“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 8:50 am to 11:30 am.

Preschool  (ages 3.5 - 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 in classroom #8.  

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 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.  Class is held every Sunday at 10:15 am.  Meet in McKenzie Hall.   

Preteen (4th & 5th grades)

Our preteen service, or Studio uses both large group and small group components to help 4th and 5th graders begin to take the first steps of faith ownership.  Our service includes fun games, engaging teaching, and encourages open discussions about faith in a safe environment.  Sundays at 10:15 am in the Studio.

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.    Volunteer Today!

UPCOMING EVENTS!  

 

3rd Grade Basics of Christianity Class - Begins, april 29

Our Basics of Christianity class provides a concentrated overview of the Christian faith.. This class is geared for 3rd graders and is seen as a final review of what they have been learning in our lower elementary environment before they graduate and become preteens. The class will cover the topics of sin, forgiveness, sacrifice, salvation, discipleship and communion. Class begins on Sunday, April 29th at 10:15 am and will continue for 4 weeks. A materials fee of $15 covers the cost of books and resources for the class. Register on Breeze

NOW HIRING HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INTERNS -- EARN $599 THIS SUMMER

Know a teenager who is looking for a job this summer? Let them know about our high school summer internship program. Applications are being accepted now through May 27th for a chance to work with our children's ministry department during Vacation Bible Club and Sunday School. Serve God, have fun, and make a little spending money; what could be better? Apply Now! 

VBS 2018 (3 Years to 5th grade)

Shipwrecked VBS is coming. Our camps run two weeks in July, July 16-20 & 23-27.  Choose the week that works best for your family.   Campers 3 years to 5th grade will have an amazing experience engaged in crafts, games, Bible stories, and other activities designed to share the great news that we can be rescued by Jesus.  Fees for the camp are $30 for the first child and $25 for each additional sibling. and cover the cost for camper t-shirts, a family CD, and all materials for for crafts. . Space is limited to 30 preschoolers per camp.  Register now

VBS Student Leadership (4th - 8th Grades)

Do you have students who are a little order but who still want to be engaged in the adventures and fun of VBS?  For the second year in a row we are offering a Student Leadership experience for youth in 4th - 8th grade.  As a member of our student leadership team, your youth will be able to work alongside our crew leaders and participate in all the fun activities here at VBS. while gaining skills in group leading, and responsibility,  A special training day is included in addition to a student leadership party on Thursday, July 26th after VBS hours. Cost is $20 per student..  Register now. 

Summer camp at Black Lake

Save the dates.  Marine View will be taking a group of 3-6th graders to  Black Lake Junior Camp #3: August 5-11th.  The week of adventure and fun is $330 per camper. Registration on-line.now!   

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