Children's Pastor Brian Eaves - email Pastor Brian Here
Luke 18:16-17, “Jesus said, let the children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will not enter it.” The heart of our ministry is to reach children and families with the love of Jesus Christ and to challenge them to become a disciple of Jesus Christ.
SUNDAYS AT MVKIDS
Sundays at MVkids
Early Childhood Ministries (Birth – Two Years)
In early childhood, we create a loving, quiet, and calming environment for our little ones to discover and explore. At this age each precious child is unique and special, and we love getting to know each of them! We believe that even in these early years it is important to lay a biblical foundation. We do this by using a simple curriculum (for 18 mos. – 2 years) that helps these little ones discover truth about God through song, dance, games and crafts. We also equip parents and volunteers to pray specific blessings over each child every month.
Preschool Ministries (3 years – Kindergarten)
In a fun, loving and safe environment kids are encouraged to explore their surroundings, learn truth about God, and discover how they can respond to him. We also give kids a chance to create art & play interactive games that are connected to the Big God Story. Our large group time is for kids to enjoy high energy worship, respond to God through singing, learning scripture, and storytelling from God’s Word.
Elementary Ministries (1st grade – 5th grade)
Each Sunday the elementary students at MVkids experience an awesome worship service, beginning in Large Group and ending in their grade level Small Group. The 1st-5th graders get to experience a worship time together where we establish community and they hear stories both personal and biblical in a fun engaging way. Worship is led by our very own MVkids Worship Band; kids and their small group leaders are encouraged to worship our God with their whole hearts. This time is followed by Small Group where kids connect with others and grow in their relationship with Christ as they respond to God’s truth.
JUNE @ MVKIDS
Pre & Kinder
Kids Rock! But, you knew that, didn’t you? You’re surrounded by rockin’ kids all the time! We’re excited to celebrate kids with a rocking good time this summer.
Throughout the summer, our preschoolers will be introduced to people in the Bible who did amazing things while they were still kids. They rocked because they did what God wanted them to do, and our preschoolers can do that too.
In June, we’ll hear the stories of Jesus in the temple, young Samuel learning to listen to God, and two stories of young David. We’ll learn how David was chosen to lead and be king when he was just a kid, and then how he was brave and defeated a giant with just a sling and a stone.
From the opening pages of Scripture, we encounter God’s creativity in action. With words, Let there be light, the poem of creation unfolds as light gives way to time, oceans and mountains form, galaxies are set in motion, and the earth is filled with birds, fish, and every creature imaginable. But God is not finished creating. God decided that He wanted His image to populate the earth. He created people in His image to take care and develop His magnificent creation. Humans are unique in that we reflect God in how we interact with each other and the world around us. That interaction includes God’s creativity. We may not form mountains and oceans, but we create art and music, build cities, solve problems, and innovate technology—all of which starts with our God-given creativity.
BLAST is our new mid-week ministry for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Molded after our youth programs, BLAST offers an opportunity for kids to dig deeper in their relationships with Christ and each other. There will be wildly outrageous games, good food and awesome kids to hang out with! We will talk about things that influence a kids walk with Jesus and find biblical answers to what kids should do when faced with a lot of "stuff".
BLAST meets Wednesday nights upstairs in the MVKids building 3 from 6-8 PM. Some special events and outings will be scheduled as well! A calendar with our weekly topics, games and activities will be provided every three months. So, have your kids invite their friends and be prepared to make new ones.
Here are some important documents you need to know about.
Permission Slip & Medical Release form
Spring Blast 2017 Calendar