We Believe

The children are our future


Welcome! We value children and their spiritual growth. We know that children of all ages experience Christ in meaningful and valuable ways as young as infants! We commit to connecting children and families to Christ through worship, discipleship opportunities, missions, and special events. 

To make sure you stay connected with all that KidsMin has to offer, make sure to:

  • Sign up for monthly newsletters from Ms. Mollie and Mrs. Katie.

  • Text @2bc9hk to 81010 for updates and text straight to your cell

  • Follow @centralrogerskids on Facebook and Instagram


Worshipping as a family is vitally important to our life as a church at Central.


Nursery is available for all children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old for families attending services or Sunday school. Check-in is in room 127.

Children's Moment

Our children’s moment is offered each week in the 10:20 traditional and 10:30 contemporary service. Some weeks this is a recorded video and some weeks it is a live event, you’ll just have to come and see!

Children's Church

During the 10:20 Traditional & 10:30 contemporary service, the preaching pastor will dismiss children ages 3-5 years old to go enjoy an age-appropriate lesson. Once the sermon is finished, children will come back to finish worshipping with their families.

Sunday School

All children ages 3 and up are invited to join us for Sunday school from 9:30a - 10:15a. Our check-in process is online, and children can be registered (and even checked in) using the links below. Sunday school lessons use the GROW curriculum for kids and we cover every major Bible story over a 3 year period! Your child will come home each week with a brief overview of the lesson along with some follow-up questions for you to ask throughout the week. Kindergarten/1st grade: room 217 2nd/3rd grade: room 215 4th/5th grade: room 213

Young Disciples

Wed. Nite Live - Nursery 6 Weeks - Preschool Room: Nursery Wing Young Disciples Kindergarten - 5th Grade Facilitator: Mollie Armour Room: 211


Central United Methodist Church pledges to conduct the ministry of Jesus Christ in ways that help to assure the physical and emotional safety and spiritual growth of all of our children and youth as well as all of our volunteers and paid staff with children and youth. All those working with children, youth and vulnerable adults must be certified through Safe Gatherings and have the proper background checks.

Parenting in the Pew

At Central, we welcome and encourage children to participate in Sunday morning services. We love having kids in the worship service. This guide is intended to help you understand why we encourage children to participate in the worship service with their parents and to provide you with guidance as you seek to train your children to participate and engage with you each Sunday.

Why Parenting in the Pew
  • It trains our children to do the most important thing they are called to do—to worship God! 

  • It teaches our children discipline. Sitting still and listening attentively for over an hour is a discipline! 

  • It allows our children to soak in God’s word and the truths of the gospel, because we believe that children can understand more than we give them credit for. 

  • It allows our children to watch the people of God and learn from their example as they worship God together. 

  • It gives our children a sense of awe of God. 

    If you are new to parenting in the pew, the thought of teaching your children to sit through an hour service may be overwhelming. It isn’t easy, but it is possible. And as we’ve already seen, it’s worth it! So how do we set our children up for success? 

At Home
  • Have regular times of family worship. This will help your children get accustomed to coming to church to worship. Family worship is as easy as reading the Bible, singing a hymn, and praying about what you read in the Bible. 

  •  Read the sermon text with your children before Sunday. Use the weekend preview to know what text of Scripture will be preached each Sunday and prepare your family to hear God’s Word. 

  •  Be prepared for Sunday! Sunday morning should start Saturday night—lay out clothes, pack the children’s bags, and set expectations for the next day. 

  • Have a good breakfast on Sunday. Don’t come to church on an empty stomach! 

  • Talk about the service with your children. Discuss the songs we sang, what we prayed for, the ordinances we observed, and the sermon. Encourage your children to ask you questions about the service. 

  • Pray for your children. Continue to pray that the Lord will work in the hearts of your children as they join you for the worship service each week. 

At Church
  • Use the restroom. Take a trip to the restroom before the service starts so you can prevent your children from squirming due to a full bladder or asking to use the restroom during the service. 

  •  Find a good seat. Depending on the age of your children, sit in a place you feel appropriate for your children’s age and conducive to the level of attention they need. Don’t be afraid to sit on the ends close to the front or back if you need to exit with your children during the service. 

  • Use the children’s handout. We provide a children’s “Growing in Worship” handout to help children participate in the service. The key is to teach your children to participate and engage rather than to distract them in order to keep them silent. 

  • Model participation and engagement to your children. Your children will follow your lead. Sing loud, say “Amen!”, and take notes. Let your children see what it looks likes to be engaged in worship. 



  • Family Worship by Donald S. Whitney 

  • Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship by Robbie Castleman. 


  • The Big Picture Storybook Bible by David Helm The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski ESV Holy Bible for Kids 


  • “The Family: Together in God’s Presence” by John and Noel Piper. (DesiringGod.com) 

  • “5 Reasons You Should Prioritize Family Worship” by Donald S. Whitney. (TheGospelCoalition.com)