New City Kids is a ministry for children from birth through fifth grade. We desire to create a safe and welcoming environment for your children while setting a solid, biblical foundation. Whether they’re learning to walk or learning to read, our New City teachers and volunteers will meet your child where they are. Our curriculum engages kids through stories and activities designed specifically with each different age group in mind.
We have three core values in our kid’s ministry to outline how we love and lead kids and their families every single week. We use these values as a measurement for what we do, how we do it and why we do it.
(1) The Gospel is most important
(2) We are partners with our families
(3) We strive to make church meaningful and engaging.
We offer classes for birth – 5th grade at every service on Sunday mornings, with a special Preteen (3rd - 5th grade) group available during the 9:00 am service. During classes, our kids learn about Jesus and participate in age-appropriate activities. Along with learning and having fun, we prioritize safety! All volunteers pass an application process and background check. Please clarify any special concerns, including allergies, custody issues, or special needs to your child’s classroom leader.
Nursery & Toddlers
The nursery and toddler rooms are the very first stop for our littlest ones. This is where they are introduced to the love of God through interactions with our amazing team members, who encourage and pray for every child. We also begin to introduce these basic truths: God loves me, God made me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
From 3 years old through pre-kindergarten, your child will join us in our preschool area every Sunday. Our preschool team helps solidify the message that God loves them, God made them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever. Our teachers engage each child through fun and interactive Bible story time, age-appropriate crafts and memorable application activities each week.
K – 2nd Graders
Our early elementary students meet each week to experience engaging large group time that includes lessons from the Bible and plenty of fun and games. Then, they transition into their small group time where our amazing leaders set up games and activities that help solidify the lessons. Our hope is that kids will develop relationships with our leaders who help them apply God’s word to their lives in relevant and exciting ways.
3rd – 5th Graders
We always have a class available for our 3rd - 5th graders! During the 9:00 am service, we offer a special preteen break-out group in the hopes of bridging the gap between Sunday School and Youth Group. During the 10:30 am service, they are with our K - 2nd grade students. We hope to offer a break-out group during both services later this fall. The kids participate in fun games, as well as experience worship and engaging Bible stories.
Sign up for our Weekly Emails
To get connected with our ministry and stay in the loop with our kid’s programming, we recommend signing up for our Weekly Parent Email here! It includes information about what the kids are learning each Sunday, parent resources and other important events that are happening here at New City.
Read about our Policies & Procedures
From discipline and bathroom policies to volunteer information and security procedures, we want to be as transparent as possible with how we we run our kid’s ministry. For example, all volunteers working in the kid’s area have to fill out an application with references and go through a background check. If you’re interested in diving further into how we handle misbehaviors, diapering, crying and more, please read the document attached below.