kids at Gateway every year!


This year's Club W Summer Edition was June 26 - 30. Watch the calendar for announcements regarding next year's Summer Edition.

Gateway Church

1235 E St.

Washougal WA   98671


gc@gatewayweb.org