Partnering with parents, families, and leaders to help children love God and love others.

We believe that kids aren’t just the future of the church, they are the church! We are excited to welcome all children into our church and to invite them to experience God and our community of faith. At this time, children begin Sunday worship with their families in the sanctuary. Many weeks, our children will be invited to the platform for a children’s message. Then shortly into the service, kids who are 3 years (fully potty trained) through 5th grade can join us for Children’s Church in Faith Hall. We’ll teach a lesson, have hands-on experiences, and enjoy some fellowship time, too. Currently, masking is required for all on-campus programming.

At this time, children’s ministry programming is currently not available for babies or toddlers.

Please contact our Director of Children’s Ministries, Marthe Hjortshoj, at marthe@jupiterfirst.org for more information.

kidsFIRST Lesson – Sunday, September 12


We are so for Lighthouse, our weekly youth group for K-5th graders Wednesdays, from 6:30-7:30pm in Faith Hall.

Bring a friend and join Marthe, our Director of Children’s Ministries, and her awesome team of volunteers and get ready to have fun, meet new friends and learn more about God and Jesus.  Check-in upon arrival, snacks will be provided.

Masks are required for all indoor, on-campus programming at this time.



Meet Marthe,

our Children’s Ministry Director

Marthe (pronounced Marta) was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Illinois to pursue her undergraduate education at Lincoln Christian University. She earned a B.A. in Children’s Ministry and an A.A. in Early Childhood Education in May 2011. It is also where she met her husband, Andy. Marthe has over 11 years of professional experience leading…