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NextGen Resources

NextGen Resources

As we all find our way in a new normal during this season, one thing we can do for you is help you find great resources for teaching your kids about Jesus. We want to partner with you as you raise up the next generation of Christ followers. We'll be in touch regularly in the coming weeks and we'll do our best to pour into your kids' and students' lives. Here are some resources to start with:

Purpose in Pain: A Conversation

Our New City Student Directors got together this week to discuss Purpose in Pain, a special video conversation geared for your middle and high school students surrounding a difficult topic. You’ll learn a few unique things about each of our Directors, and your student will be really encouraged during these challenging and uncertain times as they understand that God uses all experiences, no matter how painful, for his purposes. 

PURPOSE IN PAIN CONVERSATION
 

Racial Equality Resources for Parents

Likely you have been following the recent news and conversations surrounding racism and racial inequality in our society. Now more than ever, it is vital for parents to discuss the evil realities of racism and injustice with your kids, but often it’s a difficult conversation to tackle. Parent Cue has assembled a few resources that we have found helpful. 

RACIAL EQUALITY RESOURCES
 

NextGen Sunday Experience

Even if we can't meet together in person during this time, we want to be sure we're equipping you with the tools you need to give your child a similar experience to a regular Sunday morning NextGen meeting. These simple step-by-step guides feature videos and activities for your child each week. 

VISIT NEXTGEN SUNDAY EXPERIENCE
 

NextGen Kids Facebook Groups

New City has introduced NextGen Kids Facebook Groups. These are private groups (you will need to request to be added), and we have provided the links below for each campus. Our NextGen leaders are managing these in hopes that they will be safe, engaging and helpful environments as we journey together as families.

IDLEWILD KIDS
MATTHEWS KIDS
SOUTHPARK KIDS

 

Conversation Guide - Communion

As we participate in Communion in our homes this week, your kids may have questions about Communion and what it means to participate. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss salvation with them. We've created a Conversation Guide designed to equip you with good questions, wise words, and important next steps to help your kids understand this sometimes confusing practice. 

COMMUNION PARENT CONVERSATION GUIDE
 

Conversation Guides - Faith

Your kids are likely to have questions about Faith. Here are a few Conversation Guides designed to equip you with good questions, wise words, and important next steps for these formative conversations. 

PRESCHOOL
ELEMENTARY
MIDDLE SCHOOL
HIGH SCHOOL

 

Group Video Chat Apps

For our students in this season, one of the best and easiest ways for our youth leaders to keep groups connected and engaged will be by using Google Hangouts and Zoom. We’d encourage your student to get signed up and get familiar with these group chat platforms (if they aren’t already). Both are free. 

GOOGLE HANGOUTS – Easy to use for small group gatherings
ZOOM – Allows larger online gatherings and breakout group chats
 

New City NextGen YouTube

Our New City NextGen YouTube channel is the perfect place to explore videos from some of our NextGen Kids and Student leaders, stream worship videos, and more. 

WATCH NOW


 

The Parent Cue App

This free app gives parents weekly, age-specific, cues for every one of your kids. The app will connect you with Bible stories and verses to talk to your child about, and it will cue you with words to say and things to do connected with the naturally occurring times that already happen every day. 

DOWNLOAD NOW

 

Conversation Guides - Anxiety

With so much uncertainty in the world right now, it can be an anxious time for kids. Here are a few Conversation Guides that we’ve found helpful in equipping us with good questions, wise words, and even some insights into how to process our kids' and students' emotions and fears. 

PRESCHOOL (SPANISH)
ELEMENTARY (SPANISH)
MIDDLE SCHOOL (SPANISH)
HIGH SCHOOL (SPANISH)


RightNow Media

RightNow Media is a Netflix-like library of video resources for adults and kids alike. Content for kids includes things like the Mr. Phil Show and the Slugs & Bugs Show, as well as singalong kids shows like Seeds Family Worship and The Rizers. 

You should have received an email from us with an invitation link, but if you haven't, contact info@newcity.us and ask for an invitation. 

VISIT RIGHTNOW MEDIA

 

 

Contact Us


Do you have questions or need help? Connect with our NextGen Team by emailing NEXTGEN@NEWCITY.US