family ministries / kids
msc loves the kids!
We serve children, 18 months through 4th grade, as we share God’s love and help them to live out their faith in the Lord. Whether they are singing Christ-centered songs, learning from age-appropriate Bible lessons, participating in hands-on activities, memorizing Scripture verses, or interacting with others, our goal is to help them to know Jesus.
Our ministry servants have been screened and trained so that parents can confidently trust our ministry servants with their kids while they participate in the Sunday Gathering. We love children, and we take seriously the role that we have to share the Good News of Jesus with them. We are excited to serve you and your family!
StreetKidz is a partnering ministry that comes alongside the family to help nurture and encourage faith and growth in Christ Jesus. We come alongside the family because we believe that God has positioned the nuclear family as the primary people to cultivate the heart of the child(ren) to love Jesus, themselves, and others (Proverbs 22:6). The community of God (us) is called to reinforce and assist the family in biblical teachings (I Thessalonians 5: 9-15). Because this ministry is a part of the larger body of MSC, every member of the student's family is discipled to become disciple-makers, especially in their homes (Deuteronomy 6:1-9).
This ministry of MSC serves ages/grades:
StreetKidz 1 | 18 months to Kindergarten
StreetKidz 2 | 1st - 4th Grade
We use the Gospel Project curriculum, which immerses kids in the gospel through every story, theological concepts, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through this curriculum, our children will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story — God’s story of redemption.
RoadBuddies is a ministry of MSC intended to partner with families of children with different abilities. Our desire is to see every child reached with the gospel. We know that God has created each one of us as His image bearers and we want to make efforts to love on the children and their families well with the love of Christ. This ministry is designed to help special needs kids and students grow in their Christian faith as fully participating members of Mercy Street Church.
The ministry aims to support special needs children and youth in all aspects of their spiritual growth including: worshipping, learning about Scripture, experiencing fellowship, praying and serving others. The ministry strives to have special needs kids, students, and families connected as much as possible to other family within the church as they seek to grow in their spiritual lives (rather than providing a program that is distinctly separate from the rest of church life).
WHAT to expect on sundays...
When you arrive at Mercy Street Church (MSC), stop by the Family Ministries table to check your child(ren) in. A member of our Resource Team will be available to assist you. If it is your first time, please allow a few additional minutes to register your child(ren). Once checked-in, you will receive a sticker name tag to place on the back of your child(ren) and a tag to retain for identification purposes. MSC kids worship with their parents first and then are released to their respective classes during the gathering.
INTERESTED IN SERVING WITH family ministries?
Fill out the form below and one of our Family Ministries leaders will be in touch soon. No experience is required, however, a willingness to learn, be receptive to feedback and be held accountable is necessary as a servant at MSC.
Covenant membership, a comprehensive background check and training(s) are required to serve.