KidMarvel helps kids encounter God in a safe place and then invade the world for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. The most important thing a child receives from our environment is an experience with the Living God. To set the children up for encounters, we also teach Biblical stories and believe that the truth of the encounter and the Word will lead them and minister to them beyond our classroom time and into their adulthood. In this way, we pursue the mandate God gave to ministers of children in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Check in opens 15 minutes before each service, and children may be dropped off 10 minutes before service.
Drop off and pick up info will be provided at check in.
Our children’s ministry leadership practices the child-training paradigm of Danny Silk’s Loving Our Kid’s on Purpose. This philosophy equips our staff and volunteers to empower children to fulfill their God-given calling. “Loving Our Kids on Purpose introduces paradigms, perceptions, skills, and ideas that help parents reduce fear by eliminating the tool of punishment and strengthening the hearts of their children to fulfill their destiny” and offers powerful tools for children’s ministry leadership teams, as well.
The Superhero theme was not chosen for its relevance, although current popularity is a helpful coincidence in its attraction to children. Originally, the concept of superheroes emerged from the idea of empowering children to make a difference in their world—not when they’re adults, not tomorrow, but now. The theme also beautifully connects to identity, both Jesus’ as the ultimate hero and their own as New Creations in Christ. The powers of the heroes help children conceptualize their own unique spiritual gifts and their need for the unique abilities of others. In these ways, the theme fosters opportunities for greater understanding of purpose, identity and community.
The name meaning is also multidimensional. We want the kid’s to “marvel” at God—His splendor, His works, His mercy and His salvation. We also anticipate that the world will “marvel” at our kids as they grow in power in their gifts and in character in their relationship with Christ. We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit seeks to flow our kids to influence their relationships, behavior, and ministries.