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.

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 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.

  • Infant through Pre-K may attend two Community Group sessions while you, the parents/guardians, attend Community Group and the Worship Gathering.
  • Kindergartners are encouraged to attend their Community Group and the Worship Gathering with you; however, you may choose for them to attend two Community Group sessions instead.
  • 1st through 5th grade may attend one Community Group on Sunday mornings and participate in the Worship Gathering with you.

The Column article, “Families Growing in Worship Together,” explains why we value children’s participation in the entire worship service beginning in Kindergarten.

kidsatpraiseKids at Praise

Kindergarten through 5th grade: 
Led by Amy and Justin Newman
2nd, 4th, & 5th Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

K through 5th Grade will participate in The Prayer Gathering the first and third Wednesday of the month.  On the second, fourth, and fifth Wednesdays, they will have the option of participating in The Prayer Gathering with their family or Kids at Praise.

Kids at Praise is a musical learning and training experience to engage and equip children for meaningful worship through singing. Children participating in Kids at Praise will have opportunities to help lead worship among their peers and at corporate gatherings.

Kids at Praise Vimeo Channel
The Vimeo Channel can be used to access videos of the songs being learned including lyrics, music, and voices. This is a great tool for helping your child learn the songs and enhancing your family worship time.

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

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

8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 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 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.

6:30 – 7:30 pm
Prayer Gathering
Kids at Praise

Engaging the Presence of God Together



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