Children's Ministry

Service Times

Saturday 6:00 pm
Sunday 8:45 & 10:45 am

(full Children’s Ministry programs)

Sunday 6 pm

(childcare for ages 5 & under)

Check out Mark’s blog. Subscribe to “Hitting Home” – Children’s Ministry’s weekly email newsletter.  View the current Hitting Home newsletter below.

Here at NCCC, ministry to children is a team sport. We have hundreds of adults and teenagers who give their time to serve babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age kids during weekend services, and we are grateful. Our Children’s Ministry reflects the same values as our church at large: Transformed People, Transforming Our World, and we absolutely believe that kids can!

The entertainment industry, marketers, fashion designers, and other culture creators have not taken a “hands-off” approach to your kids, waiting until they’re 13 or 18 to influence them. And neither should we. We are committed to sharing the astounding, life-changing truths of the gospel with kids of all ages.

Our Children’s Ministry is more than just weekend programs. It also encompasses a midweek program for parents & kids, a weekday preschool, support groups for kids who are hurting, special events like October’s Harvest Party, KidsGames in the summer, and Baptism and other special classes offered throughout the year. Pay us a visit. Browse the information below. And join us in our important work. E-mail me to get started. You can also check out my blog for parents, “Hitting Home.” Mark Friestad, Children’s Ministry pastor

Kids in Missions Video

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

This is “Hitting Home,” our weekly email newsletter to keep parents informed.

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.
What a wonderful gift children are! NCCC loves to celebrate as a church body when a family chooses to dedicate their child to the Lord. Throughout the year, there are several dates available for “Dedication Weekends.” Families can choose from these dates to dedicate their child during one of our weekend services. “In-Home Dedications” are also available if you desire a date that is not listed. Please read Steps 1-3 for details.
Step #1 – Understand What Baby Dedication Means The act of dedicating children to the Lord was a common practice of blessing among God’s people in biblical times. In addition, it was also a statement of recognition, on the part of the parents, that their child belonged to God. As Christians today, we dedicate children with the same purpose in mind. The dedication celebration is more than a ritual. It is a commitment on the part of the parents to honor the will and Word of God. It also differs from baptism. Click HERE to read the attached handout titled “You and Your Baby’s Dedication” for more information.

Step #2 – Choose a Date Dates for upcoming child dedications are listed below. Click on the service you prefer, then complete the online registration. Or click here to request an “In-Home Dedication.”

2017 Child Dedication Weekends


May 27, 6:00 pm

May 28, 8:45 am

May 28, 10:45 am

May 28, 6:00 pm


June 24, 6:00 pm

June 25, 8:45 am

June 25, 10:45 am

June 25, 6:00 pm


August 26, 6:00 pm

August 27, 8:45 am

August 27, 10:45 am

August 27, 6:00 pm


November 18, 6:00 pm

November 19, 8:45 am

November 19, 10:45 am

November 19, 6:00 pm

Step #3 – Confirmation and Logistical Information  You will receive an automated email reply which confirms your online registration has been received. A pastor will contact you the week of the dedication. On the dedication day, please check in with an usher 15 minutes prior to the start of the service. They will direct you where to sit. If extended family and friends wish to sit with you, please ask them to also arrive early in order to save seats. We encourage you to make sure of our nursery facilities after your child has been dedicated. For additional information, email • (760) 929-0029 x119


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, Sept. – June.

Registrations for the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 will open April 1st at 9:00am. 

For more information or to be added to the wait list, please email Lisa Edwards, Mom’s Day Out Director.

1 Year Old’s Class

Children must be 1 by November 1, 2017

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

Register Here

2 Year Old’s Class

Children must be 2 by November 1, 2017

(born 11/2/14 to 11/1/15)

Register Here

Coast Kids Weekday Preschool

Registration for fall 2016 as well as a variety of summer camps is 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) 929-0029 x125 •