Children's Ministry

... Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 19:14

Calvary Kids is the name of our Children’s Ministry and is led by a team of staff and volunteers whose passion is “Preparing Today's Child for Tomorrow's World!” Our goal is to provide a fun and interactive environment tailored just for kids - no matter what age and grade - to help them know Jesus and grow spiritually as they build meaningful relationships with other children!

On Sunday mornings every child is taught in an age-appropriate environment. Our desire is to see each Calvary Kid to be cared for in an individual way. Each of our leaders has been through an extensive training process and has been screened to work with your child. From loving care in our ‘Just Arrived’ nursery to engaging conversation in the ‘Good News Club,’ your child will be cared for and taught God’s Word in a safe, loving and encouraging environment.

Our Just Arrived Class is for Calvary's youngest—infants and children up to age 2. We are passionate about sharing the love of Christ with your child from the moment they are born. Your child is special to each of our Just Arrived classroom teachers and they will love your child while you attend worship services. For your peace of mind, each parent is provided with a pocket pager to alert them to their child's needs. Room 200.

Using the “Orange” curriculum, our Sunday Fortified classes are a great supplement to the spiritual guidance provided by parents. The Fortified children make friends in a fun environment while learning to apply age-appropriate biblical principles to their daily living.
  • "First Look" for (potty-trained) 2’s, 3's, 4’s & 5's • Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Room 201
  • "252 Basics" for Grades 1 – 4 • September - June, every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in Room 400
  • "XP3 Wonder, Discover, Passion" for Grades 5-7 • September - June, every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in Room 512

Calvary's Good News Club is an exciting environment where Bible truths come alive for children!
  • Grades 1 – 7 • September - June, every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 503

Our special Summer “Son” Shine programming is for all First Look, 252 Basics, and XP3 Wonder kids during both Sunday morning services throughout July and August.

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers): An international ministry that encourages mothers in their journey while pointing them to Christ as their strength. MOPS gathers the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join us in the Fellowship Hall, email Manhattanmops@gmail.com with questions.

For more information on any of our children's ministries, email Pastor Mike Velardo, Director of Education Ministries, at PastorV@cbcnyc.org