Kid’s Quest Baptism

On Saturday, June 15, 23 boys & girls (plus 1 Dad) will be making a public declaration of their faith through Baptism. This is a joyous celebration of what God is doing in these kids’ lives! We invite you to be a part of making this a wonderful milestone moment for them.

Has your child participated in a past Kid’s Quest Baptism?

Join other returning parents and alumni in making this event special for another family. Parents can come back to serve independently or alongside their child.

Do you have an elementary-age child showing a readiness for baptism?

Our next pre-requisite Starting Zone classes will be held in the fall. Serve with your child to give him or her an opportunity to preview our baptism. Pastor Denny Harris will explain what baptism is about and kids will share their video testimonies. Learn more about Starting Zone at mbctysons.org/startingzone.

Do you have a heart for the spiritual growth and development of children?

This is one of the most inspiring and touching events in Kid’s Quest; to hear kids’ testimonies and share in their joy is truly special. This is definitely a memorable service opportunity!

Here’s How You Can Play An Active Part:

  • Decorate/Set up (12:00-2:00 pm)
  • Prep food (2:00-4:00 pm)
  • Serve as a ceremony helper (2:15-4:15 pm)
  • Serve as a photographer or videographer (2:15-5:00 pm)
  • Serve as a reception helper (4:15-5:30 pm)
  • Clean up (5:30-6:00 pm)
  • Wash & dry our towels & table cloths afterwards (at home)

If interested in helping, contact Romney Short at romney.short@mcleanbible.org or 703-770-2903.

Here’s How You Can Support Us:

  • Donate main dishes (ex. casserole, sandwich tray, chicken nuggets), side dishes (ex. pasta salad, cole slaw, mac & cheese), or appetizers (ex. cheese & crackers, veggies, fruit) for the reception.
  • Praise: thank God for what He’s doing in these kids’ lives; thank God for the many people who contributed to the legacy of faith of these kids.
  • Pray: that God will be glorified and present; for the good health of our Pastor and kids; for all the logistics & details; for guests who may be hearing the Gospel message for the first time; for our staff and volunteers; for the kids’ continuing spiritual growth.

If interested in donating food, contact Jennifer Myers at Jennifer.myers@mcleanbible.org or 703-639-2000, x1989.

Appreciate Your Child’s Leaders?

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.”  – Philippians 2:12-18

On Friday, May 31 we will honor our regular Kid’s Quest volunteers at our annual “Evening with the Stars” event to celebrate God’s goodness for another year in children’s ministry together. We are so grateful for God’s provision of these faithful servants to serve families and support our ministry each and every week. We would not have a children’s ministry without their service!

We encourage you to thank the people who serve regularly with your child or for your child with kind words and hand-made notes. If you’d like to show your appreciation, we are providing a reception at the event and would welcome any bite-sized appetizers or treats (ex. chicken nuggets, meatballs, cheese & crackers, cut veggies, mini quiches, deviled eggs, brownie bites, mini muffins, cookies, etc.) or gift cards to Costco to help us purchase additional food and drink items. Food contributions can be dropped off in Room 1208 (first floor, off Smith Center lobby) on Friday, May 31, between 11:00 am – 4:00 pm or make alternative arrangements by contacting Jennifer Myers at Jennifer.myers@mcleanbible.org or 703-639-2000, x1989. Gift cards can be mailed to:
Kid’s Quest Tysons-Volunteer Celebration
P.O. Box 9300
McLean, VA 22102
or placed in an envelope labeled “Kid’s Quest Tysons-Volunteer Celebration” and given to the person at our Volunteer Central counter on the 2nd floor, off the MBC Café, during services.

A Baptism Story

It’s high time we brought you another new story in our What’s Your Story? YouTube series!

Everybody’s life tells a story. And, as Christians, our stories are not our own. We are part of God’s Big Story, to tell a tale of restoration and redemption through Jesus Christ. If you’re not already watching our video series, we invite you to start Kid’s Quest volunteers share how God is at work in their lives. What’s your story?

