The Children’s Ministry of Greendale MB Church exists to help children, from nursery to fifth grade, to glorify God and grow to their full potential in Christ by partnering with parents by Knowing, Inspiring, Developing, and Serving. Jesus elevated the status of children in His ministry as no other teacher or spiritual leader had ever done before. He held them, blessed them, commended them and even condemned those who caused them harm. If Jesus had such a high view of children, shouldn’t we?
Little Lambs Nursery - (newborn - ~ 18 months) Our AMAZING Nursery staff is committed to providing a safe, loving, and Christ centered atmosphere for your child to enjoy.
The Wild Kingdom - (18 months – 2 years) The Toddler Room is a launching pad for nurturing the faith of the next
generation. The curriculum is an integral beginning – a place of prayer where young children hear foundational Bible stories, learn simple truth statements, and begin to memorize scripture.
Little Wonders - Preschoolers (3 – 4 year olds) Through the curriculum, little children can see and know the greatness of God by blending our own hearts of faith and affection for God with the powerful stories of
our great God of the Old Testament and the testimony of the character and acts of Jesus.
Sprouts - Kindergarten & Grade 1 (5 – 6 year olds) This group goes directly to their classroom and they are picked-up from their classroom. Located in the blue room directly beneath the sanctuary.
R.O.C.K. Kids - Children in Grade 2 & 3 begin their lessons with a worship time in the gym but will be picked-up afterward from their classroom. Located downstairs across from The Wild Kingdom room and next to the Little Wonders Preschool classroom.
Extreme Kids - Children in Grade 4 & 5 begin their lessons with a worship time in the gym but will be picked-up from their classroom. Located between the Sprouts classroom and the downstairs kitchen.
SUMMER CHILDREN'S MINISTRY (From July until Sept. Kick-off)
- Children ages 3 to going into grade 4 will be dismissed partway through the services to meet in the "Green Room" in the church basement. Kids going into grade 5 will remain in the service.
- Ages 1 to 3 will meet in the Wild Kingdom room. Please note that no care-givers will be on duty in the Nursery, but it and the Parent Room will remain open during the services for parents with infants.
Nursery - the nursery is open 5 minutes before the service until the end. During select services where care-givers are not provided, parents are welcome to use the Nursery or Parent Room if they need to tend to their infants.
Dismissal, Drop-off and Release - The safety of all children is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, we have guidelines in Children’s Ministry with regards to Drop-off and Pick-up. Children ages 1 to grade 5 will remain with their families for the first part of the service, then be dismissed part way through the service to their areas. Please sign your children in at the desk in the foyer before the service begins. Children will need to be picked up from their classrooms following the service.
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE: PRACTICES for the Children's Christmas Production (grades K to 5) will happen Sunday mornings at 10 am starting Oct. 23rd and running until Dec. 4, with the Children's Christmas Presentation happening on Dec. 11th. (No practice on Oct. 30 during the Family Service.) Kids in K - gr. 5 will sign-in/meet in the gym at 10 AM and go to their classes from there. Ages 1 to 4 will stay with their families at the start of the service and be dismissed to go to children's ministries part way through. Nursery care (infants) and Parents Room available throughout the service.
Note - If you sign your child into a classroom and then they decide they do not want to go a parent MUST let one of the Teacher’s in the classroom know they will not be participating.
Children attending on a Family Service Sunday will remain in the service with their families.
Volunteer Applications - If you are interested in getting involved with teaching or helping, please download the applicable form (adult / youth) and drop it by the Kids Desk (Sundays) or to Patti at the office during the week.
Parent and Child Dedications - If you are interested in having your child dedicated at an upcoming service please download this form and email it to Cherith