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Next Generation


Welcome, parents! You are not alone! We provide opportunities for parents to connect with other parents and to be encouraged and equipped to raise their children as followers of Christ. It’s our desire to partner with you in loving and supporting your children.

Parent Link

Parent Link (PLINK) is a team of parents who provide feedback to the overall strategies of Next Gen,

discuss and develop strategies to serve parents, and participate in the delivery of strategies to parents.

Contact: Sara | ext 1201

Parent Teams

We encourage every parent to get involved with one or more of the Parent Teams listed under

Serving Opportunities. You can register for a team when you register your student. Parents can serve on multiple teams. Each team typically requires serving one time per month. Contact: Amanda | ext 1703

Bring the Story Home

God has given parents the incredible responsibility to be the primary spiritual nurturers in the home. We want to partner with you and provide practical ways for you to engage with your child’s faith at home. Check out resources, such as Homefront Resources to help you bring the story home, helping your kids flex their “big God muscles”.

Birth or Adoption

If you have a new little one in your family we’d love to hear from you to offer support and resources. Let us know so we may celebrate with you. Contact: Lynn | ext 1200

Hearts for Adoption

Finding community among women with adoptive children, or those in the process of adopting, can be important and helpful. Moms in this group come together to support, encourage and pray for each other along the journey of building our families through adoption.Contact: Caeli | (952) 201-7707.

First Thursdays, 6:30pm

No meeting July 3

Child Dedication

This beautiful service celebrates the life of a child through dedication and parent consecration. Register for upcoming dates listed under events. Contact: Lynn | ext 1200


Held twice a year, spring and fall. All candidates (kids, youth and adults) go through a preparation process. See Discover Experiences for baptism prep class details. For more information on Baptism check out our resource page.

Open House

Join us on the 4th Sunday of every month for an Open House designed especially for parents. Between services, connect with other parents, have a snack, and be encouraged and equipped to raise your children as followers of Christ.

Stay Connected!

During the week, we encourage parents to stay in the loop using Facebook, and Twitter. We also send out the Kids E-wire regularly to registered families.

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