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)

  • The Station - Sunday Mornings (10:30am)

    During the month of October, we will be going over what it means to accept God's offer of salvation.  We will discuss how accepting that gift means following the example of Christ through baptism.  This isn't aboutAs always, we will have cool science & object lessons, Bible lessons, and much more.  

  • Sunday Nights (6-7pm)

    Each Sunday Night the party is on!  K-5th Graders join us as we travel Route 66 learning about the books of the Bible.  Everyone gets to sit at one of our umbrella patio tables & buzz in when they know the answer.  Each table teams up to complete the activities each week.  Find us in Room 104!  We're going to rock the block!

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

    Join us for one of our favorite events each year!  It's a safe & fun atmosphere for kids to gather some candy, jump on the inflatables, play some games & take in all the festive decorations.  Registration starts at 5:45 pm and the event will begin at 6 pm.  Draw-string bags for Prek-5th graders available on a first come basis.  Don't miss the fun!

  • 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.  

  • Baby Dedication Sunday - December 3rd (9am & 10:30am)

    We want to stop & take time to celebrate the little blessings that have become part of their family this year.  Its our opportunity to pray over the children & their parents while reminding the parents we are all here to be a part of their spiritual journey.  Make plans to join us for this amazing morning of celebration.  We encourage anyone with a child or grandchild born over the last year, to contact us with the child's full name, parents name, & child's date of birth.

  • 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 .

  • 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.