Sundays, 9:15-10:30 am (Rooms 212, 213, 214, 216 by grade)
What is the X-Factor? The dictionary calls it a “certain indefinable quality or a hard-to-describe influence or quality.” For Christians, we pray that indefinable quality is Jesus as we seek to shape our lives like Him.
X-Factor also is the main hour on Sundays when each month, we focus on a specific virtue that God is growing in us to change the world around us. A large group gathering with teaching and worship time combine with small group relationships to help kids learn how God’s Word fits into their lives.
Each child becomes part of a small group with a caring leader and friends of the same age. Commitment to their small group provides friends who will encourage them to grow in their faith and an adult who guides them, saying the same things parents say. The elementary school years are a valuable time when kids develop the beliefs that stay with them the rest of their lives.
By the time kids finish fifth grade, we want them to have three core truths embedded in their heart: I can trust God no matter what, I need to make the wise choice, and I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
Sundays, 11:00-12:00 (Room 216)
Teaching the same Bible lessons and virtues as X-Factor but in an entirely different presentation, Remix is a K-5th grade combined group for families attending the contemporary service or staying for a second hour on Sunday.
One thing we know is that learning doesn’t have to stop when kids leave church – in fact, we hope it won’t! While we may have about 40 hours a year with the average child, the average parent has 3,000 hours a year with their child – valuable time when you can continue to shape your kids’ everyday faith. We have tools to help. Parent Cues are available with each week’s scripture, bottom line, and a discussion starter for your family. They are available in free monthly packs along with a virtue poster and GodTime cards for each week. Virtue packs are available at the welcome table in the children’s lobby.
Check out the Kids’ Music Ministry offerings on Wednesday evenings starting October 2, 2013.
Curious to know more about the curriculum we use? Visit the 252 basics website.
New Hope Presbyterian Church
3825 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33901