Our mission for our children's ministry is to teach the next generation so they will know and treasure Christ.  We desire to see lives transformed by Jesus and for children to become committed followers of Him.  We believe this will happen as we faithfully teach children God's Word and lovingly proclaim the gospel.


"We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done."  

Psalm 78:4b

SUNDAY MORNINGs

Sunday School returns - November 1st!

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

We are super excited to announce that Sunday School is coming back this weekend, Sunday, November 1st! We are using The Gospel Project curriculum in our Nursery, Preschool and School-aged Program.  We are even offering The Gospel Project in our Student Ministry as well as in one of our Adult Sunday School classes.  By having parents, students and preschoolers all synced to the same curriculum, parents are better equipped to have gospel-centered conversations on the drive home from church and throughout the week. 😃. Parents of NextGen Kids please take a minute to review the activity sheets with your children as they have additional resource suggestions in the margin. 


Sunday School offerings by age (birth - 4th grades)

  • NextGen Nursery (Birth - up to 24 months)
  • NextGen Preschool 2 - 3 year olds*
  • NextGen Preschool 4 - K's Class
  • NextGen Kids - 1st - 4th Grades

*The 2 - 3 year olds have their own class for Sunday School.  Then, at 9:45 the 2 year olds are taken to NextGen Nursery and the 3 year olds are moved into the 4 - K class.


Extended Care (birth - K)

We offer Extended Care for birth through Kindergarten.  For those coming for the Worship Gathering from 10 - 11:15 a.m., the Extended Care classes break down as follows:

  • NextGen Nursery (Birth - up to 36 months)
  • NextGen Preschool 3 - K's Class


NextGen Kids - 1st - 4th Grades  

After Sunday School, the 1st - 4th graders are released to attend the song service with their parents.  Then, the children are invited to attend NextGen Kids Church. Children are certainly welcome to remain in the sanctuary during the sermon.  


NextGen Kids Church  

NextGen Kids Church is an interactive time where the kids are able to talk and move and be taught God's Word on their level.  Our 1st - 4th graders are learning the attributes of God using "The ABC's of God" curriculum and work on memorizing scripture.  When you pick your child up from NGKC, ask them what attribute of God and what verse they learned in Kids Church!   


Parents, please pick your children up from NextGen Kids Church and Extended Care immediately after the sermon and then visit.  Our extended care volunteers appreciate it very much!😃


Health and Safety Matters  

All volunteers will be wearing masks and hand sanitizer will be available.  Children are welcome to wear masks but will not be required to do so. Areas will be cleaned and sanitized before children enter and will be cleaned and sanitized after they leave. All toys are sanitized with bleach or Lysol at the end of the morning.

   

  

*All children need to be checked in at the NextGen Kids Check-in Station and be prescreened before entering the children's area.  Parents will be expected to sign a Waiver of Liability before their children may participate for the protection of our church family.  


NextGen Kids Wednesdays scheduled to return Spring, 2021.  Stay tuned for more details.

mother's day out - Thursday, September 10th

Mother's Day Out is a program to assist busy moms by providing child-care and a learning opportunity for their children. It is available on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the school year.  The program operates in conjunction with the Prairie Grove School calendar.  


Our purpose is to provide a safe, nurturing environment that promotes spiritual development of young children by teaching them Christian values and principles of faith.


Enrollment: Mother's Day Out serves children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old. Please contact Rhonda Stone for more information. 


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