Children’s Ministries: Birth through Grade 5

Let the children come! Children are precious, and the faith of children is a gift from God. Shaping that faith is the privilege of parents, family, and the faith community. Atonement seeks to support families and offer faith-shaping experiences for children at every stage of their development. Explore our many program offerings for your child and family below. 

Sheila Molde leads our children’s ministry programs and would be happy to answer any of your questions by email or phone, 320-252-6203.

FaithLife Milestones Celebrations

Faith Life Milestones Celebrations of events that nurture faith. Children's milestone events celebrated at Atonement include:

• Baptism

• Baptism Anniversary

• Faith and Money

• First Communion

• Grade 3 Bibles

• Prayer Pillows

• Worship Buddy Bags

Sunday School

KidSpirit Periodic fellowship and service opportunities for children kindergarten through grade 5. Volunteers plan and chaperone these events.

Sunday School: Hive Time/GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) A time between Sunday services for all ages to go deeper. Beginning with two-year-olds and their parents, and continuing through adulthood. Age specific or multigenerational activities are scheduled for each Sunday.

Wednesday School Children grades 1 through 5 meet for faith formation on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, using the same materials as our GIFT classes on Sunday mornings. Students and their families are also welcome to join our Spirit Trek students (grades 6 through 9) and families for pizza ($1/slice) Wednesdays at 5 pm. 

Sunday School will end for the Summer on May 19th and resume again in September.

Summer Time Fun

Day Camp

For children who have finished kindergarten through grade 4. During this four-day camp, children learn about the treasures we find in the Bible.

Vacation Bible School

A summer partnership ministry with the Churches of St. Peter and St. Paul for ages 3 through grade 6. Volunteers help with storytelling, music, crafts, recreation, snacks, nursery, and guiding small groups. 

Vacation Bible School 2019

Celebrating 25 Years of Partnership!

Vacation Bible School will be June 10-13, 2019.  Want to join in the fun? A VBS planning committee is being formed now, contact Lisa today at 320-251-4831 x212


General Information

Preschool/Kindergarten will meet from 9:15-11:45 am at St. Peter’s

Grades 1-6 will meet from 9:00-noon at Atonement


Registration is free to all until May 31, then $5/student


Download a Registration Form


 Registration Form


Volunteer Form


Learn about each VBS area:


Sing Pray and Roar!

Prepare for the day’s adventure by singing fun songs and meeting fun Bible Memory Buddies!


Wild Bible Adventures

Experience each Bible story with all five senses.


Imagination Station

Dig into surprising and authentic discoveries.


Stampede Sports

Play high-energy games like Toppling Tubes and Safari Scare!


Hungry Herd Cafe

All the Crews come together to eat snacks that connect with that day’s key Bible verse.


Kidvid Cinema

Watch 5 films about real kids in Africa living out their faith in really cool ways.


Safari Celebration

Wrap up with music, drama, science experiments, and more!

Children’s Event Calendar