“A strong spiritual foundation is vital to helping youth and children become life-long followers of Jesus Christ. We hope and believe that the lessons our young people learn and the stories they discover at Marine View will help them navigate the big questions of life, faith, and identity. As they connect with Jesus and grow in faith we believe that they can positively impact the world around them by loving and serving others in Jesus’ name.”
— Jesse Skiffington - Lead Pastor
 

Children

At Marine View we believe children matter. Marine View’s Children’s Ministry exists to serve children from birth through fifth grade and partner with parents to see growing faith in families by creating environments designed with children in mind. 

From the nursery to our preschool, and from our early elementary age large group to our pre teens, we’ve worked hard to ensure that children have a place that meets their physical, spiritual and relational needs.  Our environments help children experience the love of Jesus through our staff and volunteers, provide the opportunity to engage with age-specific Biblical content, and offer opportunities for both children and families to connect in meaningful relationships with one another.   

As our staff point to Jesus and love on children, we believe families and children will be enabled, wherever they are in life and faith, to go deeper with Jesus and reach wider with his love.

Our Sunday Schedule

Nursery (birth - 5 years)

With infants and toddlers we begin to lay the foundation for a lifetime of faith as we provoke wonder and discovery in our great big God.   The morning incorporates free play, guided play, and story time.  The nursery is open all morning from 9 am to noon.

Preschool  (ages 3 - 5 years)

We are excited to partner with parents in sharing God's love with preschoolers.  In our Sunday morning experience, preschoolers learn through guided play stations and through class teaching times that God created them, God loves them and Jesus is their forever friend.  Class is held every Sunday at 10:15 am.  

Lower Elementary  (Kindergarten - 3rd grade)

Faith development is crucial during the K-3rd grade years and we are passionate about sharing God's love with lower elementary-age children.  During their time with us we will engage children in Bible study activities that aim to help children grow in faith, wisdom, and friendship with God and man.  Classes are held every Sunday at 10:15 am.

Preteen (4th & 5th grades)

Our preteen service, or Studio 252, uses both large group and small group components to help 4th and 5th grade students begin to take the first steps of owning their own faith.    We focus on helping students Know God, Grow in God and Show God.  Our service includes fun games, worship, engaging teaching, and encourages open discussions about faith in a safe environment.  Classes are held every Sunday at 10:15 am.

 

Upcoming  2017

Easter Egg Extravaganza:  Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 am

A fun Easter event open to the whole community.  Thousands of eggs to find plus many other activities for the family to enjoy.  Doors open at 10 am with the first egg hunt at 10:30 am.   Sign up to volunteer here..  

Christianity 101 (Formally first Communion):  Sunday, April 30 - May 21

This class is geared for 3rd graders and above, providing a concentrated overview of the Christian faith. Topics to be covered include sin, forgiveness, sacrifice, salvation, discipleship and communion. Class begins on Sunday, April 30th at 9 am and will continue for 4 weeks. A materials fee of $15 covers the cost of books and resources for the class. Register  .

First Communion:  Sunday, June 4

Third through fifth grade students are welcome to experience their first communion opportunity on Sunday, June 4.  A four-week instructional class (see Christianity 101) is recommended to help students understand the significance of communion and faith.

Vacation Bible Club:  July 10-14 & July 17-21

Registration for Fun Factory Maker opens on May 1.  Marine View's Bible Club is open to children from 3 years to 5th grade and runs Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon.  

Black Lake Bible Camp:  

We are excited to offer this overnight camp experience to our upper elementary students this summer.   

July 9-15  (Graduating 5th grade students.  A Marine View Youth experience.)

 August 6-12 (3rd and 4th grade students)  .   (Register Here)

 

say YES to the Next Generation!  

Can You Help Us?

Say “YES” to the next generation –make a difference today to help our kids have a better future!    We’re looking for new leaders to serve Marine View’s children.  By saying “YES”  to the next generation you are opening yourself up to what God can do through you to help guide the next generation to Jesus.   Whether you are available every Sunday, every other Sunday, every other month or just this coming fall ,we need you to help guide our kids and support our ministry.  With your help, we will build a brighter, solid future of faith.     read more ...  


Contact Children’s Ministry Director – Amanda Forbes – amanda@marineviewpc.org