Children’s Ministry focuses on building relationships with families in order to connect both parents and children to the presence and power of Jesus Christ. Through age-appropriate worship, teachings, games, and special events we want to help children discover and strengthen their faith. We serve children 6 weeks old through 5th grade and their parents.
First Time at St. Andrew’s?
If you are new to St. Andrew’s, please bring your children to the ground floor of Ridley Hall to check in. Enter through the East Entrance of the Ministry Center and go down the stairs to the right. On subsequent visits, elementary age children can be checked in at the kiosks in the Ministry Center Foyer or in the Children’s Ministry lobby.
On Sundays, children 6 weeks old through 4K are dropped off in Children’s Ministry. Older children, 5K through fifth grade, will start by attending the service with their parents and then will follow the cross out of the Sanctuary to the children’s programs. All children must be picked up by their parents after the service. All children must be checked in and have a nametag in order to be admitted downstairs.
Hours of Operation
Children’s Ministry closes 10 minutes after the service or event ends.
- 9 am – Doors open at 8:50 am
- 10:45 am – Doors open at 10:35 am
- 6:00 pm – Doors open at 5:50 pm
- 6:30 pm – Doors open at 6:20 pm
Safeguarding Our Children
All of our childcare staff and volunteers are fully background checked. Our staff has been certified in CPR as well as Ministry Safe’s Sexual Abuse Awareness Training. Sunday morning drop off and pick up is monitored by our staff and members of the Mt Pleasant Police Department are on site Sunday mornings and during major events. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Children’s Ministry Director, Claire Buxton at (843.284.4329 or CBuxton@StAndrews.Church).
Serving in Children’s Ministry
We desire for every child we encounter to know they are seen, for them to be known, and for them to know they are loved by Jesus and his Church. Adults and teens serve in a variety of ways in Children’s Ministry to ensure children are seen, known, and loved. On Sunday mornings, volunteers serve as greeters or small group leaders and during the week, volunteers are needed to decorate and prepare for Sunday mornings. Sunday volunteers are asked to serve one or two Sundays each month during one service. Learn more about serving in Children’s Ministry.