St. Mark’s Children’s Ministry is for Kids Age 3-Grade 5, and teaches them about God, faith, and how Jesus can guide them in their lives. You can register for Kids Club (Sundays from 10:00-11:00am), or  Worship on Wednesdays (WoW) from 6:00-7:30pm. Both of these ministries run from September-May. We will post links to register for Kids Club and WoW during the summer.

In addition to regular programming, we have a number of additional opportunities for kids to be a part of. Information about these is listed below.

AMPED Vacation Bible School (Summer)

AMPED is all about living life to the fullest, and following Jesus is the best way we know how!   We had a great time in June 2018.  Looking forward to VBS in the Summer of 2019.


What is VBS and why should my child attend?
VBS stands for Vacation Bible School and is an incredibly fun 4 days of music, games, crafts, and snacks which are specially designed to bring children closer to God and help them develop their own personal relationships with Him.
What if my child is unable to attend all 4 days of VBS?
That’s okay! We love VBS and know your child will, too, but we understand that kids these days are busy and may have to miss a night or two. Two or three nights of learning about God and his amazing love is better than none!
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact the church office OR (515) 223-4208 with any questions you may have.

Children’s Choir and Children’s Musical

Directed by Brianne Schildberg, the children’s choir practices on Wednesday evenings during WoW at 6:00pm as a part of our WoW programming. In addition, all children are invited to be a part of Spring Musical. Each year the students meet during the winter and spring during WoW to prepare for the musical. The musical is presented in May during weekend worship.

Tiny Tots Music

The Tiny Tot program originated in 2004 as a free outreach opportunity for St. Mark Lutheran Church. Classes are for children ages 0 – 5 years old and a parent/care-giver must accompany the child to classes. Please contact Deb Paul by email or at 515-991-6823 to sign up. Classes are 30 minutes in length with a 15 minute sharing/snack time at the end of every class.

The Tiny Tots sessions are offered on Fridays at 8:45, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:15am September through May. Please contact Deb Paul to discuss enrollment.

About the Instructor Deb Paul
Tiny Tots is led by Deb Paul, who has been a music educator since 1997. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Music degree. She received her Kindermusik training in Chicago in 1996.