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CHildren's Ministry Team


Children's Ministry

Ages Birth - 5th Grade

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CHildren's Ministry Team


Children's Ministry

Ages Birth - 5th Grade

View Upcoming Children's Ministry Events

Meet the Children's Ministry Team...

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CINDY VANPELT
MPCC Children's Ministry Director

Cindy and her husband Eric joined MPCC in 1996. They have three children Erin, Evan, and Cam. Cindy has served as a deaconess of the church and volunteered for many years.  She has also been involved in the past in missions serving in Mexico and Barbados. She has been working part-time in the Children’s Ministry since February 2006. 

DENISE KIMBROUGH
SNL & R2R Children's Ministry Director

I am very blessed to be the children's director for SNL and R2R. I have also been involved in the Women's Ministry here at MPCC. I have two handsome sons Nathan and Jacob.

I enjoy spending time with with my family, baking and traveling.

AUDRA YERXA
Assistant Children's Ministry Director

Audra moved to NM in 2011 with her husband and twins and became a member in 2014. She brings knowledge of her 4yr PreK teaching experience and 14yr career in marketing, publishing and advertising to the Children's Ministry and the Communications team.

She misses her family and outrigging along the So. Calif coast but now enjoys exploring Mesilla by bike and meeting the wonderful people here in NM!

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Parent Resources


Parent Resources

Parent Resources


Parent Resources

We believe the parent should be the most important spiritual leader of their child’s life.  Many churches across the country are promoting this truth. Parents are commanded by God to take ownership of being the most important spiritual leader in a child’s life.

“The average church only has 40 hours in a given year to influence a life. 
The average parent has 3,000 hours per year to influence a life.”  - Think Orange by Reggie Joiner

Love your children, set the example at home every day and partner with our children's ministry to be the most important spiritual leader in your child’s life.  Throughout the years as they progress through preschool, elementary school, middle school and high school…you will be given tools and support that will help you leave and guide them through life!


Christian Parenting Resources: 


Books On Christian Parenting:

The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary D Chapman

The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary D Chapman

Becoming the Parent God Wants You To Be  by Kevin Leman

Becoming the Parent God Wants You To Be  by Kevin Leman

 Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children By Henry Cloud & John Townsend

 Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children By Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Effective Parenting in a Defective World By Chip Ingram

Effective Parenting in a Defective World By Chip Ingram

Leading Your Child to Jesus by David Staal

Leading Your Child to Jesus by David Staal

Faith Begins at Home: The Family Makeover with Christ at the Center by Mark Holmen

Faith Begins at Home: The Family Makeover with Christ at the Center by Mark Holmen

Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Dr. Tim Elmore

Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Dr. Tim Elmore

 The Parent Adventure: Preparing Your Children for a Lifetime with God by Selma Wilson & Rodney Wilson & Scott McConnell

 The Parent Adventure: Preparing Your Children for a Lifetime with God by Selma Wilson & Rodney Wilson & Scott McConnell

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline & Jim Fay

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline & Jim Fay

Raising A Modern-Day Joseph: A Timeless Strategy for Growing Great Kids by Larry Fowler

Raising A Modern-Day Joseph: A Timeless Strategy for Growing Great Kids by Larry Fowler

Raising Kids for True Greatness by Dr. Tim Kimmel

Raising Kids for True Greatness by Dr. Tim Kimmel

Revolutionary Parenting: Raising Your Kids to Become Spiritual Champions by George Barna

Revolutionary Parenting: Raising Your Kids to Become Spiritual Champions by George Barna

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Children's Ministry Volunteer


Volunteer for Children's Ministry

Join the children's ministry team

Children's Ministry Volunteer


Volunteer for Children's Ministry

Join the children's ministry team