Children & Family Ministry

Sharing the love of Jesus with the youngest of followers is a pure joy. We want each child to know how special they are – just as they are. Each one of us is desperately loved by God. We are a family where everyone matters.

Welcome to Soul Street!

On Soul Street (our Children’s Ministry) we provide your kids with a fun, welcoming and safe place where we encourage them to express who they are as a unique and beautiful child of God. We want them to know above all else that they are loved and cared for.

For us, providing an environment where kids are safe, loved and cared for is crucial. Kids of all ages are welcome to experience an inclusive ministry of learning God’s love through Bible stories, worship, music, art and serving opportunities. For those with special abilities, buddies are available for one-on-one guidance. We believe everyone matters.

  • Soul Street (Birth- 5th Grade) is our Kid’s Worship every Sunday morning at 9:15 am and 10:45 am. We offer a separate 4th and 5th grade track for preteens and nursery care for kids under two-years old. Worship at Soul Street includes singing, a message from our Children & Family Ministry Leader, and different ways to respond to God. We teach spiritual practices like prayer, reading the Bible, and serving others.
  • The Bridge (Birth- 5th Grade) is on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm during the school year. This is a place for kids to invite their friends for rotational stations including a Bible lesson, choir, music and movement, art and hands-on creation that is a surprise each week. Nursery care is available for kids under two years. Dinner is provided in the main lobby starting at 5:15 pm to help with that after-school and after-lunch rush.

Join us throughout the year for family experiences, playdates, Sunday and Wednesday night programming, performances by kids and more. Y5 is our unique way for 5th graders to experience their first youth group, and Extreme Camp is held each summer and does not disappoint!

First time?

If this is your first time checking out Soul Street, we encourage you to take a quick moment and fill out the following “Design My Visit” form. Gina or a team member can reach out ahead of time to answer any questions and then greet you when you arrive on a weekend or Wednesday night gathering. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Meet Gina Brinkman

Children’s Ministry Director

Gina leads an excited and dedicated team serving our youngest of family members. She shares her passion for kids to know and love Jesus in a way where they can relate, feel comfortable enough to ask questions and to experience God’s love firsthand through prayer, worship, self-expression, service projects and more!

Meet Debby Ridenhower

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Current Opportunities


The Bridge: Midweek at COS | Wednesday Nights, 6-7:30 pm

The Bridge is a place to connect, bring friends, and grow in your personal relationship with Jesus. Every Wednesday night at 6 pm, group studies and activities are offered for kids, students, and adults. Whether you’re new to faith or ready to take a next step,...

Story Thyme at Fresh Thyme | Tuesday, November 26, at 10 am

Our Children’s Ministry is excited to once again partner with and support our neighbors, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, to share stories and fun with families in our community.  Join us at Fresh Thyme (located down the hill from the church at 3600 S. St. Peters Parkway)...

Fall Fun Day | Friday, September 27, 9 am – 4 pm

School is out for the Francis Howell School District on Friday, September 27, and we’re celebrating with inflatables, games, and a rock-climbing wall! Our Fall Fun Day is a FREE all-day event for kids in grades 1-5. Join us from 9 am to 4 pm, with extended care...