Next Gen

APX NEXT GEN

NEXT GEN refers to our ministry for all ages of children and students (0 - 12th Grade, which is led by Pastor Caleb Martin). Under the NEXT GEN umbrella, the Student Ministry encompasses 6th - 12th Grade (which is led by Pastor Tyler Womble), the Kids Ministry encompasses 0 - 5th Grades (which is led by our Kids Director Jarred Wiedenroth), and the Preschool Ministry is focused on 0 - 5 years old (not yet in Kindergarten). 

Classes and groups for children and students of all ages are now fully available at both the 9:30 and 11:00 service hours with the exception that SHINE (our class for children with special needs) meets only at 9:30.

Preschool (0 - 5 years but not yet in Kindergarten) classes are:

  • Cuddlers & Crawlers - Under 1 year, or 1 year but not yet walking
  • Explorers - DOB on or between 9/1/19 - 8/31/20
  • Navigators - DOB on or between 9/1/18 - 8/31/19
  • Conductors - DOB on or between 9/1/17 - 8/31/18
  • Fliers - DOB on or between 9/1/16 - 8/31/17

Kids (K - 5th Grades) - Meet in the Fellowship Hall. The first half of the hour includes high energy worship, a teaching, and games, and for the second half of the hour, kids split into grade appropriate smaller groups for a discussion time. 

Students (6th - 12th Grades) - Meet upstairs on the 3rd floor. Middle Schoolers (6th - 8th Grades) meet in one room, and High Schoolers (9th - 12th Grades) meet in another.

SHINE (Stands for "Seeing Him in Everyone" and is our class for all aged children with special needs) - Meet in the 1st floor classroom at 9:30am only. Please contact our Next Gen Pastor, Caleb Martin before attending the first time. 

 

DROP OFF & PICK UP 

Preschool Classes

  1. Please vist one of the check-in stations for labels (available at the front main doors near the office and preschool hall entrance, and also in the lobby area just outside of the Fellowship Hall).
  2. Once you enter your name or phone number, the system is set to print one name label (place this on the back of your child) and one parent / guardian code label (you will note that the code is written there twice - you can tear this in half so that each parent has the code, or take a picture with your phone). 
  3. ONE parent / guardian may then enter the preschool hall to take their child to class. The preschool hall is rather narrow and can quickly become congested, so please help us keep things safe and efficient by having just one person take your child to class.
  4. If any issue arises with your child during class, we will text you to return to the preschool hall.
  5. At the end of service, we ask that just one parent / family member enter the preschool hall to pick up your child at their classroom. Present your coded label at the door and your child will be brought to you. Please be mindful that especially after the 9:30 service concludes, other families will also be dropping off their preschoolers at the door.
  6. If you have lost your coded label, you will be asked to present a photo ID to pick up your child. 

Kid Classes (K - 5th Grades)

  1. Please vist one of the check-in stations for labels (available at the front main doors near the office and preschool hall entrance, and also in the lobby area just outside of the Fellowship Hall).
  2. Once you enter your name or phone number, the system is set to print one name label (place this on the back of your child ) and one parent code label (you will note that the code is written there twice - you can tear this in half so that each parent has the code, or take a picture with your phone). 
  3. Once labeled, you may drop off your child at the main, Fellowship Hall doors. Children sit with their grade once in the room (we have large signs to help guide them). 
  4. At the end of service, parents are asked to pick up their children at the specific flex room door or room 232 where their child is. Grades K&1 will be in one flex room, Grades 2 & 3 will be in another flex room, and Grades 4 & 5 will be room 232 at the end of the Preschool Hall. Present your coded label at the door and your child will be called to you. 
  5. If you have lost your coded label, you will be asked to present a photo ID to pick up your child. 

Student Classes (6th - 12th Grades)

  1. Students may proceed directly upstairs to their classroom via the main stairwell (which is next to the Cafe and Office areas). Students will be checked in at their classroom (no label is needed).
  2. At the conclusion of the class, we ask that parents make arrangements with their child about where to meet. Students will be released to meet parents at their pre-arranged location (if your student would like to stay in the classroom until a parent / guardian meets them there, that is perfectly okay). 

 

General Information regarding Preschool and Kid Classes:

Capacity Limits

  • Each classroom has a capacity limit. Once that limit is reached, no other children will be able to check into that class.
  • Please know that we will continually be evaluating the need to open additional classrooms.

Health Precautions

  • Mask use for children is no longer required with the exception of our special needs class, SHINE.   
  • Please do not allow any children or students to attend class if they have a fever or are displaying any signs of illness. 

Please know that if you would like your children or students to worship with you in the Worship Center, they are more than welcome to do so and we strongly encourage children and students from 4th Grade on to attend Worship Service during one hour, if your family is on campus for both hours on Sunday. 

 

PHASES

Apex Baptist Next Generation Ministries (birth–12th grade) exists to partner with families to awaken every generation to impact their world for Christ.

We believe that the Bible teaches that the church and the family are called to work together to see our kids and students come to faith in Christ and continue to grow in him. Our aim is to partner with families through ministry and resourcing to see those hopes and prayers become a reality.

Apex Baptist’s discipleship process for children progresses through age-appropriate ministries we call “phases.” Every ministry phase is designed to equip parents and engage the next generation with the gospel so that they love Jesus wholeheartedly.

Phase 1: Nursery (ages 0–2)

Goal: To help parents embrace their role as the primary discipler of their kids. To help kids experience the love of Christ in a safe environment that fosters spiritual growth at home.

Events/Programs: Peak City Kidz nursery

Milestone Event: Child Dedication—a celebration of parents’ commitment to disciple their children to love Christ.

Phase 2: Preschool (ages 3–5)

Goal: To engage kids with the beauty of Christ by introducing themes of the gospel through Scripture. To engage parents in the pursuit of a family worship time at home.

Events/Programs: Peak City Kidz preschool, AWANA, Kindergarten Konfidential, Kids Summer Camp

Phase 3: Elementary (grades K–5)

Goal: To provide avenues for kids to see the whole story of God in Scripture, especially through Bible knowledge and memorization. To provide outlets for parents to disciple their kids in the fruit of the gospel.

Events/Programs: Elementary life groups, FLYTE, AWANA, BOOM! Kids Worship, Kids Summer Camp, Faith Milestone, family mission trips

Phase 4: Middle School (grades 6–8)

Goal: To reach, equip, and disciple students and parents to understand not just the “what” but also the “why” of the gospel and its implications in the life of every believer (godly character, healthy relationships, love for others, prayer and Bible study, living on mission).

Events/Programs: Student life groups, Wednesday Student Worship, Parent Talks, META, Crossroads Summer Camp, Sixth Grade Set Up, mission trips

Phase 5: High School (grades 9–12)

Goal: To fully equip students for every good work in Christ Jesus as they live life on mission. To help parents begin the process of launching students into their next season of life.

Events/Programs: Student life groups, META, Crossroads Summer Camp, short-term missions, corporate worship, Freedom Milestone, Graduate Celebration