Come in. Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and say hi to someone before heading into the sanctuary for the service.
As you walk into the sanctuary you’ll be greeted by great live music. We sing classic theology-rich hymns and thoughtful contemporary worship songs here (some of which were composed by our own resident songwriters). Once in a while you might also find someone painting or presenting poetry as worship. We love the arts here.
If you have kids bring them into the sanctuary to sing along and worship God with us. If you think children should be seen and not heard, NEXT might not be a great fit for you.
We like to keep things somewhat traditional around here. While we’re definitely an evangelical church, we love to anchor our Sunday services in some of the meaningful rhythms of the Church calendar and elements of liturgy. Come along for the ride and walk through some scripture readings, prayers and giving back as a community before we send the kids to their own NEXT Kids Community programming.
Sit back and listen as Pastor Wendy walks us through a piece of the Bible. Gain a deeper understanding of the scripture and learn how you can apply its lessons in your life.
After the sermon we’ll sing a couple more songs and pray together before heading out to the lobby. At this point parents can pick up their kids from NEXT Kids Community.
Stick around for a little while, grab another cup of coffee and meet someone new.
The kids out number the adults here at NEXT, and we offer Sunday morning programming for them all.
When you come in, or at break time in the service when the children head off to their classes, we ask you sign your kids in at the NEXT Kids tables in the foyer, and help them make a name tag.
We ask parents to accompany your kids to their class rooms, and meet the volunteers before heading back into the service. We’ll come find you if your child needs you.
Our amazing (well-trained and pre-screened) volunteers are eager to cuddle your babies and teach your kids about Jesus in a way that makes sense to them.
Are in our children’s church space. The focus here is a story from the Bible, play stations and crafts with a teacher who knows that kids need to feel the love of our community by being given focused attention and a play focused learning opportunity. We want them to know that Jesus loves them, God created them and they matter in the world.
These students have also spend some time in age appropriate exploration of the Bible. We want to help get them ready to read and understand the Bible for themselves. Their class is shorter and ends with play in the gym
We know that our Grade 4 – 6 kids are ready to bring faith to life and we offer them the opportunity to help with younger kids. They are eager to serve and make a difference and we don’t wait until they are teens to help them understand how God has wired and gifted them.