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.
NOW RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS FOR VBS:
Over the past years, children have enjoyed the experience of Vacation Bible Club here at Marine View. At last year's VBS we were able to share the light of Jesus with over 170 children and youth from our local community. Join this exciting team to be part of this year's experience. Team members have a lot of fun working together to help shape the club experience. Assistance is needed during the weeks of July 5-7, 10-14 and 17-21 as well as planning throughout the month of June. With over 40 volunteers needed there are so many roles to choose we can easily accommodate your schedule, skills, and interests... Sign Up!
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 28th 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!
NEW STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM AT VBS 2017
Kids in 4th - 8th grade can join our VBS team and become crew assistants or station assistants. They will work alongside our crew leaders (high schoolers and adults) and participate in all the fun activities here at VBS. We do encourage our 4th graders to attend the first week of VBS (July 10-14) as a camper and serve during the second. This way they get the fun of doing all the activities in addition to helping with them.. A special training day is included in addition to a student leadership party on Thursday, July 20th after VBS hours. Cost is $10 per student. Register Now!
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 Maker Fun Factory is now open. 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, Choose one week that works best for your family; July 10-14 or July 17-21. There is a $25 registration fee for the first child, Additional siblings are $20 each. With the registration fee each family receives a Maker Fun Factory music CD and each child will get a camp t-shirt and camp materials needed for their week of creative discovery. Register now!
Black Lake Bible Camp:
We are excited to offer this overnight camp experience to our upper elementary students this summer.
August 6-12 (3rd and 4th grade students) . (Register Here)
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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 – firstname.lastname@example.org