For more information or details about the Children’s Ministry at St. Mark’s, contact:

Holly Luther, Children’s Small Groups Director
Janie Gowin, Childcare/Nursery Coordinator


Every Sunday during 9am worship, after the Pastor’s message to children, children in preschool through 1st grade are invited to leave to be supervised in the Library. There they can play, watch a DVD, wiggle and be a bit louder until their parents come claim them after worship has ended. These children are led back into service to participate when the church observes Communion.


Every Sunday during 10am Grow Hour we provide an hour of Bible education in age/grade organized small groups. The classes are led by dedicated and screened adult volunteer teams for kids in preschool through sixth grade. We have a faith journey plan for children from nursery to high school. We strive to provide a safe place to be in relationship with same aged kids, caring volunteers, the church, and God. Our curriculum is Grow

If you’re bringing your kid(s) for the first time, download and fill out our registration form here and bring it with you on Sunday!


Our kids are excited and equipped to serve! On the months that have a fifth Sunday, all children (grades P-5) go to one room together to do multiple, hands-on, local mission projects during the 10am Grow Hour. We have completed puppy & kitten toys for animal rescue, clean-up supply buckets for hurricane recovery, bags for people experiencing homelessness, cards & gifts for our shut-in members, etc.


Regularly throughout the year, we provide exciting events as opportunities for kids and families to develop relationships, work on spiritual growth and participate in service to others. Some examples are lock-ins, camps, parent discussion groups, take-home family devotional kits, Learning to Use My Bible classes, guest speakers, etc.


For all services + GROW Hour (8:45 am–12 pm) for children from birth to 4 years old. Our Nursery is clean, safe and staffed by screened paid workers.

All volunteers and staff follow our Safe Sanctuary policy. Download or print a copy of our Safe Sanctuary Policy


Our Outreach & Witness team holds various outreach and community events through the year, such as Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Breakfast, Trunk or Treat, and more. Visit our Outreach page for more information.


We have a Worship Arts Kidz program on Wednesday evenings during the school year. More information can be found on our Music page.


Stay connected with our family ministry staff & other St. Mark’s families through the St. Mark’s Midlo Families Facebook page. If you are a church member and have children and/or teenagers, join the group at

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