NextGen is programming for 0-18, where kids and teens are always welcome, no matter what. We emphasize a place that’s safe, and parents appreciate that too.  The mission – to help kids, teens, and families know Jesus.

High-energy game time, large group, and learning about the Bible
Age 2 – 6th grade
Wed 6:45-8pm (September-April)

A safe and welcoming place for children, 0-3.
Available during all weekend services and Sunday education hour

A special space to explore faith through story and free play
Sat 5:30pm: Age 4 – 4th grade
Sun 8:30 & 11am: Age 3 – 4th grade

5th & 6th grade youth group developing friendships and applying Biblical truths to life
Sun 9:45-10:45am & Wed 6:45-8pm

Learn the Bible through stories, art, cooking, movies, games, and science experiments
Ages 3 – 4th grade
Sun 9:45-10:45am

Free after-school club with snack, games, Bible lesson, and small group
1st-4th grade
Tues 3:30-5pm, DuJardin Elementary School

Kicking off each summer, a free camp where kids (completed K-6th) enjoy dramas, games, live music, crafts, fishing, and friends
Second week of June, 9:30am-12:45pm

A safe and welcoming youth community center every Friday Night
7th & 8th grade: 6:30-9:30pm (picked up by 10pm)
9th-12th grade: 6:30-11pm (picked up by 11:30pm)

Hang out, student-led worship and teaching
7th-12th grade
Sundays, 9:30ish-10:45am

Students hanging out in family homes with the adult teen leaders, building friendships and discussing the Bible
7th-12th grade, age specific groups
Offered fall, spring, and summer

Inspiring men and women to become relational mentors to local youth.

Safe people who have regularly attended Bloomingdale Church (at least six months), pass background checks, complete an annual application and attend training


Daniel (and Amy) Riemenschneider – NextGen Administrative Pastor
Morgan L (and Mickey) – Children’s Director
Chelsea (and Jarrod) C – Middle School Director
Nate (and Anna) Kugel – Youth Pastor
Donna Freeman – Nursery Coordinator

Youth 2018 Winter Dodgeball Tournament

Jan 12 at Friday Night Coffeehouse is our Winter Dodgeball Tournament’ for 7-12th Grade.

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Where: 264.Coffeehouse at Bloomingdale Church
When: Friday, Jan 12 from 7-11pm

Event Schedule:
Doors open – 6:30pm
Brief special speaker & Tournament Rules – 7pm
Double-Elimination Tournament begins – 7:30pm

Note: Jr. High/High School tournament will be separate tournaments pending on number of total teams. Be aware if your team is mixed Jr. High and High School students.

Teams are to be 4-6 members.
– Got more than 6? Create a second team! (Students may NOT switch teams throughout the tournament–only one team per student.

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Students from all surrounding areas are welcome to invite students to participate.
Included by not limited to Glenbard North High School, Glenbard West High School, Glenbard East High School, Lake Park High School, Addison Trail High School, Marquardt Middle School, Westfield Middle School, Stratford Middle School, Roselle Middle School, and Jay Stream Middle School. 

DuJardin Students Share the Love

By Morgan L on January 3, 2018

Each year, the kids who attend our Crossroads Kids Club at DuJardin Elementary help the homeless by putting together “Share the Love” bags. These bags are decorated by the kids and filled with helpful items like hats, deodorant, soap, and toothpaste. They are given to those who come to the Albany Park Soup Kitchen. The items used to stuff the bags were donated by the students and their families.

The kids decorated, filled, and prayed over the bags that will go to those in need this holiday season. While discussing why we were doing this activity, the kids recognized the importance of sharing happiness with others who may not feel loved all the time. In creating these bags, the students want to remind the recipients that they are loved, always.


We put lots of goodies into the bags
that will go to Albany Park

Decorating bags for the homeless.
This student wrote, “God loves you always.”

20th Anniversary Winter Banquet

By Nate Kugel on December 19, 2017

Take a journey through the best sitcoms of the last 50 years and come dine at the 20th Anniversary Winter Banquet. On February 23 or 24, you are invited to enjoy a delicious, catered dinner with entertainment provided by our Youth Group. This is a fundraiser to support our students in serving on their summer missions trip, or attendance on spiritual retreats throughout the year.

Ticket costs are $15. Tickets will be sold online and throughout February in the ‘North Lobby’ before and after the weekend services. Childcare provided.

We hope you and your friends will come claim a table to a night of good food and funky entertainment in support of our teens. Email with any questions you may have.

An Emoji Christmas [PAK Play]

The 5th and 6th graders of Bloomingdale Church presented “An Emoji Christmas” on Dec 16/17, 2017.