Kids Matter at Westwood


Westwood is a great place to be a kid, and a Parent!

Our greatest desire is to equip parents as the faith leaders of their kids, and help kids grow in faith with a community of peers and volunteers who are on the path of Learning to Be and Live Like Jesus.

Sunday Experience

On Sunday mornings we create fun and exciting, age-appropriate, environments that will help kids connect with Jesus and one another, and love coming to church.

Westwood Kids Ministry offers programs at all of our Sunday service times for kids birth through
Grade 5. We provide a secure, nurturing environment for children to experience age-appropriate biblical teaching. Our check-in system offers peace-of-mind for parents. Our volunteers and staff will create a great experience for you and your child at Westwood.

We can’t wait to see you!

Discipleship Pathway

Just as parents are on a faith journey, we believe that kids are journeying right alongside you. Here is how we guide Kids through their Discipleship Pathway.


Kids Programs at Westwood Community Church

We teach kids who God is and what it looks like to live in a loving relationship with him. Through relationally based weekly programs and events like dedications and baptisms, we partner with parents and assist kids in taking steps of spiritual growth.


Kids Church Programs

Through small groups and intentional organization, kids will experience consistent community with peers and volunteers who serve as spiritual leaders.


Church Programs for Kids

We help kids realize that they are part of this greater church body and give them opportunities serve one another and to use and grow their talents.


Kids are given the opportunity to live their faith out in relationships, in their community, and through giving to quarterly missions projects.

Kids Camps and Vacation Bible School (All Campuses)

Kids need experiential opportunities to grow in their faith and grow in relationship with their peers. We put a high value on creating fun, dynamic and meaningful experiences for kids.

Kids Summer Camp

There is nothing quite like getting away to help us remove distractions and connect with God and one another. We believe Kids Camp is essential for helping build the faith of our older elementary kids. This camp brings kids from our campuses together for a unique experience of growing with one another. We love camp and we know your kid will too!

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

At Westwood we spell “fun” V-B-S! Kids love to invite their friends to Vacation Bible School! We believe that VBS is a great opportunity for kids to express and grow in their faith and for each campus to develop an even stronger community. During the week, kids will have awesome large group experiences with worship and Bible stories, they will be challenged to give to something greater through our ministry partners, and they will play games, make crafts and connect through small groups.

Child Dedication

Child Dedication has three elements: Orientation, Dedication and Celebration. Orientation will help you understand the role you play as the primary spiritual influence on your child. Dedication takes place during a Worship Service where you publicly share your commitment to raise your child to know Jesus and the congregation will agree to support you. Finally, family and friends gather in Celebration of your child’s dedication and you will hear about practical ways the Kids Ministry Staff will stand with you in the years ahead. Child Dedication classes are offered in preparation. Register here.

Let us know of your new arrival. We will give you a baby Bible inscribed by Pastor Joel and share your good news with the Westwood community. Contact Katie Rosenow, 952.224.7454 for more information.

Program Times and Resources

Get Connected:

  • Join us for our Kids programs at all service times (9:30 & 11:00am)
  • Click here to download the Next Gen Road Map.
  • Follow us on Instagram:
  • Join us on our Westwood Kids Facebook Group!
  • Download the Westwood App
  • If you have additional questions contact Campus Pastor / Zac Bush, 952.224.7481

Bush Lake Kids Ministry Staff

Zac BushZac Bush - Campus Pastor, 952.224.7481

Get Connected:

  • Join us for our Kids programs at all service times (8:15, 9:30, 11:00am and 5:00pm)
  • Click here to download the Next Gen Road Map.
  • Follow us on Instagram:
  • Join us on our Westwood Kids Facebook Group!
  • Download the Westwood App
  • If you have additional questions contact Kids Ministry Administrative Assistant / Cheri Whisler, 952.224.7466

Chanhassen Kids Ministry Staff

Jill FoxJill Fox - Next Gen Ministries - Pastor, 952.224.7480
Jon DittyJon Ditty - Pastor of Kids Ministry, 952.224.7461
Eric TheissenEric Theisen - Kids Creative Director, 952.224.7338
Cheri WhislerCheri Whisler - Administrative Assistant, 952.224.7466
Katie RosenowKatie Rosenow - Associate Director of Early Childhood, 952.224.7454
Lynn SommerstadLynn Sommerstad - Associate Director of Elementary, 952.224.7409