Youth Programs and Ministry Photo of Nursery staff and child.
Birth-3 years

Mount Olivet Church offers a variety of programs for children and youth of all ages.  If you have questions regarding youth ministry, please contact a member of the youth ministry team or call the church office at 612.926.7651 for additional information regarding programs at either of our campus locations 

Baptism Class - We Bring This Child
In this one-session, one-hour class, you will learn more about the promises Baptism holds for your child, the promises you make for your child, and ways to help your children understand themselves as children of God.

New Baby Ministry
Mount Olivet is proud to provide member families with help and assistance of a prepared meal and support as they welcome God’s precious gift of a child. Please let us know of your newest addition by emailing Andrea Brown andreab@mtolivet.org.

Sunday Morning Nursery
Sunday morning nursery program is available during regularly scheduled church services at both campuses. Registration is on-going for children ages six weeks to three years old.

Parents Share
Parents Share meets Wednesdays from 9:30-11am, there is a nominal childcare fees and three multi-week book discussions each year.  Come for great learning and conversation throughout the year. The group is facilitated by Marilyn Sharpe, a long-time parenting educator and Mount Olivet member.

Babygarten
Babygarten is a faith-based program developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist that focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities to help lay the groundwork for the important skills that babies develop early in their lives. Babygarten is more than a playgroup or storytime and provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-focused environment. Register for the full program $72/includes materials.  Email amyp@mtolivet.org for details.

Musikgarten
A musical experience designed to bring the joy of music to parent/caregiver and child. Each half hour session is designed for parents/caregivers and their babies and toddlers, ages newborn to three years. Activities include songs, movement, focused listening and the use of simple instruments. 

Day Care
Mount Olivet Day Services             
6 weeks-5 years        
Mount Olivet Day Services, licensed by the Department of Human Services, provides a unique intergenerational experience. Children have opportunities to interact and have fun with participants of the Mount Olivet Day Services adult program and residents living at Mount Olivet Home and Mount Olivet Careview Home.
Allison Lewisalewis@mtolivetdayservices.org or 612.861.8812

Library
All ages
Families are invited to check out books, DVDs, music, and more at our libraries!  Our Minneapolis Campus Library also features a fish tank and small group work spaces.
Librarian - Chelle Urabe micheleu@mtolivet.org or 612.767.2266

Intro to Infant Massage
New parents, grandparents, and infant-care providers will learn the how and why of infant massage. Benefits include strengthening of the respiratory, digestive, and regulatory systems, better sleep, physical comfort, bonding, and trust. The one-session class is taught by Donna Teien, R.N., Certified Infant Massage Instructor.

Jun
20
June 20
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Howdy Partner! We hope y’all can join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 18th – 21st at both the Minneapolis and West Campuses. Children who are 4 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017) through those entering 2nd grade will giddy-up for our Western Round Up – our theme for fun and faith-filled mornings! VBS is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and features Bible Stories, music, arts and crafts, story time, games, snack time, and more. Children will earn their spurs as they learn how Jesus brings people together – to care for us, to provide for us, lead us, and forgive us. We will conclude our week with a picnic in the courtyard. Yee-haw! Students entering grades 7-12 interested in volunteering to assist with Vacation Bible School should contact Maxwell Jones (mjones@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504).
West: Fellowship Hall
Jun
20
June 20
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Howdy Partner! We hope y’all can join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 18th – 21st at both the Minneapolis and West Campuses. Children who are 4 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017) through those entering 2nd grade will giddy-up for our Western Round Up – our theme for fun and faith-filled mornings! VBS is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and features Bible Stories, music, arts and crafts, story time, games, snack time, and more. Children will earn their spurs as they learn how Jesus brings people together – to care for us, to provide for us, lead us, and forgive us. We will conclude our week with a picnic in the courtyard. Yee-haw! Students entering grades 7-12 interested in volunteering to assist with Vacation Bible School should contact Maxwell Jones (mjones@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504).
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis
Jun
21
June 21
Thursday 9:00 AM
Howdy Partner! We hope y’all can join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 18th – 21st at both the Minneapolis and West Campuses. Children who are 4 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017) through those entering 2nd grade will giddy-up for our Western Round Up – our theme for fun and faith-filled mornings! VBS is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and features Bible Stories, music, arts and crafts, story time, games, snack time, and more. Children will earn their spurs as they learn how Jesus brings people together – to care for us, to provide for us, lead us, and forgive us. We will conclude our week with a picnic in the courtyard. Yee-haw! Students entering grades 7-12 interested in volunteering to assist with Vacation Bible School should contact Maxwell Jones (mjones@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504).
West: Fellowship Hall
Jun
21
June 21
Thursday 9:00 AM
Howdy Partner! We hope y’all can join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 18th – 21st at both the Minneapolis and West Campuses. Children who are 4 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017) through those entering 2nd grade will giddy-up for our Western Round Up – our theme for fun and faith-filled mornings! VBS is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and features Bible Stories, music, arts and crafts, story time, games, snack time, and more. Children will earn their spurs as they learn how Jesus brings people together – to care for us, to provide for us, lead us, and forgive us. We will conclude our week with a picnic in the courtyard. Yee-haw! Students entering grades 7-12 interested in volunteering to assist with Vacation Bible School should contact Maxwell Jones (mjones@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504).
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis
Jun
28
June 28
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials) Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.org
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Jul
05
July 05
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials) Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.org
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Jul
10
July 10
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Children who will be 3 or 4 years old (as of September 1 2018) are invited to see what Mount Olivet Preschool is all about. This is a three day "sample" preschool experience with art, music, games, stories, and all the fun that preschool provides.

Cost: $50 for three days. Includes: Snacks, Materials, Crafts. Contact: Linda Healy (lindah@mtolivet.org 612.767.2216)
Minneapolis: Classroom 257 - Preschool Large Muscle Room
Jul
11
July 11
Wednesday 8:30 AM
Mark your calendars and invite your friends for an exciting and meaningful day! We’ll work together on a service project and enjoy a field trip – more specifics to come!
Minneapolis: No Room Needed