Important information for your first visit:
If you are visiting for the first time, stop by Guest Services in the lobby where one of our volunteers will tell you about our Children’s Ministry and will register your kids. From there they will take you and your children down the hall to their First Steps classroom.
First Steps check-in times at our Effingham campus are 8:30-9:00am for first service and 10:15-10:45am for second service. Check-in at Newton is 9:15-9:45am. The rooms are locked after these times in order to keep your kids safe and to avoid interruptions during the lesson.
Your child will be assigned a random number each week. If you are needed for any reason during the worship service, your child’s number will appear on the screen in the auditorium.
Safety is a priority for the Children’s Ministries at New Hope, so background checks are performed on each volunteer to make sure all children are in a safe and secure environment. In order to provide adequate care and attention for each child, we have established maximum room capacities and adult to child ratio guidelines. This allows us to provide the safest possible environment for the children we serve at New Hope Church.