We desire to partner with families to develop a spiritual foundation which will, in God’s timing, lead your child to a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.


Children participate in a safe, nurturing, and age-appropriate environment while attending our Sunday morning programing. Our teaching endeavors to supplement the Christian nurturing and training the child receives at home.

Classes are segmented by age/development stage, from newborns through elementary school age.

  • Each classroom is staffed by volunteers who are committed to the spiritual development of each child.  These volunteers and teachers typically serve one Sunday per month.
  • Our littlest children learn through group interaction, age-appropriate teaching, and craft activities in a fun, child-centered environment.
  • Children in K-5 grades gather all together in both large and small group settings. These children learn Biblical truths and principles through drama, music, video and audio instruction, crafts, teaching, and application activities.
What We're Up To Now....

We currently have all of our chilren's classrooms open. They are welcome to join us for age appropriate teaching and fun each Sunday morning.  If you plan to have your kids join this group, please stop by the check-in desk before you enter the sanctuary so we can issue your child a name tag and answer any questions. Your children who are not yet school age can be dropped off right away while kids K-5th grade will worship with you in the main service and be released halfway through before the sermon starts.

We hope you enjoyed our weekly pre-recorded virtual children's services during the time that our regular children's program was temporarily suspended as a result of COVID-19.  Feel free to reference our video library at any time!  Each video typically runs for 10-15 minutes and includes a variety of content. Kids of all ages find these Christ centered lessons to be highly engaging and memorable.

Children's Video Library

Questions & Answers


Children must first stop by the check-in area and then be escorted by a parent or guardian to the classroom noted on their name tag. Volunteers are available to assist with any questions or concerns. At the end of our ministry time, kids must be checked out by a parent or guardian, bearing the claim tag that was issued at check-in.

We're glad you asked. You can start with office@tabernaclecommunity.org, and Michelle or another individual will get back to you.

Children's Ministry Team

Mike Gundy
  • Children's Admin
Chad Bridle
  • Children's Admin
Alf Clark
  • Elder
Nate Westrate
  • Elder
Mulonge "Musa" Kalumbula
  • Virtual Teacher
Mia Helweg
  • Virtual Teacher
Michelle Hoeksema
  • Community Administrator (Student Ministry Co-Director, Office & Facility Manager)

Pre-Recorded Children's Service Example