Children and Family MinistryPicture of kids and counselors playing under a parachute.

Infants through 6th graders and their families are invited to learn and play together while getting to know other families.

Some programs are just for kids, while others are just for families (big or small). Events are held throughout the year at various locations. All are welcome. 


“Another fabulous year of VBS -- and bittersweet as it is our last!  Just wanted to send a sincere and heartfelt thank you to you and all the great C&FM staff who make this place more wonderful by your loving presence. ” - Parent of VBS attendee 2016

Simplify your registration process! 
Families: have you updated your MtOlivet account yet? MyMtOlivet is where you can register for events (Sunday Church School, The Way, and special programs), see the groups you are involved in, donate online, review your financials, and more.  Fall registration will be online, so if you update your account now, you’ll be ready for Rally Sunday!

Only a few easy steps: log in, click confirmation email, and update your account:

  1. Log in on your computer to to set up your account
    • Be sure you have access to your email, since you’ll receive a security activation code that expires after 15 minutes.
  2. Confirm and/or update your contact information in our Member Records
    • You may access other family members’ records by clicking on the down arrow in the upper righGraphic of Mount Olivet Connect campaign.t hand corner next to Select a Family Member.
  3. (optional) Download the Mt Olivet app from App Store or Google Play and login to the app using your MyMtOlivet password.
  4. (optional) By setting up an account, you can choose to link a method of payment, so when it comes time to register for upcoming events, you can have a “one-touch” experience.

please call Member Records or Finance Office at 612.926.7651

Sunday Morning Nursery
infants to 3 years
Mpls and West Amy Porthan
Click here to register.

Weekday Preschool
3, 4, and 5 year olds
Mpls Linda Healy or 612.767.2216
Click here to register.

Sunday School/The Way
3 years (as of September 1, 2016) through 6th grade
Mpls Amber Kuntz
West Tasha Holifield
Click here to register.

"The kids all seem so happy and I love seeing my son playing with his friends and making new ones! A special thank you to ... all the awesome staff who take such great care of our kids and develop these special programs.” - dad of a 6th grader

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 (six Thursdays mornings or afternoons) for $72/includes materials.  Email for details.

Classes for Infants-3 years and caregivers
Colleen Roess or 612.767.2258
Click here to register

3 year olds through 6th grade
Beverly Claflin or 612.767.2263
Click here to register
Parents Share
Parents; childcare available for a small fee
Join us for a lively discussion on topical issues affecting families today.  Parents share is facilitated by Parent educator and  meets every Wednesday at the Minneapolis Campus-9:30am, Room 394.  Read more...

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 Lewis or 612.861.8812

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 or 612.767.2266

Summer Programs
Preschool Sampler, God's Kids Sing!, Vacation Bible School, King's Kids Camps, Camp Cheer!, and more.