“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!  

 

Easter Egg Extravaganza - Volunteer today!

Our annual Easter Egg Extravaganza is just around the corner. Sign up to help make this event spectacular. Whole families can help together or older youth. There are so many ways to get involved. View all the options on our sign-up form. Sign Up Here

Easter Egg Filling parties - Sunday, march  18 & 25

Here is a quick service project you can get your family involved in. We need 3000 eggs stuffed. The eggs will be part of our community egg hunt at the Easter Egg Extravaganza on March 31. Join us in the fellowship area directly after the 10:50 message on Sunday, March 18 and 25. Bring individually wrapped candy. Donations for candy are being accepted now.

Easter Egg Extravaganza - Saturday, march  31

EASTER IS COMING! Join us in celebrating that is JESUS is ALIVE!  A fun-filled celebration for ALL AGES., we will celebrate through activities, games, and crafts and share the meaning of Easter. Easter Egg Hunts for children up to 5th grade. FREE. Egg hunts at 10:30 (elementary), 11:00 (preschool and younger) and 11:30 (all ages).

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

VBS 2018

Save the dates.  Shipwrecked VBS is coming. Our camps run two weeks in July, July 16-20 & 23-27.  Our VBS is for campers 3 years to 5th grade. A student leadership experience is also available for youth in 4th - 12th grades.  Registration for both our campers and the student leadership team opens on May 1st.

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 4-11th.  Registration information coming soon..  

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