The mission of Redeemer Kids is to glorify God by making followers of Christ. We are dedicated to introducing children to Jesus, teaching them to love God’s Word, and encouraging them to share the Good News with others. We want children who come to our church to feel loved, welcomed and grow in relationship with other kids as they grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
While your Kids' Team strives to provide the best Sunday morning program possible, we know that training children for life and godliness also happens in the day-to-day routine of life. For this reason, we hope to support the cultivation of your family worship time at home. In the section, "Stay Connected," you will find a variety of resources designed to guide your whole family deeper into the current sermon series and/or kids' series together.
LOCATION AND TIMES
Our Sunday morning program is offered for newborns through 4th grade on Sundays during the 8:00AM, 9:30AM, and 11:15AM, Worship Gatherings. Children’s classrooms, including the nursery are all located in the Main Building.
Family Worship Guide | 2019
Because reading the Bible and exemplifying time in prayer and worship is so important for kids to see at home, we made this Family Worship Guide as a resource available for parents who would like to make this a habit in their home but may not know where to start. We recommend planning a family worship time 2 or 3 times during the week. We would love to help you find a rhythm in your home, email Lauren Heffner if you have any questions about this guide.
Promotion Sunday | June 9th
The Kids' program is expanding across the parking lot onto the Youth Wing starting June 9th. If you have a fourth grader going into fifth in the fall, please have your child go to their Club 56 classroom. If you're child is moving up into 3rd & 4th Grade, please drop them off at G6 on the Youth Wing and meet their group leaders before the service begins.
Our Service Coordinators will be stationed on the Kids' Hallway and on the Youth Wing. They are happy to help your child get into their class when you arrive!
Our expanded program will place kids in the following classes:
Kinder & 1st Grade (YELLOW)
2nd Grade (GREEN)
3rd & 4th Grade (BLUE)
PreK will remain in Rooms A and B on the Kids' Hallway.
*Please continue going to the outside doors for pick-up after the service (and be sure to have the number you received at Check-In when signing your child in).
**Please ask our Check-In Team for assistance if you have any questions!
Stage Set Up for Adventure Week | June 16th
Under Susan Dole's direction, all volunteers will be assembling the stage for Adventure Week immediately following the 11:15 service (12:45pm). If you would like to help with this, please email Lauren Heffner, or put this in your calendar and just show up ready to help! Thank you to all the people who are investing in ROAR! Adventure Week!!
Adventure Week Registration | CLOSES MAY 31ST
ADVENTURE WEEK IS JUNE 17-20
Adventure Week is June 17-20th! Our theme this year is "ROAR! Life is Wild, God is Good" and on this African safari, kids will get to experience an open air marketplace, Bible Adventures, and hear real-life stories of kids like them who have faced trials and learned that God is good through it all.
Sign up ASAP to secure your child's spot. If you would like to volunteer, email Lauren Heffner (email@example.com).
ROAR Song Performance | June 23rd
If your child purchased a shirt for Adventure Week or dressed up in any way for the safari theme, please send your child to Kids' Ministry in that outfit on June 23rd as they will be performing two of their favorite songs from Adventure Week in the main worship gathering at the beginning of the 9:30 and 11:15 services. Please be sure to arrive 15-20 minutes early as kids will need to line up for this performance! Thank you!
Sunday Funday | June 30th
Phew!! June is a full month for Kids' Ministry! We're going to close the month with a BIG pancake breakfast and a movie about the Wild Brothers, a missionary family living in the remote jungles of Papua! Kids will get to enjoy exploring the foundation of their faith in a unique and adventurous way.
*Allergy Alternative provided for tree nut, dairy & gluten. Recipe and ingredients labels will be located at Check-In for parents. As usual, please always mark your child's nametag where the allergy is listed with a pink highlighter so that it stands out for our snack team.
Mindful Mondays | Resources for Your Home
The Biggest Story ABC by Marty Machowsky
"A is for Adam" guide available at nursery door.
Help your toddler learn about creation this week by reading to them and pointing out what God has made.
Use the "At Home" guide provided after each service to review your child's lesson. Look up each verse mentioned. Show your child how you look for the chapter. Demonstrate gentle hands as you turn the pages and don't forget to pray for God to help you and your little one see more of Him in His Word.
Help Kids Study the Bible with You!
This section is meant to help parents get ideas for studying the Bible with kids. The Inductive Study Method below is a great way to study God's Word together during your Family Worship time.
[Hold your magnifying glass up to your eye and say "observation"]
"What does this SAY?"
Remember to ask the important sleuthing questions:
Who, What, Where, When, Why, How
[Point to your head and put on your thinking face as you say "interpretation"]
"What does this MEAN?"
Remember to look at all the clues and find the meaning based on what you see in the verse, or before and after the verse you observed.
Repeat: "Scripture Interprets Scripture"
[Hold your hands out as if carrying a tray and say "application"]
"So what will I do??"
Ask the following questions: What did I learn about God? What did I learn about myself or others? What did I find delight in? How might I change the way I go about my day today?
Pray together praising God and thanking Him for His true Word and the salvation which made it possible to have relationship with Him.
**Special note to parents: Redeemer Kids Ministry is a big fan of questions. Don't be afraid to ask questions especially if you don't have an answer. Exemplify humility and personal growth by using these opportunities to do some research together.
If you need help, let us know! Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For updates on what we’re doing Sunday mornings, event information, and additional support for parents and caregivers, please follow our Facebook page, Redeemer Church Kids’ Ministry.
Every person in Kids' Ministry has their own dynamic part to play in light of the whole mission to make followers of Jesus. Because we recognize the beauty of utilizing various gifts and abilities, there are many unique positions available. To learn more about the potential ways you can impact the future of the church, visit our social media pages or ask Lauren Heffner.
If you have any questions about Redeemer Kids' Ministry please call the church office (760.247.5891)
or email Lauren Heffner at email@example.com