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:
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.
Race and Justice Resources for Families
Alongside our current series Blind Spots: Seeking Justice from the Inside Out, New City has created a website to complement these sermons, with curated resources and information to help us all learn and grow, including a special section just for families. We hope you will explore them together as we all seek justice first in our homes and our families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Do you have questions or need help? Connect with our NextGen Team by emailing NEXTGEN@NEWCITY.US.