Children are a vital part of any community and the church is no exception. In fact Jesus scolded those who tried to push children away from him because they thought adults were more important. The Bible makes it quite clear that children are uniquely special and precious to God – in fact they are a gift from Him (Deut. 7:13; Ps. 127:3). The challenge to us as adults is to find relevant and purposeful ways to fulfill God’s desire for faith in Him to be passed from generation to generation. (Deut.4:9-10)
MOUNT PLEASANT KIDS
SUNDAY MORNING CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
MPK stands for Mount Pleasant Kids. It is a Sunday morning ministry that provides age appropriate teaching in the Christian faith to children. The vision is for each child to know that God loves them and has a plan for their life.
MPK aims to provide excellence in care to our families, both children and their parents / carers. We aim to provide an engaging and stimulating time each week for the children. Our wonderful team of leaders hope to create a loving and caring atmosphere where the Holy Spirit can move and be at work in children’s lives.
Your child’s safety is a key priority at MPK. Our programmes follow the “Safe Churches” guidelines and are led by volunteers who receive ongoing training. All MPK volunteers are required to have a current ‘Working With Children Check’ and a National Police certificate. We have Safety Helpers on duty each week as well as a rigorous signing in and out procedure. We ask parents to support MPK’s safety policy and to familiarise themselves with the sigh in and out procedure.
Steps consists of 3 separate rooms for our very youngest children:
God’s love is demonstrated through care and purposeful play. Leaders partner with parents to allow very young children to experience God’s love through positive, caring relationships.
SKIP stands for ‘Small Kids In Praise’ and ministers to Pre-Primary and Kindy aged children.
SKIP aims to teach and demonstrate the love of God through excellence in care, creative activities, songs and Bible stories. SKIP is colourful, fun and interactive. SKIP leaders partner with parents to allow young children to be introduced to Jesus, the Bible, prayer and friendship.
These 2 programmes are aimed at Primary aged children:
In Runners and Sprinters God’s love is demonstrated and taught through worship, interactive and engaging activities as well as small group dynamics. Children are encouraged to run the race of faith as they learn how to become followers of Jesus through in depth Bible teaching. Children are supported as they discover more about their own relationship with God and other people. Leaders partner with parents to develop positive, nurturing relationships in the children’s lives.
Cooby Kids is the MPK Children’s programme at our Coolbellup Campus. It is a multi-aged programme which aims to create a loving and caring atmosphere where God’s love is taught through Bible stories, games and craft. Cooby Kids leaders partner with parents to experience God’s love through positive relationships.
Baby dedications are held at various times throughout the year as part of the Sunday morning celebration services. A baby’s dedication is an important occasion for parents to bring their child before the Lord to ask for His blessing on their life. It is also an important occasion for the wider church family to welcome the child and to commit to helping the parents to raise their child in the Christian faith.
Parents should register their interest to the Church Office. You will be contacted to talk through the Dedication process. The family is presented with a certificate and a small gift from the Church as a token of our desire to help you raise and nurture your child in faith.
1-2-1 across the age groups
The 1-2-1 programme demonstrates God’s love by offering care and support for children with special needs on an individual basis. Special needs children are in this way integrated into the age appropriate programme where they are able to access and experience Christian teaching.
Tumble Tots is the name of our playgroup, led by coordinators from Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. We not only believe in providing an opportunity for fun, but also wish to reflect our Christian beliefs and values in all we do. Therefore we say grace before morning tea and may include age appropriate songs and occasional Bible stories. We would love you to join in with your child at craft time, singing and story time.
Tumble Tots Playgroup wishes to provide an opportunity for parents, grandparents & caregivers in our local area to meet others who are caring for small children. We aim to provide friendship, support and socialisation in a caring environment. We look forward to meeting you and your family.
– Margie Scott and the Tumble Tots Team
$50 per term for the first child, $25 for the second, additional children are free. Fees are payable at the beginning of each term.
We would like to encourage parents, grandparents and caregivers to give of their time to go on a simple roster once a term to provide morning tea for the adults, preparing the children’s morning tea and cleanup. Please be aware that we are a nut free zone. We always aim to have an environment that is safe but parents, grandparents and caregivers are responsible for the supervision and behaviour of their children.
Please remember to keep your child home if they are unwell. Coughing sneezing and running noses are all contagious.
Please also remember to keep children out of the food preparation area. Keeping your children safe and healthy is very important to us.