Youth & Kid’s Programs

Youth & Kid’s Programs

Children are a gift from God – PSALM 127:3

Caring for our students and kids and ensuring a SAFE environment that is engaging and fun is a top priority @ Hope Church!!  Each of our volunteers are trained, screened, & background checked to ensure every child’s safety and care.  

Youth Group (6-12th grades) Wednesday Nights 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. All kids grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for an evening of food, fun, and faith.

High School (9-12th grades) small group: Sunday nights 6-8 P.M. at Pastor Josh’s.  Contact him for details josh@fmchurch.com

Any questions about our youth programs and activities feel free to contact our youth pastor Josh Koerner josh@fmchurch.com

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Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00 P.M….Kickoff 2d Wednesday of Sept thru 3rd week of May:

At Kids Connect, we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really loud, and good leaders always care. Before kids head off to middle school, we want to make sure these three things stick:

  1. I need to make the wise choice.
  2. I can trust God no matter what.
  3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

The focus @ Kids Connect is our small group environment. We want kids to see how God’s Word fits in to their lives, to learn how to talk to Him, and to build friendships that will last. That’s why it’s important to make sure your child connects with the same friends and same leader at the same hour.

11:00 Sunday Morning – We would love to see you and your family visit our Hope Kids Expedition Hope on Sunday morning.

Expedition Hope is the theme of our Sunday morning nursery through 5th Grade program. It is a ministry uniquely designed with your child in mind! Every week children (babies through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way. We are passionate about kids learning about Jesus in a life changing way they can understand. 

By the time they finish the journey with us, we want Hope Kids to understand what it means when they say they BELIEVE (have faith) in God.  This is based on our understanding of faith from James Ch 2 and the Greatest Commandment in Matthew Ch 22.

 Hope Kids:

  1. Believe in their head.  We want them to understand they have to make a mental choice to follow God, it starts there. Mom and Dad can’t make this choice for them. They have to make it and they have to start going through the motions of what it means to be a Christian – praying, reading their bibles, going to church, serving etc….  (For those coming Christ as an adult we would say it is our willingness to let go of yourself and the things of this world.  Wanting to change.  The first 6 inch step.  Or in the Discipleship Life Cycle being a Spiritual Infant)
  2. Believe with their heart.  Continuing to go through the motions and discovering more about who God is and who they are in Him.  And then with sincerity asking Him into their heart, where He will begin to actually change it to be more like His. We aren’t going through the motions anymore.  We don’t just want to be changed, we are changed.  (As an adult we would say we are growing our relationship with God, each 6 inch step after that first one. This is our commitment to love God and fulfill the Greatest Commandment part 1 – Love God.  On the Discipleship Life Cycle being a Spiritual Child/Teenager/Young Adult)
  3. Believe thru our hands. With a changed heart they won’t be able to help but show God’s love to others with the way they act and in the things that they do.  (Our obedience to God’s will for our lives and fulfillment of Greatest Commandment part 2 –  Love others.  On the Discipleship Life Cycle being a Spiritual Adult/Parent)