Children are a gift from God! Attend any service at Mount Vernon, and you’ll see how much we love children. We have a lot of them, and believe that each one is a gift from God. God calls parents to be the primary disciple-makers of their children. Mount Vernon is here to partner with them in that task. Through our ministries and the friendships parents make, we seek to be intentional to speak the Word of God into the lives of children so they might hear and respond to the good news of King Jesus, who died and rose to save sinners.

For more resources, please read the following articles “Parenting: The Basics” and “Parenting: In the Church”

Preschool (Birth-Kindergarten)

It is never too early to begin to teach children the truth of the Gospel. From the smallest of infants to the most energetic of preschoolers, we want to tell them that God made them for His glory!

Sunday School

Sundays 9:15-10:15 am

During Sunday School, our nursery workers love and care for your children and provide a safe and enjoyable place for them to rest, play, and be fed. We teach curriculum from Children Desiring God, Show Me Jesus, and The Gospel Project.

Wee Worship

Sundays 10:15-11:50 am

During our morning worship service, we provide childcare for children birth-preK with activities, Bible studies, snacks, and recreation.

Equipping Kids

Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm

While you enjoy Equipping Matters, your preschoolers enjoy singing, Bible studies, and activities from Praise Factory.

Elementary (1st – 6th grade)

talking and having fun at church
We want to capitalize on theses very formative years in children’s lives as they begin asking personal questions about God and the Gospel.

Sunday School

Sundays 9:15-10:15 am

Classes are divided into groups by grades, and are taught from Children Desiring God.

Equipping Kids

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm

Classes are divided into groups by grades. Half of their time is spent playing games and half is spent studying The Gospel Story Curriculum.

Special Events

Throughout the year there are a number of special events for elementary kids, included service projects and mission trips, basketball camp, and summer camp at Camp Arrowwood.

Youth (grades 7th-12th)

We desire for our youth to repent and believe in the Gospel and be well prepared to enter adulthood with a biblical worldview. We encourage members to personally invest in and disciple the youth by their instruction and example. Youth Ministry Overview

Sunday School

Sundays 9:15-10:15am

Youth gather for teaching in a large group setting followed by small group discussion with their peers. We use Desiring God curriculum for youth.

Equipping Students

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm

Youth meet Wednesday nights after dinner for fellowship and inductive Bible study during the fall and spring. This is a group study and discussion led by a member of the church.

Special Events & Retreats

There are a number of special events and retreats for youth throughout the year. They have a monthly Saturday night fellowship and A Game & A Good Word. There is also a winter retreat, local service projects and mission trips, a rafting trip, and summer retreat to the D3 Conference. Family and friends are welcome to participate.

Child Protection Policy

We take the children’s safety and well-being very seriously. We have a detailed “sick-child policy” and check-in and check-out procedures. Furthermore, all childcare workers undergo a background check and must complete our Child Protection Class. Read our Child Protection Manual.