“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 Classrooms #1 & #2

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS And Information!  

 Fall Family Festival - Friday, October 26

Come for a night of fellowship and fun as we celebrate the beginning of fall. Carnival style games, treats, face painting, and crafts. Earn tickets to redeem prizes at our prize booth. Costumes are optional. 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Join the Children’s Ministry Team!

Join our Team and say “YES” to the next generation. 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.  Current opening include: Preschool Teacher, Preschool Assistant, Lower Elementary Large Group Host, 2-3 Grade Assistant, Preteen Large Group Leader & PreTeen Small Group Leader.    Volunteer Today!

Pre Teen Winter Retreat at black lake (4th & 5th grades)

Save the date for our annual winter retreat at Black Lake Bible Camp. The dates are Friday, February 8 - Sunday February 10. Come learn and worship with other preteens in our area. The weekend is also packed full of fun activities like rock climbing, gutterball, mini-golf, a polar bear plunge, and of course the main attraction, a private pool party at Great Wolf Lodge. The estimated cost is $140 per student. Registration opens late December 2018.

VBS 2019 Roar!

Save the dates ROAR VBS is coming late July 2019! Students will be grabbing their safari hats as we head to the African savanna to learn that even though life is wild, God is good. Registration for campers and student leaders opens on May 1, 2019.  

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 4-10th.  The week of adventure and fun is $330 per camper.

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