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New Life Kids

Explore the ministry opportunities for your children at New Life

Loving Kids... Teaching Jesus

At New Life our kids (infant through 6th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way.


We would love to see you and your family visit New Life Kids!

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ABOUT NEW LIFE KIDS MINISTRIES

SUNDAY

NURSERY |

  • Ages: 0 — 3 years
  • Time: During Worship and Education Hour
  • Location: Nursery (directly off the Fellowship Hall)
  • Purpose: To lovingly care for infants and toddlers while parents engage in worship and spiritual growth.


LITTLE LAMBS |

  • Ages: 2 and 3 year olds (Age by Sept. 15)
  • Times: During Sunday morning worship service (dismissed after offering)
  • Location: Little Lambs Room (Revelation Room - 1st room in New Life Kids' wing)
  • Purpose: To lovingly care for toddlers and expose them to age appropriate stories of the Bible.


CHILDREN & WORSHIP |

  • Age: 4 year olds (Age by Sept. 15)
  • Times: During Sunday morning worship service (dismissed after offering)
  • Location: Chapel (Proverbs Room)
  • Purpose: To provide preschoolers with age appropriate worship including songs and presentation of the Word.


SUNDAY SCHOOL |

  • Ages: Preschool & up
  • Times: Following Sunday morning worship, 10:45-11:30
  • Location:
  • Meet in Daniel Room following worship service
  • Age groups move to their classrooms in New Life Kids’ wing
  • Purpose: To develop children’s knowledge and faith by walking through the stories of the Bible and involving them in missions.

WEDNESDAY EVENING

BLAST KIDS CLUB (Believe. Learn. And. Serve. Together.) |

DUE TO COVID, our BLAST has been cancelled for the Fall 2020 semester.

  • Ages: 1st — 5th grades
  • Times: 6 — 7:30pm
  • Location:
  • Meet in Chapel (Proverbs Room)
  • Move to various rooms in New Life Kids' wing
  • Children dismissed from Daniel Room
  • Purpose: To grow children in their relationships with God and others through praise, scripture, service, and journaling.


KID’S EE (Evangelism Explosion) |

  • Ages: 6th grade
  • Times: 6:15 — 7:30pm
  • Location: Ephesians Room
  • Purpose: To win kids to Christ, ground them in their faith, and equip them to share the gospel.

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Your first visit

Here's what to expect when visiting New Life Kids for the first time:


First, find the Welcome Desk located in the Fellowship Hall (ask any door greeter and they will happily walk you there). There we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.


Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):


  • Parent/guardian name(s)
  • Child's name
  • Child's birthdate
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

How check-in works

Before Sunday Service and Wednesday Activities: You can check-in your child at any available kiosk. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the matching tag.


After Sunday Service and Wednesday Activities: After the service is complete, you will return to your child’s room (Daniel Room for all children on Wednesday evenings) and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.


During Sunday Service: In the event that we need to contact you during the service, we will page you with the pager we provided you when you checked your child in. We ask that you exit the Worship Center immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your child’s room.

Viewing and Nursing Room

VIEWING

New Life offers childcare during service for infants. But we also have a Viewing Room that is available for mothers and fathers with infants and toddlers. We provide activity bags for your little ones that your children can use as you worship. Every church is different, so please ask a greeter or see the Welcome Desk in the Fellowship Hall to know how to find the Viewing Room.


NURSING ROOM

Our Nursing Room is located at the back of the Worship Center. There you will find complementary coffee, water and supplies for your little one if you have any need. There is also a TV that livestreams the service so you don’t miss anything. Deacons will be positioned in the back of the Worship Center to assist you where to go.

Meet our Children’s Coordinator

Erica Van Horssen joined the New Life Church ministry team in 2019 as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. In addition to her ministry work at New Life, Erica is also an elementary school teacher in Sioux City, IA.

“Working with kids is my passion. I love seeing them learn and grow—and there is nothing more beautiful than watching a child come to know and love Jesus!”

Have questions?

If you have further questions concerning our New Life Kids experience or visiting New Life Church with children, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!