“…Partnering with Families to Make Disciples Who Exalt Jesus Christ.”


SUMMIT KIDS is a ministry for ages nursery through 5th grade that combines both large group teaching with small group application… when not in a pandemic, that is.

Typically you’d find several check in stations in the lobby where you can securely check-in your children before our 10AM worship begins. At the close of our worship service, you’d stop by a check-in station, once more, to print out a check-out slip before heading to your child’s room for pick-up.

BUT… the COVID19 pandemic has required us to adapt the way we help families make disciples of their children.

Currently, we’re asking families to worship together for our entire 10AM Sunday services. This is a good thing! It gives our Summit Kids the opportunities to see their parents – and other families-  worshiping Jesus, learning His Word and encouraging one another to trust and follow Jesus.

Here’s how we can help YOU, parents!

1. Your kids are a BLESSING to us. They are an important part of our church family and God gives them gifts to encourage all of us. Don’t worry about the noise they might make, or the inevitable “wiggling” in their sits they’ll perform. Need to take them for a walk at some point? You can watch and hear the service in our lobby, so feel free to take advantage of that resource if you need it!

2. We’re providing you with a weekly KIDS BULLETIN that you kids can work on during the service. (see the button on this page?) These will be printed and available in the lobby before services.

3. Our teaching pastors are continually working hard to find ways to engage the kids in our services. It’s a learning curve for all of us, but we’re committed to equipping the whole family for the work of ministry. Pray for us as we strive for this!


We’re committed to rallying around families to help equip them to practically live out their faith in Jesus.  Since God has called parents to be the primary spiritual caregivers in the home, we, as a church, have the privilege of partnering with parents in teaching their children Biblical truths.

We do this in three ways:

1) Providing material from Sunday morning Kids Ministry for parents to utilize at home throughout the week.

2) Incorporating regular family ministry events that purposefully engage children and adults.

3) Maintaining small groups that welcome families to participate together while focusing on making disciples of both the parents and the children.

Families are an integral part of our church culture because God calls us His family.  We welcome you to come, see, and experience our passionate heart for the glory of Jesus Christ in your family!

Pastor Charles and Kallie Kirby

Pastor Charles and Kallie Kirby

Teaching Pastor, Family & Children's Pastor

Our passion in this ministry to families and children is seeing all people know and love the Lord Jesus Christ. This page is designed to give you an overview of the ministry and some snapshots of what’s happening. Feel free to get in contact with me for further information through email or by calling 616-786-2233.

May 24 || The Armor Of God & The Cheerful Giver

MAY 24 || THE ARMOR OF GOD & THE CHEERFUL GIVER Hey Summit Kids! We have a double header today!! The Armor of God...

May 10 || The Fruit Of The Spirit

MAY 10 || THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT Hey Summit Kids! A believer's life is changed when the Holy Spirit comes into us. We...

May 3 || A Transformed Mind

MAY 3 || A TRANSFORMED MIND Hey Summit Kids! It's another week of hearing from God's Word! This week, we are focusing...

April 26 || How To Become Children of God!

WATCH THIS VIDEO!APRIL 26 ||  Hey Summit Kids! We're excited about being together again with you this week! Our lesson...

April 19 || Paul Encourages Church Leaders

WATCH THIS VIDEO!APRIL 19 || PAUL'S LETTERS TO CHURCH LEADERS Hey Summit Kids! We miss you so much! Check out this...

April 12 || Easter Story

WATCH THIS VIDEO!APRIL 12 || EASTER STORYHey Summit Kids! Happy Resurrection Sunday! Today we celebrate because Jesus...

April 5 || Love One Another

WATCH THIS VIDEO!APRIL 5 || LOVE ONE ANOTHER Hey Summit Kids! Watch this video and talk together as a family about the...

March 29 || God’s Mercy

Summit Kids!! How are you all doing? Here is the next lesson for the Kids Ministry brought to you by the Summit Kids...

March 22 || Paul At Corinth

Hey families! Here is this week's video lesson for Summit Kids. Watch Pastor Charles' introduction video above. Watch...

Interested in Helping?

If you are interested in getting involved in our children’s ministry, please click on the provided buttons to learn more about volunteering in Summit Kids’ Ministry and applying to volunteer!

Questions about Summit Kids? 

Contact Charles Kirby at 616-786-2233 or ckirby@summitwestolive.org

Worship Service
& Office Times

Sunday Worship

Join us each Sunday at 10AM EST for worship on campus, or via our livestream.

Office Hours

Mondays - Thursdays 9am - 4pm



Summit Church
15020 Stanton St,
West Olive, MI 49460

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