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It all starts with us!

Compassion Kids

At Compassion our kids (infant through 5th grade) experience safe, clean, & fun environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way.


We would love to see you and your family visit Compassion Kids.

Your First Visit

Here's what to expect when visiting Compassion Kids for the first time:


First, find the area marked for first-time families. There we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.


Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):

  • Parent/guardian name(s)

  • Child's name

  • Child's birthdate

  • Home address

  • Phone number

  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

How Check-in Works

Before Service: You can check-in your child at any available kiosk. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the matching tag.


After Service: After the service is complete, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.


During ServiceIn the event that we need to contact you during the service, your child’s identification code will appear on the screen. We ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your child’s room.

Meet our Kids Director

Katelyn Hefta has been volunteering in kids ministry for as long as she can remember. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Music Education At Evangel University in 2014. She first became a kids pastor in California in 2015. In 2016 she and her family moved to Dickson Tennessee and came on staff at Compassion Church as the Dickson Location’s Kids Director. She is passionate about creating an environment that allows people, kids, parents, and families to find Jesus right where they are. She and her husband Erik, and her two daughters,Charlie and Marlo, Love the city of Waverly and cannot wait to see what God does through this community. 

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“When we stop seeing kids as our FUTURE and we start seeing them as our find Christ, parents find belonging, and families find restoration.” - Katelyn Hefta

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