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 prayerfully and 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


9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

We use The Gospel Project curriculum in our nursery, preschool and school-aged programs.  Additionally, we are offering The Gospel Project in our student ministry as well as in one of our adult 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 - 5th grades)

  • NextGen Nursery (Birth - up to 24 months)
  • NextGen Preschool 2 - 3's Class
  • NextGen Preschool 4 - 5's Class
  • NextGen Kindergarten Class
  • NextGen Kids - 1st - 5th Grades

9:45 - 11:15 a.m.

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 24 months)
  • NextGen Preschool 2-3's Class
  • NextGen Preschool 4-5's Class
  • NextGen Kindergarten Class

NextGen Kids Church - 1st - 5th Grades  

After Sunday School, the 1st - 5th graders are released to their parents to attend the song portion of the worship service.  Then, the children are invited to attend NextGen Kids Church, which is offered every Sunday except when we celebrate the Lord's Supper together as a church family on the second Sunday of the month. As always, children are certainly welcome to remain in the sanctuary during the sermon each week.  

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 school-aged children are learning about the names of God and their meanings. When you pick your child up from NGKC, you will receive a GIFT page, which tells you what name of God they learned about and about their verse.  We hope this will be a helpful tool as you disciple your children. 

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

Health and Safety Matters  

Concerning background screenings

Every volunteer that serves with our children are required to have a background screening through MinistrySafe Partners and are given the Sexual Abuse Training.  We have a wonderful bunch of volunteers who serve the Lord by serving with our precious ones.

Concerning COVID, Colds and Flu

We can all agree that COVID has changed the way we do things in kids ministry.  Please keep your child at home if they are not feeling well.  We have hand sanitizer available throughout the area, and we have added classes to spread the preschool children out more.  Be assured that after every room is used, every flat surface and all toys are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized so that we can provide a safe environment for our children. 

Summer Schedule

Looking for a fun thing to do this summer with your kids?  Come join us!  For more information, call 479-846-3939.  Click HERE to actually SEE the summer schedule.

church camp 2023

Children's Summer Camp

A week at Camp siloam

June 5-9

For kids 3rd - 6th grades

For more information, go to www.campsiloam.com.

Coming to a neighborhood near you! 

every Wednesday evening

June 14th - July 12th

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

We will be in meeting in various locations around town and one near Greenland.  To see our locations and find our more information, click HERE.

NGK Wednesdays!

Wednesday EVENINGS

Fall and Spring Semesters

6:00-7:30 p.m.

As our NextGen Kids Mission Statement reads, teaching the next generation of kids so they will know and treasure Christ is at the center of everything we do at PGFirst!  Fundamental to accomplishing this mission is teaching kids the good news about Jesus in God's Word.  

This school year our school-aged children (1st-5th) are studying what it means to fight the good fight of faith.  This curriculum equips the students with strategies to battle sin and fuel their faith in God.  We have a class for our 4th-5th graders, which meets upstairs and a class for our 1st-3rd graders, which meets in the NGK room.   Our preschool children use the Gospel Project curriculum, which adds another layer to the previous Sunday's lesson. In all that we do, our desire is that we would reach the next generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ Who is our Redeemer and Who is the Hero of every Bible story!

We realize that it's difficult to get the family fed and to church by 6 p.m., so we will be provide a sack supper each week for the preschool and school-aged children.  *Please note:  we often eat PB&J's so if that's a problem for your child who will be attending NGK Wednesdays, contact the church office at 479-846-3939 so we can have an alternative.

Additionally, we will offer childcare in the nursery (ages birth-36 months) for parents involved in Wednesday night Bible studies. 

Each week, we have a fun theme for the kids.  Of course, participation is optional but it does make it fun when everyone comes with silly socks or crazy hair, rather than just a few😂! 

Click HERE to see this semester's schedule. 


mother's day out

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. 

Download Registration Form