Kingdom Kids


Children's Pastor
Amber Swardson

Saturdays | 6pm
Sundays | 10am

Serving children from Newborn to 5th grade

Where Children encounter JEsus

Jesus said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.
- Mark 10:14-16

We love our children and desire nothing less than for each child to embody the fullness of Christ and what His Spirit has to offer. Kingdom Kids is a dynamic ministry focused on teaching children the word of God, bringing them into encounter with the Holy Spirit, and allowing them to grow in their relationship with Jesus all within a safe and fun environment. 

At the heart of Kingdom Kids is the belief that children are a powerful part of the church and that God can and does use them now for the work of His Kingdom. The children participate in worship with the whole congregation and are given regular opportunities to bless and pray for people. During class time, the children are taught from the Bible in a manner that not only targets the mind, but the heart too. 

We are dedicated to your child's safety and have a check-in system to ensure your child is safe and returns to his or her guardian only. In addition to our check-in system, all of our Kingdom Kids volunteers have references checked and must pass a comprehensive background check to serve. 


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kids climb

The New Life City kids (ages 4- 11) are meeting at Stone Age Climbing Gym for wall climbing. There are limited spots available. You must register by July 18th to take part in this outing. 



Fabulous Fun Fridays With the NLC Children’s Ministry!

All events will be family friendly—please come and join your
children for the fun and bring the siblings too! Please note,
we will meet at the venue, NOT New Life City.

Please RSVP to Amber Swardson:
(505) 804-0727 or
for each event so we know who we are meeting!

  • Friday, July 6th 9:00am-11:00am A Park Above (all ages)
    No cost
    Bring water & sunscreen
    2441 Westside Ct. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
  • Friday, July 13th 9:00am-11:00am ABQ Aquarium & Botanic Gardens (all ages)
    Bring water & sunscreen
    Fee for NM residents: adults $10, children ages
    3-12 $6, ages 2 and under are free
    2601 Central Ave. NW, Abq., NM 87104
  • Friday, July 20th 9:00am-11:00am Hike in the Bosque (all ages)
    No fee, bring water & sunscreen, will meet at the Pueblo Montano Picnic Area & Trail Head (SE corner of Coors & Montano), stroller friendly trails.
  • Friday, July 27th 9:00am-11:00am Stone Age Climbing Gym (ages 4+ recommended)
    Fee of $14 for entrance and $4.25 for equipment rental
    4130 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq., NM 87110
    ***MUST REGISTER BY JULY 18 for this activity, limited spots available***
  • Friday, August 3rd 9:00am-Noon Gravity Park (all ages)
    9am-10am ages 6 and under only
    10am-Noon, all ages welcome
    2-hour flight ticket: ages 7+ $22 plus $3 for grip socks
    Ages 6 and under $19 plus $3 for grip socks
    5300 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Abq., NM 87113
    Tickets are available for purchase online!
  • Friday, August 10th 9:00am-11:00am Water Fight & Ice Cream Social (all ages)
    No fee, will meet at Amber Swardson’s home
    (RSVP for address), bring squirt guns!



Serve With Kingdom Kids

We need a lot of help to ensure every child gets the focus they deserve. We're looking for anyone who is good with children to help out once a month. You don't have to be married to help. All you need is a love for Jesus and a passion for seeing children encounter Christ in the same way you have. We're currently looking to fill our Nursery with an additional 10 volunteers, and to add 20 volunteers to both our Pre-school and Elementary rooms. Watch our video and if you feel like Kingdom Kids is a good fit for you, fill out the online application and we'll get back to you regarding your background check.