The following Children's Ministry services are available during 9:30, 11:30 and 1:30 Sunday worship services at The Forum.

  • Explorers: Infant-2 years old
  • Adventures: 2-5 years old
  • Voyagers: Kindergarten- 2nd grade
  • Innovators: Grades 3-5
  • Groundbreakers: Grades 6-8 

Each service is a worship experience catered appropriately to the child’s age.  Parents: Visit  to follow along with what the children are learning each Sunday


Our Identity Teen Ministry has a variety of ways for teenagers to get involved starting with our weekly services. 

Identity Hour: Sundays, 9:30 am., UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608

Teen Bible Study: Thursdays, 7 p.m., 7757 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60619

Email to learn more about teen ministry at NLCSE.

Baby Dedications take place every second Sunday. Access registration via the below button.

Interested in Serving the Youth Ministry?

Our Children's Ministry is growing and we need your help to keep up !! We have five classes broken into grade levels that we serve every Sunday!

Explorers: 0-24 Months

Adventurers: 2yrs-5yrs 

Voyagers: Kindergarten- 2nd Grade

Innovators: 3rd grade - 5th grade

Groundbreakers: 6th-8th grade

The classes that are in need of immediate support are highlighted above. If you are interested in serving 1 Sunday, 1 Service a month to help love and educate New Life's children, please contact or give us a call at 773.952.7461. 

Diverse Learners Initiative

NLCSE’s Alive Youth Ministry is inviting licensed and trained professionals who help children and teens with ADHD, autism and other learning disabilities to participate in its new Diverse Learners Initiative. Register for the informational at (Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m., at Grand Crossing Kid Care).

The experts will:

-       Provide classroom support for the children’s ministry on Sundays

-       Help develop “Diverse Learners” policy and procedures

-       Provide information, resources and support to parents of “Diverse Learners”

Any questions please email