Hello

Our children’s ministry exists to partner with
parents to make disciples in their homes. 

We believe our time on Sundays is an amazing opportunity to help our kids deepen their love for God and His word.
We are eager to partner with parents in providing tools to come alongside you as you teach and disciple your family.
When you entrust us with the care of your children during our Sunday service, it is our privilege to provide a fun, safe,
engaging, and Bible-centered children’s ministry for infants through elementary school-aged children.

What to Expect

Expect your child to be loved    |    Expect your child to have fun

Our Facility

When you arrive to Northstar. Please let our parking attendant know you are a first time visitor and they will guide you to a visitor parking spot. When you come through the main entrance, you can stop by the info desk and someone will show you to our Northstar Kids check in.

Our Volunteers

All of our children's ministry volunteers submit a questionnaire with references, are interviewed,  and then screened by an external background check provided by Backgroundchecks.com. After they have been cleared to serve in children's ministry, they receive training and ongoing support from the Northstar Kids Team Leaders.

Curriculum

At Northstar Church we use the Orange curriculum. The premise behind this curriculum is to combine yellow which represents the light of the world or the Church and red which represents love and the family to make Orange. We want to make your child's experience at church one of the best hours of their week! But, we know most of their hours will be spent at home so we want to pair what they have learned at church with resources you can use at home to carry on the conversation. Each week children will hear a Bible story, worship with music and do crafts and other activities that reinforce the story. Our goal is for kids to learn truths about who God is, have fun and feel safe! 

Checking In

Northstar Kids utilizes an electronic check-in system for all children participating in the children’s ministry. The first time you check your children in, you will be walked through a short registration process. Upon checking in, each child will receive a name tag and you will receive a receipt. If your child needs you during the service, you will be texted by a volunteer. Please keep your cell phone with you on vibrate during the service.

Classes

We welcome children from birth through fifth grade.
 
BLOOM
  • Nursery: Infants up to 14 months old
  • Toddlers: 14 months old and walking to 2 years
  • Preschool: Children ages 3 -5 (not in Kindergarten)

JUMPSTART
  • Kindergarten—2nd Grade
  • 3rd—5th Grade

* Children in 6th grade or higher attend worship with the entire congregation.

Meet the team.

Julie Jewel

Northstar KIds Director
Julie@northstarfamily.org
Julie has been the children's ministry director at Northstar Church since 2013. Previously she was an elementary classroom teacher and reading specialist in the area. She enjoys meeting and getting to know all of the families and kids at Northstar. Her hope is that each child that comes in feels welcomed, loved, has fun and hears the truth about Jesus.


Katie Boulter

Northstar Kids Assistant Director
Katie@northstarfamily.org
The best part about children's ministry is watching the children grow! The children come in with uncertainty and leave with a smile, and a new friend, and the truth about God! Knowing they are never alone and God loves you no matter what. 

Children’s Events

Covid Precautions

Classrooms will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each use.
All volunteers must wear masks.
All children Kindergarten-5th grade should wear masks.
Children from different families will stay 6 ft. apart (as much as possible).
No snacks at this time, children must have labeled bags, bottles, water bottles, etc.
Please take your children to the restroom before coming to class.
A volunteer will sign children in at the check in desk.

Parents must drop children off and pick children up one at a time at the doorway of the classroom, we are encouraging you not to go into the room unless necessary.

Please look over the Sick Child Policy and do not bring your children to church if they are exhibiting any of the listed symptoms.

These are strange times for all of us, thank you for being willing to help keep everyone safe!

Pre-registration for Kids Church

KidCheck App

Kid Check is our online registration for Northstar Kids.
First Time Visitors:
If this is your first time  with us, you can create an account ahead of time  and  we will help activate your account once you arrive at our Northstar Kids Check-in area. After the first time, you can begin your check-in at home or on your way to church. When  you arrive at Northstar, you can just click a button on your phone and print out your kids' check-in stickers!

You can watch the video on the right for more info or do the following:
  • Download KidCheck app to your phone
  • ONE PARENT add children to your account - if both parents add children it will create duplicates (other parent can create an account, just don't add children)
  • Parent that adds children can make other parent authorized guardian to pick up
  • You can add other authorized guardians to pick up your child
  • Please be sure to fill out all information on children including birthday, grade, allergies, etc.