Where are you located?
Metro World Kids has programs in all 5 boroughs of New York City! For specific areas & the location nearest you, please see ‘Find A Location!’ for more information.
What is the Metro World Kids program like?
Metro World Kids runs two types of Sunday School programs - Sidewalk Sunday School & Indoor Sunday School.
Our Sidewalk Sunday School programs are held outdoors in various neighborhoods throughout the city, including the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
Our Indoor Sunday School program is located in Bushwick, Brooklyn on Saturdays at 1pm. Free bus transportation is available for this program in certain areas of Brooklyn. For specific bus pick up routes, please see ‘Find a Location!’ or call 718-453-3352 for more information.
Metro World Kids programs are all structured in the same way. Each program consists of a fun time for songs, games & a simple, relevant life-lesson teaching from the Bible. Generally, Metro World Kids programs run for roughly 30-45 minutes, but may be shortened when necessary to accommodate the weather.
Is Metro World Kids a free program to attend?
YES! All of our Metro World Kids programs are FREE & require no prior sign-up in order to attend.
What are the ages?
Our Metro World Kids Sidewalk Sunday School programs are geared toward children 3-12 years of age. Please note that parents & guardians, as well as anyone else in the community, is welcome to attend our Sidewalk Sunday School program held outdoors. Metro World Kids programs are open for anyone in the community to come out & be a part of.
For our Indoor Sunday School program, bus pick up is provided only for children within the ages of 3-12. Please note, parents are always welcome to join their children on the bus & attend Sunday School as well if they so desire.
What are the program times?
Metro World Kids Sidewalk Sunday School programs usually run for roughly 30-45 minutes. Most sites will start sometime between the hours of 2:30pm-6:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Times for the outdoor program vary from location to location.
Metro World Kids Indoor Sunday School is held at 1pm on Saturdays & runs for 1 hour.
For more information about specific times & locations please see ‘Find a Location!’ or call 718-453-3352.
Where does the bus pick my kids up & drop off my kids?
In the areas were Metro World Kids has bus routes for Indoor Sunday School, the bus will pick children up either outside of their house or in a nearby, centralized location in your neighborhood. It is our policy at Metro World Kids that all children be dropped off at the exact same location as where they were picked up.
Is Metro World Kids a Christian program?
Yes. Metro World Kids is a Christian faith-based program.
What church is Metro World Kids affiliated with?
Metro World Kids is affiliated with Metro Christian Center. Metro Christian Center is a part of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC).
For more information as well as service times, please go to www.metrochristiancenter.org or click on the link at the bottom of this website.
Are children with special needs allowed to attend the program?
Yes children with special needs are welcome to attend all Metro World Kids programs! Children with special needs & requiring special attention, however, must be accompanied & supervised by an adult or have proper care provided to ensure the safety & security of their child as well as the children attending the program.
At this time, Metro World Kids cannot facilitate bus pick up for children in wheelchairs, but is able to accommodate any children arriving to the program on their own. (i.e. via Access-a-ride or other transportation services). All special needs children must be accompanied & supervised by an adult or have proper care provided to ensure the safety & security of their child as well as the children attending the program.
What do the kids get when they attend Metro World Kids?
At the close of Sunday School every child who participated in the program is given a treat/snack. Throughout the Metro World Kids program a variety of different give aways, raffles, prizes & toys may also be won by some children attending the program.
What is a Site/Bus Captain?
‘Captains’ are the term we use for Metro World Kids staff, interns & volunteers who are assigned to each Metro World Kids Sunday School area. Captains are there to help facilitate Sunday School & develop lasting relationships within the community. ‘Site Captain’ is the term we use for those assigned in Sidewalk Sunday School areas & ‘Bus Captain’ is the term we use for those assigned to Indoor Sunday School bus route areas.
Does Metro World Kids run all year around?
No. Metro World Kids runs two power-packed & fun semesters per year. Our first semester is in the Spring and runs from late March through early June. Our second semester is in the Fall and runs from late September through mid December.
Do you have to be a Christian to go to Metro World Kids?
No! Everyone is welcome! We would love for you to join us!
Who are the new bears?
Bella & Buddy are our new bears! A city-wide ‘Name the New Bears’ contest was held in the fall of 2017. Every child who attended Sunday School was able to enter their suggestions for both the girl and the boy bear name. The names Bella & Buddy were entered by two separate children, one in Brooklyn & one in the Bronx & each child won a $100 gift card for their winning entry.