Children’s Ministries

At Ivanrest Church, each child will discover and apply these steps in their faith walk:

1. Understanding and feeling God’s love. This will be accomplished through hearing Bible stories, age appropriate memory work and connecting Truth to their lives.

2. Worship is pleasing to God. This will be accomplished through singing Worship songs and doing active rhymes.

3. Showing God’s love.  This will be accomplished through making crafts together and learning how to act kindly during organized games.

4. Hearing Bible Stories and connecting the Truth to their lives.


Our ikids ministry is for children infants-kindergarten that meets during the morning worship services (8:30 AM and 11:00 AM). Your children are welcome to join us in a loving and safe environment where they can learn more about the love of Jesus!

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When: During morning worship services (8:30am and 11:00am)
Where: In various children’s ministry rooms
Date: Year round

Nursery: Birth-Young 2s

2s-Young 3s

Preschool: 3 by 9/1 of the current school year until Kindergarten

Kindergarten: Pre-K & Kindergarten

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Our Sunday morning high energy program for kids in grades 1-5. It is a place where we strive to engage, and love kids through lessons, games, movies, and much more. It’s a place where we make every effort to prepare kids to be a light in our dark world.

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When: Typically first 3 Sundays of every month (September-May), 9:45am-10:45am
Where: The West Wing

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ikids treasures is a ministry created to better serve our children with special needs here at Ivanrest Church and to make their worship experience the best it can be. Please contact Anna Zylstra, ikids Coordinator for more details if your child has special needs.

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When: 8:30 and 11:00am services
Where: In various children’s ministry rooms
Date: September – May school year
Who: Any child from birth through Kindergarten that has special needs.

Music In Motion

This fun, 45-minute program for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver is held on Tuesdays from 9:30am-11:00 am (September-December & January-April). Doors open at 9:00 am. It is designed to help children appreciate music, rhymes, rhythm and more!

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When: 9:30am to 11:00am
Where: West Wing
Dates: 12 weeks before Christmas and 12 weeks after Christmas
Ages: Toddlers to Kindergarten

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Our weekday, bi-monthly group is for girls in grades 3rd-6th grade. GEMS is a place where friendships blossom, and girls learn how to be the hands and feet of Jesus. They learn to look past the magazines and movies and how to see their beauty and talent through Jesus’ eyes.

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When: 6:45­pm – 8:30pm
Where: The West Wing
Dates: The second and fourth Wednesdays of every month (September­-April),
Who: Girls 3rd­ – 6th Grade

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Projects, large group games and small groups are utilized in this relationship driven Cadet Corps. Counselors spend time with young men showing them God’s love through this program.

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When: 7:00pm – 8:45pm
Where: West Wing
Dates: First and third Mondays in September to April
Who: grades 3-6 boys

Summer Breakout

Summer Breakout Open Gym
Need to get out of the house and burn off some energy? Summer Breakout Open Gym is the place for you. With no agenda other than to have fun and play with friends Summer Breakout Open Gym is a time to have fun and build friendships. Open Gym (2019 dates TBD) will be from 9-11am and are for children from birth to 3rd grade.

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When: 2019 dates TBD
Where: The West Wing
Who: kids birth to 3rd grade