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.
Ministry Opportunities | January & February
We are looking for more Group Leaders at 9:30 and 11:15.
Group Leaders guide kids to each rotation where they are led by other rotation leaders in craft, snack and Bible time. Those who serve in this capacity are usually grouped with other adult leaders, and they typically prefer ministering to kids by encouraging them while other adult leaders teach their class in rotations. Group Leaders strive for one-on-one interactions that encourage kids in their class.
We will need 2 teachers for our 8:00am class in March. The 8:00 Team serves families by teaching kids from The Gospel Story Bible, leading them in a craft and other activities. You might enjoy this role if you are creative and desire to teach kids in a relaxed yet consistent environment.
Our Nursery would love your help at 9:30 or 11:15am. The Nursery includes infants up to 3-years old.
See contact information at the bottom of this page if you have questions about a particular role in Kids' Ministry or would like to meet with the Director to see how you can use your gifts and thrive in ministry.
EARLY VBS VOLUNTEER Sign-Ups | Ends January 31
Sign up to volunteer for this year's Vacation Bible School:
"Life is Wild, God is Good."
Volunteers who commit to serving at VBS by the end of January will receive the following:
1 - A chance to win a FREE Roar! T-shirt (size of winner's choice)
2 - First look at the available roles within VBS; get your requests in early!
3 - A free CD with this year's celebration music.
*Bring all the kids! We want to include as many kids as possible in our High Desert community, specifically kids who don't have a church to call home yet. As spring approaches, we will have flyers for kids to bring to school, door hangers for the neighborhood and other opportunities to spread the word. We hope you will help us invite kids and their parents into the life of the church.
FIRST VBS Volunteer Meeting | February 10
Come to our first VBS volunteer meeting on Sunday, February 10th, at 6pm in The Venue. We will watch a short trailer and talk about the various roles available. You will be able to request a particular role and receive a FREE CD with this year's music.
One winner will receive a FREE T-shirt in the size of their choice. Be sure to sign up before February 1st to qualify for the drawing!!
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.
Preschoolers are learning about the Creation of the world. Their BIG IDEA is that God made them.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org