New Life’s Children’s Ministries
Children’s ministry at New Life is dedicated to providing safe, secure environments where children, from the very earliest ages to fifth grade, can learn about the promises of God in Jesus Christ. The various programs encourage positive social interactions with other children and nurturing relationships with adults who model faithful Christian living. Children’s workers undergo background checks and are approved by the elders of the church for service annually.
Our desire is to disciple our children in the faith. Our curriculum emphasizes the grace of Jesus Christ for all the needs in our lives. At the same time, we use crafts, games, parties, and extra activities outside the classroom to convey the loving community we long for as children of God.
What programs do we offer?
Sunday mornings nursery care is provided for children 0-2 years old. Our caregivers provide a loving secure environment for our littlest ones in safe, clean rooms.
School of Discipleship
This is for all boys and girls ages 2 to fifth grade. We meet the same time as Adult School of Discipleship. Our current curriculum is The Gospel Project and it teaches through the Old and New Testaments in three years. The children learn that all of God’s word points to Jesus Christ as their Savior.
We provide children’s church during the worship services for children ages 2 years to second grade. Children participate in the beginning of worship with their parents, and are then dismissed to their own classes.
At New Life we welcome all children, including those with special needs and/or disabilities. We realize church can be a challenging environment when families are navigating developmental delays, learning challenges, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, or severe allergies to name a few. Please contact Beth Anne Lesshafft at bethanne.lesshafft@
Clubs are held on Sunday evenings during the school year for boys and girls, Kindergarten through 5th grade. Parents are invited and encouraged to participate in these programs. Our 2019-20 Kids Clubs will begin in September. Registration is now open – CLICK HERE to register online. CLICK HERE for the Fall Schedule.
Coffee and Kids Playgroup
Twice a month we invite parents/caregivers of babies and pre-schoolers to come and spend a morning for play, coffee/tea and conversation. Our only agenda is to get to know each other better, and to allow children a time to play. A light snack and water is also provided for the children. Coffee & Kids is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 9:30 – 11:00 am in the auditorium.
CLICK HERE to see photos of the 2018 Kids in Motion Camp.
2019 Boys Overnight
All boys in K-5th grade are invited to attend the Haycock Camp Overnight for Fathers and Sons in Kintnersville, PA. The dates are October 11-12, 2019.
The cost is $60 per person for the first two people and $45 for each additional child. CLICK HERE for more information and to register online.
2019-20 New Life Kids Clubs
Please join us on Sunday nights, beginning September 8, for our Kids Clubs program. Children will run around and play games with their friends, enjoy a snack with their small groups, hear a Bible lesson in the large-group setting, and then spend a few minutes talking about the lesson with their small group. Sunday nights are a great opportunity for kids to build relationships with their peers, as well as learn about the most important relationship, our relationship with Jesus Christ. We do encourage dads to participate and especially if they have younger boys. We do understand this is not always an option. Please feel free to email Beth Anne Lesshafft with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Clubs is for children in Kindergarten-5th grade, and we meet Sunday nights at the church from 6:00-7:30 pm. Our kickoff event, featuring s’mores and hot dogs, is September 8. CLICK HERE for the rest of the Fall Schedule.
CLICK HERE to register online now!
Did you miss the spring parenting classes during Adult School of Discipleship? CLICK HERE and scroll down the page to find the seven recordings.