Kids & Youth

Welcome to Mercy Road Kids!

Our mission is to make each child and their parents feel known, loved and secure! We strive to create a caring community of children, parents, caregivers, and leaders, all working together to grow our knowledge, love, and trust in Jesus Christ.

Mercy Road Kids proudly partners with Orange Curriculum. Our lessons combine childhood development techniques and practical theology to grow your child's personal faith at every stage. We also value keeping our student-to-teacher ratios small for relational discipleship.

The values we strive to teach and model to our students are:

  • To know and love Jesus.
  • To love others well. 
  • To intentionally learn how to pray and grow in our relationship with Jesus.
  • To learn how much God loves us.

The values we strive to have for our student's parents:

  • To cherish your children.
  • To provide you with parent resources.
  • To encourage and support you in your parenting journey. 
  • To value you and communicate with you.

Register your child(ren) here. 

We always welcome drop-ins on a Sunday, just head to the Mercy Kids check-in desk.

If you wish to register your child with us, you will get a personalized security sticker each time they attend Mercy Kids. Registration forms are available at the check-in desk or click the link above.

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First Visit for your child?

We welcome kids to visit and participate in our nursery, preschool and elementary classes!  When you arrive on Sunday, please bring your child to the Kids Ministry check-in desk. There you will be warmly greeted and given security stickers, one for your child and one for you to keep.  Depending on the age of your children, they’ll either go directly into the nursery/toddler room or head with you to get settled in the Worship Center. Kids will be dismissed to their classes, accompanied by their leaders, during the service.

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Curriculum

At Mercy Road we believe that every child is made in the image of God and has the potential to do remarkable things. We have partnered with Orange and use the First Look and 252 Kids Curriculum. The Orange curriculum combines child development and theology to create a comprehensive children’s ministry strategy.  We agree that when we at Mercy Road, partner with parents and caregivers, there is greater impact. We will equip you with tools like tangible cues to use at strategic times throughout the week to reinforce what was talked about on Sundays. We are committed to helping you do more for your child’s faith by providing resources, guidance, love and community.

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Weekend Programming

FIRST LOOK ROOM (Infants through age 3)

Our nursery provides a safe, loving environment for your littlest ones.  We weave creative activities, music, video presentations and small group discussions to reinforce one clear and simple bottom line each week so kids can walk or crawl way and remember what matters most.

WONDER ROOM (Preschool and Kindergarten)

Our preschool leaders want your kids to grow up making wiser choices, building stronger relationships and developing a deeper faith.  We use three relational motives in our preschool room… Wonder, Discovery and Passion. Each Sunday, lessons are filled with intentional fun and connection to God’s truth. At Mercy Road Church we believe that prayer is a gift from God to help us have a relationship with Him and we start teaching about prayer in our preschool room. We pray weekly with and for our students.

DISCOVERY ROOM (Elementary 1st-2nd and 3rd-5th grade)

At Mercy Road we want every elementary student to trust in Jesus in a way that transforms how they love God, themselves, and the world around them. This is accomplished through relational ministry. We share the teachings of Jesus in a way that students can understand and apply to their current life situations. We provide small group settings with consistent, caring leaders that know and love your child.

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Youth / TreeHouse

Mercy Road Youth

At Mercy Road church we want to provide a safe space and opportunities for our young people in 6th-12th grade to grow in their relationship with Jesus.  We all know that being a teenager in today’s society can be challenging. Our kids today face issues and pressures that simply did not exist when we were growing up.  We want to be here to provide a positive, Christ - centered group to help support them in their walk with Jesus. Our goal is to clearly communicate to our teens that they are Loveable, capable ,and worthwhile, they are loved without strings, and that they are not alone. At Mercy Road Church we believe in the power of the Gospel to both save, and transform lives (Titus 2:11-14)  In addition to our Wednesday night TreeHouse program, we have a Donuts and Devotions group that meets during the service the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. We also have several exciting youth adventures spread out through the year. We will be going on fishing trips, canoeing, hiking in the woods, and lots more! One-on-One mentoring is also available with youth leaders who have been trained and background checked.

TreeHouse Youth

Our Wednesday night youth group is operated as a partnership with TreeHouse youth.  TreeHouse is a faith based non-profit that provides a safe place for teens where they will receive unconditional love and expert guidance.

Donuts and Devotions

Donuts and Devotions meets during the Church Services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month.

Students will come in to the sanctuary for worship and will be dismissed to the conference room during the announcements.

Devotion time will consist of a tasty snack, check in / Prayer, and reading and discussion of a devotion for the day, or the New City Catechism.

The purpose of the time is to build community among the youth in the church, and with the youth leaders, and to provide encouragement and support for our kids as they navigate the challenges of life as a teen.  During our Devotional time we will focus on the importance of spending time in the Word, in prayer, and in positive Christian community. Our hope is to support the example that their parents are setting that faith is something central to our lives, and not something we do “on the side”