We want church to be a place where your entire family is encouraged to draw closer to Christ—kids and parents too! That's why we offer fun and engaging environments where children can learn and grow in faith as well. All our kids' programs are designed to be safe places where children can learn new and exciting things about God while being led and cared for by adult volunteers from our congregation. It's our hope to encourage children to not only discover new things about God, but also begin to understand how those things matter in their own lives. We also understand that parents are the primary influence in a child’s faith formation. This is why we provide resources to help parents bring what kids are learning at church to life at home.  




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  • New McKendree Kids Facebook Group

    Parents are invited to join our private Facebook group.  Leaders and staff share photos, devotionals, and announcements.

  • New McKendree Church Newsletter

    Subscribe to our monthly newsletters for all church news.

  • Parent Zoom Group

    Join our Family Discipleship and Spiritual Parenting Zoom groups.  Contact youth@newmckendree.org for the meeting dates and times.

PASSAGEWAY

PassageWay - Opening the door to a family journey into God's Word.  


This 4 session program for 3rd and 4th graders is a milestone event that marks the beginning of a child's journey into scripture as guided and led by their parents.  Children will learn Bible basics and will work with their parents to read and study scripture.  Parents will be given resources and tips on leading their family in regular Bible reading and study.  Families who complete the program will create a custom sign at Board & Brush and children will be presented their own Bible.  Cost is $30 per child and includes the sign, Bible and session material.  CLICK HERE to sign up today!


Session 1: Bible Basics for Kids and Parents

April 15 @ 5:30 PM at Cox Hall

Session 2: Exploring God's Word Together

April 22 @ 5:30 PM at Cox Hall

Session 3: Family Life Verse Sign

April 29 @ 5:30 PM at Board and Brush

Session 4: PassageWay Blessings Ceremony

May 1 @ 5:00 PM at High Street Worship Service

Children's Ministry Health and Safety

Dear Parents,

We’ve missed seeing your children and teens!   Our hope was that during our time away we could help you disciple your children at home.  While we’ll still be providing the Continue the Conversation Guides to help you talk about the weekly sermon at home, we recognize the influence that peers and caring volunteers have in your children's faith journey.   So we’re so excited to be able to start children and youth ministry programs again.

We’ve talked with teachers and nurses in both  Jackson and Cape schools that attend our church.  They have given us great insight on the safety measures that our school leaders have taken so far that are allowing school to be in session.   After consulting the Cape and Jackson School Covid-19 Re-Entry Plans and the Eagle Sky Camps CDC Implementation Summary, we came up with a plan.  Our church leadership team has approved that plan and we’re ready to give this a go!  We hope this guide helps you feel safe about your children attending our ministry activities.  If you have any questions please just give me a call!


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Amanda Bond,

Director of Next Generation Ministries