Children’s Ministry

It’s More Than Just Sunday School…

It was Jesus himself who said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14).

We welcome children from every family and every kind of background in an effort to point them to the abundant life and forgiveness found in Jesus.

Our programs are designed to come alongside parents and help them with the task of raising their children in Christ-centered homes. Our goal is to teach, equip, and disciple all members of our families.

Safety First

alyssaWe care deeply about the safety of all of God’s children as well as the reputation of our ministry. We appreciate that you entrust your children to the church.  All adult children’s teachers have been finger-printed and had their background checked through the Ohio BCI and FBI. We’re not messing around!

Sunday Mornings: Sunday School & Children’s Church

Our Sunday morning children’s curriculum is  Generations of Grace produced by John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. With this system we hope to develop a firm foundation for our children as they grow and develop, always keeping things fresh.

  • Nursery is available for those 2 and under during the Sunday School hour and the morning worship service.
  • Children’s Church for ages students up to the 5th grade is dismissed after the praise portion of the worship service.

Jeff_CassyTuesday Evenings: Kingdom Kids

Our kids get together every Tuesday (Lord willing) for our weekly children’s ministry from 6:30-8:00pm. They always have fun, but they are also enjoy Biblical teaching, scripture memory, Bible Drills, crafts and games. The curriculum has been developed by Jeff Smith, our Youth Director. He and his wife Cassy have a passion for teaching kids.

Friday Nights: Parents’ Night Out

Keep an eye on the calendar for Parents’ Night Out. On certain Friday nights we provide free babysitting for kids 3 and older. This will allow you to enjoy a grownup evening on the town while our volunteer staff treats your kids to an evening of fun. The kids will meet new friends, watch movies, play games, have fun, learn something about Jesus and more!

Summer: Vacation Bible School

Every year we host Vacation Bible School at New Life in Summer for kids aged 3 years old through the 5th grade. This is a major outreach to kids and families in the community and it is always free. For the past two years we have partnered with First Baptist Church of Ellington, MO to help us pull off this amazing week for the kids.