Children

NXT Kids is dedicated to partnering with parents in order to raise kids who know God and His plan for their life.

Weekend services are designed to usher children into a personal and corporate encounter with God. Midweek small groups create a process of growth that continually measures children’s abilities to connect and worship, while also teaching them what it means to serve. Our commitment is to equip kids to live out their faith through a life of service.

If you are planning to visit us for the first time, you can download the NXT Kids visitor information form and bring it with you. Please complete one form per family.

Call NXT Kids: 630-585-3284

Events

Jun
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NXT Kids Summer Theme Nights!

Get ready for another summer of theme nights with NXT Kids! Kids age 4 to Grade 5 are invited to participate in evenings of themed fun and worship.  June 19: See…

  • Wednesday, Jun. 5

Get ready for another summer of theme nights with NXT Kids! Kids age 4 to Grade 5 are invited to participate in evenings of themed fun and worship. 

June 19: See The Art In Me Theme Night (Dress bright and crazy!)
June 26: Weird Science Theme Night
July 3: Christmas in July
July 10: Outdoor Service w/ Slip'n Slide
July 15-19: Main Event - Register Here!
July 24–Aus 21: Wednesday Night Services
Aug 21: KSG (Kids Small Groups) Begins

The fun starts at 7 p.m.
4 y/o – Grade 1: Meet in the School. Questions? Email us!
Grades 2–5: Meet in the Seminar Room. Questions? Email us!

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Jul
15
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Jul
15

Main Event (NXT Kids) Volunteers

We need your help! This summer, NXT Kids is taking our students on a journey to Narnia! This week-long experience (July 15-19, 6-9 p.m.) will give kindergarteners through 5th graders the opportunity…

  • Monday, Jul. 15

We need your help! This summer, NXT Kids is taking our students on a journey to Narnia! This week-long experience (July 15-19, 6-9 p.m.) will give kindergarteners through 5th graders the opportunity to participate in a professional dramatic experience every day!

If you’d like to be one of the 500 people we need to make this a success (from drama to Bible teaching to counselors and more), sign up today! 

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Jul
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Main Event (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

What is Main Event? Main Event is the best week of the summer! In this Kindergarten through 5th-grade experience, kids are drawn into  Bible teaching through exciting dramas as well…

  • Monday, Jul. 15

What is Main Event?
Main Event is the best week of the summer! In this Kindergarten through 5th-grade experience, kids are drawn into  Bible teaching through exciting dramas as well as hands-on activities. Each night launches with an opening session that introduces kids to a Biblical truth that helps them understand who God says they are. Large group worship and teaching gives kids a concept that will be reinforced throughout the evening. At the end of the night, parents can join kids for the closing session with a drama production that drives the Big Idea home in a tangible way.

This year, our drama experience joins Lucy as she travels to Narnia. Lucy is on a quest to understand who she is designed to be. God’s plan for Lucy and her siblings will help kids understand that they were made to be people full of purpose and promise. 

When and where is Main Event?
July 15–19 (Monday–Friday)
6–9 p.m.
Calvary Church (9S200 Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564)

How does Main Event work? 

Main Event starts July 15 at 6 p.m. The doors will open at 5 p.m. If you have not registered your child in advance, we recommend arriving right when doors open. When you register your child, they are assigned to an age-specific group. Inside their grade group, they are placed into a smaller group of 10 kids with 2 counselors.

During the opening session, kids will be presented with a Big Idea for the day. This Big Idea is repeated throughout their Main Event experience no matter what rotation they are in. From the opening session, the Big Idea will come to life for the kids as they rotate through three different activities. Each of the three rotations is designed to help kids connect the Big Idea with their daily life as they experience a dramatic Bible teaching, hands-on activity and interactive illustrations. 

At the end of the evening, kids join back together in the sanctuary to experience the closing session. Here, they see a professionally-styled drama that helps tie the Big Idea into their daily life. Parents are encouraged to join us for this closing session.

How much does it cost? 
Early registration (by June 2): $40
Late registration (by July 7): $50
Online registration closes July 7

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Weekly Schedule

Age Group Sat. 5 p.m. Sun. 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. 7 p.m.
Infants & Crawlers Noah's Park
Walkers Noah's Park
18-23 months Noah's Park
2 year olds Noah's Park
3 year olds Noah's Park
Preschool Suburbs Room (540) Rooms 326, 328, 330 Rooms 326 & 328
Kindergarten Suburbs Room (540) Rooms 336, 338, 340 Rooms 326 & 328
1st Grade Suburbs Room (540) Rooms 342, 344, 346, 350 Rooms 326 & 328
2nd & 3rd Grade Jungle Room (535) Seminar Room Jungle Room (535)
4th & 5th Grade Jungle Room (535) Seminar Room Jungle Room (535)
Missionettes     Rooms 330-340
Royal Rangers     Rooms 342-352
His Kids   Noah's Park
(11 a.m. only)
 

Classes


4th & 5th Grade Worship Team
If you are in 4th or 5th grade, and would like to join the NXT Kids Worship Team, you should sign up today! This team will learn how to sing, dance, and lead their peers in worship! If you are interested in being part of this team, be sure to sign up today! Once you sign up you will recieve more details about how teams are scheduled and what songs they will learn. Questions? Please contact Kris Heimer

Register Here!


Summer Theme Nights
 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Get ready for another summer of theme nights with NXT Kids! Kids age 4 to Grade 5 are invited to participate in Wednesday evenings of themed fun and worship. 

