Groups & Programs

There is a place for you here!


Come learn and grow together in faith! Mount Olivet offers a variety of groups and programs for children and families. Some are ongoing; others happen periodically. Some are just for kids; others are for parents and caregivers. In all of our activities, we seek to support children and families in their journey of faith and give them tools and resources along the way. All are welcome.

Growing Families

Do you want to help your kids feel more at home at church? Do you want to meet other parents experiencing the same joys and confusions as you in this wonderful (and just plain full) stage of life? Then this is the group for you! Growing Families meets once a month on Sunday after the 10am worship service. It’s a chance for adults and kids to discuss the week’s Bible lesson, pray together, and play together. Food is provided and childcare options are available.

Mpls Growing Families – Second Sunday of each month starting in October

West Growing Families – First Sunday of each month starting in October

For more information, contact Pastor Dixon at

Summer Camps

We’re ready for a great summer at Mount Olivet! Each week will have themed activities including crafts, movement games, music, service learning, and FUN! Join us for one week or the whole summer. Each Day Camp costs $300 for members and $340 for non-members, both prices include snacks, a T-shirt, activities, and field trips. The camp day runs from 8:30am-4:30pm with extended day care available from 7:30am to 5:30pm at no additional cost.

Day Camps offered Kindergarten through 5th grade, with middle school options for children entering 6th through 8th grade for the school year beginning Fall 2024.

Learn more here

*All field trips are subject to change!

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Each week in Musikgarten, children birth to three years of age, along with the adults who love them, gather to create and experience the magic of music in a safe and loving community. Join us as we sing, dance, wiggle, laugh, play instruments, and experience the joy that only music can provide! Musikgarten brings together the values of music, nature, and early childhood education.  The philosophy behind Musikgarten is to provide babies and toddlers with some of the most enjoyable parts of childhood: music and movement. Early music education is a powerful tool that can help children exercise their speech, social skills, self-esteem, focus, motor skills, creativity  and many other important stages of early childhood development. The best part of Musikgarten is that it makes all of these things fun!

Classes are 30 minutes in length and offered on Tuesday morning, Tuesday evening, Thursday morning or Friday morning to fit almost every schedule.

Click here to register for our Winter/Spring Session (January 16, 2024 – April 26, 2024), $140 for 14 weeks
Click here to register for our Birth – 3 years old May sessions (April 30, 2024 – May 24, 2024), $40 for 4 weeks
Click here to register for our Birth – 5 years old Summer sessions (June 11, 2024 – August 1, 2024), $65 for 6 weeks

For more information, contact Colleen Roess at 612.767.2258 or by email.


Join Amy Porthan for the fall session of Babygarten at Mount Olivet! This 6-week class designed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist focuses on reading, rhyming, and hands-on activities. More than a storytime or playgroup – we’ll encourage pre-literacy skills for children in a fun, faith-based environment for children.

Questions? Amy Porthan by email or 612.767.2285.

Parent Share

Parents Share, is a gathering of parents, who bring their current parenting issues and gather the wisdom and experience of all of the parents who attend. Marilyn Sharpe, Mount Olivet member and certified parent educator, facilitates the group. There are three 8-week sessions throughout the school year, limited nursery is provided at no cost.

Parents Share will meet at the Minneapolis Campus in room 199 from 9:30-11am this winter on January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21, and 28.

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