What is hopetown?

Sundays should be FUN days! In hopetown your child will enjoy an engaging environment where they will learn Biblical truths on their level in fun ways, engaging conversations and crafts, as well as time to learn about who God is through intentional relationships with their peers and adults who have gone through training and security measures.

We believe that Sundays are only one day, and we value the importance of parents and the role that they play in their child’s life the other days during the week. We want to set the family up for success!

hopetown consists of four areas:

downtown

Birth – Toddlers – we provide a loving and nurturing environment for our littlest ones!

midtown

Preschool through Kindergarten – children enjoy an active worship time that offers creative storytelling and music through drama and puppets. This is followed by small group time where children participate in fun age-appropriate hands-on activities that reinforce the message.

uptown

1st grade-5th grade – elementary kids are greeted by life group leaders and engage in activity stations with fun games and crafts related to the theme for the day. We then offer a large group experience with a variety of worship music and creative teaching, followed by small group discussions and Biblical application activities.

Beau’s Ministry: Special Needs Care

All children are welcome at newhope church!  We believe that all children are created in God’s image and that every child has value to God – and us!  hopetown offers a Buddy Ministry for children who benefit from some assistance to enable them to learn about God’s love and grow in faith. The goal is to provide individualized, flexible, and caring assistance during hopetown activities.

We ask that your family please fill out a Beau’s Ministry Special Needs Registration  form at least 1 week prior to the first Sunday you plan to visit to help us ensure your child has an appropriate buddy, and that all of their needs will be fully met by a hopetown staff member or trained volunteer.

Your child’s safety

Using a computer-based check-in process, each family is given a unique code for each child which is used during child pick-ups. All of our staff and volunteers are carefully screened with background and reference checks and trained to provide safe and quality environments.

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What to expect in hopetown

1. What ages does hopetown serve?

hopetown children’s ministry is designed for children birth through 5th grade and has age-appropriate environments for each of the different age groups. hopetown is broken into three sections: downtown (infants and toddlers), midtown (preschoolers), and uptown (elementary years).

2. What do you teach the children?

hopetown teaches basic Biblical truths in exciting environments. We use relevant curriculum that is designed to communicate basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, and the Christian faith, and parents are encouraged to partner with hopetown to continue faith development at home throughout the week (Deuteronomy 6:5-9).

3. Will my child be safe?

hopetown children’s ministry has many security precautions in place to ensure the safety of your child. We use a computerized check-in system that prints name tags for your children including allergy information and a matching parent pick-up tag. This pick-up tag must be presented for your child to be released.

All children’s ministry staff and volunteers are required to complete a reference and criminal background check as well as an orientation before having contact with children and all team members work together to ensure your child has a safe and fun environment.

4. Can I bring my baby into the service?

We hope you will feel comfortable choosing to have your child participate in hopetown children’s ministry, so your child(ren) experience age-appropriate environments and enjoy their time worshipping and hands-on activities that make church fun and engaging.

However, if you would like to experience the worship service with your child, we have environments for this to happen.  Each of these environments allows parents to view the service with live video and audio with their child.

5. How will I know if my child needs me?

For all parents, we ask you to be aware of the two small screens located on the front of each side of the worship center directly beside the large screens.  If you see a number appear, please check your parent pick-up tag to see if it is your number.

If your number appears, please return to hopetown as it means we can use your assistance in making your child’s experience in hopetown a success.

6. Is my kid too sick for church?

To ensure the health of all the children and volunteers in hopetown, parents are asked not to bring children, who have, or have had any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours:

Fever, colored nasal discharge, conjunctivitis (“pink eye”), eye or ear discharge, vomiting or diarrhea, skin infections, chronic cough or sore throat, cold sores around the mouth, impetigo, active chicken pox or chicken pox vaccine within 3 days, or any acute infectious disease.

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