K-5th grade ministry and early childhood ministry are available during our Sunday morning 9:30am traditional service and 11am contemporary service.


Xtreme Team starts back up on

Wednesday, September 7, 2022!

Xtreme Team Kids are learning all about Jesus this year as we learn who Jesus says “I am!” Xtreme Team on Wednesdays is where kids come for Xtreme fun, friendship, and learning! From 6:30-7:30pm, we split time between games/activities and exploring faith with friends our age. Check in starts at 6:15pm. Pizza is available for purchase at $1 a slice before Xtreme Team begins (6:15-6:30pm).

 

Parents, come join the fun by serving! Games leaders, Bible helpers, and welcome desk team members are always wanted. Contact Debbie at the church office at 239.274.1230 for information.

What is a world changer? A world changer is someone who knows that the little things they do can make a difference to others around them. A world changer is able to put others first. He trusts that God’s Word is wiser than his own ideas. A world changer seeks to live like Jesus every day.

World Changers know that we can’t do much of this by our own power. God has to change us before we can make a difference in our world. We can do our part–by growing in love for Him, learning His Word, and obeying Jesus–we become world changers.

 

We invite you to join our children’s ministry, World Changers, on Sundays and Wednesdays. Older elementary students have the opportunity to join the New Hope church family through an annual confirmation class. Every summer, we put on a high energy Vacation Bible School and offer a retreat to Camp KidJam.

FAMILIES

Families take many different forms but one thing we know, what happens in the family is more important than what happens at church when it comes to your child’s faith! While a christian church may have about 40 hours a year with the average child, the average parent has 3,000 hours a year with their child–valuable time when you can shape your child’s’ everyday faith. Why is that significant? Let’s be clear. Nothing you give your child will ever be more important than leading them to a relationship with Jesus. It will impact what they value in life, the decisions they make, and their eternity.

 

Our ministry is designed with you in mind, to support you as you grow your child’s faith and offer you resources. Take advantage of the monthly virtue packs to talk with your kids, memorize key verses, and encourage your child’s GodTime. We also recommend this great parent resource.


LEADERS

Elementary kids are very fortunate to have an excellent team of devoted leaders who serve with the kids or behind the scenes. Leaders will tell you that they serve not for what they get out of it, but because it is a privilege to teach kids about Jesus. Even so, our team gets a lot of joy when we see a child take a big step of faith! It doesn’t get much better than that!

 

If you are interested in serving in some capacity, there are various opportunities available to suit one’s time and talents. Leaders who supervise children are screened through New Hope’s Child Protection Process.

 

For more information, contact Debbie Norris at debbie@newhopefortmyers.org or phone 239.274.1230.



CHILDREN'S EVENTS

Special Events (2022-2023)
Throughout the year, World Changers and their families enjoy special events and traditions that connect families with faith and friendship!

Wednesday XTreme Team
September 7, 2022 – November 16, 2022 • 6:30-7:30pm

Confirmation Class
December 4, 2022 – April 30, 2023 • 10:45am-12:15pm
Optional class for 4th-5th grade students to grow in their faith.

Jingle Jam
December 7, 2022
Jingle Jam is a free Christmas party big enough for the whole family. Pizza, activities, inflatables, cookies, pics with Santa, and more! Click here for a highlight video from a previous year!

Children’s Celebration of Christmas
Christmas Eve
Families gather on Christmas Eve to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Elementary children lead us in worship and celebration of the Christmas story in this beautiful candlelight service.

Wednesday XTreme Team
January 11, 2023 – May 10, 2023 • 6:30-7:30pm

Mom & Son Amazing Team Challenge
January 28 OR 29, 2023
Kindergarten–5th grade boys and their moms have a blast with challenges that may or may not be wet, messy, and just a little gross! Be a hero with your son doing some of his favorite crazy activities!

Dads & Kids Camping Weekend
Date TDB - 2023

Annual trip for fathers and their kids to Caloosahatchee Regional Park that includes overnight tent camping on Friday and Saturday nights.

Daddy Daughter Dance
March 3, 2023 • 6:30-8:30pm
A fun-filled night for dads and elementary girls to make memories under the stars!

Vacation Bible School

June 12-16, 2023 • 9am-Noon
VBS is the fun time event of the year for kids who have completed VPK through 5th grade. Activities included Bible time, games, crafts, missions, and music. Click here for more information!

Student Life Kids Camp
Date TBD - 2023
SLKC is a sleep-away camp for New Hope kids who have completed 2nd-5th grade. We attend as a church group with New Hope adult leaders helping us grow together in faith and community. Camp is three nights in air-conditioned dorm rooms, cafeteria meals, exciting activities, worship, and small groups that ignite kids to put God’s Word into action in their lives.


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