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, 2017.

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, there is a 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, 2018! 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.Parents Share meets Wednesdays from 9:30-11am, there is a 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.

Jul
19
July 19
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children 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
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Jul
24
July 24
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah! Mother/daughter team Amee and Betty LiaBraaten invite all kids entering K-2nd grade to learn cheer basics, create crafts, and perform a routine for your families on the last morning!

Betty is a cheerleader at Edina and Amee is a Physical Education teacher in the Edina Schools; both have volunteered as Sunday Church School teachers for years! Their cheerleading friends will help lead this fun and faith-filled camp.

Cost: $35. Includes: Crafts, T-Shirt, and PomPoms
Minneapolis: Gym
Jul
25
July 25
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah! Mother/daughter team Amee and Betty LiaBraaten invite all kids entering K-2nd grade to learn cheer basics, create crafts, and perform a routine for your families on the last morning!

Betty is a cheerleader at Edina and Amee is a Physical Education teacher in the Edina Schools; both have volunteered as Sunday Church School teachers for years! Their cheerleading friends will help lead this fun and faith-filled camp.

Cost: $35. Includes: Crafts, T-Shirt, and PomPoms
Minneapolis: Gym
Jul
26
July 26
Thursday 9:00 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah! Mother/daughter team Amee and Betty LiaBraaten invite all kids entering K-2nd grade to learn cheer basics, create crafts, and perform a routine for your families on the last morning!

Betty is a cheerleader at Edina and Amee is a Physical Education teacher in the Edina Schools; both have volunteered as Sunday Church School teachers for years! Their cheerleading friends will help lead this fun and faith-filled camp.

Cost: $35. Includes: Crafts, T-Shirt, and PomPoms
Minneapolis: Gym
Jul
26
July 26
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children 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
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Jul
30
July 30
Monday 8:30 AM
Need an ark? We Noah guy! Come two by two and explore your faith in the ideal camp setting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Meet new friends, share in fellowship as we learn about Noah’s Ark this week. Cost: $150.00 ($50 non-refundable) includes transportation from both Minneapolis and West campuses, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, and crafts. King’s Kids Counselors (7th – 12th Grade) Cost: Free!
Minneapolis: Classroom 207A
Jul
31
July 31
Tuesday 8:30 AM
Need an ark? We Noah guy! Come two by two and explore your faith in the ideal camp setting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Meet new friends, share in fellowship as we learn about Noah’s Ark this week. Cost: $150.00 ($50 non-refundable) includes transportation from both Minneapolis and West campuses, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, and crafts. King’s Kids Counselors (7th – 12th Grade) Cost: Free!
Minneapolis: Classroom 207A
Aug
01
August 01
Wednesday 8:30 AM
Need an ark? We Noah guy! Come two by two and explore your faith in the ideal camp setting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Meet new friends, share in fellowship as we learn about Noah’s Ark this week. Cost: $150.00 ($50 non-refundable) includes transportation from both Minneapolis and West campuses, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, and crafts. King’s Kids Counselors (7th – 12th Grade) Cost: Free!
Minneapolis: Classroom 207A