upTOWN Preschool

Imagine a place where children will learn that GOD is a friend who will love them forever. Come join us in upTOWN Preschool where your preschooler (age 4 years old - kindergarten) will have the best hour of their week.

This is an exciting, action-packed experience designed with your preschooler in mind. Puppets, skits, stories, activities, and songs will grab their attention and make them want to come back for more!

We do this because we care about your child both developmentally and spiritually. We are here to partner with parents to guide our children into a relevant, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

And Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:52

Upcoming Events

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Born to Be Brave Tour:

(Boys ages 6-12yrs old)
We are excited to have the “Born to Be Brave” tour coming to Lima Community Church on Monday February 11th from 6:30-9:00PM. From the creators of Secret Keeper Girl comes a new connecting event just for guys where solid Biblical content is paired with live worship from Allan Scott Band, 2,000 ping pong balls, and the WHEEL OF DESTRUCTION. We're going to show you some of the coolest things never to try at home, so that you and your son will be closer once you get home. You'll connect with your son in ways that are NOT awkward and discover the simple things you can do to go from being an active father to a strategic father. Because whether you know it or not, you're the man he looks up to, and you were Born to Be Brave. (For fathers and sons ages 6-12 years.)
The online cost is $22/person, however, if you purchase tickets at the church through February 4th, the cost is $15/person. You can purchase them at the church on weekends or in the AXIS office Monday-Friday 9AM-2PM.
The Born to Be Brave Tour: 100% Cool. 0% Awkward.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me about your volunteers.

All of our upTOWN volunteers and staff have been through volunteer training and have had a BCI and FBI background check.

How does promotion work?

Children in the 4 and 5 year old classes are promoted on their birthdays.  Kindergartners will be promoted to 1st grade (DOWNTOWN) at the beginning of the school year.

What is your "well child" policy?

We ask that sick children not attend upTOWN in order to ensure the health of other children and staff.

What is your security policy?

In order to provide for the ultimate security of your child while in our care, we follow a strict security policy.  This is to ensure that only the proper adult may pick up your child.  When you register your child, you and your child will be given matching security ID numbers. You should sign your children in 15 minutes prior to the service starting. When the service is over, you must present your ID number to receive  your child.  If your child needs you during the service, we will put your security ID number on the screen in our main sanctuary and venue.  (20 minutes after each service begins, the children’s area is secured and only parents with security tags are allowed to access this area.)  In the unlikely occurrence the building needs evacuated, all parents will be directed to the East driveway parking lot where you may pick up your child with the approval of their leader.

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Kim Watkins

Preschool Ministry Coordinator

Have any more questions?
Contact Kim at:


419.223.9646 ext: 1136


Jesus wants to be my friend forever!