MercyKids

raising the next generation of disciples

parent commissioning | Dec 6

During Parent Commissioning, we come together to celebrate the fact that you want to raise your child up in a God-centered home! On the day of this celebration, we will bring you up on stage and pray for you as a church family, commissioning you as parents and committing to come alongside you as a church family as you raise your child to know and love Jesus!

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Advent Family Fun

We’ve created additional family-fun activities if you’re celebrating Advent with younger kids! You can access those activities below!

welcome to mercykids!

MercyKids exists to equip and encourage parents as they fulfill their calling to raise disciples who love God, love each other, and love our world. Our desire is to build relationships with families and it is our hope that kids see the beauty of the Gospel and choose to follow Christ with their whole lives!

Currently, our MercyKids environments are in a phased reopening process.

Beginning Nov 1, the following programming options will be available:

  • 9 am Inside Service – programming for children ages 1 through Kindergarten
  • 11 am Outdoor Service – programming for children ages 1-3 and outdoor programming for children age 4 years through 5th grade. This programming includes a lesson, worship, games, and free play.

There are a limited number of spaces available in each of these classrooms/spaces. For more information and instructions on how to register, see the “What to Expect” section below!

Parent Commissioning

During Parent Commissioning, we come together to celebrate the fact that you want to raise your child up in a God-centered home! On the day of this celebration, we will bring you up on stage and pray for you as a church family, commissioning you as parents and committing to come alongside you as a church family as you raise your child to know and love Jesus!

Join Us on the Discipleship Pathway

Enter our virtual classroom by clicking on any shape icon below. The black dots open ongoing resources for book recommendations, age-appropriate Bible recommendations, and resources for spiritual, social/emotional, and educational development.

The shape icons along the MercyKids road are a pathway filled with tools for discipleship; a family equip forum of sorts. There is no set pace for you to access and use these resources, simply click “start here” to begin your journey. Find the materials and rhythms that work best for the context of your family and strive for consistency…celebrate the small wins, knowing that those are exactly the type of wins that lead to bigger wins with consistency and over time.

We truly believe discipleship happens best in relationship. We would love to connect with you through the Prayer and Praise icon on the classroom page or you are welcomed to contact any member of the MercyKids Leadership Team directly. Additionally, we encourage you to connect with other families in your Community Group who are walking along the discipleship pathway. Not in a Community Group? Click here to learn more and join a group!

Help your kids follow along with the sermon by downloading our Growing in Worship Sheet!

What to Expect

Currently, our MercyKids environments are in a phased reopening process. Each weekend, we seek to engage every child with the gospel. We do this with fun and age-appropriate activities that demonstrate what it means to love God, love each other, and love our world. 

To register for MercyKids Outside, simply complete the main service RSVP form and indicate the ages of your child(ren) and which service they will attend MercyKids environments. In order to complete your registration, please read the linked document below and indicate on the main registration form that you agree to abide by the safety policies and procedures as outlined.

Updated Policies & procedures

You can find a PDF with the updated policies and procedures here!

 

MercyKids | 9 am

MercyKids environments will be available to children ages 1 through Kindergarten during the 9 am service. All classes will meet inside. If you RSVP’d for your child(ren), please first visit the check-in table for name tags, temperature screening, and directions. Parents and caregivers must read the updated policies and procedures before registering their children for any MercyKids environment.

 

MercyKids | 11 am

MercyKids programming will be available to children ages 1 through 5th grade during the 11a service. Classes for children ages 1-3 will meet inside. Children 4 years through 5th grade will meet outside on the playground. If you RSVP’d for your child(ren), please first visit the check-in table for name tags, temperature screening, and directions. Parents and caregivers must read the updated policies and procedures before registering their children for any MercyKids environment.

 

What if none of these environments are right for my child(ren)?

If none of the MercyKids environments are right for your child, we encourage you to attend either of our services, where children are always welcomed and their attendance celebrated! We have age-appropriate KidsKits at our MercyKids table to help your child engage with the main service content. Additionally, if you choose to engage online, make sure to check out the Growing in Worship sheet for kids. This “fill-in-the-blank” style worksheet helps your kids listen and learn from our sermon content each week.

Regardless of how you choose to attend on Sunday – we look forward to seeing you!

Family Devotionals

At MercyKids we do our best to love on, guide, and share the gospel with each of your kids, week-in and week-out. But we believe that we are only partners in shepherding your child’s heart. Our desire is to give you tools to have devotionals, conversations, and nights of worship at home so that you can be the main disciple makers. 

If your child is old enough, encourage them to begin reading their own bible during your family devotions. This is a great way to get them involved. Our prayer is that the home would be a place of significant spiritual growth and joy for your children, and we want to partner with you in making this a reality.