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



5th Grade Water Baptism Class

NXT Kids will be hosting a 5th grade baptism on Wednesday, May 29 during the 7 p.m. service. If you are interested in having your 5th grade student baptized, please sign up before…

  • Wednesday, May. 8, 7:00 pm

NXT Kids will be hosting a 5th grade baptism on Wednesday, May 29 during the 7 p.m. service. If you are interested in having your 5th grade student baptized, please sign up before the May 8th evening service. Anyone wanting to participate in baptism must go through two baptism classes offered during services on May 8 & 15. No one will be accepted once the first class has started. 

Mandatory Water Baptism Preparation Classes:

  • Wednesday, May 8, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Jungle Room
  • Sunday, May 19th, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Jungle Room

Water Baptism Service
Wednesday, May 29
7-8:30 p.m.
The Sanctuary

Is your child is ready for baptism? Take time to look over the following questions with them. If they don’t understand all the concepts, that doesn’t mean they aren’t qualified for baptism; see how they grow with the encouragement of the 2-week class. Once they've finished both classes, you'll be given the opportunity to ask your child these questions once again to see how they are able to articulate these concepts in their own words. Once they have finished both classes, your child will be approved for baptism at our KSG graduation service.

What is sin?

  • Disobeying God.
  • Breaking God’s Law.
  • Making a decision to do those things that are wrong.
  • Look up James 4:17: “Anyone who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.”

Who has sinned?

  • Everyone.
  • Try to get them to say that means even them. Ask them if they have ever sinned and, if so, how. 
  • Look up Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”

What is the cost of sin?

  • Sin makes us feel unhappy.
  • Sin separates us from God.
  • Sin causes death.
  • Look up Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our LORD.”

Why was Jesus important through this? 

  • Jesus is God’s only son, and He lived a perfect life. 
  • Jesus died on a cross to pay the penalty for our sin and came alive again in a wonderful way! Jesus lives in heaven today. He listens to your prayers and talks to God about them. He is preparing a place for you in heaven! Jesus is the only way to know God and spend forever in heaven with him! 
  • Look up John 14:6: “Jesus answered, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

How do we know we can believe in Jesus? 

  • Look up John 3:16: “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  • To believe in Jesus means to trust Jesus. This means you believe Jesus is the Son of God and you are trusting Him to save you from your sins and to take control of your life. 

Ask Jesus to come into your life to be your savior and LORD!

  • Look up Romans 10:9: “If you confess with your mouth ‘Jesus is LORD’ and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.”

Why do we get baptized?

  • Baptism shows others you want to live your life for Christ.
  • Baptism is a picture of the death (we are sinners), burial (we go under the water), and resurrection of Jesus (we come out of the water as a dedicated follower of Christ).
  • Baptism is an act of obedience.
  • Look up Matthew 28:19: “So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” 

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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 5: Favorite…

  • 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 5: Favorite Character Theme Night
June 12: #1 Fan Theme Night
June 19: See The Art In Me Theme Night
June 26: Weird Science Theme Night
July 3: No Services
July 10: Outdoor Service - Slip'n Slide
July 15-19: Main Event - Register Here!
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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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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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

Special Needs

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)


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!

KSG (Kids Small Groups)

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 22, 2018 and end May 29, 2019. REGISTER NOW! 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 22, 2018 and end May 29, 2019. REGISTER NOW! 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 22, 2018 and end May 29, 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.


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:


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


  • Have conversation with NXT Kids Staff
  • Complete training


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


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


  • 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.


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 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.


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The following sports are available for youth. Participation for most sports is seasonal, so look for when your favorite sport is available!

For more information about any of these opportunities, call the Sports Office at 630-585-3273 or email us.




Ball for all is back !! We are excited to announce that Calvary's very own, former Pro- Basketball player, Tommy Adams will be hosting a 5 week youth basketball clinic. This clinic will take place before our youth basketball league starts. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to develop fundemental skills before the upcoming season or to stay in practice during their off season. Our small group setting gives young players the chance to have fun while building confidence on the court.

Tuesdays November 14 - December 12
K-2nd 6:30 - 7:30pm Session #1
3rd-5th 7:30-8:30pm Session #2

Cost: $115 
Registration is open now through November 7th!

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Calvary Community Youth Basketball League 2018

Calvary Youth Basketball League is back !! This League is open to all kids in K- 6th grade. Students will participate in 1 practice and 1 game per week where they can begin to build, or improve on their existing baskeball skills. This is a great opportunity for your student to participate in a baskeball league where Christ is the center of the fellowship and fun! We are commited to helping your child connect with others, develop their skills and achieve their goals! 

Mandatory Evaluation Clinic
December 7, 2017 
K-2nd 6:00pm - 7:15pm
3rd-6th 7:30pm-8:45pm 

Practices & Games begin the week of 1/1/18
3rd-4th grade: Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm 5th-6th grade: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm
K-1st grade: Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm 2nd grade: Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm
****subject to change based on actual enrollment****

Games will take place Saturday Mornings and Schedule be available after registration closes. 

Early Bird Rate $105 Available Through Oct. 31st (includes jersey)
Regular Cost $115 Nov. 1 - Dec. 7 (includes jersey)

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Calvary Community Youth Volleyball Clinic

Student will begin working on or improving their volleyball skills. There will be focus on Team Play, Rules, Player Positions, Serving, Setting, Hitting, and Passing.
*Advanced players will be challenged with new techniques like spike approaches and defensive skills.*

Saturdays September 23 -October 21 (five weeks)
10:30am-12:00pm (10 - 12 years)
12:00am-1:30pm (13-16 years) 

Click Here to Register 


Calvary Community Youth Soccer League (CCYS)
2018 League
Ages 5-15
Season: March  - June Registration will begin in February 2018


Martial Arts 'Year Round

Open to ages 5+
Classes are held year-round on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 535. 
This class is taught by an experienced team of instructors:
*Leader, Sensei Dave Dickenscheidt is a 30-year veteran of Karate. He holds a fifth-degree black belt and has been instructing in various settings for over 20 years.
*Sensei Shelly "Ace" Collins is the Assistant Instructor. She holds the ranks of Nidan (Second Degree) Black Belt in Isshinryu and Sandan (Third Degree) Black Belt in Shori-Goju. She has over 40 years of experience in the Martial Arts.
*Sensei Bruce Gunderson has earned Black Belts and Instructor certifications in several styles of Marial Arts. He is a certified Combat Karate Instructor and a senior level instructor for Defend Universtiy's Women's Self-Defense Program. He has over 40 years of experience in the Martial Arts.

Class Divisions:

  • Little Lions, ages 3–5, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Soaring Eagles, ages 6–16, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Adults, ages 16+, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Session Dates for 2016:
Session 1: Jan. 5 to Mar. 24
Session 2: Mar. 29 to June 1
Session 3: June 14 to Sept. 3
Session 4: Sept. 6 to Nov. 17
Session 5: Nov. 22 to Dec. 1

Registration Fees for each session:   $125 (one lesson/week)
                                                       $150 (two lessons/week)
*Family Discount: First registration full price, 50% off for all other family members
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Registration Fee for one lesson:   $10 (per lesson)
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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