…Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it…

Mark 10:14-15

…Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in this world…

Phillippians 2:15


Children’s Ministry Information and Upcoming Events

Apr 14
Spring Fellowship
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Egg Hunt and Missions Meal

ALL are invited to join us for an afternoon of FUN!!

Dinner beginning at 5:00pm and be served through 6:30pm
The Missions Team will provide:
Hamburger meal deal for $6.00
Hotdog meal deal for $5.00


Register for the meal.

Meal Deals include hamburger or hotdog, chips, cookies & drink.
Reservations for both dine-in or to-go meals are required.
*There will be a limited amount of extra meals available for purchase
on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the Hunt.

Spring photos available at 5:00 pm


5:45pm walker-23 months
5:55pm  2’s
6:05pm  3’s
6:15pm  4’s and PK 5’s
6:25pm  Kindergarteners
6:35pm  1st and 2nd Graders

3rd- 5th graders are encouraged to come at 4:30 PM and help hide eggs. However, there is NO Egg Hunt for their age group.

No need to sign up for the hunt—just come and enjoy the fun!

If you have any questions, please contact

Tina Wharton or Nicole Largent


Children’s Resources

Children’s Leadership

Tina Wharton : Children's Minister

Tina Wharton

Children's Minister

Tina Wharton has served at Northside as Children’s Minister since 1999. She leads a fantastic team of volunteers who serve the ministry with servant hearts. She has always had a passion for teaching children God’s Word and brings much hands-on experience. She finds it an honor and pleasure to serve God through the children and families at Northside. She and her husband, Greg, have four young adult children, Christian, Lauren, Rachel & Tyler.
Nicole Largent : Associate Children's Minister, Preschool Director

Nicole Largent

Associate Children's Minister, Preschool Director

Nicole Largent joined the Northside Staff full time in 2017 as Associate Children’s Minister. Her love of children has grown into a passion to teach them God’s love. Her experience teaching Early Childhood and Elementary gives her firsthand knowledge that assists her in following God’s lead. Nicole has also worked at Northside Preschool since 2012 and currently serves as Director. She and her husband, Brandon, have 3 children, Breann, Wade and Zakary.

The Children’s Ministry seeks to provide opportunities for children to focus on others instead of self. We believe molding the faith of children is of vital importance to God’s church. We have classes for all ages from newborn to 5th grade. Our curriculum, “Faith Weaver,” helps students walk chronologically through the Bible. As the children are learning fun and exciting Bible stories the teaching teams are molding the children in Christ-like behaviors.

Tina and Nicole Children's Ministry

Our Ministry Team is committed to teaching God’s Word to the max! We have created a nurturing, safe, and child-friendly environment where your child will feel God’s love. Please allow our dedicated team to assist you in any way we can. Never hesitate to call with any questions you may have. We pray that as our children grow they will learn the truth and take Jesus into their hearts.

We offer activities such as Vacation Bible School, Summer Camps, Child/Parent Activities and Wednesday evening service projects . . . and more! We love for you and your children to become part of our family.

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