The heart and desire of the Children’s Ministry at Olive Branch Community Church is to come alongside parents in training children in the ways of the Lord. From newborns to fifth graders, children learn about the Lord by reading the Bible, worshiping in song and dance, and prayer. What better way for your child to grow than in a safe, encouraging, and fun environment focused on learning about God!
If you would like to know more about the Children’s Ministry, please contact our Children’s Director, Stephanie Baumgardner, at [email protected].
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What to Expect on Weekends
Children’s Church is offered at all weekend services for children ages birth through 5th grade. In an age-appropriate environment, your child will study the Bible, worship with song and dance, pray and learn how to serve our Lord. They will be with leaders who are trained and, for the safety of your child, have been background-checked and fingerprinted. Your child will be cared for in a safe, encouraging, and fun environment!
Babies up to 24 Months:
Expect a well-staffed, safe nursery. When packing a diaper bag for your child, please include the following items:
1. A few disposable diapers
2. Pacifier or other item, should your child need it for security
3. A complete change of clothes, “just in case”
4. A bottle of milk, formula, juice or water
Go straight to the nursery area inside the main building to check in your child by entering the last 4 digits of any phone number that is on file for your family into the check-in computer that is available when you first enter the nursery.
Once your child has been checked in, labels should begin printing immediately. Place the child’s name tag on them, and place the Roster Tag on the clipboard. When you pick-up your child, place the Parent Tag next to the Roster Tag.
24 Months to 5th Grade
Expect a safe and welcoming environment with leaders who will teach biblical truths and the love of Jesus Christ. Children will explore God’s Word in fun and creative ways, through worship, Bible stories, activities and crafts.
Check-In: Potty-trained 2 year olds through 5th graders can be checked in at the Kidz Block kiosks, which are located in the corner of the Kidz Block building. The check-in kiosks are designed to allow the whole family to get checked-in at once by entering the last 4 digits of any phone number that is on file for your family.
Once your child has been checked in, labels should begin printing immediately. Place the child’s name tag on them, and place the Roster Tag on the clipboard located in the children’s check in area. When you pick up your child, place the Parent Tag next to the Roster Tag (the pick-up location is listed on the parent tag).
KidzVenture | Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm
KidzVenture is a discipleship program for 2nd – 5th graders that strengthens children as they fellowship together, read and study the Bible, pray and serve. We start together with Bible study. Then the children break into small groups that are led by the same teachers every week as they go deeper into God’s Word and prayer. Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ is not for a moment in time but is a transformation that shapes young minds and changes lives for eternity. Our KidzVenture program encourages children to make Jesus their life and their destination.