Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

– Mathew 19:14


Passing a living faith on to the next generation is very close to our hearts at Musselburgh Baptist Church. During our Sunday morning services we aim to include children in our worship time together through, songs, games and activities that help them know that they too can worship God and that church is a place they belong and are appreciated. We have special spaces for infants to crawl and play and for breast-feeding mothers to nurse, as well as plenty of room at the front for the kids who like to dance during the music!

During school term time, the kids go to their own classes part way through the Sunday service, for age appropriate Bible teaching and more songs and fun. Parents are welcome to join their children in the class. In school holidays either kids remain in the service with their families (in-seat activities provided) or a more informal program is organised.

There are two age groups for school age children.  The primary age children and the intermediate/early high school groups.  Children enjoy worship with their families at the beginning of the church service, before being released to attend Kids@MBC class around 10.30am.  This children’s ministry seeks to teach, inspire and grow kids to develop a personal faith and become followers of Jesus Christ.  The small group size enables children to build relationships with teachers who share their faith through a selection of true stories from the Bible, crafts and prayer.  Teachers are members of the congregation who take turns to lead the session on a roster basis. All leaders are police checked for child safety.

If you would like to know more, contact the church on 03 456 2065 or email


Each week, parents and caregivers bring their children for a thirty-minute session of music, rhyme, singing, actions and instruments, listening and more. Adults and children participate in the singing and movement during the session together.  There are currently two sessions, with morning tea provided between these.  This allows children to enjoy one another’s company, and to develop social skills.  It also gives parents a chance to catch up with each other over a cuppa and snack.  Musselburgh Music is about developing a community in which relationships and connection with others are key aims of the mission.

For more information please contact Jo at Musselburgh Baptist Church office on 456 2065 or email