Welcome to ShorelineKIDS

Welcome to the KIDS team! We're so happy you want to serve with us, so we created this course to equip you and make volunteering easy.

When you've finished taking this intro, you will:

Let's go!

About ShorelineKIDS

What is ShorelineKIDS?

Our History- Then and Now

For more than 25 years, ShorelineKIDS has been providing fun, life giving ministry to children of all ages. What began as a small classroom at Christian Faith Center has since grown into an entire children's building and a ministry that reaches almost 1000 kids every week.

Though our name has changed many times in the last 30 years, the ministry has always been about transforming the lives of children, and none of this would have been possible without volunteers who have taken the vision and ran with it.

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Mission, Vision and Values

ShorelineKIDS is ministers to children and families by:

  • empowering them through the word of God
  • connecting them with life giving relationships
  • providing them with resources to grow and learn
  • showing them the love of God

 

Our mission

Intentionally teaching kids to Know God, helping families to Find Life, and empowering both to Make a Difference.

Our vision

To create an engaging, fun, and age appropriate environment for kids to experience the love of God.

Our core values

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Our Culture

Our culture defines who we are

If our core values form the basis for who we are, then it's our culture that glues everything together. This short video explains a bit more about what our culture means to us, and why it's so central to what we do. 

KIDS Areas

No two kids are the same, and no two ages are the same. We have four major areas for our kids: each age appropriate, each secure, and each one employees multiple styles of teaching. Get to know our KIDS ministry below!

Nursery (Birth-1 year)

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Preschool (2-3 years)

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Early Elementary (4 through Kinder)

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Elementary (1st-5th grades)

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Wednesday Night Kids (Birth to 11)

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CR Kids (10-12 years)

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A Quick Review

  • A place for children to Know God, Find Life, and Make a Difference
  • A Sunday morning childcare
  • A creative and fun teaching environment
  • A ministry dedicated to seeing the next generation understand the love of God

Volunteers - Our Core Strength

Meet our Staff

Ken King (Children's Pastor)

When David and Narsi teamed up, they decided they would have, not an open-door policy, but a NO-DOOR policy. David says that communication's a two-way street. "Got any concerns? Stop by! Ideas for improving any aspect of the business? Stop by! Just want to shoot the breeze? You guessed it: STOP BY!" 

Carol Barba (Nursery/Preschool Director)

Narsi, founder and CEO of KKD Trust, shares David's love of openness and transparency—so the merger was a perfect fit! Narsi's also got a big thing for corporate social responsibility: "You might say CSR's my middle name. For Tulys, CSR's not just an option—it's the way to do business."

Emily Ballard (Children's Admin/South Campus Director)

Geoff's the one who follows the money for Tulys. He confesses to running a tight ship, but as he like to say: "It's not about the money, money—it's all about the people." That's why everyone loves him!

Michael Rodriguez (Early Elementary Director)

Martina's actual job title is "Head People Person": Her specialty? "I just love putting myself in other people's shoes. It's something I'd recommend to anyone." You might say that, when it comes to empathy others, she walks the talk!

Jessi Barba (Childcare Director)

John is behind the technology that's behind Tulys's ground-breaking process-automation software. He may look like he has recently quit a boy band, but as he says himself, appearances can be deceptive: "Warm and fuzzy outside—nerdy as they come inside." Oh, and did we mention? He's also passionate about leveraging technology to make people's lives easier. 

Suzy Jackson (Resource Coordinator)

Kanika owns the design of the entire product suite. She manages no fewer than 12 design teams. Count them—12! And still she finds time to roll up her sleeves and get stuck into UXD prototyping-slash-brainstorming sessions with her teams in the sprawling design space. "It's like Brecht said: I love production, because you never know what's going to come out in the end." Well we know: whizz-bang next-gen products!

How can you help?

We undertook several social initiatives and sponsored employees who were interested in either initiating, or taking part in, them. We are keen to nurture talent—both among our people and more broadly. These initiatives have helped bring about real change in a number of areas: 

- vocational education for schools

- programming skills for women

- basic education for underprivileged children in each of the markets we have a presence in

- apprenticeships designed to help those who've been struggling to finish their studies get back on track


The article above, from Rush magazine, is about Tulys's contributions to vocational education.

Know Your Responsibility

Volunteer Testimonies

Ron Shade

Trainer, software engineer

Ron is a super-talented software professional who never goes less than the extra mile to get the job done—whether on his own projects or for something one of his mentees is working on. We quickly spotted Ron's keen eye for leveraging technology for social good, we recently asked him to head up a school-to-work transition project in a school we've adopted as part of our Adopt-a-School Program—so in addition to his mentoring at Tulys, he also helps younger mentees get on the right track, whatever that turns out to be. He's been doing so well that we've suggested he work remotely two days a week. That way, he can strike a balance between his on-site work and the transition project. 

It takes a village—and we're committed to doing our part to help the village, and all the children in it, thrive. That's the Tulys way—and we offer our people every opportunity to help us follow it.

Fiona Reed

Poet, architect and technology geek

Fiona brings a rare combination of intellectual prowess and a real feel for the business. She's one of those rare gems who knows how to wave a magic wand to press a faulty bit of hardware back into service. Tulys knew it was onto something when it recruited her directly from University College Cork in Ireland—before the ink on her first master's degree was dry. First? That's right. "Tulys has sponsored my second master's—this time in artificial intelligence. I suggested developing a new machine-learning algorithm to predict customer segments and preferences—and they said yes! Exciting times ahead, with the first release just around the corner!"

We strongly believe in capitalizing on academic research—especially when our people come to us with cutting-edge ideas.

Have any questions? Go ahead and ask!

Curious about our how we do ministry, and the standards and best practices we apply? Interested in helping beyond Sunday morning? Want to know what happens during the week? Don't be shy! We want you to ask about our ministry and get involved in everything we do. If you have a passion or talent you think could benefit KIDS, let us know!