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What is family night?

Family nights are every first and third Wednesday of the month hosted at the Kempsville Campus.  There is something for everyone from preschool to adults.  Family dinner will be available at 5:30p with childcare and classes beginning at 6:00p.


Dinner will begin at 5:30p in the foyer.  Registration will open the week prior to Family Night.


Childcare is available to children preschool and younger.  Registration is required and will be open the week prior to Family Night.  Childcare will begin at 6:00 

NextGen School of Discipleship and the Arts 

Our Family Ministry vision is to see every child and youth in New Life have someone in their life who knows their name, their story, and is praying for them. NextGen School is how we see that vision become a reality in the lives of our 1st – 6th graders.  

Kids can expect NextGen School to be a fun, high-energy night that encourages them to know Jesus Christ and grow in a relationship with Him. All parts of NextGen School—Bible stories, art classes, scripture memory, life application, small groups, missions, and recreation—connect to teach life lessons to kids. 

More information about the NextGen school is available below

Youth Nights

Our weekly Youth Nights serve as our main service for the middle and high school students of New Life. Every Wednesday, they can expect to play a short game, have worship, hear a teaching, and then break out into small groups to dig deeper on the night’s teaching. This is the premier opportunity for our youth to connect in small groups with other youth to build community and strengthen their walk with Christ.

Equip Classes

View class descriptions below:

Prayer was central to the life and ministry of Jesus. He prayed late at night, early in the morning, by Himself, with others, before making big decisions, and in moments of anguish. He also taught many lessons on prayer, including persistence in prayer, seeking God’s kingdom, and God delighting in answering our prayer. Most importantly, Jesus taught us how to pray. This class is designed to both awaken our appetite for communion with God and equip us with the tools to pray more effectively. 

Facilitators: Pastor Wayne Buechler & Shermaine Jones

The word “bless” is used frequently throughout the Bible. As Christians, we are called not only to walk in divine favor and blessing, but to actively bless others. In this practical and engaging course, we will explore ways of blessing the children in your life, whether at home, in school, or in children’s ministry. Every class will provide concrete tools you can use the very next day! 

Facilitator: Trisha Brown 

Let’s be honest. Raising teenagers can be hard! Good parenting requires using your head, heart, and faith. This class is designed to equip moms and dads to recognize common patterns, plan effective strategies, and build character. Content will help parents with issues such as navigating conflict, dealing with rebellion, handling painful situations, and building a Christ-centered identity.

Facilitator: Selece Bowman

In this 9-week class, financial experts (Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan, and Rachel Cruze) address how to think about––and better yet––behave with MONEY. Topics addressed include success with savings, building a budget, eradicating debt, discovering bargains, selecting insurance, experiencing the joy of giving, and more! Content will be delivered by video followed by application-driven discussion. 

Cost: $129 (12-month Ramsey+ membership, which includes Financial Peace materials and access to cashflow and goal-setting resources)

Facilitator: Jamie Favazza

This is a study for creatives! Using Erwin McManus’s book, Wide Awake, as a guide, we will discuss inspiration and the means by which people can awaken to God’s calling. We will consider God’s design for humanity, explore the motivations of different personality types, and learn how each person can overcome and adapt to unleash divinely inspired creativity for Kingdom purposes. Purchase of the book is highly recommended (Wide Awake: The Future is Waiting within You by Erwin McManus, $7 at 

Facilitator: Nealy Gihan

In this class, we will examine the lives of seven individuals in church history who significantly influenced the shape of our world today. Our interest in this study includes an arc of history that begins with the early church and ends with the modern era. Discussions will have in view, not only the lasting impact of historical figures, but also how each figure exemplified Christian character, faithfulness, and innovation. Let us glean from history practical insight and inspiration to serve God in our own day, and may He be glorified!

Facilitator: Pastor Steve Carlin