DISCIPLING OUR CHILDREN
No less than adults, we want the littlest ones among us to rejoice in the real and irresistible Jesus. Not merely to know him as the answer to a Sunday school question, nor to know about him as if by memorizing the stats on the back of his baseball card. But to see his matchless beauty, to taste the sweetness of his boundless grace to sinners, to take refuge in his unshakable promises. In short, to rejoice in him as the never-failing friend and Savior for sinners and sufferers.
Toward that end, we welcome our children in worship, because we want them to join with us as we sing God’s praises, hear his voice in the reading and preaching of his Word, and seek his help in prayer. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14). So we want them to be with us, and to see us, their parents along with the whole church, worshiping God corporately.
Children’s Ministry at NPC seeks to come alongside parents as they disciple their children, providing support, encouragement, and resources. In this way, we hope to see family and church together nurture our children toward a deep, genuine, vibrant faith in Christ.
We believe in the value of having our covenant children with us in worship. Every age is welcome to participate in worship on Sunday morning with their families as part of our covenant community. On Sunday mornings we do offer early childhood classes for infants – 5 yrs. (by 9/1/22) during both services. Children 6 yrs. & 7 yrs. (by 9/1/22) will join their families in worship and have the option of dismissing to class during the sermon. Children 8 yrs. (by 9/1/22) and up will remain in worship for its entirety.
Between the services, discipleship classes are available for all ages, tailored to age to help them grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Please note that discipleship classes will resume on Sunday, January 15th, 2023. Families, join us for "Telling the True Story of Christmas" between services on December 11th and 18th. We will begin at 9:55am. Follow the link below to learn more.
Our electronic check-in system for all ages is in the Children’s Ministry lobby. Please stop by a few minutes early to sign in and print security tags for any children birth through 10 years old (by 9/1/22) that will be attending class during services and/or discipleship class. You can also download the Church Center app and set up a profile from home. You can then check your children into class before you even leave home! A QR code will be provided for quick use at the kiosk to print security tags when you arrive.
The safety of our children is of utmost importance to us. There are always at least two background checked adults in each classroom. Follow this link for a detailed look at our safety, health, and security procedures.
Mid-Week Bible Studies
In addition to Sundays, we offer a weekly mid-week Bible study. Registration for the winter/spring class is now open. Must be 6 by 9/1/22 to register. We’ll dig into God’s Word together to mine the riches of the gospel.
View the events calendar for other opportunities to connect with NPC Ministries.