Children’s Ministry

Nurturing Kids to Growth in Grace

Martin Methodist’s Children’s Department is honored to have the opportunity to minister to you and your family. It is our goal to provide a variety of opportunities for Christian growth and nurture to take place, all supported by a committed and involved faith community. We strive to do this by supporting all aspects of spiritual development, family life, and Christian Education.

In order to promote the faith development of all children, we provide dynamic programs for children of all ages and surround them with loving support in a safe environment. Furthermore, we believe your child is a special gift from God, and we want all children to feel at home and a part of our programs through the people and activities that God has placed in this ministry.

Sunday School

Join us as we learn about God and the awesome ways we can be confident in our faith! Sunday School is offered for ages 3 to 6th grade each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Vastine Building.


Childcare provide for our littlest attendees during the Sunday School hour and during all Sunday worship services through age 5. Our childcare workers, like all staff and volunteers in Children and Student Ministries, go through MinistrySafe training and background checks. (See more below).


Jesus and Me meets every Sunday from noon to 2 p.m (except on holidays and where posted). We eat lunch together, have devotion, activities and participate in children’s choir. We also meet on Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m.

​Family Events

We have many events for mission, family and fellowship.  We have events at Easter, October, Christmas, etc. Events such as movie nights,, Trunk or Treat, City of Bedford Boo Bash, City of Bedford Tree Lighting, etc.

Ministry Safe

All staff members and volunteers that work with children, youth, and vulnerable adults have taken MinistrySafe, an abuse prevention course, and have been screened, which includes an application, interview, reference check, and a criminal background check. If you are interested in beginning the process to work with children or youth in our congregation, please contact Rev. Faiana Funaki (Associate Pastor) or Robin Bratton (Director of Children’s Ministries).

For more on the MinistrySafe process, click here.