Children's Ministry at NorthCross Church is all about connecting our children to Jesus and walking alongside our parents as they experience the journey of Gospel parenthood.
In that statement you should note two priorities that picture how the church takes its responsibility and privilege seriously:
First, we set learning about Jesus as the central aim of our ministry.
Second, we make caring for and discipling our parents an ongoing priority.
Below you will see how each of these play out in the life of our Children's Ministry:
Jesus as Central
We are dedicated to teaching our children about Jesus by emphasizing:
(1) Their worth as God intended
(2) God's love for them as displayed in the Bible
(3) What it looks like to live as a follower of Jesus (i.e., according to the Bible)
How We aim to do this:
First, within a safe and encouraging environment
Second, through weekly interactive lessons and activities on Sunday Morning that are engaging and educational
Finally, through family events that engage our children
Partnering with Parents
Part of NorthCross' Children's ministry is called "Partnering with Parents". This is simply the church's effort to walk alongside our parents, by supporting, assisting, and encouraging them in how to incorporate the Gospel into everyday parenting situations.
We Partner with our Parents by:
1) Teaching Gospel Parenting Principles through Sunday school, blog posts, and special seminars
2) Providing resources to parents that address various parenting topics
Here is our Resource List. Some of which can be checked out from the Office when available.
3) Creating avenues for our parents to enter into community with peers and others in later parenting stages
This includes Mom's Playdates over the summer, Women's Bible studies, Men's Events, Children's Ministry Family Events and more...
Children's church (10:30)
Before the sermon, children ages two through 2nd grade leave the worship service for their own music, offering, talk and activity. They return to the service before the last song (or before the Lord's supper on those particular Sundays).
Sunday School (9:30)
For all grades: Toddlers through High School
Nursery is also available for children under two (pictures below of our nursery)