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:  When I Grow Up ...

    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!

  • ROAD TRIP SUNDAYS

    Everyone loves Road Trips!  You get to have fun adventures with your friends & family.  Those trips can be some of the best memories.  There are three Road Trip Sundays planned this Summer.  We hope you can join us for the fun & family memories.  This is open to all our families in church but space may be limited for some of the trips.  We will provide the bus if needed, but will caravan on our Road Trips.  The cost for each of these events will be $7 per person (5-100).  You can register here or sign up at the connection center or at children's ministry check-in stations.

  • July 8th - Road trip: Boat Ride & History (Noon-5pm) ($7)

    This Road Trip is headed to the Delphi & Prophetstown area.  They have a long covered boat that travels down the Wabash & Erie Canal.  The round trip boat ride starts near an interactive Pioneer town.  There is also a walk-through history museum.  Like to hike?  There are also trails to explore during the day.  Bring a sack lunch (You can place it in the kitchen refrigerator during church) and we will have lunch together before we leave.  Sign up here! 

  • July 22nd - Road Trip: Tropicanoe Cove (Noon-5pm) ($7)

    For our final Road Trip, we go get wet!  We're headed to Lafayette to go down the twist of the water slides, hang out in the lazy river, or just enjoy some water relaxation.  Bring a sack lunch (You can place it in the kitchen refrigerator during church) and we will have lunch together before we leave.  Sign up here!

  • 2018 Summer Blast Saturday's

    There will be 2 Summer Blast Saturday's each with a different theme with different activities.  There will be games (both indoor & outdoor), inflatables, story times, and much more.  Lunch will be provided for this free event!  Registration for these events Is open now.  Contact us for more information! 
    Sign Up Here!

  • June 30th (9am-3pm) - Summer Blast - Water Park

    Join us for our 1st Summer Blast Saturday. Our theme for this event will be Believe it or Not!  We will be diving into the book of Genesis & will hear about how everything started.  There will be games (both indoor & outdoor), inflatables, story times, and much more! Lunch will be provided for this free event!  Sign Up Here!

  • July 28th (9am-3pm) - Summer Blast - Back to School Bash

    Join us for our last Summer Blast Saturday. Our theme for this event will be BACK TO SCHOOL BASH!  We will sit right there & hear a story about a man named Paul who had his life turned upside down. There will be games (both indoor & outdoor), inflatables, story times, and much more! Lunch will be provided for this free event!  School supply bags will be given out to those who register ahead of time.  Extra bags will be passed out for day of registrations, as supplies last.  Sign Up Here!