KIDS MINISTRY

Here at The Grove in Kids Ministry our mission is to help kids experience the wonder of God’s power and the depth of His love! We do this by providing safe, warm, engaging environments for kids and families to know God, learn to worship Him fully and recognize His unconditional love for them.

Kids' Sunday Mornings
KIDS SUNDAY MORNINGS

Sundays | 9:00 & 10:45am | Curriculum | TRU by David C. Cook

All classes 2 years – 5th grade will be using an age appropriate TRU curriculum. TRU takes kids through the Bible in a year, beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation. Kids will see the might and power of God and the love and mercy He has toward us. They will learn the Bible is one continuous story where everything points to God’s love toward us and His desire to be in relationship with us through the gift and sacrifice of His Son Jesus.

NURSERY | BIRTH– 2 YEARS OLD

Sundays | 9:00 & 10:45am | Room 240, 250 or 260

A warm, loving environment where babies can feel safe and secure while parents can worship with others in the service.

 

2 YEARS OLD (AS OF 9/1/19)

Sundays | 9:00 & 10:45am | Room 140

A place for kids to experience the wonder of who God is and to know they are loved by Him.

3 YEARS OLD (AS OF 9/1/19)

Sundays | 9:00 & 10:45am | Room 150

A place for kids to experience the wonder of who God is and to know they are loved by Him.

 

PRE-SCHOOL | 4 YEARS OLD– KDG (AS OF 9/1/19)

Sundays | 9:00 & 10:45am | Room 130

A fun and interactive class for kids to hear the adventures of the Bible and know the love and sacrifice of Christ.

 

1ST– 3RD GRADE

Sundays | 9:00 & 10:45am | Room 105

A great place for kids to experience the adventures and challenges of people in the Bible with struggles just like us. They will experience the power, grace and love of God towards His people through the gift of His Son Jesus.

 

4TH– 5TH GRADE

Sundays | 9:00am | Room 130

A great place for kids to experience the adventures and challenges of people in the Bible with struggles just like us. They will experience the power, grace and love of God towards His people through the gift of His Son Jesus.

MANDY MOLTZ

Kids' Ministry Director

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Midweek Family Ministry
 
MIDWEEK FAMILY MINISTRY

First & Third Wednesdays of each month | 6:30pm | Community Room

Wednesday | November 20 | 6:30pm | Building Relationships

The first Wednesday of each month we will delve deeper into scripture and on the third Wednesday of the month, we will connect deeper with families while having a fun activity. Contact Mandy with any questions or visit the connect center for a schedule.

 
Volunteers
SUNDAY MORNING VOLUNTEERS

We are always looking for volunteers willing to invest in our kids. If you are interested in helping our kids connect with God and grow in faith. You will be blessed more than you could ever imagine as you see childlike faith in its purest form. Join our team and show our kids that life in Christ changes us from the inside out. Anyone interested in serving should contact Mandy at mandym@mygrovechurch.org

Adult Volunteer Application

Student Volunteer Application

Background Consent Form

Parent Resources
 
PARENT & CHILD DEDICATION

Interested in having your child dedication? | Let us know!

Dedication shows that parents desire God's wisdom and strength as they raise their children. Dedication doesn't ensure salvation, but it's a public declaration of a personal commitment to spiritually nurture your children. If you are interested in dedicating your child before God and the church let us know. All interested are required to attend the Parent & Child Dedication Class. Contact Mandy Moltz at mandym@mygrovechurch.org for more information.

Health Policy
SYMPTOMS

For the health and safety of all our children and volunteers, please refrain from bringing your children to class if they display one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fever over 99.6 in the last 24 hours

  • Diarrhea and/or vomiting in the last 24 hours

  • Pink eye or other eye infection

  • Sore throat

  • Persistent sneezing or coughing

  • Skin infections: unidentified rash, impetigo, boils, ringworm, etc.

  • Lice

  • Runny nose with colored discharge

  • Childhood diseases: chicken pox, mumps, measles, rubella, whooping cough, etc.

  • Antibiotic treatment for less than 24 hours

  • First 3 days of a cold

 

If any of these symptoms present while a child is in our care, we will contact you to pick up your child so that you can offer appropriate TLC and we can safeguard the rest of the class. In the event your child develops a childhood disease or lice shortly after being in a classroom, please contact one of the Kids' Ministry staff.

Safety Procedures

We hold the safety of our families and children in the highest regard. Our Kids' Ministry team follows these guidelines to ensure the protection of all our classrooms, volunteers and, especially, our children.

CHECK IN/OUT
  • Parents check in their children at a kiosk and are given a numbered receipt and name tags. One name tag goes on the child and the other on the classroom roster.

  • A volunteer is stationed at every classroom exit. NO child, birth-5th grade, may be released without presentation of the security receipt.

  • If the receipt is lost parents must fill out a Liability Release Form and show a photo ID.

GENERAL SAFETY POLICIES
  • A minimum of two volunteers must be present before children may be admitted to their room.

  • In the even we need to contact you during the service, the security tag number will be displayed on the screens in the Worship Center. If serving or attending an ABF, please write your cell phone number on the classroom roster and we will call or text you as needed.

  • Volunteers are identified by a Kids’ Quest lanyard.

 

ALLERGIES
  • All or our rooms are peanut-free zones.

  • If your child has any allergies or special dietary needs and can’t eat what we have provided, please inform the classroom leader and bring an appropriate snack.

VOLUNTEER APPROVAL

The Grove Church uses the following protocol in approving volunteers for any children’s classroom. Each prospective volunteer goes through this process:

  • Fill out a volunteer application

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Have 1-2 references contacted

  • Meet with a member of the Children’s Ministry staff for an interview

  • A list of potential volunteers is circulated to other staff for internal feedback

EMERGENCY & EVACUATION PLANS

We have a written and rehearsed emergency plan so that we can move all kids safely should a situation occur that requires us to evacuate the building or take cover.

  • In the event of an evacuation, nursery children will be moved to the north parking lot and all others to the south parking lot. You may pick them up there using the same security receipt as always.

  • In the case of severe weather, preschoolers will take cover in the Climbers (2 year old) Room and all others in the Surge Room.

  • Parents are not allowed to intercept their child as we’re moving to our designated safety zones. Please adhere to our safety plan so that kids can be moved quickly and safely and bottlenecks prevented.

Please visit the serve page to fill out the form. 

Interested in serving in the Kids Ministry? 

For more information, please contact Mandy Moltz at mandym@mygrovechurch.org.

THE GROVE CHURCH • 8585 Rice Lake Road • Maple Grove, MN 55369 • 763.420.6485 • SERVICES Sundays 9:00 & 10:45am

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