Kids Ministry Family Newsetters

Good, practical parenting information will be included in these quarterly newsletters, as well as ways to partner with MDRC Kids Ministry in leading your child toward their love of Jesus. Great family resources and activities are included here as well!

Winter 2017

Fall 2016

Parent Frequently Asked Questions

Parents, you are your child's strongest influence of faith. We celebrate partnering with you as we spur one another on to live out Jesus' words:  "Welcome children in my name" and "Be about making disciples." As we partner together, we appreciate communication and questions to  help us work together. Here are a few key questions we've answered. If you have more, please feel free to contact one of our Kids Ministry assistants or Pastor Bep.

What should I do when…..   It’s Fall and a new season is starting?

  • Register your child each Fall so that our information is current. 
  • Volunteer to serve in Kids Ministry because:
  1. It blesses kids to see their parents participating with them.
  2. Parents who are involved are modeling a value of serving.
  3. It helps you connect with others.
  4. We need you!  With close to 400 kids, it actually takes 250-300 people a year to each do  one part. We have training, kids staff to support you, and all curriculum is provided!

What should I do when….. I bring my child or a friend to an activity at church?

Please stop at Checkpoint station for a name badge. At the Meredith Drive campus, please go to the Welcome Center. At The Bridge campus, please go to the Kids Ministry table.  If you don't know where to go from there, our friendly volunteers will help you! 

What should I do when….. There is a safety concern like a fire alarm or weather alert  while at church?

  • Fire alarm:  We have an exit procedure for all our kids classes and seek to move kids quickly and calmly out of the building. If worship is going on but kids are in other places, we ask you to move outdoors as directed and then go to the outside exit door nearest your child’s area to wait for them to come out. This will help ease congestion in the hallways. 
  • Weather alert: We seek safety with kids in below-ground level areas if available, or in enclosed areas without windows.

Please feel free to direction any other questions or concerns to the appropriate Kids Staff Leader.