Preteens (Grades 4-6)

Sunday Morning

God began stirring in the leadership of North Pointe Church a desire to create an environment specifically targeted to the unique needs of preteens. We understand that nine through twelve year olds are going through a very important time of their lives. They are facing a lot of changes physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. It is essential during this time frame that preteens embrace a new level of faith ownership.

We offer a unique transitional ministry specifically built for preteens. Our 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders have their own worship experience that will prepare them to transition into the student ministry. Our preteens start out every week in the main service for worship. They sit together in rows with their leaders. This gives the kids an opportunity to join the corporate worship setting and experience authentic live worship as they connect with God. Before the sermon starts, the group slips out together to their classroom, where they spend about 40 minutes doing a highly interactive lesson written specifically for preteens. They make vital connections with their peers and with caring leaders who are passionate about discipling kids in this specific phase of their lives.

1 Timothy 4:12 says “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” Team 412 is an opportunity for preteens to develop leadership skills, experience deeper discipleship, and take a more active role within the children’s ministry. In our kids services, our Team 412 kids help to lead the services in roles such as greeting, leading worship songs, running our media computer, leading a game, and giving announcements. We have already formed our team for the 2018-2019 school year, but if a child has interest in joining Team 412 during the school year, they can ask for an application. Contact Deanna Porter for more information:


June 24-28, 2019

Discovery Camp is our summer day camp for kids entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Preteens will be on their own teams and travel together throughout their day, including a Bible lesson targeted with their age group in mind. Discovery Camp gives kids opportunities to choose a focus area and participate in sports, dance, games, art, or building. Registration opens online April 1st.

Find out more here!




Deanna Porter, Children’s Ministry Director
Phone: 813.948.9420