Children's ministries

Welcome to the Children's Ministries of enCompass Church!

We plant seeds and grow the faith of our littlest members through dedicated teachers, strong programming, and a safe, fun learning environment. Read on to learn about our age-specific programs.

kidzone - 10am


Infant - Pre-Kindergarten

Club Sprout is a program specially designed to offer our youngest attenders a caring, comfortable, 

creative place to learn about God and become a part of church. 

Infants and toddlers: Our lead teacher, Jess, greets every baby and toddler each week to give our youngest church members the care, comfort, and consistency of a familiar adult. Additionally, moms and dads, our Youth members and young adults support Jess; all with a heart for Jesus and our kids at enCompass. 

3-5 year olds: Club 35 is a cheerful place where preschoolers discover the building blocks of the Christian faith through music, crafts, and stories. Our lead teacher, Kaitlyn, and a mom or dad gather every Sunday to explore and worship Jesus through play, lessons and community with each other. 


Elementary Ministry

K-5th Grade: Club E! (Extraordinary) includes worship, creative teaching, games, art, and more! All this fun has a really important purpose: to help kids learn about God and discover what it means to follow Jesus in everyday life. Once you’ve experienced our Elementary Ministry, you’ll want to come back — and bring your friends, too! It begins with worship in the auditorium with families, moves to the gym for fun and games, and ends with small group community. Our Elementary Leaders, Cate and Isabel, spend quality time with the students learning and exploring the Bible and its purpose for our lives. They have been known to enjoy it as much as the kids too.

Sunday Morning kidConnect - 9am

What's in the Bible?

The school-aged children at enCompass are participating in a course called, "What's in the Bible?" that gives an overview of the story of the Bible over the course of 26 weeks.  This curriculum is brought to us by Phil Vischer, the creator of Veggie Tales. See the series highlights on YouTube!

As always, Sprout & Club 35 kids are welcome to join Jess & Kaitlyn for an hour of play, crafts & Bible stories from 9am-10am.


Want to extend the lessons beyond Sunday? You can access a FREE blogpodcast, and app through our curriculum, Orange. We hope this encourages you and gives you tools as you work to plant seeds of faith in your children at home.

Questions? Contact Children's Ministry Coordinator Darcy Mears.

  • jessica rehfeld, infant and toddler teacher

    What I most love about working at enCompass is connecting with families and children each Sunday! Working in the nursery, I take care of the youngest members of enCompass and love the moments of play, learning and fun we experience together. It's so rewarding to watch these babies grow up together, build friendships (parents too!) and grow in their faith together at enCompass. It's my favorite way to start a Sunday!

    About Jessica: Absolutely loves baking, especially cookies...AND loves to share! Lives in Forest Lake with her husband Travis, two children and dog Frankie. Loves having a family and being a Mom! Enjoys getting outside with her kids and experiencing what each season has to offer. Kayaking, Hiking, Sledding, Skiing.... she does it all!

  • kaitlyn frazier, club 35 teacher

    I so enjoy being the lead teacher for Club 35. Club 35 is a place where children can participate in silly games, fun music, interesting crafts, and creative story telling- all while learning truths from the Bible! It is amazing how much these young ones are able to absorb. It's rewarding to hear the children get excited about the stories they’ve heard and share what they’re learning with their parents. Every week good friendships are being built and children are growing to know God better. What a great Sunday morning!

    About Kaitlyn: Grew up in Colorado, but she married a wonderful Minnesota man and now calls Minnesota home. She is pursuing her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at St. Catherine University with hopes to work in pediatrics. She is also a nanny for a baby boy and a two-year-old little girl. When she isn’t studying, chasing around toddlers, or rocking babies, she enjoys cooking, doing DIY projects, exploring new places, and spending time with her husband and friends.

  • cate sutton, Club E! teacher

    “Um, Cate, I just really like coming to Sunday mornings, and just running around playing games. And then, um, when we talk about things like God and stuff…I like that too. And then, I don’t know. I just like being together!” -One of the kindergarten students at enCompass.

    I could not agree more. All of us are created to be in relationship with each other, like in Psalm 133, Christ heart rejoices when we are together in unity. EnCompass is a place where Christ is glorified and community is built. The families and individuals at enCompass have built an open and unique community of Christ-followers. Even though I have only been at enCompass for a short time, God’s hand is clearly seen in the relationships— young and old. I love seeing relationships continue to form within the students in the children’s ministry. A smile from the students at enCompass is my favorite way to start a Sunday morning.

    About Cate: Junior at Bethel University majoring in Elementary Education with two minors: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and an IB endorsement. Although it sounds complicated, she just hopes to teach children whose first language is not English. Cate loves to laugh, is an expert mac&cheese maker, will take any time she can spend with her four siblings and parents, will eat any type of pizza. Study breaks are usually spent outside on a walk, or nannying.

  • isabel anderson, Club E! teacher

    I'm excited to join Club E! I'm looking forward to teaching children about their faith and Jesus. Everyone at enCompass always greets me with a smile and makes me feel welcome. I'm really happy to be a part of this community.

    About Isabel: Isabel is a current senior at Armstrong high school. She is in National Honor society and volunteers at North Memorial hospital. Isabel has been working with kids for seven years, as a babysitter, summer nanny, and in her church nursery. She enjoys running, playing softball, hanging out with friends, and traveling.