Families

We desire to inspire the Next Generation to become fully alive in God by inviting and encouraging them to know, love and follow Jesus, by helping them build relationships in our faith community, and by giving them opportunities to live for the sake of others. It is also our desire to come alongside, support and encourage parents in their role as the primary spiritual nurturers of their child’s or student’s faith. We call this area Next Generation.

Welcome Next Kids and Next Youth! 

Upcoming Next Generation Events

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...

Sundays

Next Kids (Birth - 5th Grade)

Each Sunday your child will have the opportunity to hear the Big God story, respond to the Holy Spirit, and participate in a small group with others their age. Visitors check-in at the Kids kiosk on the lower level. Contact: Lynn | ext 1200


Sundays, 9am and 11am (not on holiday weekends)

Register for Birth - 5th grade Sunday programming


Move-ups to current grade level begin Sun, Sept 16!

Next youth Sunday Classes

E3 Class (6th - 8th Grade) 

Explore, Engage in and Embrace God's Word! Specifically through focusing on the primary themes of creation, fall, salvation and resurrection, this class is open to all middle school students.Walk-ins welcome. Contact: Sonia


2nd & 3rd Sundays Oct - May, 9am



Next Youth Absolute Basics Class (9th & 10th grade) 

Engage with the foundational beliefs of Christianity and learn how to articulate and defend your faith to "the big questions." We believe it will be a life-changing experience for students as you learn how to follow Jesus!


2nd & 3rd Sundays Oct - May, 9am

Registration takes place each fall.



Next Youth: What’s Next? Class (11th & 12th grade) 

Juniors and Seniors in High School have a desire and need to prepare for what’s next, and we want to give them tools to build a solid foundation that will make the transition into college and beyond for a lifelong faith. In this class we will enter into questions like: How can I manage my life after High school? How can my struggles make my faith stick? How can I experience God on a regular basis? Based on the Sticky Faith research project by Dr Kara Powell and Brad Griffin, scripture, community and conversation will benefit your teen in this class as they move forward.


2nd & 3rd Sundays Oct - May, 9am

Registration takes place each fall.

Wednesdays

Next Youth: 6th-12th Grade

On Wednesday nights, our middle school and high school students engage in a variety of fun activities, Biblical teaching, worship time and small group discussions. Students meet in groups with a volunteer team leader and 5-7 other students. Once a month Nov - May, groups go out to various Service Environments in our community to assist people and organizations in need. 
Contact: Amanda | ext 1703


Join us for Opening Night on Wed, Sept 26

School year Wednesdays, 7-8:45pm
Service Environments nights start at 6:15pm


Register for Next Youth

Waiver and Release (PDF)

Wednesday Night Schedule 2018-19 (PDF)

Milestones

There are many milestones along the path as your children grow and mature. These helpful resources are designed to provide practical answers to many questions you or your child might have in relation to these life events and practices. Contact: info@thedoor.org


Baptism (PDF)

Child Dedication (PDF)

Communion (PDF)


For Baptism and Child Dedication dates and applications, see the list of Registration Forms on the Events page.

Parents

You are not alone! We provide opportunities for parents to connect with other parents and to be encouraged and equipped to raise their children as followers of Christ.

There is so much out there telling you how to raise or not raise your children. We have recommended resources to help you in your parenting experience. We also have online and take-home resources for our Kids Sunday curriculum. Contact: info@thedoor.org


Parent Series

These six-week series will help you connect and journey with other parents as you go through a study together. We will hold these twice a year, fall and spring. 
See Events section on this page for current opportunities.


Parent Workshops
Join us 2-3 times a year for a workshop on a Sunday morning. We hope these workshops inspire, encourage and support you in your role as spiritual parents. 

See Events section on this page for current opportunities.


Homefront Monthly (Nov 2018) PDF

Homefront Monthly (Dec 2018) PDF

Volunteer

Check out the many opportunities to serve our kids, youth, and families on the Serve page.