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.

Jul
24
July 24
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah! Mother/daughter team Amee and Betty LiaBraaten invite all kids entering K-2nd grade to learn cheer basics, create crafts, and perform a routine for your families on the last morning!

Betty is a cheerleader at Edina and Amee is a Physical Education teacher in the Edina Schools; both have volunteered as Sunday Church School teachers for years! Their cheerleading friends will help lead this fun and faith-filled camp.

Cost: $35. Includes: Crafts, T-Shirt, and PomPoms
Minneapolis: Gym
Jul
25
July 25
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah! Mother/daughter team Amee and Betty LiaBraaten invite all kids entering K-2nd grade to learn cheer basics, create crafts, and perform a routine for your families on the last morning!

Betty is a cheerleader at Edina and Amee is a Physical Education teacher in the Edina Schools; both have volunteered as Sunday Church School teachers for years! Their cheerleading friends will help lead this fun and faith-filled camp.

Cost: $35. Includes: Crafts, T-Shirt, and PomPoms
Minneapolis: Gym
Jul
26
July 26
Thursday 9:00 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah! Mother/daughter team Amee and Betty LiaBraaten invite all kids entering K-2nd grade to learn cheer basics, create crafts, and perform a routine for your families on the last morning!

Betty is a cheerleader at Edina and Amee is a Physical Education teacher in the Edina Schools; both have volunteered as Sunday Church School teachers for years! Their cheerleading friends will help lead this fun and faith-filled camp.

Cost: $35. Includes: Crafts, T-Shirt, and PomPoms
Minneapolis: Gym
Jul
26
July 26
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
30
July 30
Monday 8:30 AM
Need an ark? We Noah guy! Come two by two and explore your faith in the ideal camp setting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Meet new friends, share in fellowship as we learn about Noah’s Ark this week. Cost: $150.00 ($50 non-refundable) includes transportation from both Minneapolis and West campuses, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, and crafts. King’s Kids Counselors (7th – 12th Grade) Cost: Free!
Minneapolis: Classroom 207A
Jul
31
July 31
Tuesday 8:30 AM
Need an ark? We Noah guy! Come two by two and explore your faith in the ideal camp setting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Meet new friends, share in fellowship as we learn about Noah’s Ark this week. Cost: $150.00 ($50 non-refundable) includes transportation from both Minneapolis and West campuses, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, and crafts. King’s Kids Counselors (7th – 12th Grade) Cost: Free!
Minneapolis: Classroom 207A
Aug
01
August 01
Wednesday 8:30 AM
Need an ark? We Noah guy! Come two by two and explore your faith in the ideal camp setting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Meet new friends, share in fellowship as we learn about Noah’s Ark this week. Cost: $150.00 ($50 non-refundable) includes transportation from both Minneapolis and West campuses, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, and crafts. King’s Kids Counselors (7th – 12th Grade) Cost: Free!
Minneapolis: Classroom 207A
Aug
01
August 01
Wednesday 10:00 AM
The Baby Bunch: A New Moms Group - Wednesdays, May 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 10 -11 a.m.
If you are a mom with a newborn to 6 month old – we invite you and your child to join the Baby Bunch! This group of mothers and babies will meet in the nursery at the Minneapolis Campus for fellowship, conversation, and a weekly devotion facilitated by Nursery Coordinator, Amy Porthan. No cost and no registration necessary. Questions? Please contact Amy Porthan, amyp@mtolivet.org or 612-767-2224.
Minneapolis: Usher/Brides Room 114