Leading children to trust and follow Christ by equipping them to live

a life of worship, a life in community and a life on mission.

Children’s Ministry

brooks-family-headerThe Children’s Ministry at MacArthur Blvd leads families to grow together in their love for Jesus.  We empower parents and parental figures as they embrace the biblical mandate to disciple their children and the children of the next generation.  We equip children to boldly live a life of love for the Lord that displays His love for others.

Please register children for Community Groups on Sept. 20 and review our COVID protocols.

A Life Of Worship

The Worship Gathering is the primary environment outside of the home where children are learning to live a life of worship. We provide a “Growing in Worship” document (and on-screen notes) designed to lead children to engage in both the music and preaching. It also challenges them to hear what God is specifically calling out in their own life and to respond accordingly during the week. Growing in Worship copies are available at the Welcome Desk each week and can also be printed at home (part of the Sunday Guide).

  • Kinder through 5th grade attend Community Groups on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. and participate in the Worship Gathering with you.
  • Our article, “Families Growing in Worship Together,” explains why we value children’s participation in the entire worship service beginning in Kindergarten.

kidsatpraiseKids at Praise

Kids at Praise is a training curriculum you can use at home to engage and equip your children for meaningful worship through singing.  The music featured through Kids at Praise is used in our opening Community Group time with kids as well as in the church-wide Worship Gathering.  Understanding what these songs mean and being familiar with singing them encourages children to participate in corporate singing and prepares them to help lead out in children’s gatherings.

Kids at Praise can be a great way to introduce family worship in your home or to bolster what you’re already doing.  The music videos are combined with the lyrics on screen for simplicity.  Stream them through the Vimeo app on your phone, tablet, or smart TV.  The Parent Guide will walk you through important background information, vocabulary development, biblical connections, and prayer/action responses.  The Children’s Workbook can be used by your children to show you what they already know or to demonstrate what they’re learning.

A new teaching set is added annually as Brandon Ramey (Music Minister) and Jamie Brooks (Family Pastor for Children) work together to focus on 5 songs each year.

Kids at Praise (KAP) Vimeo Channel

KAP 2020 Parent Guide

KAP 2020 Songbook

A Life In Community

Community Groups for Children are the primary environment where children develop unique Christ-centered relationships with each other around the word of God and prayer. We use The Gospel Project curriculum (by LifeWay) to build a strong biblical foundation as children learn how Christ and His Gospel fit into the entire story of the Bible, from creation to eternity. The Gospel Project follows the chronological order of the Bible over the course of three years. All classes will be covering the same lesson from The Gospel Project for Kids.

A Life On Mission

Currently online only – AWANA is an international, Bible-centered children’s ministry that focuses on Bible teaching, Scripture memorization, games and tons of fun. AWANA is our primary venue to equip children to live on mission with God. AWANA is for children 3 years old through 5th grade and our program meets throughout the school year.

To get more details about the AWANA program, including times we meet and age groups, tap here. >

Weekly Schedule

9:45 a.m.
Community Groups

Small groups meet and are designed to grow fellowship centered around the Word of God. Groups are age specific. Our leaders are trained adults who have a passion for seeing our children grow in their relationship with Christ.

6:00 – 7:30 pm
AWANA

AWANA is a time for fun, exciting games, Bible teaching and and scripture memorization. It’s designed to equip children to live on mission with God.

AWANA

CONTACT US

Jamie Brooks

Family Pastor for Children
 
 

Upcoming Events

8001 Mustang Drive, Irving, TX 75063
972 373 9833
Mon-Thurs: 8.00am - 5.00pm Closed Fridays