What is Treasure Island?

Treasure Island is Port City Community Church’s ministry for elementary-aged children.

We’ve compiled a list of helpful details and tips so that you feel prepared and informed when interacting with our dedicated staff and volunteers. Here is everything you need to know about Treasure Island’s commitment to caring for and teaching your children:

What We Value

In Treasure Island, we want to make sure kids can understand and apply each week’s lesson, so we use a virtue based curriculum called 252 Basics. It is organized around key Bible stories that help kids discover Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them. And to make it easy to understand, everything is unpacked through weekly Main Point—short phrases that are so easy to remember they can be reinforced at home throughout the week.

On the whole, 252 Basics invites kids into the Story of God, to show them the character of God, all while helping them internalize these 3 Basic Truths.

I need to make the wise choice.
I can trust God no matter what.
I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

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What to Expect

It’s always comforting to know what to expect, especially when it comes to your children. Here is some information that should help you feel confident and comfortable as you drop your kids off at the service.

We want to reach kids where they are – which means we let them be kids. We create an exciting, respectful environment that combines an energetic worship team leading kids in songs they love; unforgettable illustrations, characters and activities to tell Bible stories that matter in their lives; and dedicated small group leaders who meet with students in smaller groups so they can experience community and feel heard.

Check In

We open doors 25 minutes prior to each service, so that kids can come in and get settled before the service, giving you a chance to do the same. There is a check-in station at each campus to ensure your child’s involvement and safety.

First Time Guest

If you are a first time visitor please come to the front desk area of Treasure Island.  Our Host Team will get some information from you, check your child in, and give you a quick tour of the Treasure Island environment. We look forward to having your child join us.

Contact During the Service

In the event that Treasure Island staff needs to contact a parent, the number (security code) on the ID tag will be displayed on the screen in the auditorium. Come to the entry point of Treasure Island and a staff member will escort you to your child. You will need an ID tag that matches the child’s in order to pick him or her up.

Safety is Essential

Security tags are provided for all volunteers, nametags are provided for all children, registration forms have any vital information, and check-in and check-out procedures are enforced. Also, screening for all Treasure Island volunteers includes a criminal background check, training, and interviews by TI staff. 

Each child is given a nametag during check-in that has a computer generated security code printed on it, and the parent is given a pick up tag that matches.  When picking up their child, the parent must present their pick up tag and the security code is matched.  If a parent or child loses their tag during service, the parent must report to the front desk and submit needed identification before we will print a new tag.  This policy is strictly enforced and no exceptions are made. 

Evacuation Policy

In the unlikely event that we need to evacuate the building because of a fire alarm, the kids will be escorted outside the building in a timely manner. We ask parents to follow the pick-up policy and meet us at the designated areas only. Please do not try to come directly into the Treasure Island environment. 

Following our security procedure, you must have your matching ID tag to pick up a child.

Special Environments

Special Needs

We are committed to offering an inclusive, safe and loving environment for children with special needs and/or a child who might simply need additional assistance in the classroom. Our desire is to create an accepting church environment for these families and to support them by providing additional resources.

We offer a One-on-One Buddy Program that matches your child with a consistent volunteer who will help them participate in an inclusive setting in Treasure Island. Our desire is for the buddy, the child, and their family to develop a strong relationship with each other based on trust and communication.

To request a Buddy, please speak with a Treasure Island staff member on Sunday.