Our mission is to provide a safe, fun, Spirit-lead learning environment in which our children can develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The goals of our ministry are for children to: read the Bible or hear it read, pray regularly, give generously and serve others. We accomplish these goals through three main programs: Jesus and Me! (JAM!), EQUIP/KIDS, and Stepping Stones of Faith.
JAM! (Jesus And Me!)
We offer a traditional Sunday School program called Jesus and Me (JAM!). Children are taught in age specific groups by a lead teacher and an assistant. Classroom instruction begins at age 3 and continues through 6th grade at both services. Newborns and toddlers are cared for by trained caregivers at both service times.
Our kids must be prepared to grow in their faith and share their faith with others. EQUIP/KIDS complements the current JAM! program that focuses on Bible stories, prayer and activities in a traditional classroom setting. EQUIP/KIDS utilizes an active learning model that includes, drama, music and games to helps kids apply Biblical truths to their lives. The program meets weekly between services. It has two components: Large Group Time and Breakout Sessions. All students attend Large Group time and then choose between two Breakout Sessions: Faith Builders or Children’s Choir. Contact our Director of Children's Ministry Anne Liptak with questions or to volunteer!
Stepping Stones of Faith
At NAPC we support parents’ role as the spiritual leader of their children. We partner with parents in this important role by providing tools and programs through the Stepping Stones of Faith framework. This framework provides a roadmap of key markers of spiritual growth in a child’s development from baptism through high school graduation. Parents and children attend all programs together and have tools that enable them to grow in faith together. Stepping Stones markers include: Baptism, First Bible, Profession of Faith, Worship, First Communion, Confirmation, and Graduation/Sending.