We’re glad you’re here! North Metro Church’s Children’s Ministry is for infants through 4th-grade students and occurs during all weekend worship services. We exist to help kids find and follow Jesus. Our Town Square environment invites kids to apply biblical stories in a fun and relevant atmosphere.
If it’s your first time coming to NMC Kids, look for the Children’s Ministry Guest Check-in Desk, located on the first floor at the NMC Cafe entrance. We’ll assist you with sign up, provide a tour of the area and escort your child to their classroom.
What to Expect
Ages 6-weeks to two-years old
Our Nursery is divided into six age and developmental stage classrooms:
- Cuddlers not sitting up yet
- Scooters sitting up & crawling
- Cruisers pulling up and beginning to walk
- Explorers 15-19 months
- Adventurers 20-24 months
- Travelers turned 2 after September 1st
In our nursery classrooms you can expect a clean, safe and fun environment where our Tablesetters (volunteers) are praying over your baby while you engage in Sunday morning worship service. Explorers classroom is where our curriculum begins, toddlers will have a Bible story time and coloring activity page. Our Adventurers and Travelers classrooms have full curriculum and also participate in large group environment alongside our younger preschool classrooms to prepare for a smooth transition.
Preschool & Elementary Classrooms
Our preschool and elementary classrooms use small classrooms or groups to establish community and authentic relationships. In the elementary setting, small group leaders guide children in learning to apply the weekly lesson to their lives through discussion and activities. Also, for part of the service children participate in large group environment, similar to “big church.” Leaders teach biblical truths and Scripture memorization using worship, repetition, hand motions, video and drama. These methods support the lesson and help cultivate the children’s heart for worship.
We are open during all weekend worship services; Sunday mornings for 9:30am and 11:30am services. You can begin checking your child into their classroom 20 minutes before service.
NMC Kids follows the Cobb County school calendar for classroom promotions. This year, all children preschool through 7th grade will be promoted to their new class on August 6, 2017. Preschoolers are promoted by age, elementary and middle school students are promoted by grade level. Our nursery classrooms are promoted throughout the year based on developmental level.
All of our Tablesetters (volunteers), those you see inside and outside of the classroom setting, have gone through a thorough screening process of an application, background checks, and training.
Programming for children with special needs is available through our full inclusion model.
You will be given a security tag with an individual number that corresponds with your child’s nametag. You must show the security tag to enter the hallways and to pick up your child from the classroom.
If our NMC Kids coaches or staff feel the need to contact a parent in any circumstance we will call you by flashing your child’s secuirty number on the paging system located underneath the screens in both the Auditorium and Theater.
Books In Motion
The Books in Motion strategy is a fun multi-sensory approach that teaches students the books of the Bible. In addition to learning the books in order, the hand motions remind children of a story from each of the books and help them become independent readers of God’s Word.Books in Motion
Family Journal Pages
The Family Journal Pages are a follow up activity from NMC Kids Sunday morning Bible lesson.Family Journal Pages
Bible We Use in the Classrooms
Looking for a new Bible for your child? Our staff has hand picked these to use in our classrooms, check them out.Classroom Bibles
Presenting the Gospel to Kids
The reason we chose The Gospel Project for our preschool and elementary curriculum is because it points the weekly Bible story to Jesus every time. The Gospel is the reason we open our doors every week! Because it’s so important, we’ve collected a few resources to guide you through some steps; from presenting the Gospel, to discussing the Gospel and to what we all pray for, a confession that Jesus is their personal Savior.The Gospel Project