Growing in Faith

Ministries with Children and Their Families

Even with all the changes brought into our lives by COVID-19, we know that your family is still buzzing with all of the typical back-to-school energy. New teachers, new classes, new friendships, and this year… new face masks!

Even though we are not able to be together on our campus at this time, there are many opportunities planned for the children and families of Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

This season brings the opportunity (and challenge!) to creatively continue our mission of leading children in discipleship as they grow in their faith and share in age-appropriate ministry opportunities. We are grateful for your flexibility and for your continued participation in the life of the church.  Please reach out to us with any questions. We hold you and your families in our prayers.


Linda Ibsen, Interim Children’s Ministry Director
Mandy Rencher, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Kabrel Brown, Administrative Assistant for Children & Youth

Sunday School

Our curriculum for the fall will be An Illustrated Earth: Celebrating God’s Creation. Based on the results of the survey that many of you responded to, we will host a combination of Zoom classes and pre-recorded video lessons. The videos will have cameo appearances from all of our pastors! Please see the flyer for more detailed information about the schedule.

Faith Milestones

Join us for our Milestone programs where children and parents explore and learn together about foundational aspects of our faith: Worship, Communion, Prayer, Bible, Mission, and more. Registration information will be communicated via email and through Connect closer to the time of each event.

Families with Young Children

This group is exploring creative ways to gather for fellowship and to support one another. They hope to continue with the traditions of the annual costume party, Christmas story time, Mom’s Night Out, and monthly playgroups. Keep your eye out for emails and information in Connect with details!

Outreach for Kids

Sprout Outreach

Join in with other young families with children ages 3 through third grade as we learn to serve together.

Projects for 2020
  • September
    School Supply Drive and Book Drive for The Learning Collaborative
  • October
    Room in the Inn Donation Drive
  • November
    Collecting Items and Packaging Gift Wrap Kits for Jubilee Store Families
  • December 10, January 14, February 11, and March 11
    Bed Making for Room in the Inn
  • May 2
    Rise Against Hunger

Mission Kids

Encourage your children to get their hands in the mud of missions as they learn tangible ways to show compassion to others. Our Mission Kids program for fourth and fifth graders takes place throughout the school year and includes serving our church family as well as the greater Charlotte community.

Projects for 2020
  • October 18 and November 15
    Bag Lunches for Roof Above
  • November 25
    Loaves & Fishes Mobile Food Pantry
  • December 10
    Christmas Cheer for Sharon Towers
  • January 10
    Global Partner Education & Outreach
  • February 11, February 25, March 11
    Room in the Inn
  • April 24
    Crisis Assistance Free Store Sorting
  • May 2
    Rise Against Hunger

Upcoming Events

All-Church Retreat

Date: October 23-25, 2020

This year’s All-Church retreat is in Charlotte! Look forward to fun (but socially distant) activities, walks and hikes, and a drive-in movie!

VBS 2021

Mark your calendars for June 14-17, 2021 when we’ll embark on the Rocky Railway Adventure. Surely we’ll be back together in person by then!

Clergy & Staff


Linda Ibsen

Linda Ibsen

Interim Children’s Ministry Director

Mandy Rencher

Mandy Rencher

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Kabrel Brown

Kabrel Brown

Administrative Assistant for Children & Youth