PRESCHOOL at First Melissa

"Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.' "

In Matthew 19:13-14, Jesus himself demonstrated how important kids are. We believe every age is the right age to start learning to love Jesus. That's why our children's ministries help introduce kids to Jesus and the Bible through age-appropriate curriculum, stories, scriptures, and activities that help them learn who God is and what it means to have Him in our lives and hearts.

First Melissa Preschool is where kids learn about God's love for them in a safe, exciting, and encouraging environment. An amazing team of volunteer leaders teach, challenge, and encourage children (from birth-age 5) each week, using age-appropriate lessons from the Bible, applicable activities, and games that are more than just fun. We hope to see your kids every weekend as together we raise the next generation to know and serve Jesus and others.

Guest Information

First Melissa is open for in-person small groups and worship at 9:00, 10:15, and 11:30 am for children from birth to age 5. For maps, parking protocols and other great information, visit our PLAN YOUR VISIT page.  If you are a first time guest, you can CLICK HERE to register your children before your arrival. When you arrive, check in all your children at one of our manned check-in stations located in both Building A and in Building B. We look forward to meeting you and will have volunteers waiting to assist you! 


Looking for a way to get to know some of the other preschool families in our church? Our Stay & Play events will feature a fun activity for the children to participate in while the parents can fellowship and build relationship! We want you to be part of our community of families! Please plan on transporting and staying to supervise your individual children at each event.

July 11 - Bounce & Play
July 25 - Bounce & Play



Conversations about Jesus

We encourage young families to live out your faith daily; leading your children by example is the first step to introducing them to Jesus. Moms and dads can teach their children to understand their sin and need for a Savior. Share stories from the Bible at every opportunity! Teach them that God loves them and is always there for them! As we do this, we are laying the foundation for them to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus.

Studies show that if a person is presented with the Gospel message before the age of 14 they are 80 percent more likely to trust Jesus as Savior. At First Melissa, we are excited to walk alongside families and teach children about the Lord. At very young ages, children are like sponges soaking up the love of Jesus and spiritual truths. Their innocence and humility open the door to the Holy Spirit. God can make His truths about Jesus comprehensible to all irrespective of age.

For children to put their faith in Jesus, they should be able to communicate a basic understanding of the following:

  • Their sin and need for a Savior
  • Affirmation of Jesus’ death and resurrection
  • Confession of sin and God’s forgiveness

Mothers of Preschoolers

At MOPS, we believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms join together. That's why we rally women to come together and help each other through this thing called motherhood, one gathering at a time. Whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom or seasoned mom, you are welcome here!

Meetings will be the first Thursday of each month (9:30am-11:30am).

Early Bird Registration is $70 and ends in August.
Registration is $80.00 per school year. $40.00 for second semester only.

Please contact our MOPS director, Melissa Norton, at  if you have any questions.



There are so many ways you can use your giftedness to make a difference in our church! From helping guests find their way on our campus to sharing about Jesus with our littlest worshipers, to discipling kids and students, serving others through prayer and support ministries – even behind the scenes on our production team – you are valued and needed in the body of Christ.

Interested in finding out more?

Fill out our interest form, and a ministry leader will contact you.

Interested in Serving

Ready to dive right In?

Fill out our application form, and a ministry leader will contact you.

Adult ApplicationStudent Application (6th-12th Grade)