Infants-4th Grade

NMC Kids

We make a big deal about the next generation here at North Metro Church! NMC Kids is our environment created for infants through 4th grade students to hear the Bible in a fun and relevant atmosphere. Each week, your child will hear about Jesus through stories, singing, games, and prayer. We believe that discipleship begins at home so you’ll find lots of great resources here too that we hope will lead and strengthen your child’s relationship with Jesus.

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What to Expect

If it’s your first time visiting NMC Kids, look for the Guest Check-in Desk, located on the first floor at the NMC Cafe entrance. We’ll assist you with sign up, provide a tour of the area and escort your child to their classroom.

Ages 6 weeks to 2 years old

Nursery Classrooms

Our Nursery is divided into six age and developmental stage classrooms:

Cuddlers: Not sitting up yet
Scooters: Sitting up & crawling
Cruisers: Pulling up and beginning to walk
Explorers: 15-19 months
Adventurers: 20-24 months
Travelers: Turned 2 after September 1st

In our nursery classrooms, you can expect a clean, safe and fun environment where our Tablesetters (volunteers) are praying over your baby while you engage in Sunday morning worship service. Explorers classroom is where our curriculum begins, toddlers will have a Bible story time and coloring activity page. Our Adventurers and Travelers classrooms have a full curriculum and also participate in large group environment alongside our younger preschool classrooms to prepare for a smooth transition.


Preschool & Elementary Classrooms

Our preschool and elementary classrooms use small classrooms or groups to establish community and authentic relationships. In the elementary setting, small group leaders guide children in learning to apply the weekly lesson to their lives through discussion and activities. Also, for part of the service children participate in a large group environment, similar to “big church.” Leaders teach biblical truths and Scripture memorization using worship, repetition, hand motions, video, and drama. These methods support the lesson and help cultivate the children’s heart for worship.

NMC Kids & NMC Students

Special Needs

NMC Kids has a special needs program for elementary students during the second service at the Barrett Campus only. The focus of this ministry is to help children with disabilities find and follow Jesus during our Sunday morning programming. Tablesetters partner one-on-one with a child who has special needs that require a buddy in the classroom. In addition to partners, we have a sensory classroom for children to join as well. For more information about our Special Needs Ministry, connect with Nathan Woodward, our Kids Director!


Kids Curriculum

The Gospel Project

Through the Gospel Project curriculum, our 3 year olds through 4th graders are able to engage with the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation in three years. It features developmentally appropriate stories, activities, and consistent connections to Christ.

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Nursery Curriculum

Frolic Nursery

We begin curriculum in our Explorers class and continue with Frolic Nursery Bible stories through our 2's class. The Frolic Nursery curriculum was chosen specifically for its developmentally appropriate stories, adorable pictures, and simple concepts. We focus on one story for the entire month because the repetition helps children remember the story and what we can learn from it. Our heart is to partner with you as your child grows in their faith from birth!

Parent Resources

NMC Kids Table Talker

The Table Talker is a discipleship tool designed by the NMC Kids team to equip families to intentionally connect around the table. The activities and devotions you'll find in the table talker come from the Gospel Project curriculum that we use in the classrooms. This means you can connect what you do at home with what your kids do in the classroom! But it's not all curriculum; you'll also find silly games, get to know you questions, and family challenges. You are your child's first teacher and the first person to disciple your child! We hope that the Table Talker is just the tool you need to take your family relationships to the next level!

Check out the Table Talker

Talk of the Town

We're thrilled to share another great resource for you to use in discipling your kids, a brand new podcast we've created called Talk of the Town. Episodes are available on Spotify and Apple podcast platforms.

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Books in Motion

The Books in Motion strategy is a fun multi-sensory approach that teaches students the books of the Bible. In addition to learning the books in order, the hand motions remind children of a story from each of the books and help them become independent readers of God’s Word. Enjoy!

