First NLR Kids

Birth - 5th Grade

At First NLR, kids are a HUGE priority!

We believe that kids are the future of the Church - and are a HUGE part of the Church today! We've made it our mission to do whatever it takes to reach, teach, and equip our kids to be all that God has called them to be! Our nursery, preschool, and elementary-aged kids have state-of-the-art facilities and a phenomenal team of volunteer and paid staff to help make sure your kids are safe, having fun, and learning to be more like Jesus!

Every Kid Matters to God!

The Grove

Nursery Ministry

Service Times

Saturdays | 5:00pm
Sundays | 8:30, 10:00, & 11:30am; 6:00pm
Wednesdays | 7:00pm

Nursery (Birth to 3 Years Old)

The Grove is our state-of-the-art nursery where we provide a warm, caring environment for each child. The Grove is open during every service. It is staffed by both paid and volunteer workers. Each nursery class includes a wide variety of playtime activities for each age group, as well as Bible lessons that correspond with the message in the Main Services.

You may register your child at one of the nursery welcome counters. Children under 2 years old will register at “The Pond”, while children 2 and 3 years old will register at “The Meadow”.

The spiritual development & safety of each child is of primary concern at First NLR!

Our General Policies

The Grove opens 30 minutes prior to each service/event.

Children are to be brought to the age-appropriate check-in counter by a parent/guardian and will only be released to the parent/guardian with a Parent Pick-Up Sticker.

Parents/Guardians should come for their children immediately following the service or event they have attended.

Please see that items belonging to your child are properly and clearly labeled. This should include: diaper bag, diapers, plastic bottles/cups, pacifiers, drinking cups, and blankets.

Babies will be fed pre-measured formula, milk, or juice as provided only by the parent/guardian. Toddlers will be provided with a snack and water. Time and circumstances do not allow for any other type of feeding (including spoon-feeding infants).

We try everything in our abilities to calm an upset child for up to 15 minutes. After that, we will call the parent/guardian. That time frame can be catered for each family until the child feels comfortable staying in the Grove.

Take A Look at the Grove in Action!

The Backyard

Preschool Ministry

Service Times

Saturdays | 5:00pm
Sundays | 8:30, 10:00, & 11:30am; 6:00pm
Wednesdays | 7:00pm

 

Preschool (4 to 5 Years Old)

The Backyard is our state-of-the-art preschool facility designed for children 4-5 years old (pre-kindergarten). The Backyard is open during every service. The Backyard offers exciting and innovative ways for your child to connect with God, friends, and loving volunteers.

Come check out our play area featuring a tree house with a slide and play centers filled with fun toys and games. Your child will also enjoy custom designed rooms for activities like crafts, snacks, and praise & worship. Learning time is always an adventure in the Backyard. Fun characters, hands-on illustrations, and creative storytelling engage kids in the process of growing in God’s Word!

The spiritual development & safety of each child is of primary concern at First NLR!

Our General Policies

The Backyard open 30 minutes prior to each service/event.

Children are to be brought to the check-in counter by a parent/guardian and will only be released to the parent/guardian with a Parent Pick-Up Sticker.

Parents/Guardians should come for their children immediately following the service or event they have attended.

Please see that items belonging to your child are properly and clearly labeled.

Toddlers will be provided with a snack and water/lemonade. Time and circumstances do not allow for any other type of feeding.

We try everything in our abilities to calm an upset child for up to 15 minutes. After that, we will call the parent/guardian. That time frame can be catered for each family until the child feels comfortable staying in the Backyard.

Take A Look at the Backyard in Action!

High Voltage Kids Ministry

Elementary-Aged Kids Ministry

Weekend Activities

SLAM, Connections Classes, & COOL Kids
Saturdays |
5:00pm
Sundays | 8:30, 10:00, & 11:30am

Midweek Activities

Royal Rangers, MPact Girls, & Club 45
Wednesdays |
7:00pm

Elementary (K – 5th Grade)

High Voltage Kids Ministry (HVKM) is for elementary aged kids (Kindergarten through 5th Grade). We have tons of fun and exciting activities for kids to be involved in!

All of our HVKM services and activities are in our state-of-the-art kids ministry building, the MAC (Murry Activity Center) across Lot B from the Main Building.

SLAM

SLAM is our kids’ service designed for kids in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Your kids will enjoy a power-packed hour filled with hilarious games, fantastic music, crazy characters, and powerful teaching from the Bible!  Each week our kids learn the exact same thing as the adults, but on an elementary-aged level, so that families can learn and grow together each week!

You can check out our SLAM services live each week and on demand at slamkids.tv!  We want you and your child to have a great SLAM experience, so feel free to watch online with your child and get an idea of what they can expect in our weekly services!

SLAMKIDS.TV

Midweek Activities

At High Voltage Kids Ministry, there are activities for everyone!  Royal Rangers, MPact Girls, and Club 45 meet on Wednesdays at 7pm in the MAC (Murry Activity Center) across Lot B from the Main Building.

Royal Rangers

Royal Rangers is an impacting ministry for young men that teaches camping and life skills to boys. Royal Rangers’ goal is to reach and teach boys to be life-long followers of Jesus.

MPact Girls

MPact Girls Clubs is an impacting ministry for young ladies that teaches life skills as well as Bible knowledge through a World Missions emphasis.  There is a different class for each age group.

Club 45

Club 45 is an exciting class for 4th and 5th graders, building strong disciples of Jesus through small group talks, group competitions, and fun, Bible-based learning.

COOL Kids

Elementary Special Needs Ministry

Service Times

Saturdays | 5:00pm
Sundays | 8:30, 10:00, & 11:30am
Wednesdays | 7:00pm

Centered Only On Love

COOL Kids is a Special Needs Ministry serving children 5 years to 5th grade.  Our trained staff works with kids individually to teach them a personalized, hands-on Bible lesson each week.

COOL Kids takes place on the bottom level of the Main Building.

Our Goals

  • to provide the opportunity for those with special needs to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially
  • to promote friendship in an encouraging and fun environment
  • to make ministry with families experiencing a disability a natural part of church life, not a special one
  • to show the love of Jesus and present the message of salvation to everyone

Take A Look at COOL Kids in Action!

Kids Ministry Staff

Cindy Loy

Early Childhood Ministry Director | Cindy & Rod

Pastor Tim Hill

Kids Ministry Pastor | Tim & Morgan

Pastor Tyler Loy

Kids Ministry Pastor | Tyler, Emilie, Evie, & Maverick

Rachel Espejo

Kids Ministry Administrative Assistant | Rachel & JT

Kids Ministry Events & Activities

Birth - 5th Grade

Follow First NLR Kids on Social Media!

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