Children's Ministry

The Bible often tells us about God’s tender heart for children. He demonstrated his love for little ones by spending time with them, and yes, even going to the cross for them. We want children at Prairie Hill to understand that Jesus loves each one of them very much and that he wants them to know him.

Our teachers have a desire to come alongside parents to help instruct every child how to love and worship God. We do this through bible lessons and hands-on activities. We believe it is a blessing to serve, protect and love the most vulnerable in our world.

Nursery

We  provide care for infants to 4 years during both the Educational Hour and the Worship Service.

Treasure Seekers (Sunday School)

Our Sunday School classes (for children ages nursery-Grade 5)  provide age-appropriate Bible lessons and learning activities that are fun and educational.  The children learn about the character of God, the work of Christ, and the means of living in right relationship to Him.

Children’s Church and 345's Program

Children are welcome during our worship service and have the option to attend Children’s Church or 345's for the second half of the service. During that time, they will have a Bible lesson, an activity, and singing time.

The pastor will announce during the service when it’s time for Children’s Church and the 345's programs to begin. At that time, children from age four to fifth grade exit the rear of the sanctuary where their teachers will meet them. After the service, parents can pick their children up from their classrooms.

Safety

All children's ministry staff and volunteers are required to attend Child Safety Training and undergo background checks prior to working with children.

Child Dedications

Prairie Hill offers Child Dedications for infants and young children in our worship services on a per request basis.

Child dedication is an important step for your family, yet it’s not the same thing as salvation or baptism. When Christian parents dedicate a child, they are making a promise to the Lord before the church congregation to raise their son or daughter in a godly way, and provide an environment where their child learns about Jesus and has an opportunity to accept him as their personal Lord and Savior. The congregation responds by making an oath to support the family with encouragement and prayer.

Call the Children's Ministry at 952.937.9593 or email Melissa at for more information.

Typical Sunday Schedule:

9:00-10:00 AM (Education Hour)
  • Infants (birth - 23 months) are in the Nursery, Room 201.
  • Children (2 years - 5th grade) start in Room 207 for our Treasure Seeker program.  Then 2 - 4 year olds move to Room 200.  Kindergarten - 5th grade moves to Room 205.
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8) meet in Room 202
  • High School (Grades 9-12) meet in Rooms 204/206
  • Adults meet in various rooms, please see Event Calendar for details.
10:00-10:30 AM (Coffee and Connect Time)
  • Everyone gathers or rejoins in the Fellowship Hall.
10:30-11:30 AM (Worship Service)
  • Birth - 4 years are in the nursery, Room 200
  • Children (4 years - 2nd grade) start with parents in the sanctuary and are then dismissed for Children's Church to Room 207.
  • Children (3rd grade- 5th grade) start with parents in the sanctuary and are then dismissed for 345's to Room 207.

Staff

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Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14