Next Gen

Apex Baptist Next Generation Ministries (birth–12th grade) exists to partner with families to awaken every generation to impact their world for Christ.

We believe that the Bible teaches that the church and the family are called to work together to see our kids and students come to faith in Christ and continue to grow in him. Our aim is to partner with families through ministry and resourcing to see those hopes and prayers become a reality.

Apex Baptist’s discipleship process for children progresses through age-appropriate ministries we call “phases.” Every ministry phase is designed to equip parents and engage the next generation with the gospel so that they love Jesus wholeheartedly.

Phase 1: Nursery (ages 0–2)

Goal: To help parents embrace their role as the primary discipler of their kids. To help kids experience the love of Christ in a safe environment that fosters spiritual growth at home.

Events/Programs: Peak City Kidz nursery

Milestone Event: Child Dedication—a celebration of parents’ commitment to disciple their children to love Christ.

Phase 2: Preschool (ages 3–5)

Goal: To engage kids with the beauty of Christ by introducing themes of the gospel through Scripture. To engage parents in the pursuit of a family worship time at home.

Events/Programs: Peak City Kidz preschool, AWANA, Kindergarten Konfidential, Kids Summer Camp

Phase 3: Elementary (grades K–5)

Goal: To provide avenues for kids to see the whole story of God in Scripture, especially through Bible knowledge and memorization. To provide outlets for parents to disciple their kids in the fruit of the gospel.

Events/Programs: Elementary life groups, FLYTE, AWANA, BOOM! Kids Worship, Kids Summer Camp, Faith Milestone, family mission trips

Phase 4: Middle School (grades 6–8)

Goal: To reach, equip, and disciple students and parents to understand not just the “what” but also the “why” of the gospel and its implications in the life of every believer (godly character, healthy relationships, love for others, prayer and Bible study, living on mission).

Events/Programs: Student life groups, Wednesday Student Worship, Parent Talks, META, Crossroads Summer Camp, Sixth Grade Set Up, mission trips

Phase 5: High School (grades 9–12)

Goal: To fully equip students for every good work in Christ Jesus as they live life on mission. To help parents begin the process of launching students into their next season of life.

Events/Programs: Student life groups, META, Crossroads Summer Camp, short-term missions, corporate worship, Freedom Milestone, Graduate Celebration