Here are some of the most often asked questions about our fellowship. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us!
The Garden Children's Ministry is committed to being a place where your children can learn, grow AND have fun.
We have three primary children's environments on Sunday morning:
Our nursery space is staffed by trained and background-checked volunteers. Birth through age 3 is allowed in our Nursery and it is available for almost every event we have. There are age-appropriate toys for your children to play with and the environment is cleaned and sanitized weekly.
PreK - K
Sprouts, our PreK - Kindergarten learning environment is separate from our nursery-aged children and provides age-appropriate teaching and activities for your child. All our teachers are trained, certified for safety, and will take wonderful care of your children!
1st - 5th Grade
The Greenhouse is our fun and interactive teaching and worship environment for grades 1-5. The Greenhouse is offered during our 9am worship service.
For information about our other Children's Ministry offerings and events, please click here.
We utilize a comprehensive background check system through Ministry Safe. Each of our volunteers are trained and tested, ensuring their understanding of providing a safe and healthy environment for your children. Children are checked in through our Planning Center Check-In system before Sunday morning worship and all other major children's ministry events.
We are a contemporary church, using many of the modern and familiar worship songs. Our goal is to create an environment where the focus is on God and bringing him glory as opposed to directing our attention to anyone on the platform. We carefully choose our music to be Scripturally sound, God-honoring, and engaging for all ages.
You can check out our current playlist of worship songs below.
We have a wide variety of attire each weekend and would tell you to come just as you are. There is no dress code. We want you to be comfortable and welcome.
We have two identical gatherings on Sunday morning at 9 or 11 am. Both will have the same music and the same lesson from one of our teaching pastors. We recommend showing up about 10-15 minutes before service starts, especially if you have children. This will allow you time to get them checked in, you can grab a cup of coffee, and say hi to folks before we get started.
The best way to get involved is to plan to be a part of our NEXTSteps classes. These classes typically meet on Wednesday night for 3 weeks for about 1 hour. During this time, you will learn about who we are, what we believe, and we will talk about how you can become a part of what is happening at NPNaz.
We have NEXTSteps classes 3-4 times per year. See dates below:
Spring NEXTSteps April 22, April 29, May 6 at 6pm
Fall A NEXTSteps August 19, August 26, September 2 at 6pm
Fall B NEXTSteps November 4, 11, and 18 at 6pm
We have two opportunities to come to church every Sunday. Join us at 9 or 11 AM. We start right on time, so it's a good idea to arrive about 10-15 minutes early to find a parking place, get connected and find a seat. If you have children, you will also need to make sure they are checked in before service starts. This layer of security helps us protect your children when they head to their teaching time later in the morning.
Our services are held in our main sanctuary, which is on the Fair Ave side of our campus. The main doors face Fair Ave and there is a handicap accessible ramp on the 3rd Street side of our campus, as well. Either of those entries take you directly to our main sanctuary.
We have no dress code and we dress in a variety of ways. If we're being totally honest, you will be hard- pressed to find a suit and tie, so we don't want you to feel like you have to have one of those to show up! Come as you are, because that's how we come.
We are going to ask you to connect with us, so don't worry about it! We want to meet you, to know what you're looking for and help you find that here. If it's not here, and that could be, we want to help you find a good, Jesus-loving and Jesus-following fellowship where you can find what you need. Our Connect Card helps us connect with everyone every week. Just fill it out and turn it in. We look forward to getting to know you.
When you leave, don't forget the children! You will need your security check-in stub from earlier. We require these from parents and guardians for your safety and for ours.
If you can't be on our campus this weekend, you can always join us live online or check out one of our past celebrations.