Youth Programs and MinistryPhoto of campers.

2nd-3rd Grade

 

Mount Olivet Church offers a variety of programs forchildren and youth of all ages.  If you have questions regarding youth ministry, please contact a member of the youth ministry team or call the church office at 612.926.7651 for additional information regarding programs at either of our campus locations.

September-May Programs
Sunday Church School
Join us as we introduce important Bible stories using storytelling, craft time and dramatic play.  Each week we build on the fundamentals of faith, learning about the stories in the Bible and God’s love for us.

Hosanna Choir
A choir designed for 2nd and 3rd graders who are now "reading to learn." Instruction focuses on expanding the child’s knowledge of music fundamentals, as well as beginning the process of reading music.

Summer
Camp Cheer
Join Betty LiaBraaten, Edina Cheerleader, and her mom, Amee, Edina PhyEd teacher, for three fun-filled mornings of Camp Cheer!

Cathedral of the Pines Camp
Cathedral of the Pines, a youth camp located 260 miles north of Minneapolis, combines some of the best ingredients for a positive summer experience...prayer, praise, education and recreation. The camp schedule includes separate weeks for children entering third grade through high school graduating seniors. Adult and family retreats are offered throughout the camping season.

FunDays
Four one-day adventures for K-2nd graders and 3rd-6th graders in June and August. Click above for dates, details, and registration.

God's Kids Sing!
God's Kids Sing! is a fun-filled creative arts camp for children entering 1st through 6th grade. Every day participants will have a blast singing, moving, and making awesome art projects in sessions lead by professional educators and enthusiastic high school counselors. Bring a school friend and make some new ones - God's Kids Sing! is tons of fun for everyone!

King's Kids Camps
King's Kids Camps are held at our West Campus in Victoria, MN.  Students meet at either our Minneapolis or West Campus in the morning. Campers and counselors will have fun with outdoor and indoor activities, crafts, swimming (with a certified lifeguard), games, faith-building activities, chapel time, and so much more! Members, non-members, and friends welcome!

Vacation Bible School
Summer offers the perfect time for some of our youngest friends a chance to grow in their faith and make new friends through Vacation Bible School. Together we explore God’s great world and learn Bible stories, create crafts, play games and activities, and sing songs in a special 4-morning summer adventure.  Available at both campuses.

Year-round
Children & Family Ministry Events
Whether it is through a special Advent family event or volunteering together on a service project, fun-filled, faith-building events are held throughout the year. Families or all shapes and sizes welcome.

Parents Share
Parents Share meets Wednesdays from 9:30-11am, and is FREE except for nominal childcare fees and three multi-week book discussions each year.  Come for great learning and conversation throughout the year. The group is facilitated by Marilyn Sharpe, a long-time parenting educator and Mount Olivet member.

Mar
30
March 30
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child.
Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)
Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.org
Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Apr
06
April 06
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child.
Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)
Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.org
Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Apr
13
April 13
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child.
Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)
Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.org
Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Apr
20
April 20
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child.
Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)
Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.org
Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Apr
27
April 27
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child.
Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)
Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.org
Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Jun
09
June 09
Friday 8:30 AM
Get fired up for the summer with this action-packed Field Day! We’ll be testing out our many skills through fun-filled team events and friendly competition. Transportation is provided from the West Campus to the Minneapolis Campus. Please pack a lunch for the day and bring your team spirit! Open to 3rd – 6th graders as of Summer 2017. Cost: $40.00 for the day. Includes: Activities and Snacks. Contact: Tasha Holifield (TashaH@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504) or Josh Nelson (JoshN@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2284).
Minneapolis: Gym
Jun
15
June 15
Thursday 6:00 PM
Spend an evening out at the West Campus enjoying an outdoor movie night with your family! This is a perfect chance to gather for a bonfire and movie night with friends and family. Bring a blanket or outdoor chair to enjoy the show – movie selections to be announced. Cost: Free. Contact: Amber Kuntz (AmberK@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Tasha Holifield (TashaH@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504) or Josh Nelson (JoshN@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2284) with questions.
West: No Room Needed
Jun
19
June 19
Monday 9:00 AM
Join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 19th – 22nd at both the Minneapolis and West Campuses. Children who are 4 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017) through those entering 2nd grade will love exploring Friendship – our theme for fun and faith-filled mornings! VBS is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and features Bible Stories, music, arts and crafts, story time, games, snack time, and more. Children will learn how Jesus taught us to be good friends – to care, serve, forgive, and love one another. We will conclude our week with a Children’s Worship service and picnic in the courtyard. Don’t miss the boat on our VBS Friendship Cruise! Students entering grades 7-12 interested in volunteering to assist with Vacation Bible School should contact Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504) or Josh Nelson (JoshN@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2284).
West: Sanctuary
Jun
19
June 19
Monday 9:00 AM
Join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 19th – 22nd at both the Minneapolis and West Campuses. Children who are 4 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017) through those entering 2nd grade will love exploring Friendship – our theme for fun and faith-filled mornings! VBS is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and features Bible Stories, music, arts and crafts, story time, games, snack time, and more. Children will learn how Jesus taught us to be good friends – to care, serve, forgive, and love one another. We will conclude our week with a Children’s Worship service and picnic in the courtyard. Don’t miss the boat on our VBS Friendship Cruise! Students entering grades 7-12 interested in volunteering to assist with Vacation Bible School should contact Amber Kuntz (AmberK@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Josh Nelson (JoshN@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2284).
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis
Jun
20
June 20
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 19th – 22nd at both the Minneapolis and West Campuses. Children who are 4 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017) through those entering 2nd grade will love exploring Friendship – our theme for fun and faith-filled mornings! VBS is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and features Bible Stories, music, arts and crafts, story time, games, snack time, and more. Children will learn how Jesus taught us to be good friends – to care, serve, forgive, and love one another. We will conclude our week with a Children’s Worship service and picnic in the courtyard. Don’t miss the boat on our VBS Friendship Cruise! Students entering grades 7-12 interested in volunteering to assist with Vacation Bible School should contact Amber Kuntz (AmberK@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Josh Nelson (JoshN@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2284).
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis