Awakening kids to the knowledge and love of Christ, empowering them to change the world.


How we serve your family!

Awaken Kids is available at all 3 services (9am, 10:45am, 12:30pm) with engaging, Christ centered, age appropriate classrooms for children 6 weeks to 5th grade.

Kinder thru 2nd
3rd thru 5th





Safety and Check-in

Your child’s safety is our first priority. All Awaken Kid Team Members must pass a background check, and attend an orientation before entering our classrooms. Each classroom has direct communication with our security team that patrols our campus to ensure your child’s safety. We use a printed security tag system for child check-in and pick-up. Each parent sticker has a unique number that matches the number on the child sticker.  Children are not released unless a parent sticker is presented. This number is also used to contact parents/guardians in the event we need to reach you during the worship service.
We have 2 locations for you to check-in your child. On your first visit, we will need the following personal information: parent/legal guardian names, children’s names and birth dates, address, phone number and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for each child. This information is entered into our secure Awaken Kids database and will enable you to get your child checked-in quickly the following week, by simply entering your phone number. 
Want to get your family registered for this Sunday?  Click the link below, fill out the information, and show up to one of our check-in stations.  Enter your phone number in the kiosk, and your child's sticker will be ready to print.

Pre-Register Here



What We're Teaching!

Our Awaken Kids Team believes in the value of teaching God's word at the earliest ages.  Our Walkers thru 5th graders are taught the Bible at an age appropriate level using worship, hands on activities, visual aids, teaching time and games. 

Click below for up to date information on what your child is learning at Awaken Kids!





Meet Our Team


  • Mindy Sims

    Mindy, her husband Jeremiah and their 4 beautiful daughters have called Awaken Church home since February 2010. Mindy prayerfully and excitedly excepted the position as Kids Ministry Director in the fall of 2011, where she has had the honor of watching God faithfully build a team of Christ loving, servant-hearted Kids Ministry Team members that serve alongside her and carry out the vision of Awaken Kids! Mindy's gifting and passion is teaching God's word to all ages! She has a love for children and a deep desire that each child would know God personally and His great love, as they confidently and boldly walk our His purpose for their lives. #

  • Nancy Buchweitz

    Nancy Buchweitz has been attending Awaken Church since 2012 with her husband, Adam. They life in Clarksville with their toddling daughter Emi. Nancy has a background in teaching elementary education, pre-kindergarten, and toddler classrooms in a childcare setting. Even infants learn about the world around them, and Nancy believes that bringing children near to Jesus begins even as they are cradled in someone's arms. She is passionate about creating comfortable learning environments for every age at Awaken Church, so that even from a young age, children can hear God's Word and know Jesus personally. #

  • Vanessa Dunlap

    Vanessa has a passion for kids ministry. She served as VBS director for 6 years, writing the curriculum for 1. Vanessa ran and taught her own afterschool & summer program for almost 14 years. God has also used her in mighty ways as a momma of 6 children ranging from 11 to 24 years old. Vanessa has written many of the series curriculum for Awaken's Kids Corner. Her love for God's Word is evident in how she teaches and writes. Vanessa thrives on planting seeds into the hearts and minds of the next generation. #