The purpose of the Children’s Ministry at Saint Matthew is to help educate, guide and encourage our children in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to helping them experience the incredible love of Christ through hands on and high energy lessons, worship time and Christian fellowship with their peers.


It is our intention for the children to learn and study the Bible stories while also being able to relate the stories to their everyday life.


Children are a precious gift from God and it is our mission to equip them with the Word they need to light their path and guide their way. Our Children’s Ministry team is here to ensure that your kids love coming to learn about Jesus at church!

Contact Info

For more information regarding our Children’s Ministry or to take a tour of Kid’s Town, please feel free to contact our Children’s Minister Lindsay Vollmar at (618) 397-5994 ext. 1116 or by email.


Parent Online Safety Guide

In this day and age where our children seem to know about technology more than parents do, it is important for us to take action and have steps to take to help our children. We have a guide from National Online Safety to help parents be in the know.

9:00 am

  • Kids’ Worship in Kids’ Town
  • Elementary (Room 220)

11:00 am:

  • Pre-School Kids’ Worship in Kids’ Town (Room 212). Class opens at 10:50 am.
  • Elementary Kids’ Worship in Kids’ Town (Room 220). Kids dismissed from service.

Our nurseries open at 8:50 am and are open til the end of the 11:00 am service. 

About Wednesday Night

All pre-school* through elementary* kids are invited to join us during the school year for Kid’s Club, which meets in Kids’ Town.


Kid’s Club is full of music time, games, skits, impressing scripture on our hearts, life-changing Bible adventures, great fellowship and a wonderful sense of community among our kids. 


Kids are programmed to learn and memorize, it’s what they do all day at school. But at Kid’s Club, we want more from them than just memorizing scripture… we want them to impress it upon their hearts, understand what they’re learning and see how they can live their lives through the words of the Bible and the lessons it has to teach us. We want our kids to have a firm foundation of faith that begins and ends with Jesus!


4:15 – 6:30 pm: Family Dinner in the Vine Café


5:45 – 7:15 pm: Nursery available (Infants – 3 years) in Nursery 1 (by Sanctuary)

6:00 – 7:00 pm: KID’S CLUB


(No pre-registration is needed for Kid’s Club, just come on in!)


-Children’s Easter Celebration

-Spring Choir musical (May)

-Vacation Bible School (June)

-Beulah Bible Camp (finishing 4th – 6th grade) (June)

-Beulah Beginner Camp (finishing 1st – 3rd grade) (June)

-Blessing of the Backpacks (August)

-3rd Grade Bible Presentations (September)

-Trunk or Treat (October)

-Birthday Party for Jesus (December)




-Kids’ Crew Team Training

-Teacher and Volunteer Training

-Teacher Appreciation

-CPR/Medical Training

Want to Volunteer?

We have many loving Children’s Ministry workers that can give your child some one on one attention during their classes or nursery time. If you would like to be a part of this opportunity to do so, please download and fill out the application below. Then give to Lindsay Vollmar in the church office. 

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Need extra help?

If your child has any special needs, please contact our Children’s Minister Lindsay Vollmar at (618) 397-5994 ext. 1116 or by email, and we can make sure your precious little one is given some extra care and attention. 


We want to make sure all our children are loved, nurtured and cared for while they are in our care.

Child Protection Policy

St. Matthew Church seeks to provide a safe and secure environment for the children and youth who participate in our programs and activities. By implementing the practices on our Child and Youth Protection Policy, our goal is to protect the children of St. Matthew from incidents of misconduct or inappropriate behavior while also protecting our staff and volunteers (workers) from false accusations.

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Keeping your kids safe while they are in our care is one of our top priorities. In order to do that, we use Kid Check! It’s easy, it’s fast and it’s free! So when you get to church, just put your cell phone number into the Kid Check iPads that you will find with a friendly helper in our nurseries and Kids’ Town gazebo and you’re all done, we will take your kid’s from there.

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