Youth Programs and MinistryPhoto of a Pre-K class and teacher.

Pre-K (3-5 years)

Mount Olivet Church offers a variety of programs for children 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
Sunday Church School
Our Sunday Church School adventure integrates learning through Bible stories, faith formation and service projects. Each week we build on the fundamentals of faith, learning about the stories in the Bible and God’s love for us through storytelling, crafts and dramatic play. We welcome all children who will be at least three years old by September 1, 2016.

Mount Olivet Preschool
Mount Olivet Preschool provides a nurturing, loving environment for 40 children. We believe in offering a social experience, with Christian influence, where children can safely develop their own interests and abilities. Our certified teachers help build confidence and skills during creative and free play, group times and physical activity.

Cherub Choir
Through singing and musical games, these very young singers begin their choir experience in an atmosphere where they are recognized and loved as children of God, and an important part of our church family.

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

Musikgarten
A musical experience designed to bring the joy of music to parent/caregiver and child. Each half hour session is designed for parents/caregivers and their babies and toddlers, ages newborn to three years. Activities include songs, movement, focused listening and the use of simple instruments. Please click link above for tuition and schedule details.

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.

Summer
Preschool Summer Sampler
See what Mount Olivet Preschool is all about while we have fun exploring summertime themes! We'll meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in our preschool classrooms. Our days will include art, circle time, music, indoor and outdoor games, and a snack. Please join us if you will be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2016! We want to meet you!

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.

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 Amber Kuntz (AmberK@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Josh Nelson (JoshN@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2284).
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis