Rock Children's Ministry

For infants - 5th grade

Rock Children's Ministry

For infants - 5th grade

love god. love others. grow in faith. serve the world.

Kids matter to God. At The Rock, we help your kids meet Jesus as kids. Each week we create an environment that uncovers how great God is, and how your child can follow him.


infants - 5th Grade | Sundays @ 9am

Infants - age 5 | Sundays @ 9 & 10 am


The most important part of any play is what happens “behind the scenes.” There’s lighting, wardrobe, casting, playwriting — so much has to happen perfectly to bring the production together! In the story of Esther, there is a whole lot going on behind the scenes, too. In this four-week series, kids will discover the most important character in Esther’s story isn’t always center-stage, but can often be found behind the scenes working, helping, giving support and giving peace. (Spoiler alert: It’s God!)


This week, kids learn about who Esther was, and how she became queen.

THE BIG IDEA: God works behind the scenes.

THE BIBLE: Esther 2:1—18; 2 Thessalonians 2:13—17


This week, kids learn about how Mordecai and Haman became bitter rivals.

THE BIG IDEA: God helps us do good behind the scenes.

THE BIBLE: Esther 3:1—6; 6:1—11; 2 Thessalonians 3:6—13


This week, kids learn about why Mordecai asked Esther to help the people of Israel.

THE BIG IDEA: God gives us support behind the scenes.

THE BIBLE: Esther 3:8—4:17; Colossians 1:9—17


This week, kids learn about the time Esther talked to the king about her people.

THE BIG IDEA: God gives us peace behind the scenes.

THE BIBLE: Esther 5:1—8, 7:1—6; 8:1—8; Psalm 122:6—9


Ancient Advent

November 30, December 7 & 14 | Dinner 5-6pm. Service at 6pm

Prepare him room this season. Candlelight services of lessons, carols, and contemplation. Childcare provided during service for infant-5 year olds. Family Advent activities available during dinner.

The McHenry West Concert choir leads candlelight carols on December 7. 

December 21 - O Come, Emmanuel | Service at 6pm

Since the 8th century, seven prayers using seven messianic titles have been prayed on the seven days before Christmas. These later became the carol “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” Set your heart right before Christmas for a moment of worship rooted in these ancient names and ancient song. Childcare provided for infant-5 year olds. No dinner this Wednesday. 

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