Mariners Kids


Join us for Mariners online-only services Dec 26 & 27
Download the Digital Companion Kit filled with activities for the whole family to reflect and prepare for a brand new year together!

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We’re so excited to welcome our kids back into their own unique space where they can grow together and learn about Jesus. The Kids Building is a great environment where kids are welcomed, valued, and loved by our volunteers. We know that kids who walk through our doors will experience God’s love as they participate in engaging worship, age-appropriate Bible lessons, and small group time.

The new designated family parking area will be in the parking structure by the Kids Building to provide easier access to our building. Our updated precautions include reduced class sizes and enhanced cleaning protocols. We are asking parents to pick up their children promptly after service to give us adequate time to clean between services. We will also continue to host a family viewing service on the Lower Lawn to provide an outdoor option for families who are not quite ready to join us inside.

Please click here to read our updated list of guidelines and procedures.

We want to help kids connect, grow, and learn with others! We have great options for families to match their comfort level in gatherings.


Get Connected

Kid’s Updates

Sign up for The Weekly to stay informed about what’s happening with Kid’s Ministry. You can also see our latest updates here.

Mariners Kids is always on the go, so take us with you! Social media is a great way to stay connected to our ministry.

If you have any other questions please contact us: [email protected]

Big Picture Show

Big Picture Show presents biblical teaching to kids in a fun and relatable way and provides great opportunities for family members to connect! New episodes every Wednesday at 6p! Watch at home, in a group, or on the BIG screens at Mariners Irvine!  

Weekend Small Groups

Mariners Kids weekend small groups offer the opportunity for children to grow in their relationship with God and connect in community with kids their age. Small groups are led by a consistent leader that cares deeply about your child and their growing faith. We believe that God created each of us for community, that Jesus modeled community and as the church, we practice community. Our hope is for your family to choose a consistent weekend service to attend so your child can be placed in a specific small group. By attending the same service time, your child will get to know a consistent group of kids their age and be with the same leader each week. We believe kids learn best and will be encouraged to grow in their faith in a consistent, loving atmosphere where they can build relationships with friends and be known by leaders.

During small group time, children experience fun activities, games, and discussions that reinforce the Bible lesson learned in their large group time. Additionally, small groups allow space for kids to apply God’s word to their lives in age appropriate ways.

Once your family has attended the same, consistent service time on four separate weekends, your child will be placed in a specific small group within their age or grade level. Or, you can click the registration link below to fill out the form for immediate placement into a small group.
Children will be placed in groups of 8-10 children during the weekend service they regularly attend.

Register Here

Vision & Values

Inspire kids to follow Jesus and fearlessly change the world.

  • Creative Bible Teaching: We teach the Bible in creative, interactive and innovative ways that bring the Bible to life! We want kids to love God’s word, discover Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them.
  • Safety: We value being a place where kids feel both emotionally and physically safe. That is why we have a check out system including claim tags for each child, and our volunteers go through a background check and specific training so that each child is safe and well cared for.
  • Age Appropriateness: Our class environments and lesson materials are created to meet the needs and interests of the specific age and developmental stage each child is in. We engage children in each unique phase of their life to help kids know God and apply God’s word to their life.
  • Relationships: Kids are given the opportunity to build relationships with others, with volunteers and to deepen their relationship with Jesus. Through small group environments, kids can be placed with consistent leaders and other kids their age where they can build friendships and grow.
  • Partner with Parents: We recognize that God has called parents to be the primary faith-nurturers of children. As a church, we believe that partnering with the family can give greater influence in the spiritual direction of the next generation. That is why we intentionally support and empower parents in their God given role and provide opportunities to combine the family with the faith community.
  • Fun: Kids like to have fun and we realize that when kids have fun at church, they cannot wait to come back and bring their friends. We value creating fun environments where kids can learn about Jesus including games, activities, music, laughter and interactive experiences.

Serve with Mariners Kids

Gifted and caring volunteers bring the message of Jesus to life while connecting with others as they serve. Adults and students are placed as volunteers based on gifts and availability. They serve passionately to make a difference in the lives of our kids. We also invite parents to serve with Mariners Kids because we believe it’s important for parents to model serving and invest in the lives of the future generation.

If you are interested in finding out more about ways to Say Yes to Mariners Kids, use the button below.

I’m Interested

For questions and more information please contact us: [email protected]

We Love Kids

That’s why we designed a fun, interactive space just for them. With music, games, activities and storytelling, kids learn from the Bible and about God’s love every week. Our kids church service runs at the same time as the adult service. With programs for ages 0 to 5th grade, each child is taught in an age-appropriate, loving environment.

We Love Moms & Dads

We provide resources so you can enjoy the service without worry. Our computerized check in/check out and paging systems save time, increase classroom security and provide easy accessibility to families attending our church. We also offer individual attention from a dedicated volunteer for children with special needs.

Exceptional Kids

Exceptional Kids is a volunteer-based program for kids with developmental, physical, neurological delays and/or disorders. Our hope is that with an Exceptional Friend, your child will be able to participate in activities that take place in their age-appropriate classrooms. We provide the accommodations for your child so you can attend service knowing they’re in a safe, loving environment.

Contact [email protected] with any questions about our Exceptional Kids ministry.

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