Children's Ministry

Welcome!  We are not just a Children's Ministry we are a Family Ministry!  

Training up a child in the Lord is not something we take lightly.  Realizing that we impact your child(ren) for a small part of their week, we want to support you as parents who impact the lives of their children deeply.  We do that through solid Biblical Teaching, Ministry opportunities, & Family Fun Events!


Vision:  TRAIN up a child to a deeper relationship in Christ!

Mission: We exist to partner with parents as we Teach, Raise up, Accept, Invest, & Nurture a child!


  • New Hope Station (Nursery & PReschool)

    Train Stations and train rides can be amazing adventures as a child.  At New Hope Station, you will find yourself on such an adventure.


    As you arrive at the New Hope Station ticket booth you will be greeted by our ticket staff.  Using the keyboard & touch screen you will check-in.  A name tag ticket will be printed for your train ride and a tag for parents to pick you up after class.


    After you get your ticket, you will walk through the station that will lead you to one of the trains (hallways). All trains run during both services:  9am & 10:30am.


    Current Station Stops:
    Central Zoo (Nursery)
    In our nursery, newborns & toddlers are gently cared for by adult & youth volunteers in a clean, quality environment, while parents attend connect groups & worship.


    Central Park (Preschool)

    Preschool children discover biblical truths through songs, stories, hands on activities, and play.  Every lesson teaches your child about Jesus love and how to live for him everyday.

  • 2018 Parental Consent Form

    Throughout the year, we have trips to camp, conferences, activities, etc.  Each year, we ask that parents/guardians fill out a consent form that covers any of those events for the year.  Just FYI ... There are some events sponsored by another organization that do require a separate permission form.  Click here to fill out form online or forms may be picked up at any Check-in station. 

  • SUNDAY Mornings

    The Station (Elementary)

    CUrrent Series: 
    Diary of WIMPY Kid - Back to School Edition

    Each Sunday morning, during 9am, we have our connect groups for K-1st, 2nd-3rd & 4th-5th graders where they learn about the Bible & Jesus in a relational way.  


    The Station opens up at 10 am in the gym!  The Station offers 5 Bays to choose from each week.  You may find the Sand Bay, Lego Bay, Hot Wheels Bay, Castle/Pet Store Bay, or many more.  At 10:30 am, the Station is open for business!  We have worship, communion, offering, story telling, and connect groups.  Stop in Today!

  • Sunday Nights Starting August 19th  (6-7:30pm)

    Block Party Returns!!  Join us on Sunday Nights this fall as the Block Party kicks off for K-5th Graders!  The fun starts with your choice of arcade basketball, air hockey, Checkers, Life Size Jenga, and more.  We will study a book of the New Testament each week with games, lesson times, small groups, and other activities.

  • August 25th (6-8pm)

    Join us for a Children's Ministry Family Fun event.  We will be having a pool part at Don & Mary Smith's house.  They have a heated pool so you won't even have to dip your toe in the water first, just dive right in.  We love these times to just be able to hang out as a family.  Make plans to join us!  There will be a sign up sheet in the worship center foyer at the connect center or you can sign up by clicking here.  This helps us know how many to expect.  See you there!

  • September 8th (6-8pm)

    Game on!  Join us for our Game Night & Ice Cream Social!  Bring your families favorite game for everyone to play.  There will be an ice cream bar available for you to deck out your bowl of Ice Cream just the way you like it.  To make sure we have enough supplies please let us know your coming by the Connection Center or you can sign up by clicking here.

  • September 22nd (9am-Noon)

    GO!  Jesus called us to go & make disciples.  For us in the children's ministry, our mission field is the kids and families who enter our ministry every week.  But how do we fulfill the mission?  We will talk about that and much more at our Volunteer Training Summit.  We will look at what our mission really is, how well we are accomplishing it, what needs to get better, and new ways to get there.  This is for all current volunteers and those who are interested in being part of the team.  We will meet in the FLC with a coffee bar to get us going for the morning.

  • October 6th (4-11pm)

    We're headed to the Pumpkin Patch!  Don't miss out on the fun at Exploration Acres in Lafayette, In.  We will meet at the patch at 4pm.  You are welcome to leave whenever your family/group decides.  We will have 2 fire pits for cooking hot dogs & s'mores (food provided by NHCC).  The cost will be $8 per person (5 and up).  This will cover the corn maze, some games, & hayride.  You can register by clicking here!

  • October 27th (5-6:30pm)

    Family Fun. Safe. Free!  Find your best Halloween costume and head over to Trunk or Treat.  There will be inflatables, carnival games, Llamas, hot dogs, and (of course) lots of candy!  We will have cars lined up passing out lots & lots of candy.  Make plans to join us for our annual event and invite your friends! 

  • November 9th-10th

    Super Start is an awesome weekend conference for 4th-6th Graders!  There's amazing worship, interactive games & speakers, small group time, and much more.  The cost is $70 per student (Hotel, activities, food, & transportation).  We will leave at 3:30pm on Friday & return at 7pm on Saturday.  Sign up deadline is October 7th!  You can sign up for this event here!

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