NEXT GENERATION MINISTRY
Our nursery is available for children from 6 months to 3 years old. Your children will be safe with our loving nursery staff. We want you, as the parent, to feel good about leaving them in our care, knowing they are safe, happy, and having fun. Snacks and juice are provided.
Our sons and daughters are called to be men and women of God. Speaking truth to them will set an unshakable cornerstone in the foundation of their beliefs. City Kids exists to lead the next generation into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. City Kids offers a place for 3-12 year olds to come and experience God’s love in a fun and fresh way.
City Youth is designed to help middle school and high school students grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other. We meet every Friday Night at 6:30pm at 1550 Broadway, Rensselaer. There's snacks, worship, a message, games and fun.
What are the ages?
Next Gen Ministry covers children from 6 months to 18 years of age. Our nursery hosts children from infant to 3 years old and our City Kids program teaches kids from 3-12.
Where do my kids go?
Whether you are coming to City Church for the first time or regularly attending, your kids can be checked in at the Next Gen check-in. This is directly to the right when you walk in the doorway. (and remember - you can always ask a friendly Host team member for help!).
From there, you'll bring kids 3-12 to the City Kids room. If your child is under 3 years old, we ask that they stay with you until the end of worship, then you bring them to the nursery.
What can I expect at check in?
If you're coming to City Church for the first time, we'll want to learn more about you and your kids! You can expect to fill out a form letting us know who you are, who your kids are, any allergies or medical conditions they might have, and other information that will be helpful while we maintain care of your child.
You can also expect two stickers - one sticker is adhered to your child's shirt and the other is given to you. This allows us to make sure that kids are going home with their parent and are ONLY picked up by their parent.
What will my kid learn?
For your infant or toddler, you can expect that they'll learn to pray before snack time and play nicely with the other kids in our nursery!
For your child 3-12 years of age, they'll participate in a kids worship, followed by biblical lesson plans that teach them about scripture and applying it to their life. All City Kids will receive a sheet to bring home so they can share what they learned with their parents and talk about it.
What happens if my child needs to go to the restroom?
Hey - nature calls! When your child needs to use the restroom, we'll flash the number from their sticker (remember, you have the other one!) on the projector screen on stage. This will let you know that your child needs to use the restroom. You can meet them in the nursery or City Kids room to escort them to the bathroom. City Church volunteers will not bring your child to the restroom.
Who will be teaching and caring for my children?
Everyone involved in our Next Gen ministry is a volunteer, and many have a background in education and/or children of their own. Rest assured that every Next Gen volunteer has been pre-screened and background checked to ensure your child's safety.