“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.”
At Mid Valley, we view children as a gift and blessing from God and so we always welcome babies, toddlers, older children, and kids with special needs into our service as part of our family. We know that our role in Children’s Ministry is to assist parents in their important calling of raising their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. That’s why we offer excellent Nursery care and a rich Sunday School curriculum designed to encourage family discussion and interaction.
Below are a few frequently asked questions about our Children’s Ministry.
Can our kids stay in the service with us?
Absolutely. Children are always welcome in the service at Mid Valley. We appreciate the whole family of God together and do our best to encourage participation from all ages. That means adults strive to be patient and focused as children learn to be as quiet and attentive as they are able, and we have lots of grace in the process.
Do you have a Nursery?
Yes, we have a wonderful Nursery staffed by faithful women who love babies and toddlers up to the age of two.
What about nursing mothers?
Our Nursery is equipped with several rocking chairs and nursing mothers are welcome to use it as a quiet place to feed their little ones.
Do you offer Sunday School?
Yes, our dedicated teachers lead two classes for children:
- Three to Five year olds
- Six to Eight year olds
Children begin the service in the sanctuary with their parents, are dismissed with their parent’s part way through the service where parents sign them into their class and then return to the sanctuary. At the end of the service, parents need to sign-out their children from their classrooms.
What is Children’s Church like?
We use age-appropriate, theologically-sound, God-centered curriculum written by the staff of Children Desiring God Ministries. Everyone benefits from the depth of the curriculum and the focus on our exciting, awesome, and magnificent Lord! Each fall all of the children move up to their new classes on the same Sunday.
What about safety?
We love our children and desire to provide a safe and secure environment. To that end we always schedule at least two workers in the Nursery and in each Sunday School class. Additionally everyone who serves in Children’s Ministry in any capacity has completed a screening process that includes a criminal background check.
Who can answer more questions?
We’d love to help. If you have any other questions about the Nursery or Children’s Church, our Coordinator Michelle Christensen would be happy to talk with you. You can reach Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.