Merge, ministry for children age 3 - grade 5

As leaders and parents our primary calling is not to keep our children in the church but to lead them to be the church.  The best gift we can give our children is to enable them to play an active role in God’s story of restoration and redemption.  If what they hear doesn’t move from their heads to their hands it will never make it to their hearts.  With that in mind, Merge seeks to bring the church and the family together to help children grow to love Jesus passionately, love others unconditionally, and love people sacrificially.  Merge is located in the 2nd floor of the Family Life Center. 

what we do


  • Bible fellowship hour

    Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., 2nd floor of the Family Life Center

    Through age appropriate scriptural lessons and interaction with other children in a small group environment children will learn the value of Biblical guidance and Christian fellowship.

  • worship kidz style

    Sundays at 10:15 a.m., 2nd floor of the Family Life Center

    Through fun music, cool arts and crafts, attention holding life-application lessons, and small group interaction children will learn how to love the Lord their God through their worship.

  • WOW

    Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m., 2nd floor of the Family Life Center

    On Wednesdays during the school year, through entertaining skits and videos, upbeat music, games, and small group interaction children have an opportunity to experience just how fun and exciting it can be to follow Jesus Christ.










Children are a gift from God.  We want to provide our parents with the security of knowing that their child/children will be loved and well cared for.  All ministry leaders who work with children are background checked, and we have a secure check-in system. We have chosen Check-Ins by Planning Center as our check-in solution to bring you the best check-in experience and to allow us to partner with you to keep your children safe.

To begin setting up your account please fill out this form.

Coming Events


  • poptarts and pajamas party

    Kids wear their favorite pajamas to church at all three services on Sunday, March 31st.  

  • egg etown

    Join us on Saturday, April 13th at 9:00 a.m. for our annual Easter Egg Hunt with over 20,000 eggs, photo opps with the Easter Bunny, live entertainment with local DJ, breakfast foodtrucks on site, and more.  Want more info?  Go to www.eggetown.com.  Interested in serving?  Click here.

  • power up

    All children age 4 - completed 4th grade are invited to join us for Power Up (a vacation Bible school experience) June 9-13.  Kids will be challenged to raise their game because knowing God and trusting in Jesus fills each of us with the Fruit of the Spirit.  Registration

  • summer camp

    Come to White Mills Christian Camp June 16-19 for Performing Arts and Sports Camp.  Get registered: https://www.whitemillschristiancamp.com/programs.asp

  • Winshape camp

    WinShape Camps for Community is coming to Elizabethtown July 1-5.  Registration begins March 3.  For more info or to register go to: https://camps.winshape.org/day-camps/severns-vally-baptist-church-elizabethtown-ky/

The Parent Cue is a helpful resource for you to use when discipling your children in the home.  This resource allows you to see what we will be teaching the children on Sunday mornings all month long, and offers some suggestions of things you can do with your children as we work together to help our children grow to love God passionately, love one another unconditionally, and love the lost sacrificially.  Click on the link below to download to age appropriate Parent Cue for your children.  


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God Time Cards:
Help your children have some “God time” each week with these God Time Cards.  There are four different devotions on each God Time card. These devotions are designed to help your children take what they learned on Sunday and go deeper.  Each devotion is designed to be done on a different day and includes: 1) a verse(s) to read,  2) a devotion paragraph that teaches something about God and an explanation of today’s verse(s),  3) an activity that makes real-life application of the day’s devotion, and 4) a suggested prayer.

Even though kids in early elementary (kindergarten through 3rd grade) are beginning to read things on their own, most are not mature enough to have a God time by themselves. Parents do this devotional with your children.  It is a great opportunity to model for them what it looks like to have “God time”. Encourage kids to choose four different days during the week to do these devotions. Most 4th and 5th graders are capable of having a “quiet time” on their own, once they’ve been taught how to do it, but they still need an adult to prompt them and/or follow up on.


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We know finding quality TV shows for your littles can daunting! What are they hearing? What is the world teaching them? Head to Right Now Media and let your kiddos watch these shows...you can feel confident that they won't hear or see anything questionable.  Haven't set up your free RightNow Media account?  Click here


Preschoolers: Topsy Turvy

Younger Elementary: The Mr. Phil Show

Older Elementary: Hurleyville


We thought of you, the parents, as well! We have hand-picked two different studies we think you would benefit from. Again, head to Right Now Media and participate in the following studies...then let us know what you think! Or, better yet, let us know when you are ready for another recommendation!


Faithful Family by Dave Stone

Intentional Parenting by Doug Fields