Kids' Ministries

New Life Lutheran Church loves kids!  And we would love for your children to share in our fun, faith-building children’s ministries.


~ Catechism

New Life Confirmation ministry is a two year process of helping students grow as disciples of Jesus and of assisting parents in the promises they made at their child’s baptism; to faithfully bring their child to the services of God’s house, to place in their child’s hands the Holy Scriptures, to provide for their child’s instruction in the Christian faith, and to teach their child the Lord’s Pray, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments.

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~COOL Kidz 

After school ministry fro middle schoolers, with rides from NWLMS to New Life and lasting until 5:15 pm.


~First Communion

First Communion instruction is provided to children in 4th and 5th grade through a daylong seminar with the pastor.  This special day includes Bible study, visiting a local winery, having a picnic lunch, bringing Communion to a homebound member, baking bread, and preparing and serving supper for the families.  The students then share in their first Holy Communion during worship the following Sunday.


~Friends in Faith

Friends in Faith is our after school elementary program for grades K-4.  Kids enjoy a special homework help time, healthy snacks, Bible learning, upbeat music, video workshops, and even a complete dinner.  Transportation is provided directly to New Life from Northwestern and Weisenberg Elementary Schools. “Push the Rock” Christian sports ministry and special field trips offer added excitement to this awesome ministry!  


~God Rods

New Life celebrates our newest music and youth group. As a choreographed silent drama troupe with recorded contemporary music, youth use sacred sticks and other props to convey God's word in a truly unique manner.


~New Life Explorers

  New Life Explorers is a fun and active learning ministry for kids in grades K-6.  Based on the workshop rotation model of Sunday school, students learn a Bible story over the course of a four week unit by rotating each Sunday to a new workshop.  Kids have fun exploring the Bible through workshops in games, movies, drama, art, cooking, quiz shows, music videos, science, and more! 



 A staffed nursery is available during the 10:15 worship service for infant through 5 year olds to play while their parents enjoy worship.    


~Preschool Class

For our littlest learners (age 3-5 years), our preschool class offers Bible stories, crafts, snacks, and play in a loving, nurturing environment.  


~Vacation Bible School

Every summer, New Lifeis bursting with excitement during a week of Vacation Bible School.  A new theme is chosen each year to teach the children about God’s love through upbeat songs, games, crafts, drama, and movies. 






What's New at New Life

Big Hair » BIG HAIR EVENT!   New Life Church's Senior High Youth Group (SHYG) is organizing an event to support the Prager Cancer Assistance Fund and Locks of Love and Pantene: Beautiful Locks! We want *YOU* to donate your hair or shave your head for such an amazing cause!! All the money raised will go to support local patients currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Can't donate your hair? There are still things you can do to support the cause!1) DONATE DONATE DONATE!! Donate to help the cancer patients!2) Come and see! Watch everyone shaving their heads and cutting their hair the day of the event at New Life! Come support them, as this is hard for some of them to do.3) Invite! Even if you cannot make it the day of the event, invite your friends! Invite your enemies! Invite everyone you know!4) Pray! Please pray for the people donating their hair, the people shaving their heads, and of course, the cancer patients!  Also involved with this event will be a concert! Free to all! All donations going towards the Prager Fund. Interested in offering your talents? Please contact any member of SHYG. Message us, or find us. E-mail Melinda Lingenfelter at for more information!You will also be able to buy raffle tickets to win a chance at shaving someone's head (more info coming soon)!Are you able to help out with this event by cutting and/or styling people's hair and/or shaving heads? Please let us know!This is going to be an incredible event with something for the whole family to do! From the young to the old (and especially the young at heart) there are activities the whole family can take part in!We hope to see you all there to support this amazing cause!                                                                                                                                     

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