WE ARE A CHURCH OF LIFE GROUPS, AND THIS STARTS WITH OUR KIDS.

Every weekend, your children first through fifth grade come to a New Life Kids service where they experience dynamic worship and Biblical teaching. Most of their time is spent in their Life Group to give them the benefit of a consistent Group Leader and interaction with kids their age. Together, they learn about the Bible and how to have a relationship with God, memorize Scripture, and have fun developing friendships with each other.

NEW LIFE KIDS SERVICE EXPERIENCE

We invite God’s presence into our lives through praise and worship, and we want your children to grow up experiencing the joy and benefit of worshipping Him.

God designed us for community, and we want your kids to build healthy relationships with other kids their age. Making friends and growing alongside their peers is an important part of their spiritual growth.

God tells us to hide His Word in our hearts (Psalm 119:11). One of the most important ways we help your children build a biblical foundation for their lives is by filling their minds and hearts with God’s truth through Scripture memorization.

Kids need different things at different ages, and we want to help your child understand and learn God’s Word at the right pace. Each year, they’ll grow by engaging in age-specific learning that is relevant and interesting to them.

We want your kids to look forward to seeing a familiar face at church each week. As they build a relationship with their Life Group Leader, we hope they’ll share, ask questions, and feel supported and cared for as they grow in their faith.

NEW LIFE KIDS LEARNING PLAN

Your children will be taught Biblical truths and practical lessons through a learning focus for their grade level and a collection of series topics throughout the year.

The learning focus for their grade level will be taught by their Life Group leader, and their group will work together on learning objectives like memorizing Scripture and understanding Biblical principles. The series topic will be presented through a video Bible lesson followed by age-specific guided discussion with their Life Group.

First Grade Life Group Focus: Identity

First Graders will grow in their personal identity by learning that they are created by God, loved by Him, and that Jesus wants to be their best friend.

Throughout the year, they will:

  • Memorize 12 Bible verses
  • Learn about God as the Creator
  • Learn the Gospel message using the Wordless Book
  • Practice the Highlands Kids Values

Second Grade Life Group Focus: Prayer & Worship

Second Graders will learn how to grow in their relationship with God through praying and worshipping Him.

Throughout the year, they will:

  • Memorize 12 Bible verses
  • Memorize The Lord’s Prayer and apply it to their personal prayers
  • Learn about the Armor of God
  • Learn about the 10 Commandments

Third Grade Life Group Focus: Relationships

Third Graders will learn how to build positive relationships by focusing on the two greatest commandments: loving God and loving people.

Throughout the year, they will:

  • Memorize 12 Bible verses
  • Study the Fruit of the Spirit
  • Study the Gifts of the Spirit
  • Learn about Jesus’ 12 disciples

Fourth Grade Life Group Focus: God’s Word

Fourth Graders will learn more about the Bible, how to appreciate the amazing gift it is, and start to understand the authority it has in our lives.

Throughout the year, they will:

  • Memorize 20 Bible verses
  • Memorize the books of the New Testament
  • Learn about the structure of the Bible
  • Go through New Life Kids Next Steps

Fifth Grade Life Group Focus: Leadership

Fifth Graders will explore their God-given purpose by learning about spiritual gifts and how to share the hope of Jesus with others.

Throughout the year, they will:

  • Memorize 20 Bible verses
  • Memorize the books of the Old Testament
  • Memorize the Apostles’ Creed
  • Go through New Life Kids Next Steps