Children’s Ministry

The Children’s Ministries Staff at Lindale Mennonite Church is a dynamic team of dedicated persons who lead and direct our Sunday Schools, nurseries and other planned children’s activities. Their creative and energetic enthusiasm carries warmth that nourishes our children.

Nursery

Two nurseries are available during Sunday School and Worship:
During Sunday School, there is one nursery for Birth – 1 year old.
During Worship Hour, there are two nurseries for Birth – 1 year; and 2 – 3 year olds.

Primary Sunday School (Age 2- Grade 5)

Superintendents energetically lead the Sunday School department. Each Sunday morning begins with an opening for the children at 9:30 followed by age level classes with caring teachers. Leaders encourage Bible memorization with our “Bible on the Brain” program. At 10:20, parents are asked to pick up their children from their classroom.

Kingdom Kids (Grades 3-5)

Church volunteers direct Kingdom Kids in monthly activities. These fun times include service projects, outside activities, and Christmas caroling.

KidsWorship & Children’s Church (age 3 through grade 3)

Church volunteers direct the monthly KidsWorship and Children’s Church.  Children are dismissed during the worship hour on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.  They meet together with their leaders for their own meaningful worship time in the lower level

Children’s Church (Age 3 through Grade 3)

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Church volunteers direct the monthly Children’s Church. Children are dismissed during the beginning of Worship on the 3rd Sunday of each month. They meet together with adult leaders for their own meaningful worship time.

Summer Bible School

Lindale plans an exciting week of summer Bible School! Many volunteers from the church work together to create a memorable and meaningful week.

Wednesday Evening Programming

Lindale offers fall and winter Wednesday evening options twice a month. On Wednesday evenings in the fall, the children begin work on a Christmas Musical directed by Diane Burkholder, and church volunteers.  Theresa Horst, LCCP Director, leads the activity time each evening. During the winter program, the children rotate from station to station as they participate in a Winter Kids Club.

Bible and Flashlight Gifting

Lindale gifts each child an NIV Bible as they enter 3rd grade. They also receive a new mechanical pencil – encouraging them to underline their memory verses.  Each child entering Kindergarten is gifted with a small key chain flashlight.

Sunday Worship

Lindale values the presence of children during the Sunday morning worship service.  We provide Children’s bulletins and crayons each Sunday.  A Children’s Moment is frequently planned in the service to help the children connect with the sermon theme.

We are a church family that values children, teaches the Bible, and cares for each child.  We delight in our ministry to the children and pray they sense Jesus’ love for them through the love of the church.

Diane Burkholder,
Minister of Children’s Ministries