Manley Kids


What is “Manley Kids?”


We aim to supplement the family in reaching our kids, pursuing the maximum potential of our kids and our families to develop disciples who love God, love people, make disciples and who will change the world.  We believe that your kids will change the world!!  In believing that, we are dedicated to a high level of ministry, and having a safe, kid-friendly atmosphere.  We will teach Biblical truth, build and cultivate relationships that will help transfer faith and get children “in” on God’s great plan to reach the world with the Gospel.  We want our children to know Jesus and grow up to be like Him and have a ton of fun in the process!!

You may contact our Children’s Pastor, Andy Ellis, at 423-586-8665, ext 227 or  send an e-mail via our Contact Us form to submit any questions. Join us on Facebook and Twitter so we can follow you too!

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Click around to see what we have for your child at Manley!

Activity Calendar

June 18, 2014    

Swimming party at Seven Oaks pool for all children involved in our Wednesday night children’s ministry and disability ministry.
Parents may stay or drop off, but be aware that there is no lifeguard on site.

June 23-27

Vacation Bible School (click on tab above for information and registration)

June 25

No Wednesday evening activities (for any age)

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

No Wednesday evening activities

July 14-18

Upward Basketball Camp
Manley CAC (Gym)
July 14-18
K5-5th grade
Form and registration fee can be turned in to CAC from 6am-9pm Mon.-Fri.
For more info. call the CAC 581-2058.

July 21-25

9:00-2:15  or 9:00-12:00
Choir Camp & Choir Camp Jr. (click on tab above for all information and registration)

July 25

Choir Camp Performance
Come support our children as they perform the program they’ve worked so hard to get ready!

August 3

Sunday School Promotion Sunday

August 6

Wednesday Evening Program Registration

August 13

Back to School Kickoff!

August 20

1st night of 3-D, Puggles & Cubbies


9:00AM - We offer small groups for children of all ages.

10:30AM – We offer Extended Session Childcare for children Birth – 4 years.  We also offer Kids Worship for children grades K-5th grade. *Please note that children who are not picked up by 10:10 will be taken to Kid’s Worship and can be picked up from there after 10:10 if he/she is not staying in Kid’s Worship. This is for safety and security and also allows teachers to get to the service on time.




Awana Clubs


In Puggles, toddlers are welcomed each week with play time, songs and simple crafts and activities. Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, finger puppet plays and more. Lessons teach and reinforce four basic biblical precepts:  God Made Everything,  God Saw That It Was Good, God is Love, and  Give Thanks.

Awanas-preschool Preschoolers ages 3-5 can hardly wait for their next Cubbies Club meeting! Whether it’s the fun puppets, the exciting games, or all their “Cubbie” friends, they simply love it. At Story Time each week, preschoolers learn about God- the greatness of His love and His Word- and about His Son, Jesus Christ, the promised Savior. Cubbies helps lead your child to God early so he/she will respect and trust Him for life.

Elementary Aged students have a new program rolling out this fall.  Stay tuned for more information!

Disability Ministry

We would love for you to visit Manley with your child who has special needs.  To care for them most effectively, it is helpful for us to have an idea what their needs are so we can be prepared for them. Please contact the Disability Ministry Coordinator, Melissa Crabtree, via our Contact Us form (select Disability Ministry) to submit any questions. Or call Wanda Rannow at 423 586 8665, ext 202 and she will put you in touch with Melissa.



Sunday School Class, 9:00AM

Taught by a Certified Special Education Teacher, this class includes a Bible lesson in a safe, caring environment catering to the needs of your child.

Extended Session Special Needs Childcare, 10:30 Worship Service

If it is best for your child we will accompany him/her to our kids worship for grades K-5.  If not, they will be cared for in the disability ministry room by experienced workers.

Disability Ministry Fellowships

We have several fellowships each year with our families.  We’re quite a close knit group now, as in serving each other we’ve become the closest of friends!

Upward Sports

There is always room for one more!
There is always room for one more!

We love Upward Sports programs here at Manley!

Current Events

Check here for all details!

General Information

Whether it’s basketball, soccer or cheerleading, you want to find a sports league that encourages your child and is right for your family’s busy schedule. With just a 1-hour practice and 1-hour game each week, Upward Sports fits your lifestyle while promoting the values that matter to you. Coaches and fans won’t yell at your child; they’ll cheer for them instead! Manley typically offers Soccer, Basketball and Cheerleading annually, though each year we plan according to our facilities. We also offer Upward Sports Camps each Summer.  To register your child  please stop by the Manley Christian Activities Center to submit the registration form and fee. You may contact our Recreation Director, David Brooks, at 423-586-8665, ext 217 or  send an e-mail via our Contact Us form to submit any questions.


  • For children in K-5th grades.
  • Practices begin in March, game season is April/May.

Basketball & Cheerleading

  • For children in K-5th grades.
  • Practices begin in December, games are played in January & February.


Choir Camp



Choir camp offers children a week filled with music, drama, Bible study and fun! It is our desire for this to be a time where children can learn more about Jesus and the abundant life they can have in Him. Take a peek!

Important Camp Information  (K-5th Grades)

  • Dates: July 21-25, 2014
  • Time: 9AM-2:15PM
  • Cost: $35/child, family maximum of $100 to be paid by July 15. (Cost includes t-shirt, book, CD and a week full of fun activities!)
  • Food: Bring lunch & a drink (including a cold pack if needed) each day

Performance Details

  • Date/Time/Location:  July 25th, 2014 at 6PM in Main Worship Center
  • Required Costume:  Camp t-shirt, khaki shorts, socks and tennis shoes (Shorts, socks and shoes provided by parent.)
  • Participation:  Each child who attends camp is expected to participate in the final performance as well. The performance is the highlight of the week, so mark your calendars now!
  • DVD Recording:  A recording of the performance will be available on DVD a couple of weeks after the presentation. Be sure to pre-pay for your copy the night of the performance.

Important Camp Information  (K-5th Grades)

  • Dates: July 21-25, 2014
  • Time: 9AM-2:15PM
  • Cost: $35/child, family maximum of $100 to be paid by July 15. (Cost includes t-shirt, book, CD and a week full of fun activities!)
  • Food: Bring lunch & a drink (including a cold pack if needed) each day

Students will receive their camp shirts sometime during camp week. Please save this to wear during the musical and wear other clothes during camp.

Choir Camp Jr. (Ages 3-5)

Choir Camp Jr. is specially designed for your preschooler to introduce him to music in an age appropriate way. They will learn new songs and basic music theory in fun, explorative ways. Bible time will be a key component of the week, and there will be time for crafts, snack and play as well.

  • Dates: July 21-25, 2014
  • Time: 9:00-11:30AM
  • Cost: $20/child – includes camp t-shirt and music CD
  • Food: snacks will be provided each day
  • Performance: They will be featured in the pre-show on Friday evening, July 25th at 6 pm. The Choir Camp musical will immediately follow.

Online registration is closed for Choir Camp. You may register at Manley on Monday morning for a K-5 student.
Choir Camp Jr is completely closed.