Elevate

Our children’s ministry for first  through fourth is called Elevate. It is primarily a parent-led ministry but is also open to any adults who have a heart for teaching, loving and leading children to learn more about the character of God.


Elevate exists as a partnership between parents and Main Street to help equip parents to lead their children toward a relationship with Jesus and to teach them to be obedient followers of Him. We believe this is the primary responsibility of parents and expect parents to be involved in the process.

sunday mornings

Small groups for grade school children meet at 9:30am on Sunday mornings. Children register in Kid's Avenue and then go to the age-appropriate small groups for introductory activities.  Then they meet together for a time of worship and Bible study followed by application activities in small groups.


Main Street children are studying the Bible chronologically using the Gospel Project for Kids curriculum. This three-year curriculum begins in Genesis and works its way to the Revelation. One of the most exciting elements of this curriculum is that it teaches children that the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story of God's plan to redeem the world by His Son, Jesus. Each week, parents are encouraged to reinforce the lesson using activity sheets and Big Picture cards.

Wednesday evenings

On Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm, Main Street kids (ages three to fourth grade) participate in AWANA, a ministry that disciples children through Scripture memory. This program partners with parents to guide children to understand the gospel, grow their faith in Jesus Christ and train them to serve God throughout their lives. Three and four-year-olds hear Bible stories and learn simple Bible verses to help them grow in their knowledge of God. Kindergartner-4th grade children participate in handbook time, game time, and large group Bible study.  The children are also introduced to missions through interaction with missionaries and the opportunity to participate in outreach activities such as Operation Christmas Child, Christmas gifts for the CARE Mission, and treats for the downtown Cincinnati ministry.