NextGen

NextGen Ministries: Inspiring Generations to Follow Jesus. 

Join us weekly on Sunday’s during our Morning Services at 9:00am & 11:15am. Join us for a great time developing friendships, and experiencing innovative approaches to the Bible and application in our every day lives.

“And I will live for the Lord; my descendants will serve you. The generation to come will be told of the Lord, that they may proclaim to a people yet unborn the deliverance you have brought.”
Psalm 22:31-32 (NABRE)

Babies – Preschool

First impressions are important. That’s why our we focus on giving preschool children a first impression of their loving Heavenly Father. We keep it simple and fun, repeating one basic truth about God all month long. We aim to help children understand worship, introduce them to small group time, and encourage them to talk to God any time at any place. We do all this at upstairs in our Sunday morning services at 9 AM & 11 AM each week.

It’s our goal that by the time one of our children are school-aged, we want them to know these three basic truths:

  1. God made me.
  2. God loves me.
  3. Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Babies & Toddlers
We believe that it is never too early to begin instilling values into the lives of our children. Babies & Toddlers believes in quality care for your little one.  Operating at a 1 volunteer to every 3 babies ratio you can be assured your baby will be in good hands while attending our church service.
Nursing Mom’s Room
For Mom’s who would enjoy a bit of privacy to nurse their babies while still hearing the Sunday service through a live audio feed we now offer a quiet comfortable space to do so.
2’s
Our 2 year olds enjoy a program tailored to their specific developmental milestones, all the while ensuring they are being introduced to key values of God’s love in a fun and engaging way.
3-5 year olds
These busy little critters are continually exploring and asking questions and we want to be sure that before they are 5 years old they know tbat God is their creator, their Heavenly Father and their friend.

Nursing Mom’s Room

If you are looking for a private space to nurse your child, during Sunday services, we have a room available in the church office for you to use. It has comfortable chairs, a change pad, spare diapers and a feed of the service audio.

Kids (K-Grade 5)

By the time children reach the fifth grade, we want them to understand and own these 3 Basic Truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52, so they’re reinforced each week.

  1. I need to make the wise choice.
  2. I can trust God no matter what.
  3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

We also focus on a core virtue each month. This virtue is supported by the weekly bottom line—the learning aim for the day. We do this with engaging worship, Bible stories and small group time. We do all this at upstairs in our Sunday morning services at 9 AM & 11:15 AM each week.

Middle School

We recognize that Middle Schoolers have unique needs. We focus on three basic truths through teaching and small group time.

  1. I will love God because he never stops loving me.
  2. I will follow Jesus because he knows me better than I know myself.
  3. I will live out God’s story so others can know who Jesus is.

In our Sunday mornings, we introduce worshiping together in our adult services followed by their own Bible teaching and small group time.

  • 8:45AM or 11:00AM Meet in the Foyer to Socialize together
  • 9:00AM or 11:15AM Worship in Section E- farthest from the main entrance
  • 9:40AM or 11:40AM Bible Teaching after the Greeting/Dismissal in the Meeting Rooms off the Kitchen
  • 10:00AM or 12:00PM Small Groups

High School

High School finds students on the cusp of becoming young adults and independent. That is why we encourage students to serve and worship in our regular Sunday services while plugging in to a Sunday evening Circle Group for Bible teaching and small group time relevant to their specific phase of life.

On Sundays mornings at our 9 AM & 11:15 AM service, we our High School students sit together in section D as a group to worship and learn together.

On Sunday evenings, we have High School Circle Groups. Circle Groups are small groups happening in different locations around the city with food, laughter, prayer and time to explore faith in Christ. Sign up by contacting Pastor Heidi at heidi@ssc.church

For Middle & High School Students:

DISPATCH

The first Thursday of each month is DISPATCH, a special service for Middle & High School students with corporate worship, games and relevant, engaging Biblical truth. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends!

the Hub (except DISPATCH night)

The HUB afterschool 4-5:30PM will offer students a variety of groups to join (Dance, Drama, Gaming, Word Art, Cooking, Homework/Drivers Manuel etc.) This is an opportunity to get to build relationships with other students who enjoy the same things!
5:30-6:30 Bring a bagged lunch or $$ and run up the hill for supper.

The HUB PM 6:30-8:30PM Middle School students and High School students will gather for unplugged worship, their own group Devo’s followed by Small Groups discussions.

 

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Safe Zone

In an effort to ensure your child’s safety, as well as the safety of our volunteers, all children, parents and visitors in the Babies to Grade 5 zone upstairs on a Sunday will be required to wear a corresponding parent/child registration sticker with ID number or a “Safe Zone Approved” badge.

In the event that we need to contact you during service we will use the cell phone number provided on your registration form. Please keep your cell phone accessible and on vibe during the service.

To properly manage traffic flow when registering your child in the morning, please use the front stairwell. In the event that you would like to come collect your child during the service, or at the end of service please use the back stairwell.