Children’s Ministries strives to make your child’s time at Memorial Park the singular best hour of the week. Our mission is to come alongside parents as the primary spiritual influencers of their children, helping them love people, know Jesus, and live transformed. Our programs are held each week on Sunday mornings during the 9:00 AM Worship Service and is a time of Christ-centered, child-targeted learning for kids of all ages from birth through grade 5. Additional programming is offered for children from birth to grade 5 during the 10:10 AM Discipleship Hour, and for children from birth to Kindergarten during the 11:15 AM Worship Service. We utilize the TRU curriculum by David C. Cook to develop a TRU relationship with Jesus Christ:
Using the TRU Kids curriculum, we provide a fun, safe environment for your child each week through upbeat music, exciting stories, community prayer, and engaging, age-appropriate activities. Our time begins with large group Bible teaching time (The Big God Story), followed by various connecting activities.
Nursery: Newborn-24 months
Our comfort room and nursery are available on Sunday mornings to provide safe, loving, fun, and comfortable environments for both you and your child. The Nursery is located to the right of the Sanctuary.
TRU Blessings: 2 & 3 Year-Olds
Our 2 & 3 Year-Old class is held in the Woodlands in the Children's Ministries wing. Through sensory interaction, storytelling, joyful worship, and quarterly celebrations, your young one will learn the fundamental truth that God made them, loves them, and is with them.
TRU Wonder: 4 & 5 Year-Olds/Kindergarten
Our 4 & 5 Year-Old/Kindergarten classes are held in the Savanna in the Children's Ministries wing. Through exciting exploration, interactive storytelling, purposeful response time, and connecting through games and crafts, your child will experience the wonder of who God is!
TRU Story: 1st - 5th Graders
Our 1st & 2nd Grade class is held in the Mountains, and our 3rd - 5th Grade class is held in the Rec Room, both located in the Children's Ministries Wing. Engaging worship, impactful teaching, and interactive response activities make TRU Story a place where your kids learn about God's redemptive plan revealed through The Big God Story.
Our Student IMPACT teen programs are designed to support students as they journey through life during the challenging years of middle and high school. We impact their lives with the message of the Gospel, help it to take root and grow so they can make an impact on the world around them. The mission of Student IMPACT is to walk beside and to support and partner with parents in their role as the primary spiritual nurturer in the life of their student.
Students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 have a variety of opportunities to get involved in Student IMPACT. Our weekly Sunday morning classes (including Confirmation class for high school students), Sunday evening youth group gatherings, and Wednesday evening small group studies offer ways to build meaningful personal and spiritual relationships, as well as provide students with a platform to examine their faith, and make the decision to follow Jesus. We also offer retreats and mission trip opportunities that allow students to dive deeper into their faith.
Middle School & High School
Students meet on Sunday mornings at the 10:10 AM hour. This dedicated time is an opportunity for students to learn and grow in their faith through Bible teaching, discussion, and prayer support. Although this is a classroom format, there is no homework requirement and students can join the class at any time. The Middle School program is led by Marissa Kotanichek, our Middle School Coordinator. The High School class is led by Levi Cole, our High School Coordinator.
Our Confirmation Class is open to students in grades 9-12 who are interested in pursuing membership at Memorial Park Church. This class is led by our Director of Family Ministries, Ryan Pietryga. The Confirmation Class covers important topics such as Biblical history, the core beliefs of Christianity, and church membership. This class is held on Sunday mornings at the 10:10 AM hour, running concurrently with Middle and High School Sunday morning classes.