Partnering with parents to help
children find and follow Jesus Christ. 

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.

Sunday Morning Ministries September through May include Nursery, Children's Worship, Crew 52, and Special Needs care. Nursery  care is available at both services. Children's Worship is available for children aged 4 through 1st grade during the both services. Crew 52 is for children 2nd grade through 5th grade at both services. Special Needs care is individualized and arranged as needed. For information on middle and high school classes, click here. Note: The schedule can change around holidays (Christmas, Easter...) so please consult the church calendar. 

Summer Sunday Mornings, June through August: This program is for 4 year olds through fall 1st graders and takes place during the morning service. Younger children are in nurseries and older children should plan to worship with their families in the Sanctuary. To sign up to serve, please go here. This ministry is staffed by parent volunteers.

Trailblazers - 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings, September through March for 3rd to 5th graders. The evening begins at 6:30pm. For more on Trailblazers, click here

To read our Child Protection Policy, click here.

for resources for parents, click here.

If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering in one of our ministries to children and families click here or contact Thornapple Children's Ministries: