Children & Family Ministry
Partnering with parents to help children find and follow Jesus Christ.
General Information: Thornapple's Children's Ministries exist in partnership with parents to encourage children to know, love and follow Jesus, confessing him as Lord of their life. We believe that the parent has the greatest influence in a child’s life and that children are best served when mom and dad are intentional about building their faith. We believe it is our role to come alongside parents with supplemental tools and opportunities to help equip parents and reinforce what is being taught at home.
For a calendar of all our events for children and students, click here.
SUNDAY Ministries at 9:00 & 10:30am:
Sunday Morning Ministries September through May include Nursery, Children's Worship, Promiseland, and Special Needs care. Nursery & Special Needs care is available at both the 9:00 & 10:30 services. Children's Worship is available for children aged 4 through 3rd grade during the 9:00 worship hour. Promiseland is for children 3 years through 6th grade at the 10:30 service. For information on middle and high school classes, click here.
Summer Sunday Mornings, June through August: This program is for 4 year olds through fall 1st graders and takes place during both morning services. Younger children are in nurseries and older children should plan to worship with their families.
Summer Ministries: To learn about our Summer Children's Ministry events, click here.
Wednesday evening programming, September through March is for 4th grade and up. The evening begins at 6:30pm. For more on Wednesday programming, click here. Periodically there will be all church dinners prior to Wednesday evening programming. Refer to the Wednesday evening schedule for information and dinner registration for on upcoming dinners.
For a calendar of all our events, please click here
If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering in one of our ministries to children and families, please contact Thornapple Children's Ministries:
- Lynne McLaughlin - Minister to Children at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lisa Udell - Minister to Children at email@example.com
- Or call us at 616-957-0580.
To view photo albums from a few of our previous events see below.