“Caring for the Hearts of our Children”
The first responsibility of the Children’s ministry is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Even though they are young and inexperienced, children still need the Savior. They need forgiveness. They need Jesus.
For those children who have trusted in the Lord, we want to help them to grow in their faith. So in each lesson we teach, there is a growth lesson that is specifically addressed to them. These lessons help them to learn how they can please the Lord and grow and mature in their Christian walk.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
The most influential people in a child’s life are their parents. They are anointed by God to teach their children to follow Jesus.
So to encourage and help our parents instruct and lead their children spiritually, all of our elementary aged children learn the same memory verses and lessons. There is also a Family study Guide for parents that includes some review questions from the lesson and a discussion topic for the family.
God has designed the family to be the spiritual foundation of His church and we are praying that our children’s ministry will be a blessing and a strong support to our families.
During all of our regular adult services, New Hope Children’s Ministries provides classes for newborns up through fifth grade.
Birth through 23 months
Two year old through Kindergarten
1st grade through 3rd grade
The Upper Room
4th and 5th grades
On Wednesday night we offer a different atmosphere. The classes are divided by age and also by gender. The girls are part of clubs called “Missionettes” where they earn badges and awards, while learning about the Bible, Christian living, family devotion, community service, and more. The boys enjoy special events throughout the year, such as camping, fishing, model rockets, and a Pine Wood Derby. The focus of the teaching is on becoming a man of God and building lasting Christian relationships.
Wednesday Night Girls
3-4 year old girls Noah’s Ark provides an exciting theme for the Bible stories, crafts, full-color activity pages, and games for this preschool club.
5 year old girls Daisies make life applications from the Bible stories and principles they learn.
6-7 year old girls Prims are guided through life-application stories as the girls learn biblical principles.
8-11 year old girls Stars complete 4 units: Christian doctrine, missions, activities, and character development.
Wednesday Night Boys
3-4 year old Boys The boys learn from Bible stories, crafts, full-color activity pages, and have fun with playing active games.
Kindergarten and 1st grade Boys The boys make life applications from the Bible stories and principles they learn.
2nd & 3rd grade Boys girls The boys are guided through life-application stories as they learn biblical principles.
4th & 5th grade Boys The boys study 4 units: Christian doctrine, missions, activities, and character development.
Every adult who works with your child has completed a thorough background screening. Many of our teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid.
If you have any questions please email Pastor Steve McGraw at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 239.348.0122