Children's Ministry

Created and Loved to Discover, Wonder, Play and Grow

Mark Friestad
Mark Friestad 

Children’s Ministry Pastor 

Joan Stevenson

Children’s Ministry Director


Welcome to Children’s Ministry!

Our Children’s Ministry at North Coast Calvary Chapel is led by a team of staff and volunteers whose passion is loving God and children. Our goal is to provide a fun and interactive program tailored just for kids no matter age and grade to help them know Jesus and grow spiritually as they build meaningful relationships with other children and Adults!

Service Times

Saturday 5:00 pm

Get you and your family in and out by dinner!

Sunday 8:45 & 10:45 am

(full Children’s Ministry programs)

Sunday 6 pm

(childcare for ages 5 & under)


Upcoming Events

  • Elementary Family Lunch (Sundays after 10:45 am Service) October 14 at Palomar Commons Food Court in Carlsbad
  • The Harbor Family-style midweek program, Wednesday nights beginning September 19. Classes & groups for adults and kids. Read more here.

KidStory 2018 Conference

The KidStory Conference is coming to NCCC Sept 28-29, 2018. The conference will teach you how to use the KidStory method of teaching Bible stories in diverse contexts: home, church, neighborhood clubs, with trauma victims, and on the mission field. For more information, click on the heading above, or to register, click here.

Kids in Missions Video

Watch this video of our NCCC kids sharing about their experience in missions  WATCH

If you are visiting our church for the first time, WELCOME! Programs for kids of all ages are available during our Saturday evening and Sunday morning services.  In addition, care for kids ages 5 and under is available during the Sunday evening service. When you arrive on campus, you will see a check-in area for kids.  Stop by and we will be happy to show you where your child’s class is located.  If you can’t find where to go, come to the counter in the Lobby of the Children’s Ministry building, which is located near the playground.  CAMPUS MAP We look forward to meeting you in person!

1.    God Matters Most. Only God saves, and only God transforms. Kids must know God’s love for them and respond to it before they will submit to him.

2.    Ministering to the whole kid. People have physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. We don’t isolate the spiritual just because “this is church”…because that’s impossible.

3.    Same-age Christian friendships. We want kids to have a positive peer environment that will endure through elementary, middle, and high school and beyond.

4.    Older Christians investing in younger ones. Kids need a circle of supportive older believers in addition to their parents who invest in them in an intentional way.

5.    Speaking kid language. Our job is to reach out to kids in relevant and culturally-appropriate ways. Kids need to be allowed to be themselves before we can push them beyond themselves.

6.    Curiosity and questions. Kids learn best by wrestling with ideas and making sense of new info. When they ask questions, it doesn’t mean we’ve done a bad job, it means they’re trying to understand.

7.    Freedom to make choices. The best way to equip kids to make good decisions is by letting them make actual decisions. We try not to do for kids what they can do for themselves.

8.    Long-term perspective. Spiritual growth is a life-long process. We train kids and parents to make the decisions that will change their lives.


Mom’s Day Out

Mom’s Day Out is a caring environment for 1 and 2 year old’s at North Coast Calvary Chapel on Wednesday mornings, 9:00am – 12:00pm. We run Sept. – June and take off all the major holidays. The cost is $90/month. We are not a drop in program but a program for little ones where you drop off and leave.

Registrations for the Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 is open. We are full at this time wait list only. You may sign up for the wait list by emailing Lisa Edwards.

For more information please email Lisa Edwards, Mom’s Day Out Director.

1 Year Old’s Class

Children must be 1 by November 1, 2018

Registration is open. Class is full.   Please contact Lisa Edwards for more information at

(born 11/2/16 to 11/1/17)


2 Year Old’s Class

Children must be 2 by November 1, 2018

Registration is open. Class is full.   Please contact Lisa Edwards for more information at

(born 11/2/15 to 11/1/16)


Coast Kids Weekday Preschool

Registration for fall, as well as a variety of summer camps are going on now!

Contact Alisa Wickham, Coast Kids Preschool Director, to schedule a tour of our wonderful weekday preschool!

Visit the Coast Kids Preschool website for details.  (760) 579-4190 •