Roots Children's Ministry

Birth - 6th Grade

Children’s Ministry at Monte Vista Chapel exists so that each child would not only feel loved and valued by us, but also know they are loved and valued by their Heavenly Father. Our desire is that each child will know how to live for and share God with their friends. We thank God for every child that comes to MVC and every opportunity we have to introduce them to Jesus. As our children’s ministry team examines and navigates current CDC and state guidelines for COVID-19, we are continuously working to provide safe, fun, and exceptional ministry opportunities for children.

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Wednesday Night Offerings April 14 – May 19

Children in grades 1-6 will be dropped off at the CMB and gather in CMB 232 at 6:30 p.m. for a time of worship and will then divide into smaller groups by grades. 

Mrs. Amanda will shepherd grades 1 and 2. (Pick up at 8:00 p.m. in Travertine Room) 

Mrs. Ashley  will shepherd grades 3 and 4. (Pick up at 8:00 p.m. in the CMB) 
Mrs. Kelsey  will shepherd grades 5 and 6. (Released at 8:00 p.m. from the Gym) 
  • Please note that the annual Doctrines class for 5 and 6 graders will be held during this time. In short, Doctrines is a class that covers the fundamentals of the Christian Faith; Made in God’s image, The Fall, The Trinity, Love/Grace/Joy, and the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. 
Childcare for infants through Kindergarten will not be offered at this time on Wednesday nights due to limited capacity and limited volunteer help.

 

Sunday Mornings • April & May 2021

9:00 a.m. Service Time:

Childcare and Sunday school is available for children 3 months old through kindergarten in the CMB; check-in will be in the lobby of the CMB. Elementary children (grades 1-6) will attend the Sunday morning worship service with their families and be released for children’s church after worship. Once released, elementary students will meet their leaders in the courtyard and be escorted to the CMB. At the end of the worship service, parents will need to pick up children in grades 1-4 from the upstairs room in the CMB. Children in grades 5-6 will be released from the classroom to join their parents.

10:30 a.m. Service Time:

Childcare and Sunday school is available for children 3 months old through kindergarten in the CMB; check-in will be in the lobby of the CMB. Elementary children (grades 1-6) will attend the Sunday morning worship service with their families and then be released for children’s church & youth group after worship. Once released, children in grades 1-4 will meet their leaders in the courtyard and be escorted to the CMB. Those in grades 5-6 will be combined with Jr. High and meet their leaders in front of the gym building (to the left when exiting the worship center) At the end of the worship service, parents will need to pick up children in grades 1-4 from the upstairs room in the CMB. Children in grades 5-8 will be released from the classroom to join their parents.

For inquiries regarding the nursery contact Amanda Thomazin 

Child Dedications

Monte Vista Chapel values children as equal participants in the body of Christ. We believe that all children are created in God’s own image and are a gift from Him (Gen. 1:26; Psalm 127: 3-5). We desire to partner with parents and legal guardians in raising their children in a way that puts Christ’s love on display. This gives children the opportunity to experience God’s goodness and truth.
We recognize that child dedications do not grant a child salvation —God’s love and grace allow each individual to make the decision to follow Christ for themselves (John 3:16; Acts 4:11-12; Romans 10:9-13). Therefore, a child dedication is simply a public declaration of a parent or guardian’s desire and devotion to pursue the following as they raise their children to do the same:

Grow in a love and trust in God above all else
Follow the model and teachings of Jesus
Gracefully obey and cooperate with the Holy Spirit
Participate in the kingdom of God

In addition to the parents or legal guardian making a declaration, the Monte Vista Chapel Family will affirm the their desire and also commit to partner alongside the family.

Contact Kelsey Henderson for additional information or to request a dedication.

Tru Clubs

Tru Clubs is our mid-week children’s program and is an extension of ROOTS Children’s ministry program at Monte Vista Chapel. We create environments that nurture each child’s journey in learning and following Jesus. We teach God’s word in a way that exposes God’s grand narrative with Jesus as the central character while inviting each of us to participate in the continuation of God’s story. In addition to reading and learning from the Bible, we also believe that building relationships with other Christ followers provides us with opportunities to grow closer to God and to become more like Christ. It is our hope that children who participate in Tru Clubs would walk away believing that they are known and deeply loved by God and that following Him is the best way to live.

Currently we are unable to offer this program but look forward to making it available again in the future. Until that time please consider getting involved with the other activities that are listed above.

Team

Kelsey Henderson

Kelsey Henderson

Elementary Children Director

Ashley Mutchler

Ashley Mutchler

Early Childhood & Preschool Director

Amanda Thomazin

Amanda Thomazin

Nursery Director