Kids

Children's Ministries

Children’s Ministries strives to make your child’s time at Memorial Park Church the singular best hour of the week. Our mission is to come alongside parents as the primary spiritual influencers of their children, inviting them into life-changing and ever-growing relationships with Jesus Christ.

Using the Tru Kids curriculum, we provide a fun, safe environment for your child each week through: 

  • Upbeat music
  • Exciting stories
  • Community prayer
  • Engaging, age-appropriate activities

Your Kids at Sunday Services

9:00 a.m. Worship Service
At our early service on Sunday mornings, we offer childcare and themed activities for newborns through Kindergarteners. Kids in grades 1-5 have an opportunity to worship with their parents for the first part of the service in the Sanctuary, and are then dismissed for age-appropriate worship before the message.
  • Infant Nursery (Birth - 12 Months): Childcare is available in the Nursery, in the upper level of the church to the right of the Sanctuary (as you enter through the main church doors).
  • Toddler Nursery (1-Year-Olds): Childcare is available in the Coral Reef, located downstairs in the Children's Ministries Wing.
  • Tru Explore (Ages 2 - Kindergarten): Themed activities related to the morning's lesson are presented in the Woodlands (ages 2 - 3), and the Savanna (ages 4 - K), both located downstairs in the Children's Ministries Wing.
  • Tru Worship (Grades 1 - 5): 1st through 5th graders will attend the worship service in the Sanctuary with their families. Before the message, they will be dismissed and escorted by Tru Kids leaders to go downstairs to the Rec Room for the start of Tru Worship. Tru Worship is a time for elementary-aged students to engage in interactive connection games, free play, and age-appropriate worship.

11:15 a.m. Worship Service
At our later service on Sunday mornings, we offer childcare and themed activities for newborns through Kindergarteners. Kids in grades 1-5 have an opportunity to worship with their parents for the entire service.
  • Infant Nursery (Birth - 12 Months): Childcare is available in the Nursery, in the upper level of the church to the right of the Sanctuary (as you enter through the main church doors).
  • Toddler Nursery (1-Year-Olds): Childcare is available in the Coral Reef, located downstairs in the Children's Ministries Wing.
  • Tru Explore (Ages 2 - Kindergarten): Themed activities related to the morning's lesson are presented in the Woodlands (ages 2 - 3), and the Savanna (ages 4 - K), both located downstairs in the Children's Ministries Wing.
  • Elementary Students in Grades 1 - 5: Elementary-aged students will attend the entire worship service in the Sanctuary with their families.

Our Programs

Children’s Ministries utilizes the Tru curriculum by David C. Cook, helping children develop a TRU (Transformational, Relational, and Unstoppable) relationship with Jesus Christ:
  • Transformational: Our outstanding team of volunteers creatively and relevantly communicates The Big God Story in a caring, safe, and fun atmosphere each week
  • Relational: We seek to build friendships among the kids, leaders, and parents through outreach opportunities and activities throughout the year
  • Unstoppable: Kids are not too young to make a difference! We provide opportunities for kids to lovingly serve their neighbors near and far
10:10 a.m. Discipleship Hour on Sunday Mornings
The Tru Kids Discipleship Hour at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday mornings is a time of Christ-centered, child-targeted learning for kids of all ages (Birth - 5th Grade). It begins with large group Bible teaching time (The Big God Story), followed by various connecting activities. This is the only hour that children will receive the full Tru Kids learning experience. Learn more about our Tru Kids Discipleship Hour classes below. If you're not on our Tru Kids email list, sign up here!

Our nurseries are available from 8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on Sunday mornings to provide safe, loving, fun, and comfortable environments for both you and your child. 

Our staff will walk, rock, read, feed, and play with the little ones to ensure that they are content while you worship.  The nursery is made up of two main rooms:

  • Infant Nursery (crawlers, birth to approximately 12 months) in the main nursery by the sanctuary.
  • Toddler Nursery (walkers, 12-24 months), located in the Coral Reef, in the Children's Ministries wing of the church. 

A comfort room is also available for parents wanting to worship with their little ones, or for nursing mothers. The comfort room is adjacent to the infant nursery. 

Tru Blessings: 2 & 3 Year-Olds
Our 2 & 3 Year-Old class is held in the Woodlands in the Children's Ministries wing. Through sensory interaction, storytelling, joyful worship, and quarterly celebrations, your young one will learn the fundamental truth that God made them, loves them, and is with them.

Tru Wonder: 4 & 5 Year-Olds/Kindergarten
Our 4 & 5 Year-Old/Kindergarten classes are held in the Savanna in the Children's Ministries wing. Through exciting exploration, interactive storytelling, purposeful response time, and connecting through games and crafts, your child will experience the wonder of who God is!
Tru Story: 1st - 5th Graders
Our 1st & 2nd Grade class is held in the Mountains, and our 3rd - 5th Grade class is held in the Rec Room, both located in the Children's Ministries Wing. Engaging worship, impactful teaching, and interactive response activities make Tru Story a place where your kids learn about God's redemptive plan revealed through The Big God Story.
Are you interested in volunteering with Tru Kids? Our Tru Kids Leaders provide the passion and energy that make Sunday mornings run smoothly. The only requirement is to love kids! If you are interested in leading, complete our online form here.

Volunteers are also required to obtain certain background clearances. Click Here to view our Child Protection Policy. If you have any questions regarding our policy or obtaining your clearances, contact Hannah Gourley, Elementary Coordinator.
Breakout: Fun and games, pizza and pop, and a Bible study meant to deepen your 4th or 5th grader's faith runs eight weeks in the fall and eight weeks in the winter.

The Next Big Step: Make the transition to middle school along with other 5th graders and our Tru Kids Leaders. Your son or daughter is guaranteed lots of fun, thought-provoking talks, great food, and opportunities to connect with our middle school staff.

Fall Family Celebration: Held in early or mid-October, this event is for families of all ages to come together and celebrate the Harvest Season.

Winter Fun Activity: This family event each year could be anything from snow tubing to visiting an indoor water park!

Christmas Pageant: All children, Kindergarten through 6th grade, are invited to participate in our annual Christmas Pageant. Performances are held at local personal care homes and during the 9:00 a.m. church service in early December.

Advent Event: Every December we have a festive, family event to celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas season, the birthday of our Savior!

Resurrection Celebration: For Easter, join us in celebrating the greatest event of all timethe resurrection of Jesus Christ! Family-friendly activities that focus on the reason for the season, including a massive egg hunt, comprise the morning's festivities.

Parenting Conference

Join us on Saturday, September 29 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Rec Room for this awesome event! In this video broadcast, Dr. Paul David Tripp teaches four gospel-centered principles that will radically change the way parents raise their children. Together, we will encourage one another in our parenting goals, and gain biblical and practical wisdom to use when facing the challenges that parenthood can present. We hope you will join us!
 

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