Welcome to Hope City Kids




We are so happy you are here!

Hope City Kids is the children’s ministry for Hope City Church in Charlotte, NC.  It is uniquely designed with your child’s age and attention span in mind!
Kids (birth through fifth grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and fun way. Once you check your child in and drop them off, they will experience a world where they can encounter Jesus on their level!
HCK is available during both of our Sunday worship experiences at 9:00 and 11:00. We are so passionate about kids learning about Jesus in a way THEY can understand that we encourage parents NOT to bring them into the adult worship experience designed for adults and students 6th grade and older; however, we know you are the parent, and you know best. We trust your judgement.
If you do decide to leave them with us, please know that we take the safety and security of the kids in HCK very seriously.  We are honored that you would entrust us with something so precious to you, and we take several steps to ensure that they are safe while having a blast and learning all about God!  In addition to security tags (no one can check them out but you), locked main doors during service, and a constant presence monitoring the hallway, we also make sure that all of our volunteers are background checked and trained.
If your child needs you during service, we will text the number you provided at initial check-in.
To pre-register your children and help expedite the check-in process, click here.  Those forms completed by the Thursday before Sunday will be printed and ready for your arrival.

Preschool Age

HCKPostCard2The goal of Hope City Kids’ Pre-K program is for kids to head into elementary school knowing:

God made them.

God loves them.

God wants to be their friend.

We offer three different preschool classes:

Downtown Kids – for infants birth-crawling

Midtown Kids – for toddlers who are walking until age 3

Jump Street – for preschoolers ages 3-5


We strive to maintain our volunteer/child ratios in all HCK classes.  Occasionally, on a busier than normal weekend, the difference could be greater.  Our goal ratios are below:
Downtown  1:2       Midtown  1:3       Jump Street  1:5

Elementary Age

PicCollage9-1The goal of Hope City Kids’ K-5 program, called Uptown, is for kids to head into middle school knowing:

I can make the wise choice.

I can trust God no matter what.

I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

We offer three different small groups for Elementary age kids:

Uptown K-1st

Uptown 2nd-3rd

Uptown 45


We strive to maintain our volunteer/child ratios in all HCK classes.  Occasionally, on a busier than normal weekend, the difference could be greater.  Our goal ratios are below:
Uptown  1:5

Parent Connect

HCKpic6-2To keep up with what your kids are learning every Sunday, be sure to LIKE our page on Facebook!  Every week, you’ll see the verses they learn the previous Sunday, and you’ll be given talking points for how to continue the conversation through the week!  We are excited to partner with you in helping your child grow closer to God!




Upcoming Events in HCK

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August 26th HCK is doing Promotion Sunday!

This is the day that all of our kids who are moving up to the next grade level will be transitioning to their next kids environment. So if your kids bring a friend, they wont be the only new kid.. LOTS of kids will be experiencing new environments that day!
Plus to make it more fun, our HCK team is pulling out all the stops. There will be lots of fun activities, snacks and much much more!


Meet the HCK leadership team

 Interim HCK Director

Emily Funderburk


Interim Ministries Coordinator

Samuel Donahue


We would LOVE to hear from you!  If you have suggestions, questions, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!  For the specific classes, feel free to email the class coordinators.  For anything else HCK, contact Emily Funderburk

ALSO…if you have a great volunteer story, PLEASE let us know!  Did a specific volunteer make you feel extra welcome?  Is there one that your kiddo adores?  Did someone go above and beyond to make sure your experience was great?  Please share with us so that we can continue to encourage the incredible people we have on our team!



Serve with us!

We have an amazing team of volunteers who work together every week to ensure that the kids we serve leave knowing God loves them!  It is such an honor and privilege to get to do what we do!  If you are interested in joining our team or learning more about the volunteer opportunities we have available in Hope City Kids, please contact our New Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley Rutledge.


The Crew Room


We are excited to offer a cool, fun option for those kids who stay with us for both services because their parents are on staff or serve!  It’s called The Crew!

Kids (Jump Street & Uptown ages), who stay for both services, go to their class for one service and go in The Crew room for the other.  We have a big TV with Netflix, two Xboxes, games, and toys!  We want them excited to come church every Sunday…not dreading it because they sit through the same lesson twice!

Crew is available during 1st service.

So, if you’re interested in serving but don’t want your kids getting bored, we’ve got you covered!