June 5: Favorite Character Theme Night
June 12: #1 Fan Theme Night
June 19: See The Art In Me Theme Night (Dress bright and crazy!)
June 26: Weird Science Theme Night
July 3: Christmas in July
July 10: Outdoor Service - Slip'n Slide
July 15-19: Main Event - Register Here!
Aug 21: KSG (Kids Small Groups) Begins

4 y/o – Grade 1: Meet in the School. Questions? Email us!
Grades 2–5: Meet in the Seminar Room. Questions? Email us!


KSG (Kids Small Groups)
7 to 8:30 p.m.

KSG is a great chance for kids to get to know their peers and learn more about God. Our keyword for KSG is "deeper". We desire to help kids grow deeper in three things: 

  1. Deeper in worship
  2. Deeper in relationship with God
  3. Deeper in relationship with peers

Students in Kindergarten-Grade 5 can choose to participate in any one of the small groups we offer. 

Royal Rangers is a discipleship class for boys in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Classes meet every Wednesday evening during the school year from 7-8:30 pm. Royal Rangers focuses on Christ-like character formation and servant leadership development for boys in a relational and fun environment! The mission is to evangelize, equip and empower the next generation of Christ-like men into becoming life-long servant leaders. Classes begin again August 21, 2019. Registration opens August 2019. Questions? Please email us.

Missionettes is a discipleship class for girls in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Classes meet every Wednesday evening during the school year from 7-8:30 pm. Missionettes provides grade-level activities to challenge girls in their relationship with God, participation in church and missions, the Bible, friends, family and more! Each week, girls participate in Bible stories, role-playing, fun, fellowship and spiritual growth. Classes begin again August 21, 2019. Registration opens August 2019. Questions? Please email us.

Blast is a discipleship program for both boys and girls in grades 2-5. Wednesday night Blast services during the school year offer a unique opportunity for leaders to personally impact kids. The curriculum is focused on intense discipleship. When leaders share personal experiences, wisdom and their love for Jesus, we find that kids grow in their own faith, as well. Students enjoy large group games, biblical teaching, small group discussion, classroom projects and occasional opportunities to serve. Classes begin again August 21, 2019. No registration fee or pre-registration required. Questions? Please email us


Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ)
9 a.m. Room 312

Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) is a discipleship ministry for families where students have fun learning more about God through exciting Bible facts and scripture memorization! This group meets on Sundays at 9 a.m. in Room 312. Children who are in grades 1–6 may participate in this exciting activity. In JBQ, kids memorize the 576 questions and answers in the Bible Fact Pack, then they compete with other church teams in quizzing. If you are interested in JBQ, please contact the Papendicks at (630) 653-1132.


His Kids
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On Sunday mornings during the 11 a.m. service, children with special needs meet in Noah's Park. This class provides a comforting and loving place for children age 4–13 who have difficulty attending a regular children’s program. If you or someone you know has a child who could benefit from this class, or if you are interested in joining this ministry team, please contact us.


Volunteer

We are excited that you are interested in being part of the NXT Kids team at Calvary Church! There are many ways through which you can become involved, and we will work with you to find the best fit. The process of involvement goes as follows:
 

Application

  • Fill out a NXT Kids application
  • Background check is completed
  • Names are submitted to Calvary Church staff for approval

Orientation/Conversation

  • Have conversation with NXT Kids Staff
  • Complete training

Invitation

  • Be invited to be part of the NXT Kids team
  • Receive your NXT Kids name badge

Observation

  • Observe in age-level NXT Kids ministry of your choice

Continuation

  • Placed in permanent room
  • Integrated into Service Small Group
  • Attend all training and development meetings

Each piece of the process is important and will help to bettter serve you as part of the NXT Kids team! Thank you for serving with us!

Baby Dedications

Baby Dedication is an opportunity to thank God for the precious gift of your child. Dedication is also an opportunity to publicly declare your intentions to raise your child in a Christian home. Finally, dedication at Calvary Church is a family time when parents commit themselves to abiding by biblical principles and raising their children according to God's standards. Not only are you dedicating your child to God, but you are also dedicating yourselves as parents to Christ and the church. You are committing yourselves to maintaining a Christian home in which Christ is honored and the Word of God is held in reverence.

Children who have not yet reached their 5th birthday at the time of the dedication service are welcome to be dedicated.

What about baptism?
Baby Dedication at Calvary does not involve baptism. We believe that baptism is meant to take place at a time when an individual makes a personal decision to follow Christ and is old enough to repent of sin and confess Jesus publicly.

Guidelines

Parents
Baby Dedication is open to parents who can truthfully say, "I will commit myself to raising this child to know the Lord Jesus Christ by loving, disciplining, training and setting a positive, Christ-like example."

Single Parents
Under certain circumstances, single parents are allowed to participate in Baby Dedication. Please contact us and use the information above for an explanation of guidelines. We believe that unmarried parents do not set a Christ-like example by living together. Therefore, unmarried parents will be advised to separate or wait until they are married to dedicate their child. If you have questions regarding these guidelines, please contact Pastor Michael Grove at 630-851-7000.

Membership
Membership at Calvary Church is not required in order to participate in Baby Dedication. We do, however, ask that you attend Calvary Church regularly and consider Calvary Church to be your church home.

Registration

Register online


Orphan Care

Calvary Church is organizing a network of people who have a heart for children without families. We would like to provide guidance and support as you walk down this incredibly rewarding path. Our hope is that you begin to see the face of Christ in each of these children. 

You can become involved in many different ways—from cooking meals for families to opening your home to an orphan. Regardless of how you choose to serve the orphan, we want to help you do it well. We believe that no one should be in this alone.

For full information, visit our page:

Orphan Care Network