Welcome to Cool Church
“Cool Church” got its name, more than a decade ago, by the kids in the program – they liked coming, and today’s generation of kids, still does too!
Nursery for babies and toddlers – Under the warm and watchful eye of our nursery leaders, your little ones will be able to rest or play with a good selection of age-appropriate toys. Our music teacher will visit the nursery on most Sundays, engaging older children in singing and musical games.
Sunday Morning Cool Church – The children participate in the Sunday service at the beginning. After Children’s Time they gather together and head off to the gym. Here, they learn through song, stories, crafts, and games – all coordinated by Daniel Stefan, Cool Church Coordinator.
Youth class, Grades 7 and Up – This group meets throughout the year. Led by Stephen Popiel and Jo Dullard, they are challenged to define their personal values through discussions of Bible stories and church teachings and how they relate to pop culture, current affairs and music. The Youth also meet regularly outside of this time to play games, watch movies and have a catch to hang out informally.
The Goals of Cool Church – Comfort, Community, Compassion, Culture
Comfort – We aim to create a fun and welcoming place where children are free to be themselves. We welcome and encourage all children, whether they are new to church or in regular attendance, we want them to feel comfortable to explore their faith here at Northlea.
Community – Being a part of a community benefits children and youth in many ways. We work to help build these bonds and friendships within Cool Church so all children feel a part of God’s family.
Compassion – Cool Church is a place of compassion – for one another and for the world around us. We hope to foster a sense of compassion within each other to help out where and when we can.
Culture – Cool Church helps children to develop an understanding of the Bible and God’s love for us.