God's Garden and Pathfinders are Children's Ministry programs designed for our young ones and their families to discover, worship, connect, grow, and serve. 

  • God's Garden

    God’s Garden is designed for ages 0-kindergarten and is a fun environment where your children are nurtured and discover the love of Jesus! The following are times this program is offered:

    Sunday School is from 9:30-10:30am each Sunday. We have classes for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten.

    Kid’s Church is at 10:45am for children ages 4-kindergarten.

    Shining Stars is at 10:45am for children with special needs. We have dedicated volunteers who are child development professionals to help your child draw closer
    to Jesus. 

    Nursery is offered at all four worship services (Thursday, Saturday, Sunday at 8am & 10:45am) for ages 0-4 and during Bible class hour at 9:30am. 

    Wednesday Night Connections: During this time of Bible study we offer childcare and Bible lessons for ages 0-K. Dinner is at 5:30; classes begin at 6:30pm. During Lent we will only have childcare/Bible classes for children ages 0-K.

    Garden Visits is a ministry is devoted to taking care of our new moms and families after childbirth or adoption, at home, with a meal and a gift bag for the baby.  Call the church office at 812-372-1571 once the family is home and settled to share the news of your addition to your family. You will then get a call from the Children’s Ministry contact person to deliver to you a gift bag and meal. Second, third or fourth baby?  Doesn’t matter, they’re all God’s children! It’s that simple!  Just let us know when you have a baby and we’ll take care of the rest.  We want to bless you and welcome your new little one. Want to bless others while serving God and your church?  If you can make a meal or deliver this gift, contact Connie McGinty at johnmcginty@comcast.net to serve. 

    Volunteer Information

    Nursery Schedule Mar 5–May 31, 2020

    Nursery Schedule Jun 4–Sep 6, 2020

    Child Protection Program form

    Child Protection Program Training Dates

    Childcare During Wednesday Nite Connections

    Special Needs Ministry Schedule

  • Pathfinders

    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" beginning August 11th. YouTude - In this 8-week series, kids will learn about the Beatitudes Jesus expects us to live by. they will understand how "the attitude you use is the attitude you choose: and their attitude is broadcast to others - good or bad! Change a ME Attitude to a BE Attitude when you choose to live by the Beatitudes. 

    Wednesday nights (1st-6th) we meet for Kid Connections at 6:30-7:45pm (starting Aug 16) in "The Park" during the school year. 


    Quest is for preteen children 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.

    Wednesday nights we meet for Kid Connections at 6:30-7:45pm in The Park/Room 2122 during the school year.

    If you would like more information or want to get involved, please contact  

    QUEST Coordinator, Shelli Carothers.


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


Children's ministry Team

Karen Clark

Email: karclark@stpeters-columbus.org

Office: 812-372-1571 x2136

Shelli Carothers

Email: scarothers@stpeters-columbus.org

Office: 812-372-1571 x2322