Connectionland Jr (birth-preschool) and Connectionland (K-5th)
Hey Parents! We know just making it out the door to get to church can be a challenge. Once you get here, let us help! Our goal in Children's Ministry is to partner with parents to help grow faith that lasts in the next generation. While we only have one hour a week with your kids, you are the ones that have the most time and influence on what they do, how they think, and who they become. We hope this page answers your questions about what New Hope Kids has to offer. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out using the form at the bottom of this page.
At New Hope, we offer two opportunities to attend our Worship Celebration: 8:30AM and 10:00AM. These services are identical in format, music, and message. What's different is what's available for kids during these times.
8:30AM: Family Worship with optional Connectionland Junior: We know some families desire the opportunity for their whole family to attend church together. We have designed our 8:30AM offerings with that in mind. You are welcome to keep your little ones with you in the Worship Celebration. But we also have trained and background checked volunteers ready to share the love of Jesus and a special age appropriate Bible lesson and craft with your kids (babies through preschoolers) while you engage in the service. We also have a parent's room available (where you can hear what's happening in the Worship Center) if anyone in your family needs to take a break or needs a fresh diaper. If you worship together as a family at 8:30, you're going to want to stick around, because our 10AM hour features even more fun for kids and some adult opportunities as well.
10:00AM: Worship Celebration with Connectionland Junior and Connectionland: You are welcome to worship as a family during our 10AM Worship Celebration as well, but once your little ones experience what New Hope Kids has to offer, we hope they'll want to come back every week! During the 10AM hour we invite kids to join us in Connectionland Junior (babies through preschoolers) and Connectionland (kindergarten through 5th grade) for singing, dancing, learning, games, and great conversation. Kids are offered the opportunity to make new friends with kids their age, and connect with a consistent team of small group leaders who love God and love kids.
God made me, He loves me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. These are the important truths we teach in Connectionland Junior. In our 10AM Connectionland Junior hour, babies through preschoolers spend time singing, dancing, and visiting with their friend Ollie the Owl in a large group "Clubhouse" before breaking off to small groups by age to enjoy games and crafts designed especially for them!
We aim to make this the best hour of your child's week. In Connectionland we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really loud, and good leaders always care. Our Kindergarten through 5th graders start in a large group but quickly break off into small groups, where they connect with the same leader each week. It's in those small groups that kids see how God’s Word fits into their lives, learn how to talk to Him, and build friendships that will last.
Have you been to a New Hope Kids event before? It's all the fun we have on Sunday morning on a bigger scale and with a lot more people! God loves us and we love to celebrate that truth, so we throw a pretty awesome party a few times a year. Each Spring, we welcome a few hundred of our best friends over for the EPIC Easter Eggstravaganza egg hunt. Over the summer we like to host a cool Kids Camp followed by a FREE Community Carnival! And come Christmas time we invite everyone to a Christmas party BIG enough for the WHOLE family called Jingle Jam!
Our New Hope Kids team also puts together a quarterly Fam Jam Jr. event. Fam Jam Jr. is designed with the preschooler in mind from hands on learning, to gross motor play and a snack. These events are quick (because preschoolers have a pint sized attention span) but purposeful. We love to see our little friends learning and having fun with their grown ups!