At First NEA, our kids are an extremely high priority!

We believe that kids are the future of the Church!  We've made it our mission to do whatever it takes to reach, teach, and equip our kids to be all that God has called them to be!  Our nursery (Grove), preschool (Backyard), and elementary (SLAM) aged kids have great facilities and a phenomenal team of volunteer staff to help make sure your kids are safe, having fun, and learning to be more like Jesus!

NEA Kids

Sundays in HVKM

SLAM, Backyard & Grove 

Sundays 10am


Backyard (PreSchool)

The Backyard is our ministry tailored to the specific needs of preschoolers, ages 3 through 5 years old (pre-kindergarten).  Our preschool ministry is open during every service.  The Backyard offers exciting and innovative ways for your child to connect with God, friends, and loving volunteers.  

It is our goal to partner with families to build life-long followers of Jesus at the earliest possible age!  Learning time is always an adventure in the Backyard.  Fun characters, hands-on illustrations, and creative storytelling engage kids in the process of growing in God's Word as each week they learn the same lesson as their parents!

You may register your child at our kids welcome counter.  Each child is assigned a member number that matches the number on the card given to the parent.  For any reason, if your child needs your attention during the service, we will send you a text message immediately.

The safety of each individual child is of primary concern in the First NEA preschool; therefore, every worker has been background checked and there is a uniformed officer on duty during each service.


SLAM (Elementary)

SLAM is our kids' service designed for kids in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Your kids will enjoy a power-packed hour filled with hilarious games, fantastic music, crazy characters, and powerful teaching from the Bible!  Each week our kids learn the exact same thing as the adults, but on an elementary-aged level, so that families can learn and grow together each week!

The safety of each individual child is of primary concern at First NEA; therefore, every worker has been background checked and there is a uniformed officer on duty during each service.