In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.” At Merriman Road Baptist Church we take that commandment very seriously. We provide a welcoming, loving atmosphere and many different programs to encourage children to do just that: to come to Jesus. Children and their families are always welcome at Merriman Road Baptist Church. Please read on to see what we have to offer children in grades 1-6.
Our Mission Statement
The Children’s Ministries of Merriman Road Baptist Church exist for the purposes of teaching Biblical values, sharing God’s love and showing children how they can have a personal faith in Jesus Christ and live and grow as one of His disciples.
Our Current Situation:
Week of May 19:
What we’re learning:
On Sundays: Today we continued in our series about the Tabernacle as we learned how the Israelites dedicated the Tabernacle to the Lord, when it was finished.
G.A.s will be prepping for their upcoming award ceremony and R.A.s will be hosting their potluck and award ceremony.
P.R.O.C.L.A.I.M.: Kids will be doing some fun science experiments, which focus on the truth of God's Word.
Wednesday, May 22, 6pm: This will be our last Wednesday of our school year schedule and our last day of P.R.O.C.L.A.I.M. for the year. It will also be the last fellowship meal at 5:15.
Wednesday, May 29, 7pm: First day of our summer schedule. R.A.s and G.A.s will meet.
Sunday, June 2: Last day of our “year” and the last day the 6th graders will be in our department.
Sunday, June 2: Deadline to choose classes for Session 1 of Summer Skool.
Sunday, June 2, 6pm: Award ceremony for R.A.s and G.A.s, during the evening worship service.
Wednesday, June 5, 7pm: Summer Skool Session 1 begins.
Saturday, June 8, 6-8pm: Ice Cream Social at Joe and Jessica’s house. All students currently in Kindergarten through sixth grade, their families and their teachers here at church are invited! Together, let’s say hello to all the new 1st graders and say goodbye to our exiting 6th graders (the new 7th graders, as of Sunday, June 9).
Sunday, June 9: Promotion Day! Our new year begins. This will be the first day for the new 1st graders to be in our department. All other grades will move up one.
Sunday, June 23, 4:45: Children’s Ministry Leadership Team Meeting
9:30am Sunday School
11:00am Children’s Church
6:00pm Royal Ambassadors and Girls in Action (mission groups)
7:00pm Children’s Choir
Summer notes: TeamKID does not meet in the summer and we have only one 7pm class on Wednesday night. Our mission groups and children’s choir alternate meeting at this time during the summer.
Our Children’s Programs
Not your traditional Sunday School. It’s fun! Using activities, crafts, music and more, kids explore the Bible from A-Z and everything in between! Children meet in small groups arranged according to grade. Bible Study is at 9:30 Sunday mornings.
Love sports? Love being active? TeamKID is just for you! TeamKID keeps you on your toes; teaching kids the Bible while doing fast-paced, high-energy activities. TeamKID meets September through May Sunday 4:45-7 pm.
Silly skits? Music just for kids? Fun Bible lessons? Games? Where can you find all that at church? In Children’s Church of course! Children’s Church is a worship service just for kids! We worship God and learn about His Word. Children’s Church meets at 11am Sunday mornings.
Royal Ambassadors (boys only) & Girls in Action (girls only)
You care about people and you love helping out. You also love to learn about different countries and cultures. If this sounds like you, check out our mission groups: Royal Ambassadors and Girls in Action. In class, kids learn about missionaries and different places all over the world. Out of class, they learn to be missionaries by doing all kinds of mission projects. Both groups are split by grade level and meet on Wednesday nights from 6 to 6:55.
P.R.O.C.L.A.I.M. Music Ministries
In Children’s Choir you can learn fun music, do puppets, play instruments, sing, do choreography and even act! Our Children’s Choir does two exciting presentations each year and has fun practicing for them every Wednesday night from 7 to 8 pm.
Along with our classes, we have lots of fun activities scheduled each year. Everything from slumber parties, camps and carnivals to serving in various service projects throughout the community. There is truly something for every kid at Merriman Road Baptist Church!