Children’s Ministries

Morning Star’s children’s ministry exists to assist parents in leading their children to follow Jesus.

We take seriously the responsibility to provide a safe and loving environment in which children can learn the Bible and take steps forward in their relationship with Jesus. Each lesson and activity strives to help children know Jesus, understand His Word, take the next step in their relationship with Christ, and equip them to share Jesus’ love with others.

In order to help each child might reach his or her spiritual potential, we take extensive steps to ensure that they feel and remain safe while in our care. Each volunteer is a church member who has been prepared and vetted to work with your child by means of:

  • An extensive application

  • An interview process with church leaders

  • A criminal background check

  • A minimum of two references

  • Mandatory sexual abuse awareness training

 

Nursery (birth to age 2)

  • Sunday School: During the Sunday School hour, children are cared for by volunteers who not only love babies and toddlers, they also love to share the Good News with each child in their care. Every week a simple Gospel truth is communicated to children through songs, stories, and prayers.

  • Sunday Morning Service: Nursery care is available during the 10:30 Sunday Worship Service.

Children (age 3 to Grade 5)

  • Sunday School: Our goal is to partner with parents and families to disciple your children. On Sundays, we encourage your child to discover and live their faith in Jesus as we explore the great stories of the Bible from cover to cover. We strive to create an engaging atmosphere in a purposeful, safe, and age-appropriate way. In Sunday school, we aim to give you the tools to facilitate and energize your family’s discipleship at home Monday through Saturday. 

  • Children’s Church: Our goal is to partner with parents and families to disciple your children. In children’s church, we will encourage your child to discover and live their faith in Jesus as we explore the great stories of the Bible from cover to cover. We strive to create an engaging atmosphere in a purposeful, safe, and age-appropriate way. In Children’s Church, we aim to prepare your children for adult worship services, as well as give you the tools to facilitate and energize your family’s discipleship at home Monday through Saturday. 

  • Reformation Day: Each year on (or near) Reformation Day, the children of Morning Star have the opportunity to participate in a fun morning of learning all about the Protestant Reformation through fun games and activities. 

  • Advent: Each year during Advent, the children of Morning Star participate in sharing the Good News of the birth of Christ (to our congregation) through song, scripture recitation, or a short play. 

  • New City Catechism: At Morning Star Church, we desire to assist parents in disciplining their children in creative ways. Join us as we participate together in learning the New City Catechism! Weekly resources are shared in a private Facebook Group. Join us!

Morning Service: 10:30a

Committed to Rockford

We love our city and are committed to seeing the gospel spread throughout Rockford. We're happy to be here and join with other churches in the area to serve our community.

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5500 Newburg Rd.

 Rockford, IL 61108 

(779) 324-2101