the shalom of kids!

We aim to include children as part of the whole by having families worship together at the start of our service while recognizing their need to learn about God at a level they can digest and allowing them to be kids during the message portion of the service. Ultimately, our hope is that our church will be a place that builds shalom within your family.

Children's Programs

Nursery Care - infant - 2 years

While parents attend services, the Urban Refuge nursery provides quality childcare for children under the age of five. We strive to provide a safe, nurturing place for your children so you can enjoy our service, free from worry or interruption.

Our fireside room, right outside the sanctuary is available for nursery-aged, discontent children. This room is equipped with a video screen and audio so you can view the service in progress. We encourage parents to use this room when necessary so the service will not be disturbed by upset children.

discovery - 3 & 4 years

Children will discover God and His love for them as they join our journey through timeless Bible stories, fun crafts and the joy of music. Due to the structured nature of this class, children should be potty-trained, able to sit for 15 minutes and follow directions.

promiseland - k thru 5th grade

Our “Promiseland” program is designed for kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade. We have three classes for them, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, and 4th-5th grades. 

After checking kids in prior to the service, they remain with their parents for the first two worship songs of the service. They are then released by the worship leader to their teachers in the Sanctuary, who will then escort them downstairs to their class.

All of the kids, K thru 5th grade, meet together in the Activity Room for the first portion of their class. They will participate in an interactive group teaching which may include dramas, PowerPoint, or video presentations. The kids are then escorted to their class-specific room for a smaller group discussion, along with creative arts and activities that make the time meaningful and enjoyable for your kids. Upon completion of the service, parents are to pick up their children at the appropriate classroom.



Students ages 11 through 12th grade are welcome to join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM for fun, fellowship, and (most importantly) knowing God more deeply and personally.

Junior High Youth Group

Our mission is to partner with parents to equip and inspire their students ages 11 through 8th grade to know the reality of God, the truth of the Bible, and their identity in Christ. We do this through worship, Bible teaching, small groups, service, and fun activities. By these things we support the church’s core value of Raising Godly Families and its vision of “with and for future generations.” Parental involvement is welcomed and encouraged.

Junior High Contact

Christopher Stookey  612-816-0640

Senior High Youth Group

We provide a parent-led youth ministry for our church high school youth ages 14-18. We strive to train up our future generation to be compassionate, have grace, be committed to God and His Word. We do this by creating opportunities for youth to be discipled and to live Godly lives and to be ministers to reach our community and the nations with the Gospel.

Senior High Contact

Bryan King  612-559-8153

Upcoming Special Events

Teen Conferences

Watch the Announcements for the dates and sign-ups for these encouraging and inspiring events:


An annual December conference sponsored by Great Commission Churches. Visit the Faithwalkers site for details.




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