Next Gen Kids

Ministry never stops, but it does look different right now.

Next Gen Kids Ministry offers opportunities for children and families to fellowship and connect while learning about the Word and love of God!
For questions, email Brooke Knight, Director of Next Gen Discipleship.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & NURSERY

From 9:00-10:00 am, our Kids Sunday School works alongside parents to build a solid foundation for faith and Biblical knowledge. In a small group with two adult leaders, children will participate in activities designed to help them learn about the Bible, see how they are important and loved by God, and understand how they can help share that love with others.


Sunday School classes are located in the following rooms:
Infants (6 wks-12 mths): Room 205
Sturdy Walkers (1-2 yrs): Room 206
Two Year Olds (2-3 yrs): Room 209
Three Year Olds & PreK (3-4 yrs, birthday after August 15): Room 211
Kindergarten & Grade 1: Room 308
Grades 2-3: Room 309
Grades 4-5: Room 306


From 8:30-11:45 am on Sundays, a professionally staffed nursery is available for infants through 3 year olds (based on the school calendar) and is located in the west hallway off the Sanctuary on the second floor. In addition, the Nursery is open from 6:00-7:15 pm on Wednesdays during church activities.

KIDS CORE (CHILDREN'S CHURCH)

Children ages 4 – 4th grade are invited to participate in our Children’s Church Program, Kids Core. Following the structure of a worship service, children will learn more about God’s Word and worship in an exciting, child-oriented way.  Kids Core for Pre-Kindergarteners and Kindergarteners will meet each Sunday. Kids Core for 1st–4th graders will meet on each Sunday with the exception of the first Sunday of each month and certain holidays. These days will give families an opportunity to worship together and children a chance to experience a traditional worship setting.  Children will be invited to dismiss at a designated time from the worship service to go to Kids Core.

 

Pick up will be in the following rooms:
Pre-Kindergarten: Room 305
Kindergarten: Room 308
Grades 1-4: Room 307

WAKy Wednesday (Worship Arts for Kids, yay!)

WAKy Wednesday is a time of fun with a variety of worship arts for children ages 3–5th grade!  Students will participate in choir experiences, art, rhythm and movement opportunities, prayer practices, meditation, and yoga from 6:00-7:00 pm!

Prior to that, dinner is served in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00-6:00 pm.  Dinner is $5 for children age 13-adults, $3 for children ages 6-12, $2 for children ages 3-5, and free for children 2 and under. The family maximum is $20.  

WAKy Wednesday for 2020 Spring Semester is January 8-March 18 (excludes Spring Break)

Ages 3 & 4: Cherub Choir & Worship Art; Second floor Music and Lunch Rooms
Grades K-1: Joyful Noise Choir & Worship Art; Second floor Music & Lunch Rooms
Grades 2-5: Joyful Sound Choir & Worship Art/Yoga & Prayer; Room 305 & Choir Room

MONTHLY KIDS CALENDAR

Stay up to date with all of the Next Gen Kids happenings going on throughout the month! Make sure to check back from time to time, as we are always up to something!

Sermon Notes For Kids

Be on the lookout every Sunday in which Kids in Grades 1-4 remain in Worship for a stack of papers entitled “Sermon Notes for Kids” located on the front Acolyte pew near the Children’s Bulletins.  Any students who complete a page of these sermon notes and submit them to Ms. Brooke (at any time and for any Sunday) will receive a brand new animal print pencil!  During Kids Core students have learned how to complete these notes- though they may still need parent help with some parts.  The idea behind these notes is to get children engaged and connected during the Sundays they remain in Worship.  Please email Brooke Knight with any questions.

Childcare Policy

In an effort to be the best possible stewards of church resources, childcare for activities associated with Core Groups or Short Term Study/Small Groups outside the realm of regular, church-wide activities or meetings will be $2/child. This fee is requested to be paid in full for the extent of the sessions on the first meeting. For example, a 6-week Core Group would be $12/child. Please give payment to the Childcare Coordinator with a check or exact change at the time of drop off.