You can trust that the workers who lead NS Kids are qualified, trained, and thoroughly background checked. We believe kids are the future of the church. At this time we are in the midst of creating an amazing kids space. If you're an artistic person, we'd love you to get involved and help.
Greetings, Northstar Family! Allie Rayment here with some updates and announcements about Children's Ministry. Our Children’s Ministry is up and running, and I am excited to update you on our check-in system, share what our Kids Church services are like, and extend to you an invitation that we hope you’ll pass along!
First off, a huge THANK YOU! We appreciate you bringing your children to Kids’ Church at Northstar! We know that children’s spiritual health and development is critical for the Kingdom of God. As parents, we are commanded by God to train up our children in the way they should go so that when they are old, they will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). By providing quality, Bible-based instruction, fostering their spiritual growth in Small Groups, and encouraging positive fellowship, we at Northstar Kids are committed to helping you do just that! We want kids to know that church is not only super fun, but that what they learn about is important— both for themselves and for anyone with whom they can share it. Our mission is to love, inspire, and disciple passionate Jesus-followers! We sincerely thank you for trusting us with your kids each week, and hope you’ll invite any families you know who could benefit from our ministry.
Next, I’d like to share with you an update to our check-in system. You’ve been so patient with us as we have figured some things out. From now on, for better security, and so that the kids can have an entire service tailor-made for them, we are checking in downstairs starting at 10:20. Children under 5 are checked in inside the Nursery door, for an added layer of security for our littlest clientele. Here they will enter for Nursery or Pre-School, which are adjoined rooms. Children ages 5-12 will check in at the landing at the bottom of the stairs where they will grab their name tags and be greeted by a volunteer! Speaking of which… we need volunteers to greet children as they are signed in and supervise as they are signed out! This would be just ten minutes before and after service to add much-needed security and personal connection with our Northstar kids and families. We are still going with the badge system for security, but will ask that only parents or adult siblings are signing children out. If you’d like to get on the schedule for greeting families as they sign in, please let me know which dates would work for you.
WHAT WE DO ON SUNDAYS
Moving on from the administrative changes, I’m sure you would like to know what we’re actually teaching! I'm glad to say that we’ve adopted a curriculum from an organization called Life.Church. Our latest series has been about how God wants us to deal with different kinds of fears. Next, we’ll start our Countdown unit which prepares us for celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter. Online, you can follow this link to explore the curriculum: https://open.life.church/categories/303-elementary.
Speaking of Easter, April is just around the corner. Easter Sunday is coming, and Northstar Kids has big plans for celebrating our Risen Lord! We will be having a special kids service focused especially on Easter, so tell your kids to invite their friends! Apologizing in advance, we will probably pump your kids full of candy before we send them home with you. (Just kidding, but seriously, we have a ton of candy for them!) The children and their families are also invited to an Easter Egg Hunt after service.
Phew! That was a lot of information. Here’s a quick recap:
1- THANK YOU for bringing us your children and working with us to love, inspire, and disciple passionate Jesus-followers!
2- Check-in is now downstairs starting at 10:20, and for kids under five is inside the nursery. We need a friendly face greeting families as they sign in, too, so get in touch with me if you can spend 10 or 15 minutes checking kids in.
3- We have adopted an awesome curriculum that you are encouraged to go online and explore.
4- Invite your friends to Easter Service and a Kids’ Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 4.
Thank you for reading! I'm truly thrilled to see Northstar growing and reaching so many children and families. Praise be to God as we look forward to seeing you at Northstar this Sunday!
Director of Children’s Ministry
Northstar Church of God