Today’s video story is very timely because it’s a baptism story. On Saturday, Feb. 9 we have 20  boys and girls who will be publicly declaring their faith in Jesus at our upcoming Kid’s Quest Baptism. We are so honored to share in this special moment with these children! We invite you, too, to share in their story. Join our Baptism Team to celebrate what God is doing in their lives and to help make this a memorable miletsone event for these children. We feel confident in saying that this event will be memorable for you, too. When you see these children, so full of joy and so ready to share their love for Jesus with others, you can’t help but leave encouraged and inspired. If interested, learn more and sign up on our Baptism Team webpage: mbctysons.org/kqbaptism. Our greatest need right now if for set up and decorating helpers.

Come back monthly to youtube.com/mbckidsquest for new stories. Start your own story at mbctysons.org/kqvolunteer.

Holiday Helpers

Kid’s Quest doesn’t stop just because it’s Christmas time! In fact, we’re expecting an increase of visiting families and we need your help to welcome them and serve their children. Would you give the gift of time and be one of our Holiday Helpers? See our specific needs below. If able to help, contact us at 703-639-2000, x1012 or kqholiday@mcleanbible.org.

Monday, Dec. 24: 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, & 6:00 pm

  • Check-in Greeters: checking kids in on our computers
  • Lobby Hosts: standing in the lobby to direct people to the right destinations
  • Nursery volunteers: caring for newborns – 36 months
  • Preschool Escorts (3:00 pm & 4:30 pm only): escorting 3 years – Pre-Kindergarten on stage to perform bells

Saturdays, Dec. 22 & Dec. 29: 6:30 pm

  • Nursery volunteers: caring for newborns – 36 months
  • Preschool volunteers: serving with children 3 years – Pre-Kindergarten
  • Elementary volunteers: serving with children Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Sundays, Dec. 23 & Dec. 30: 9:00 am, 10:45 am, or 12:30 pm

  • Nursery volunteers: caring for newborns – 36 months
  • Preschool volunteers: serving with children 3 years – Pre-Kindergarten
  • Elementary volunteers: serving with children Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Christmas Casting Call

Would your child like to use his or her creative talents to lead families in worshipping God and celebrating Jesus’ birth on Christmas Eve? We are conducting an open casting call for youth aged 8 to 18 years for various roles in Family Christmas Eve services which will be Monday, Dec. 24 at 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm. We are specifically looking for singers, actors, dancers, gymnasts, and jugglers to take part in the services, a live nativity scene in the lobby, and video and audio recordings to be used in the production.

Auditions are Friday, Nov. 16, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Saturday, Nov. 17, 9: 30 am – 3:30 pm. Advance sign up for an audition appointment is  required. Review the information below and contact Stephanie Quick at 703-770-2931 or stephanie.quick@mcleanbible.org to schedule an appointment.

Audition appointments are first come, first served. If appointments fill up, we will do our best to expand the auditions to accomodate all who wish to be seen. This will only be available if all original appointments are filled first.

Parts Available:

  • 15 Soloist & Ensemble singers: Ensemble singers do not need to be experienced or of soloist quality. We are looking for children who can carry a tune and sing with a choir. Some children will sing live and some will sing for a recording that will be used in the service.
  • 20-30 Actors: dramatically present Luke 2, play a role in the Pastor’s message, and participate in a live nativity scene in the main lobby.
  • 3-5 Experienced Ballet Dancers: part of the Luke 2 presentation.
  • 3 Gymnasts
  • 2 Jugglers

Requirements:

  • Singers should visit mbctysons.org/kqaudtion to download the music and lyrics to prepare. Singers will sing the 3 songs acapella in the audition.
  • Actors should visit mbctysons.org/kqaudition to download the script for Luke 2 and be prepared to “act it” as if you’re telling an exciting story that just happened to you in the audition. It is not necessary to memorize the script.
  • Ballet Dancers will learn a combination at the audition. Come dressed in clothes you can move in and ballet slippers. Leotards and tights are not necessary.
  • Gymnasts should be prepared to demonstrate one of the following: walking on your hands for an extended period of time or an aerial.
  • Jugglers should bring something to juggle and be prepared to show us your skills.
  • Everyone will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” and read the Luke 2 narration piece. We want to see how expressive you are and how well you take direction.

Watch last year’s Luke 2 dramatization to get a sense of what to expect for this year’s production.

We are also looking for people interested in helping the behind the scenes production: props, costumes, sets, etc. If interested, contact Stephanie Quick at 703-770-2931 or stephanie.quick@mcleanbible.org.