A new school year brings lots of changes for our families, and also for our New City Kids classes! Beginning the first Sunday in August - 8/5/18 - we will launch a new set of classes on Sunday mornings.
The following classes will be offered during both the 9:00 and 11:00 services:
Nursery: infants to 2 years old
New City Zoo: 2 and 3 years old
City Park: 4 and 5 years old (including kindergarten)
Theater: 1st & 2nd grade
New City Cafe: 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade
This is also the week that our grade school kids will move up to their new class (even if they haven't started school just yet).
Why make changes?
At New City, we believe everything we do is part of our mission - and God's mission in the world: to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transform everything within our reach. That means we use every opportunity and every tool we have to tell the good news! As we continue to grow and see more kids come through our doors, we want to make sure we have the space to welcome them in so they can hear the good news too. Our building and our kids classes are just some of the resources God has entrusted us with to share in his mission. We want to steward them well!
Our younger classes are our largest age groups, so we are rearranging to make more room! This change will help keep each class balanced and below capacity so we have plenty of room to grow.
What are they learning?
We have two curricula running simultaneously in our kids classes, but the goal of each is the same: to teach kids the gospel by showing them how the whole Bible points to one big story! The 4K and K class just restarted the Jesus Storybook Bible, while the 1st-5th graders are working through The Gospel Project. We also recently added videos to both programs to enhance engagement and retention of the stories!
What should I do now?
Celebrate with us! Our classes are growing, which means more people are hearing the good news of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection week after week.
Prep your kids! If they will be moving to a new class soon, try to get there early and show them around. Talk about the theme of their new class in advance and help get them excited!
Jump in! Will you join us in the mission? Our fantastic team of volunteers participates in making disciples and advancing God's kingdom by faithfully presenting the gospel each week, modeling Christ's love to their classes, and welcoming new families. We would love to have you join us!
Thank you to the many people who make the ministry of New City Kids possible!