The Morningside Baptist Church children's ministry seeks to glorify God by equipping and assisting parents to fulfill the God-given mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. We strive to love each child from our youngest infants to our older elementary kids. Our goal is to guide children through Biblical, Gospel-centered teaching that is age-appropriate and engaging so that they may come to know Christ personally and grow to love God, love others, and love our world.
The Morningside Nursery exists to serve our body by showing Jesus’ love to children at the earliest phase of their lives. We work hard to maintain a clean, safe, and fun environment for children. Our goal in the nursery is much more than mere babysitting. (Infant-3 year olds; Open for all services)
Sunday School is an intentional, age-appropriate teaching time in a small group setting with caring adults who display Christ’s love. Children, who are a vital part of our body, learn the great stories of the Bible with a primary focus on God’s plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. We also emphasize practical applications of truth during this time. Faith in Christ is the primary goal at this phase of children’s lives. (K3 - 5th grade, Sundays @ 9:15)
Children’s Church for preschoolers is focused on teaching simple, yet significant truths about God and the gospel in an engaging, hands-on, age-appropriate way. Teaching is balanced with snacks and play time. Our short Bible lessons combined with a video component help preschoolers retain God’s Word in their hearts and minds. We strive to maintain a clean and safe environment which includes a predictable routine that keeps preschoolers moving and interested. (K4 - K5, Sundays @ 10:30)
Our 1st through 3rd grade Junior Church emphasizes gospel-centered teaching with opportunities for children to explore the Bible, navigate missions, discover God’s plan, and love others through acts of mercy.
We continue our time with acts of true worship through singing and giving to God.
Our lesson time is focused on intentional, gospel-centered teaching that is Biblically thematic and true, providing children with a big picture focus on God’s plan of redemption. (1st - 3rd grade, Sundays @ 10:30 during the school year)
kids on Mission
Kids on Mission exists to partner with parents in discipling their children. On a weekly basis, in both small and large group times, we lead children on a mission to understand Bible truths through Scripture memory which we pray will enter not just their heads, but their hearts as well. Children are also guided through global missions with a yearly continent focus, while giving to a needy children’s ministry in that part of the world. Since this is a children’s ministry, fun is also incorporated through games, special dress up nights, theme snacks, and store. (Wednesdays @ 6:45 pm)
Fall Kids on Mission begins September 4.
FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Register here for the upcoming school year.
Kids on Mission t-shirts will be available this year for $5. Payments can be made on the first night.
Fall Mission Focus: Islands
Each week our K4-K5 kids will be tracing the storyline of the Bible through The Big Picture Story Bible. K4-K5 kids will also participate in our craft, game, and snack times. Families will receive a copy of The Big Picture Bible Verses and are encouraged to talk through these questions and Bible verses at home as we talk about them at church. The Big Picture Family Devotional is also a good resource for families to use at home.
1st-5th grade - Each week 1st-5th kids will discover islands as we pray for those living and serving there. Kids will enjoy competing in challenging team games. Kids also won’t want to miss our fun dress-up, store and snack nights! Most importantly, kids will open God’s Word where they will explore and memorize 6 Truths: The Bible, The Greatness of God, The Goodness of God, The Trinity, God’s Creation, and God’s View of You.
*If you are interested in volunteering for Kids on Mission for the school year (whether you've served in the past or not), please email our Children’s Ministry Director. Training and prayer time will be held on August 21 at 7pm and will repeat the meeting on August 28 as needed.
Life Classes for Kids
What is the Fruit of the Spirit? How do I get it? Can I share this fruit with others? Join us this summer, 1st through 5th graders, as we find out the answers to these questions and many more. Classes begin on Sunday, June 30 at 5:30 pm and run through August 25. Nursery through K5 childcare is available during Life Classes. Elementary children will join their parents in the Auditorium at 5:30 and will be walked to class in A3 at 5:45. Please pick up your children (nursery, preschool, and elementary) at 6:30 pm.
June 30 - Love
July 7 - Joy
July 14 - Peace
July 21 - Patience
July 28 - Kindness
August 4 - Goodness
August 11 - Faithfulness
August 18 - Gentleness
August 25 - Self-Control
In children's choir, kids can serve others through singing and learn how to use music for the glory of God. (Sundays @ 4:15 during the school year)
Here at Morningside, we care about the safety of our children. We desire to provide an atmosphere that is protective of its youngest attenders. As a volunteer, we require all those serving our children and families to complete the following steps before serving in our children’s ministry:
Complete the Child/Youth Worker Application. Click here to fill out the application.
Read, sign and date our Child Safety Policy. Click here to read the policy.
Complete a federal and local background screening. Click here to complete the screening.
Complete online training.
For additional questions, please email our Children’s Ministry Director, Lara Cropsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
vacation bible school
Thank you for joining us for The Incredible Race, June 9-13, 2019!
We raced from continent to continent uncovering clues and attempting challenges as we filled our score cards.
We also discovered that, no matter where we live, what shade of skin we have, or what language we speak, we are all part of the same race—the human race—and all part of the same family from Adam and Eve.
As we examined the events surrounding the tower of Babel, kids learned that God is calling people from every tribe and nation through his Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. And that he wants us to share this good news in kindness and love with our neighbors nearby and far away.
Join us again next year, June 7-10, 2020, as we travel to Mystery Island where we will be uncovering clues while tracking down the One True God!