Children's ministry at NKMB

It is our desire to walk with children as they grow in their relationship with Jesus. We really believe that every child should know that they are loved, are seen, and have a purpose from God and in the church community. God has made each one of us in his image and unique at the same time. Children need different opportunities to tune into their emotions through worship, with joy and love, while learning to be spiritually responsive. Our goal is that through teaching, Bible verse memory work, worship and games, children will learn more about who Jesus is and that they will understand how deeply He loves each of them.

Sunday School (9:30 am)

Each Sunday morning we provide a safe environment for children aged 2 through grade 5 where they can learn about Jesus and connect with each other.


Children are invited to participate in classes with stories, games, crafts and singing that introduce them to the love of God in age appropriate ways.


The Sunday school program runs from September 10, 2017 to June 3, 2018 with the exception of long weekends and extended school holidays. 


How do I register my child?

On the first Sunday morning when you arrive at the church, please register your child at the Children's Ministry Centre in the foyer. We use a name tag system to ensure the safety of your child. After your initial registration you will find name tags available for pick up at the desk. Once your child has a name tag and has checked in, you may proceed to the children's ministry wing of the church to find your child's class. A teacher will be there to meet your child.

Options for Children During the Worship Service Sunday Morning

Nursery is provided for children ages 9 to 24 months during the 11 AM Service.  They are invited to come and play and be cared for by caring adults and youth assistants.  


Child Care is provided for children ages 2-4. Children are welcome to join us for games, crafts and playtime during the sermon. A slide will be placed on the screen at the appropriate time to let families know when children may be dismissed.  Please pick up a name tag and sign your child in at the Children's Ministry desk before proceeding to the child care room. 


WIRED is offered for children ages 5-8, at the same time. Children will begin the worship service with their families in the sanctuary and then be invited to join WIRED midway. Sometimes adult services can be too abstract for our kids so we've created an environment that will challenge children at their level with worship, biblical lessons, hands on activities, special treats and prayer always! We will also be intentional to have lessons that relate to what is being taught in the church service. 

 

Parent supervision: If you do not wish to leave your child during the service, but need a place for them to play, a room is provided for that as well. An usher will be happy to direct you. 

Our facilities include a Nursing Mom's room for use throughout the Sunday morning activities. This room is equipped with a video and audio feed of the 11 am service.

Club Programs

At NKMB we have a vibrant mid-week program for boys and girls grades 2-5.  These programs attract children from the church and surrounding community.  The programs will run Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, September 14, to November 23, 2017 and January 11 to April 12, 2018.  Registration is in person only on September 14 at 6:30 pm.  Cost: $35.

Boys' Club

On any given Thursday evening (September to April) you will see the church gym full of boys engaged in fun activities.  Boys in grades 2 to 5 are welcome to join this exciting program. 

A typical evening includes large group games, Bible quizzes or brain teasers, a story from the Bible and small group time geared to each age group. 

Special events include: Fall barbecue in the park, Pizza Party and an annual winter retreat at Camp Arnes. 

Girls' Club

Our Girls Club program for girls grades 2-5 runs from September to April.  We enjoy singing, gym time, Bible lessons and crafts. Special events include a magic show, Christmas tea with mothers, and a father/daughter Valentines party.  A winter retreat at Camp Arnes is always a highlight. 

VBS

For one week at the end July, NKMB becomes a magical place! We pull out all the stops to provide an exciting VBS program for children from Kindergarten to Grade 5.  The program ran Sunday, July 30 to Thursday, August 3, 2017.