Children’s Ministry

The Purpose of Children’s Ministries:

We will be a church that aids parents in shepherding our children to be Christ-centered and others-oriented for the glory of God in all things.

We believe parents, not churches, have the primary responsibility for the spiritual development of their children. We will make every effort to structure our ministry in a way that allows the church to “walk alongside” parents as they shepherd their children’s hearts, enabling and equipping them in this God-given role.

We believe that the Bible is a book first and foremost about God. We want our curriculum, classes, and activities to exalt God—to show Him as the great and almighty God. As a guiding principle for every class, Scripture is to be studied in the context of the question, “What does this say about God?” We want to fill our children with solid biblical truth that will give them a foundation to stand on when they go through deep waters. For this reason, we want our classes and curriculum to direct children to the Word of God. We believe that the Bible must be taught in depth, yet in a child-friendly or age appropriate, interesting manner.

We believe that faith comes through hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). We want the truth to be clearly understood by the children. We emphasize God’s truth and explain it through illustration, connecting the known to the unknown. Because interaction with God’s truth is critical, children are encouraged to discover and interact with Scripture passages, and then respond to the truth they discover. NBC’s teaching emphasizes God’s sovereignty in directing everything to serve His good purpose. We want to help children understand that nothing is outside the control of the all-powerful and all–loving God of the universe (Isaiah 46:9-11).