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At Northstar Church, we are dedicated to making our children a vital part of our church family. We are passionate about investing in and loving our kids so that they may come to know, love and have a personal relationship with Jesus. It is our heart to disciple even the youngest members of our family as we all grow to be more like Christ.
All of our children’s classes are staffed with background checked adults who have been trained to serve in their specific area of ministry. Our volunteers love children and are prepared to offer quality care while also pointing each child to Jesus.
Northstar Kids is a place where we hope your child is able to build a foundation for their relationship with Jesus Christ. Each week, children will hear a true story from the Bible. Their teacher will then lead them through Discovery Bible Study to dive deeper into the Word of God.
Discovery Bible Study is a way of studying the Word that people of all ages can participate in. Our Life Together groups use the same method! After reading the Bible and discussing what happened in the reading, the children are asked what that passage teaches them about God, what it teaches them about people, and what God is telling us to do/not to do. They are then encouraged to consider what they could do in their life to live out what they have learned. Teachers will write their answers and encourage them to come back the next week and share how they were able to live it out.
Our classes are broken up into three age groups:
Jumpstart: Kindergarten-5th Grade
Blossoms: 3-5 year olds (Preschool)
Seedlings: Under 3 years old (Nursery; offered at all worship services)
We also offer an age appropriate time of worship where all of our children come together to sing to the Lord. We prepare songs with motions and videos for the children of all ages to follow along with as they learn more about what worship is.
We hope to see you soon! When you come in, just find the orange “Children’s” sign and check-in table where a volunteer will get your child securely checked-in and lead them back to Northstar Kids!
Worship at the Lake
From June to August, we worship at the Baptist Camp by Claytor Lake.
We will not be offering nursery at this time in order to comply with social distancing guidelines, however, there will be activity packs available for children. Families are encouraged to come and worship with their children of all ages. We will reassess offering nursery and activities for older children as the summer goes on.
Every 5th Sunday, we join together as a church family to worship our God and read from his word in a unique worship service. We include our children in this because we believe it is important for children to see their parents and church family worshipping our creator and be invited to join in. After all, they are a part of the church too! Nursery is available in these services, but all other children will be invited to “big church.” We hope that these Sundays are a blessing to you and your children.
Do you have a heart for children and want to play a role in their faith story? If you are interested in volunteering with our children’s ministry team, please contact Saera.
Volunteering in one of our children’s areas is an amazing experience. Whether you want to hang out with little ones, teach, lead worship, or man the check-in station, we have a place for you!
If you have other questions regarding our children’s ministry or family events, please email Saera