Children's Ministry

 

We strive to reach families by providing a safe environment where children enjoy coming to know, love, and serve Jesus!

 



Check-In

When you arrive on the TMCC campus, you will need to take your children to the main lobby where the check-in stations are located. Here you will find our safety team who will register your children and check them in to the service.  You will receive three tags with a specific number on them (these change every week to ensure the safety of our children). One is for your children's small group leader, one is for your child to wear, and another one for you to keep and use when picking up your child. Every child can be checked in, at the earliest, 15 minutes prior to service time.

Age Groups

Each child is assigned to our nursery or their own small group room. These rooms are divided among grade groups. We have a nursery, preschool group, kindergarten/1st grade group, 2nd & 3rd grade group, and 4th & 5th grade group for each service. Pre-K-1st grade and 2nd-5th grade will be together on Saturday nights. These rooms are where you will drop your children off and pick them up after service.  

Curriculum

Our children’s ministry uses Orange curriculum for its small groups. Each lesson is customized to fit our small group needs. If you would like more about the Orange strategy, www.whatisorange.org is available for anyone who is interested. Our toddlers and preschoolers lessons will be the same, while K-5th graders have a different lesson.

Safety

Our team monitors the hallways and there will always be two leaders present during our bathroom breaks. We also have adult leaders who are CPR certified at each service. Our safety team has access to a first aid kit that will assist in many injury scenarios. We do not allow any children to pick up other children. If you happen to lose your tag and we do not know you, we will ask for identification. Every child is to be picked up where they are dropped off, unless a leader gives them other instructions.

Special Needs

Currently within our children's ministry, we allow families to indicate whether or not their child(ren) should be accommodated based on their needs.  Our registration forms as well as our own accommodation forms help us better assist children with any special needs.  If your child has any accommodations, let us know.  We are happy to adjust what we do so your child can have a great experience during small groups!

 

Meet Our Children's Ministry Director

Martha Schafer is TMCC's Children's Ministry Director. To find out more about Martha, go to our staff page to read her full bio.