We find it our greatest joy to introduce children to worship, study, missions, and service opportunities, and walk with them as they develop a love for Christ, a knowledge of who they are as a beloved children of God, and an understanding of where they fit into the body of Christ.
Family Worship Room
Need a space for your family to move around during worship?
Room 110 (Nursery) is open every Sunday.
The room is not staffed, but there are toys and supplies and a TV that is streaming the worship service for your use and enjoyment.
Because of the Bible's description of the family and of the church to view corporate gatherings as being for all members of the covenant community, we encourage families to worship together. At MVPC, we love your children and we love to see families worshipping together! We also understand that children are at different development stages, so we have the Family Worship Room (Room 110 / Nursery) for very small children or ones who are learning how to be a part of the worship service. As the spiritual leader of your family, we encourage you to train your children to worship the Lord with you. We will partner with you to give you tools, space, and encouragement in this very important task of worship training. I am here to support your family.
Here a just a few reasons why it is important for children to be in regular worship.
Children are a part of the body of Christ.
Children learn by the example of their parents and other adults how to worship.
Children need to feel like they belong and are part of the church community.
Children who don't feel like they are part of the church tend to leave the church when they are older.
A note about the importance of families worshipping together.
Celebrating Children in Worship
We are introducing to you a preteen ministry called “412 Students” based on the scripture verse of 1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”
412 Students is a bridge to ease the transition out of childlike faith into a more personal and developed faith students can call their own. Preteens are physically, intellectually, and emotionally different than lower-elementary or high school students. They are between childhood and adolescence. 412 Students allows us to cater a ministry to the specific needs and abilities of our pre-teen students in fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eigth grades.
Kimberly Caldwell and Christy Smith are teaming up to teach 412 Students. It is a time that they can call uniquely theirs. A time of energetic, interactive game play to encourage them, Bible teachings to challenge them, fellowship to support them, and fun to entertain them!