Children at Sturgis Missionary Church
At Sturgis Missionary, our kids experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way.
Our children's ministry staff is passionate about leading the next generation to a life-changing understanding of Jesus through loving care and biblical teaching.
Children's Ministry offers Sunday School from 9:15 - 10:15 am and Children's Church during the 10:30 am Worship Service for kids pre-school through grade 5.
The nursery is open & staffed for the entire Sunday Worship Service for infants & toddlers. Kids preschool through grade 5 are invited to sit with their parents in the Worship Center for the announcements and worship songs (about 15 minutes). After the last worship song, the worship team will announce the children's dismissal just before the Pastor begins his message. Children's Church teachers will accompany the kids to their age-appropriate classroom.
On the fifth Sunday of the month, we have a Family Sunday, where children remain in the service the entire time. (The Nursery is open and staffed for infants and toddlers). The Pastor gives a special message, and kids have the opportunity to participate.
Your first visit
Children's Registration & Check-In
Your child needs to be registered into our system before they can be checked-in to children's church. We take both having fun and the safety of your child very seriously.
To register your child upon your first visit, find the area marked Check-In. (Follow the hall around to the left of the main entrance lobby, passed the mailboxes.) You will be asked for the following personal information:
- Parent / Guardian name(s)
- Child's Name
- Child's Birth Date
- Child's Grade / School
- Home Address
- Phone Number (in case of emergency)
- Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children.
From now on this is where you will bring your kids to check in on Sunday!
How does check-in work?
Before Service: Check in your children using the computer at the Children's Check-In Table.
Start of Service: After check-in, Infants and toddlers may be dropped of in the nursery room.
Kids preschool through grade 5 will sit with their parents in the Worship Center for the announcements and worship songs (about 15 minutes). After the last worship song, the worship team will announce the children's dismissal just before the Pastor begins his message.
Children's ministry teachers will accompany the kids out of the worship center back doors to Children's Church and Preschool Church.
After Service: When service is finished, you can pick up your child from their room.
what if i'm needed for my child during the service?
During Service: If you are needed at any point, we will text the phone number you provided at registration.
Parent's Viewing Room
Sturgis Missionary Church does offer nursery care during the service for infants, but we also have a Parent's Viewing Room (Room 1) that is available for parents with babies to enjoy the service in a more private and quiet environment.
There is also a private nursing / sleep room in the nursery with a comfortable chair for mother's who wish to nurse their babies.
Children's Wednesday Night Activities
Sturgis Missionary Church also offers kids' activities every Wednesday night at SMC from 6:15 - 7:00 pm in the education wing. Preschoolers and elementary-aged children play games, have a snack, and learn about how God is working in the hearts of those who follow Jesus.
Please contact Karen McKeith at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be willing to provide a snack or are interested in volunteering during these nights.
Meet our Children's Director
If you have further questions concerning our SMC Kids experience or visiting Sturgis Missionary Church with children, email Karen McKeith at email@example.com, or contact us.