Programs and Core Values

Birth - 6th Grade R.E.A.L. (Relevant, Experiential, Active, Learner-based)

MidKids Ministry at Middle Church!

Cry Room... Nursery... Sunday School... Children's Worship... Mid-week Program

MidKids offers a variety of programs and activities for children from birth through 6th grade.

  • Cry Room at the rear of the worship center
  • Nursery/Preschool (Birth thru 4 years) on Sunday morning from 8:45-11:45am
  • Sunday School (pre-school thru Jr. High) on Sunday morning from 9-10am
  • MidKids Worship (Kindergarten - 5th grade) during the pastor's sermon on Sunday morning
  • MidKids In Action (2nd thru 6th grade) on Thursday night from 6-7pm

Mission & Core Values


MidKids Ministry is a partnership with parents to help children discover Jesus in a personal way...


to live out the gospel in their daily lives so they will grow up

to follow and serve Jesus

as their personal Lord and Savior!


  • We believe in R.E.A.L. Learning!

age-appropriate activities that are: Relevant, Experiential, Active, Learner-based

  • We believe children should build relationships!

with God, with adults and with each other

  • We believe safety matters!

Every adult in every program has been interviewed and trained, and has a current background check on file.

Nursery toys and surface areas are disinfected after each session.

  • We believe God has given parents a mandate to help their children grow in faith.

The church's role is to assist in the cooperative effort of that task.

  • We believe ministry is not just "to" children, but "with" children.
  • We believe every program must be child-centered, relevant, relational, creative, fun and God-honoring.

God's not boring! Children's ministry shouldn't be either!

  • We believe children should feel God's unconditional love!

So our discipline practices reflect God's love!

Meet our MidKids Director

Melissa Withrow joined the leadership team at Middle in 2018. She has a Masters Degree in Education and is an art teacher in the Belle Vernon Area School District. She has been our Vacation Bible School Director since 2012.

"Our activities are focused on faith and fun. Children will gain Bible truths through singing, praying, playing, skits, games, experiments, crafts, and storytelling." Melissa Withrow, MidKids Director