Watch the Books in Motion Videos

Classroom Bible

Looking for a new Bible for your child? Our staff has hand-picked these to use in our classrooms. There is The Toddler’s Bible for the Nursery and 2’s Classrooms, as well as the Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook for the 3’s through 4’s Classrooms. We also have picked the Big Picture Interactive Bible for Kindergarten through 3rd Graders. We have provided the links to purchase on Amazon and Lifeway, check them out.

View our Classroom Bibles

Presenting the Gospel to Kids

The reason we chose The Gospel Project for our preschool and elementary curriculum is because it points the weekly Bible story to Jesus every time. The Gospel is the reason we open our doors every week! Because it’s so important, we’ve collected a few resources to guide you through some steps; from presenting the Gospel, to discussing the Gospel and to what we all pray for, a confession that Jesus is their personal Savior.

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God’s Design for Sex Series (Ages 3-16)

The God's Design for Sex Series helps parents establish a biblical view of sexuality in the home. The four age-appropriate books (parent guides sold separately) enable families to develop a healthy dialogue about sexuality. They provide children with the foundation of truth and knowledge they need when they are inevitably bombarded with confusing and potentially harmful messages about sex.

Each book communicates clear information and illustrations, delivered in a biblically holistic way.

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A.C.T. for Kids

A.C.T.—Applying Christ's Truth was made just with those tiny toddler hands and hearts in mind! This set includes 30 mini-sized cards held together by a keyring, perfect to utilize on the way to school, at the dinner table to spark conversation, or wherever life takes you that day. This set was made to help kids activate their God-given identity daily.

Each card includes a trait with a short application explaining how they can practice that trait today. On the back of each card is a scripture that correlates to that trait and helps your little one see how The Bible talks about it too!

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Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality: Empowering Your Kids to Understand and Live Out God’s Design

Starting at a young age, kids are being fed damaging misinformation about sexuality, gender identity, and human biology. As a parent, it’s up to you to help your children understand God’s truth about these integral concepts in the face of the candy-coated lies that saturate today’s world.

This book will equip you to understand God’s design for gender, sex, marriage, and family as a beautiful portrait that reveals the nature of God Himself.

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Serve in Our Kids Ministry

We get to disciple the Next Generation and would love for you to get involved! We have several different opportunities throughout the year, from helping kids get checked in, to connecting with children in a classroom, to leading them from the stage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What services is the Kids Ministry open?

We are open during all weekend worship services; Sunday mornings for 9:15am and 11:00am services. You can begin checking your child into their classroom 20 minutes before service.

When does my child move classrooms?

NMC Kids follows the Cobb County school calendar for classroom promotions. This year, all children preschool through 7th grade will be promoted to their new class in early August. Preschoolers are promoted by age, elementary and middle school students are promoted by grade level. Our nursery classrooms are promoted throughout the year based on developmental level.

Are volunteers background checked?

All of our Tablesetters (volunteers), those you see inside and outside of the classroom setting, have gone through a thorough screening process of an application, background checks, and training.

My child has special needs. Is there anything for him/her?

NMC Kids has a special needs program for elementary students during the second service at the Barrett Campus only. The focus of this ministry is to help children with disabilities find and follow Jesus during our Sunday morning programming. Tablesetters in this area gets to partner one-on-one with a child who has special needs that require a buddy in the classroom. This role averages four hours a month. For questions about the program or the serving role, contact our Special Needs Coordinator, Erin at If you’re interested in serving with us, sign up by filling out the form HERE.

What is the security like within the Kids Ministry?

You will be given a security tag with an individual number that corresponds with your child’s nametag. You must show the security tag to enter the hallways and to pick up your child from the classroom.

What happens if my child is crying or sick during service?

If our NMC Kids coaches or staff feel the need to contact a parent in any circumstance we will call you by flashing your child’s security number on the screens in the Auditorium, Theater, or Outdoor Pavilion.

July 28, 2024

Pop Up Sunday

With a new school year comes a new church year! On Promotion Sunday, July 28, all children two years old through elementary-age will be promoted to their new NMC Kids classroom. Preschoolers are promoted by age, elementary students are promoted by grade level.

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