Kids Ministry

Explore opportunities for your children at Sturgis Missionary Church

Kids 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 kids ministry staff is passionate about leading the next generation to a life-changing understanding of Jesus through loving care and biblical teaching.

Kids Ministry is offered for kids ages infant through Grade 5. On the last Sunday of each month, we have "Family Service," which is a time for families to attend the main worship service and take communion together. There is no Kids Ministry or Nursery offered during "Family Service."

Your first visit

Here's what to expect when visiting a worship service at Sturgis Missionary Church with kids for the first time:

If you have nursery or preschool-aged children, sign in in the education wing. (Follow the hall around to the left of the main entrance lobby, passed the mailboxes.) One of our volunteers will help you and your child get checked in. Infants and toddlers will be in the nursery, and preschool kids will have a class during the entire worship service.

Children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade will go into the main worship center to sit with their parents for the praise and worship time (about 20 minutes). Then, they will be dismissed before the main message and led by one of our volunteers to Kids Church in the education wing.

Parent's Viewing Room

Sturgis Missionary Church does offer childcare during service for infants, but we also have a Parent's Viewing Room (Room 1) that is available at for nursing mothers with infants. This room is reserved exclusively for parents with babies to enjoy the service in a more private and quiet environment.

More Kids Ministry Events

Sturgis Missionary Church also offers regular kids activities / childcare during the following events:

  • Sundays, 9:15 am - 10:15 am - Growth Groups
  • Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Growth Groups
  • Trivia Nights

Meet our Kids Director

JoAnne Baker has been in Children's Ministry for 35 years and has been the director at Sturgis Missionary Church since 1994. JoAnne and her husband have three adult children and two grandsons. 

"At Sturgis Missionary Church, we want your kids to have a blast learning about Jesus in a safe atmosphere." - JoAnne Baker, Kids Ministry Coordinator


If you have further questions concerning our SMC Kids experience or visiting Sturgis Missionary Church with children, email JoAnne Baker at, or contact us.