My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. (Proverbs 3:1-2)
Christ Church has a strong community where kids can have fun and learn, and where there are ways for a whole family to serve and grow. Our desire is to support families in the hard task of bringing up children in “the nurture and training of the Lord”.
For children, we have weekly Sunday School classes, which you can learn more about on our Children on Sundays page. During the school year we also have several programs during the week.
For families, we have many opportunities to learn and grow, including parenting workshops, mom’s bible studies, and other family events.
Our Bounce Around program offers an opportunity for families to connect on a weekly basis on Thursday from 9:30-11AM at 111 E 87th St. It also provides a support community for parents and children from 0-5 years old.
Because we ask that children be accompanied by a family member (rather than a nanny or babysitter), Bounce Around is different from a drop-off daycare program. We want our children to have a meaningful, formative experience and we believe that one of the best ways to do that is for children to be brought up in the presence of other community members.
Each week, kids enjoy playtime with other toddlers and preschoolers, as well as a Bible story. Snacks are also provided. We suggest a weekly donation of $5 to cover supplies.
During the summer Bounce Around will meet outside, weather permitting. Please sign up for e-mail notifications or join our Facebook group for weekly location updates. If you have any further inquiry or would like to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gospel-Centered Parenting—a workshop for parents, soon-to-be parents, and those desiring to prepare themselves for future parenthood.
*2019 Workshop dates TBD. Check back soon for more!
The children’s and youth ministry exists as part of the broader gospel-centered ministry of Christ Church NYC.
- We are committed to preaching the gospel for the salvation of everyone who will turn from their sin and put their trust in Christ alone.
- We are committed to providing gospel-centered discipleship and nurture, with the prayer that our covenant children will continually grow in their relationship with Christ.
- We are committed to coming alongside parents to serve and provide them with the resources and partnership they need to raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
- We are committed to providing a safe, Christ-centered, loving environment where children feel comfortable learning, and where parents feel secure entrusting us with their kids during the church service and other special events.
- As we minister to the children that God has placed under our care, we seek to guide them to an understanding of the glory and majesty of God as seen in his perfect character and as revealed in his Son, Jesus Christ. Recognizing that God has given parents the primary responsibility for the spiritual instruction and discipline of children, we intend to partner with families in the process of teaching and training children in the prayerful hope that through the Spirit they will grow to trust, love, and worship Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Sunday School Programs & Curricula
Children’s Ministry leaders offer classes from birth to 6th grade at the 10:00 am service. Assembly Time
During this group worship time, children will sing songs, watch puppet shows, participate in skits, listen to a story, memorize scripture, and listen to any announcements before breaking off to their age-appropriate classes.
For special Sundays during the year (for example, Christmas and Easter) children have the opportunity to prepare and present song items during service. A Christmas pageant is usually staged and children may also be asked to sing at other special occasions throughout the year. Nursery: Birth to 2 Years
Our aim is to provide a safe and loving classroom for our youngest members to learn about God’s world and how they are specially created and loved by God. We introduce God’s word, the bible, and have craft time, story time and snack time. We realize that some children have specific allegories, so please alert one of our nursery workers if this is the case with your child. Preschool: Ages 3-5 Years
This class is working on lessons from “The Attributes of God,” an online curriculum which works through all sections and books of the Bible. Elementary
This class is working on more advanced lessons from the “Treasuring Christ” curriculum.
Both lower and upper elementary classes follow the same lesson topics so in 2014 this class will be studying the person and work of Jesus Christ. Teachers give students a take home sheet to share with their parents. Middle School Youth
Children in 7th grade and above may join our youth group which meets on specific dates throughout the year for fun, fellowship, and learning from the Bible. More details to come. Check-in and Security
Please sign your children in before the start of the service, then proceed with them to the service. When it is time for children to leave for Sunday School, they can simply follow a children’s ministry leader downstairs.
All of our volunteers are trained and encouraged to communicate God’s love to children, and undergo background checks, adhering to our church policies on child safety.
Children in both the 3-5 years age group and the 6-years-and-above age group start the morning with their parents in the service. After “A Prayer for the children,” teachers and students head downstairs to assembly. Please sign your child in downstairs before service. Pick up is directly after the service. Unless other arrangements have been made, teachers will only release children to their parents, so please be prompt.