WORSHIP CENTER: 8:00, 9:30, & 10:45 | CONNECTION: 9:15 & 10:45 | DIRECTIONS


 (4th-5th Grade)

Meet the Team

Mikayla Bley

4th-5th Grade Director

Running Alongside

Preteens... they’re no longer children, but not yet teenagers. So what are they? In Preteen Ministry, we think they’re crazy! Crazy fun. Crazy creative. Crazy unique. Crazy funny! This is why we love them and why we've set apart an entire ministry just for them.

Preteens are more than ready to take the training wheels off and ride the bike of faith all on their own, but they’re not mature quite yet. That’s where we come in.

Our amazing small group leaders and teachers take time each week to come alongside of your student and show them how to stay on the right path, how to live without the training wheels. We intentionally use games and small groups to build relationships to open doors for honest and challenging conversations about life and faith.

Weekly Programming

We desire for preteens to grow in their biblical knowledge and ownership of their faith in Jesus. Jesus came for children, loves and values them, and has a plan for their future. We want each preteen to experience the joy of walking with Jesus and the comfort of knowing He hears and loves them.


School Year (August - May)
9:30-10:30 AM
  • Large group teaching with biblical lessons and worship 
  • Small groups (by gender and grade) for students to get to know their peers at a deeper level and be discipled by a caring adult.

Summer (June-July)
9:30-10:30 AM
  • We intentionally use the summer to prepare 5th graders for Middle School Ministry in the fall. 
  • Instead of breaking out into small groups, the whole preteen class sits together at tables in the main room to hear and engage with the lesson. 
  • Students and leaders have time at their tables to discuss at a deeper level what’s being taught.


School Year (August - May)
6:45-8:00 PM | Doors open at 6:35 PM
  • The messier, louder version of Sunday morning
  • Worship, learning, and small groups 
  • Your preteen will fit right in with their peers in this fun, laid-back class.

Summer (June)
7:00-8:00 (K/3 Zone)
  • Preteens join the younger classes for an interactive lesson and small group time led by the KidMin SOAR summer interns.
1st Hour
(8:00-9:00 AM)
2nd Hour

(9:30-10:30 AM)
3rd Hour

(10:45-11:45 AM)

Summer Camp

Summer Camp is a big deal at NMC! It's a chance for students to get away and refocus their lives on Jesus while having a ton of fun.

Camp is filled with learning about Jesus, high-energy worship, cabin group time with caring leaders, being outside, and fun games and activities.

Preteen Camp (3 days, 2 nights) is for current 4th and 5th graders.

Make Your Life a Bit Easier

Want your preteen to be able to meet you right after class without having to come upstairs and check them out? Give your child this privilege (and make your life a bit easier) by submitting the RF form below. Simply print out the form or pick up a copy in the Preteen Room and return it to the Preteen Director or the Ministry Center.

Please Note: All preteens must read and sign the back of the form themselves in order for the RF to be valid.

New to NMC?

Thanks for checking out our webpage! Here are some helpful details for your next visit at NMC:

  • The KidMin check-in stations are located next to the Welcome Center just inside the Visitor’s Entrance on the north side of the church. 
  • At check-in, your child will get a name tag(s) and appropriate room assignments. 
  • If you have any questions when you arrive, you can find a friendly face at the KidMin Visitor’s Center.

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