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), Central Park (Preschool)

  • UPTOWN - Sunday Mornings (10:30am)

    Life can get messy!  In this 4-week series, we see how some people of the Bible made mistakes and how they fixed them.  Join us each week as we see God doing great things in his peoples lives.  As always, we will have cool science & object lessons, Bible lessons, and much more.  

  • Sunday Nights (6-7pm) Starting Sept 17th

    Join us each Sunday Night for our Uptown Block Party!  This is for all K-5th Graders. There will be Game Stations, Science Projects, Bible Lessons, & more.  You won't want to miss the fun or any of the surprises each week.  Find us in Room 104!  We're going to rock the block!

  • Christmas Play - Sun, December 17th (6-8pm)

    Not So Silent Night is our Christmas Play this year.  Come along with us as we follow 3 young shepherds who have found themselves in some legal hot water.  It appears they have disturbed the peace with their shouting of praise upon Jesus' birth.  Following the play, there will be cookies & punch in the FLC.  We hope you can join us.

    Play Practices are on Sunday Nights from 7-7:45pm located in Room 104 .

  • Family Fun Day - Sat, September 30th (2-5pm)

    Bring the family out as we enjoy the fun, games, campfire, food, & rides at Exploration Acres.  You can pick a pumpkin, enjoy a hotdog or s'mores, or play in the hay.  There will be campfire spots reserved for our group.  Cost is $7 per person (5-25+), children under 5 are free.  RSVP by September 24th.

  • Trunk or Treat - Sat, October 28th (6-7:30pm)

    Join us for the fun, games, & candy!  We will have inflatables, carnival games, lawn games, and LOTS of candy.  Come see which trunk wins the award for most unique, best decorated, and people's choice.

  • CIY Super Start - November 10th & 11th

    This is an amazing event for our 4th-6th Graders.  We will be headed to New Albany, IN (Outside Louisville, KY).  Worshiping with 1500 other kids/adults is hard to explain.  There's also great teaching, games, & more.  Cost is $70 which covers Registration, Hotel, Activities, & Bus.  They will need money for Supper there & back.  
    Register by October 8th.

    You can pay online by clicking HERE!  Just click on the Make a donation button & choose Super Start in the fund drop down menu.

  • Family Movie Night - Fri, Dec 1st (6-8:30pm)

    It will begin to look a lot like Christmas and we hope you will take time out to enjoy a Charlie Brown Christmas with us.  We will have snacks, read the Christmas Story & watch the movie.  

  • Winterfest - January 5th & 6th

    New Hope presents a 3rd-5th Grade event that will thaw you out!  There will be great worship, teaching, service, & fun.  Our schedule includes a fun activity on Friday Night.  Then on Saturday we will have more fun activity's mixed in with service to our community.  The cost is based on deadline:  $25 (11/10), $40 (12/8), $50 (after). 

    You can pay online by clicking HERE!  Just click on the Make a donation button & choose Winterfest in the fund drop down menu. 

  • 2017 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.  There are some events sponsored by another organization that requires a separate permission form.  Click here to fill out form online or forms may be picked up at any Check-in station.