God's Garden, Pathfinders, and Quest are Children's Ministry programs designed for children–ages birth through sixth grade–and their families as they discover the love of Jesus. 

  • God's Garden

    This is an area designed for ages birth through kindergarten and is a fun environment where your children are nurtured and discover the love of Jesus! The following are the programs offered.

    Due to health precautions, some of our regular options for children are unavailable.

    Not offered at this time Sunday School will be offered online from 9:30-10:30am each Sunday. We have classes for ages 3–kindergarten.

    Starting August 9, Little Church will be offered during Sunday's 10:45am worship, for children ages birth–4. Please pre-register HERE.

    Shining Stars is for children with special needs and is offered during Sunday's 10:45am worship. We have dedicated volunteers who are child development professionals to help your child draw closer to Jesus. It is necessary that you contact us a week prior to attending to plan this time for your child.

    Not offered at this time Wednesday Night Kids (during Wednesday Night Connections Bible classes) We offer Bible lessons for ages birth–K. Dinner is at 5:30pm and classes are from 6:30–7:45pm. 

    Garden Visits is a ministry devoted to taking care of new babies and their families at home following childbirth or adoption. We deliver a meal and a gift bag for the baby. Call the church office at 812-372-1571.

    Contact Connie McGinty at johnmcginty@comcast.net to join this ministry. 

    Volunteer Information

    Volunteer Schedule

    Child Protection Program Form

    Child Protection Program Training Dates

    Special Needs Ministry Schedule

    Contact God's Garden Coordinator, Michelle Ferguson:


    812-378-0747 (cell)   812-372-1571 x2322 (office)

  • Pathfinders Classes will be offered online starting August 2020

    Pathfinders is designed for elementary children 1st-4th grade. 

    In Pathfinders children sing energizing worship music, engage in large group and small group settings with fun activities and have service opportunities. 

    We meet Sundays at 9:30-10:30am in "The Park." 

    Not offered at this time On Wednesday nights grades 1-6 meet at 6:30-7:45pm during the school year. 

    Contact QUEST Coordinator, Shelli Carother:


    812-378-0747 (cell)   812-372-1571 x2322 (office)

  • QUEST Classes will be offered online starting August 2020

    Quest is for preteens in grades 5 and 6 and meets Sundays 9:30-10:30am in "The Summit" meeting room. 

    It's where preteens can engage in fun activities, dig into God's Word, and build relationships with friends as well as high school and adult mentors.

    Not offered at this time Wednesday nights we meet at 6:30-7:45pm during the school year.

    Contact QUEST Coordinator, Shelli Carothers:


    812-378-0747 (cell)   812-372-1571 x2322 (office)


Children's ministry Team

If you would like to serve in Children's Ministry or for Info:

Shelli Carothers   Coordinator for grades 1-6

Email: scarothers@stpeters-columbus.org

Office: 812-372-1571 x2322

Michelle Ferguson   Coordinator for ages birth-kindergarten

Email: mferguson@stpeters-columbus.org

Office: 812-372-1571 x2322