At Maranatha we value children. Our children’s ministry is uniquely designed for your child! Children, birth through fifth grade, experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way. Join the fun and experience a place where kids can interact with the Bible on their level!


Parents need not worry about their little ones at Maranatha.  We recognize the importance of safety and make it our number one priority.  Our well-trained, caring nursery staff provides parents with quality child-care for every service.  To accommodate the needs of different ages and abilities, we offer both infant and toddler nurseries.

Children’s Sunday School (3yrs-6th grade) 

Every Sunday morning at 9:30, children from age 3 through grade 6 meet together in classes for their specific age groups.  Our teachers make the Bible come alive with lessons geared to the children’s comprehension levels.  Some of our program elements and emphases include Scripture memory, devotional helps and character development.  Come see your child grow in Christ with enthusiasm and excitement.

Children’s Church (2yrs-5yrs)

Children’s Church is an extension of our Sunday School Ministry for children 2-5 yrs. old. It is a time filled with special music, lessons from the Bible, fun crafts and play time.  Our desire is to see this age not just entertained but taught a basic understanding of God’s Word.

Junior Church (K-4th)

Junior Church is a challenging time of competition, special music, children’s choir practice, Bible drills and, of course, practical Bible preaching with Pastor Adam.  This ministry for children kindergarten through 4th grade is designed to prepare the child to listen, comprehend, and be engaged in the preaching of God’s Word when they are in the regular service.  Junior Church is exactly that- church for kids!

Awana – Wednesday (3yrs-6th grade)

Awana is a great time of lively games, crazy themes, fun prizes, and–most importantly–sound Bible teaching and memorization.  Every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:15, children from three years old through sixth grade come from all around the Lansing area to attend the excitement here at Maranatha Baptist Church.  Kids can memorize verses, bring visitors, win at games and sing great songs to earn Awana dollars that they spend at our Awana Store!  Our ATF (Against The Flow) program (3rd -6th Grade), designed by Pastor Adam, is a specific time of character training through weekly preaching and special events like: Outdoor Survival in the Woods, archery, golf instruction, other sports-specific training, etc., along with a six week lesson series on Creation and the Wonder of All that God Has Created for Us.  Don’t miss out on a fun time to learn and grow- be here this Wednesday!

Vacation Bible School

Every summer, Maranatha Baptist Church gears up for its most exciting week of evangelistic ministry.  Children experience an amazing week filled with memorable songs, fun skits and activities and Bible teaching centered around an easy-to-grasp theme.  Oh, and did we mention the incredible inflatables and water slide? You don’t want to miss this special week!