Children and Youth

Through the Children's and Youth Ministry at Northside Drive, each child and youth is given a place to learn, play, and grow to be the people that God created them to be. From the earliest age, Church School classes provide a safe place for children while teaching them about God and God's love and care for everyone.

Believing that all human beings are spiritual in nature, we seek to cultivate that innate spirituality through Bible study, fellowship, and worship in ways that encourage and teach children to cherish these spiritual practices and to continue to grow in the knowledge and grace of God in Christ. Regular fellowship builds a strong community among our children, uniting them despite age ranges and different school districts.

We take seriously the responsibility of caring for your children, and our volunteers and childcare workers all undergo screening and compliance with our Childcare Protection Policy.

Church School Class Options for Children

Crib Room and Nursery: 
The Crib Room is designed for newborns to crawling babies to explore, play, sing songs, and learn what it is like to go to church in a safe and caring environment. The Nursery is an inviting atmosphere where toddlers can learn and play among experienced childcare workers. Parents are encouraged to review the Nursery and Preschool Guidelines and Procedures.

Twos and Threes: 
This preschool class provides a comforting space for children while teaching them about God's love. Here, younger preschoolers have a place to learn, play, sing, and pray in order to grow up to be the people God created them to be.

Fours and Fives: 
Sunday School for Pre-K and Kindergarten children is a balanced mix of free and structured time, with planned activities and age-appropriate Bible lessons. Each week, the children will open their spirits and their minds to God's love for them.

School Age Children: 
This 1st through 3rd grade class uses the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum designed especially for a children's education program where three or more age groups are taught in one classroom. Students grow together through the application of Bible stories to everyday discipleship utilizing a variety of age appropriate activities.


 So named for the Grecian converts to Christianity described in the Acts of the Apostles, the Bereans were those who  "received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true."   Using a curriculum written by Associate Pastor Daniel Headrick, the Bereans learn about ethics, Scripture, history, and church tradition at an advanced level.  Click here to view a sample of the curriculum

For questions about the children's ministry at NDBC, contact Andrea Johnson, our Director of Children's Ministries at

Andrea Johnson is our Director of Children's Ministries

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About Our Church

Located in the heart of Buckhead Atlanta, Northside Drive Baptist Church is a progressive, welcoming and affirming congregation with a traditional worship service.  We are affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.   We welcome questions and feel called toward the proclamation and pursuit of social justice.   Join us for worship every Sunday at 11:00 AM.
3100 Northside Drive, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305

Tel: 404.237.8621

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