Living Word’s Children Ministry

We start with a story…every Sunday kids hear a Bible story at Living Word. Our stories are told with manipulative wooden figures that help kids focus.  Then we find active and entertaining ways to reinforce the story.  The kids ask questions and wonder about what they’ve heard and leaders work intentionally to connect the story to the lives of the kids…because we believe these stories have power and help us make a difference in how we live today.


Sunday Mornings

9: 00 Classes

Nursery for birth to age two

2’s and younger 3’s in room 114

Older 3’s through Pre-K in room 111

Kindergarten through 2nd grade in room 216

3rd-5th grades in room 205/207

10:30 Classes

Nursery for birth to age two

2’s and younger 3’s in room 114

Older 3’s through Pre-K in room 111

Kindergarten through 2nd grade in room 108

3rd-5th Grades are in worship at the LW Kid’s Spot where they are guided through the worship service.

Kids Communion and Baptism

At Living Word we believe children can be involved in the holy moments provided by our sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism. With the blessing of our Pastor, David Israel, children come into the worship service each Sunday and receive Communion and then return to their classrooms.  When a child is baptized, the LW kids sit on the floor in the front of the worship center and greet a new sister or brother in Christ with cheers and clapping.

LW Kid's Spot

Community Worship is essential to the faith life of Living Word UMC.  Since we offer learning concurrent with worship we have recognized that some children can reach age 11 and never have experienced a worship service.

To help children feel connections to their worshipping community and to help them learn how to worship we provide LW Kid’s Spot at the 10:30 service.

Tables located in the front right of the worship center are reserved for 3rd-5th graders.  Pastor Brenda and other adults provide materials and guidance for our tweens to better understand worship each week.

You’ll see the kids leave with their adults following the sermon to discuss what happened that day in worship.  You may pick your children up in Fellowship Hall, right next to the Worship Center.


Our nursery is staff with carefully vetted and loving attendants each Sunday morning from 8:30 am to Noon.



  • Director: Pastor Brenda Stobbe,
  • Rehearsals: Sunday 10:05 – 10:20 am
  • Beginning September 8, 2019
  • Meets on the lower level in Room 104

We ring children’s hand bells and we sing as we learn to work together. 




  • Director: Pastor Brenda Stobbe,
  • Rehearsals
    • Sundays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Meets in the LW Kids Room (Room 205/207)
  • Beginning September 8, 2019


Children’s Ministry is the most vital and effective tool in helping children come into life-long relationships with God through Christ.
  • This is why you, as a Children’s Ministry leader, are so very important!!
  • Please use this page and its resources to help in the teaching and nurturing of the LW Kids.
Stages of Child Development
Why it’s Important to be a Children’s Ministry Leader
Faith and Morality

Pastor Brenda’s  Good Shepherd Stories