"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6

Raising up children to understand and believe the Gospel is one of our most vital missions here at CMA. Our children’s ministry encompasses kids from birth to 5th grade, and has opportunities for growth (and fun!) on Sundays as well as during the week. Check out the links below and get plugged in to CMA Kids!

Your First Visit

Need to know where to park, who to see,
and what to do on your first time here at CMA?
We’ve got you covered!

Infants &
Toddlers

We count it a privilege to care for the littlest ones! We have a safe and secure nursery with lovely volunteers waiting to love your little one during the Sunday School and Worship Service hours.

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Sunday
Mornings

Sunday morning has lots for kids, including Sunday School, Kids Worship, and even "big church!"
Times & Details

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Wednesday
Nights

Come join us for engaging, Bible-centered lessons and FUN each Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00.
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Vacation
Bible School

VBS at CMA Church is your kid's best week of the summer! This week of games, music, crafts, and learning about Jesus runs Monday through Friday, generally in mid-June. Check back for 2023 details.

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Child
Dedications

It is our joy to partner with you as you raise and nurture your child in the the ways of the Lord, and we would love to celebrate that with you in our Sunday morning worship service.
Details

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Volunteer
Opportunities

We have lots of opportunities to serve with kids each week. Let us know if you'd like to be involved!
Volunteer

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Sunday
Mornings

Sunday morning has lots for kids, including Sunday School, Kids Worship, and even "big church!"
Times & Details

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Infants &
Toddlers

We count it a privilege to care for the littlest ones! We have a safe and secure nursery with lovely volunteers waiting to love your little one during the Sunday School and Worship Service hours.

Tap for More

Wednesday
Nights

Come join us for engaging, Bible-centered lessons and FUN each Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00.
Learn More

Tap for More

Vacation
Bible School

VBS at CMA Church is your kid's best week of the summer! This week of games, music, crafts, and learning about Jesus runs Monday through Friday, generally in mid-June. Check back for 2023 details.

Tap for More

Child
Dedications

It is our joy to partner with you as you raise and nurture your child in the the ways of the Lord, and we would love to celebrate that with you in our Sunday morning worship service.
Details

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Volunteer
Opportunities

We have lots of opportunities to serve with kids each week. Let us know if you'd like to be involved!
Volunteer

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Meet Heidi

Heidi Amsler
Director of Children’s Ministries

Heidi has a passion for everything and all things kids! Since the time she was little, she has known she should be a teacher.  

She followed God’s leading in her life and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from a wonderful Christian College in Indiana: Grace College. She also worked hard to obtain a master’s degree in Education from Marygrove College in Detroit. Heidi has taught in the public schools for a total of 13 years.

While living in Chicagoland, Heidi took a break from teaching and felt God calling her to work at a church. There, Heidi was able to use her talents in a new setting and found so much joy in teaching children stories from the Bible and how much God loves them. Heidi served at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park for eight years, initially as the Associate and later as the Director of Children’s Ministry.

Heidi has a desire to see our youngest ones grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ our Lord. She finds it a joy to partner with parents as they rear strong children in the fear of the Lord. Heidi married her husband, Clayton, in 2005 and they have three beautiful girls – Hannah, Megyn and Kate. Heidi loves to mentor young women, is a voracious novel reader, and scrapbooks when she has time.

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