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.
On Sunday mornings during the worship services, we offer early childhood classes for children 10 months old through preschool during both worship services (8:30 and 10:45 am).
Between the services, discipleship classes are available for walkers through 5th grade, tailored to age to help them grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. (Infants will join their parents in adult education classes at this time.) Discipleship classes will begin again in February 2022.
Mid-Week Bible Studies
In addition to Sundays, we offer a weekly mid-week Bible study for first through fifth graders after school. 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.