"We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders." Psalm 78:4
Our children’s ministry area is called Kid’s Avenue. 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.
Kid’s Avenue 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.
Babies and toddlers learn about God’s character from the love and care they receive from caring leaders. Preschool children are learning truths about God’s character-- God cares, God helps us, God made all things, and God is love.
Children birth to kindergarten have age-specific classrooms, and can choose to stay through BOTH the 9:30am small group hour and the 11:00am worship hour. Nursery care is available for babies and toddlers. Two-year-olds to kindergartners learn using the Gospel Project for Kids (9:30am) and Hands-On Bible curriculum (11am).
Guests should check in at the Kid’s Avenue desk to make sure we have the information we need to properly care for your children. The Kid’s Avenue desk is located at the north end of the building, opposite the sanctuary.
On Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm, Main Street children who are three-years-old to kindergarten 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. Kindergartners 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.