RiverKidz is a children’s ministry uniquely designed with your child in mind! Kids, birth through fifth grade, experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative & relevant way. Join the fun & experience a world where kids meet Jesus on their level!
Who Attends River Kidz?
Children birth – 5th grade are invited to attend RiverKidz each Sunday! We are very passionate about kids learning about Jesus in a way they can understand and we hope all of our kids will experience Riverkidz and invite their friends!
First Time at River Kidz?
Look for the area designated for first time families. We will meet your family and check your child into our database system. Once your family is checked in, one of our volunteers will be happy to show you the age appropriate room we have created for your child.
We will ask for the following personal information: family member’s names, children’s names and birthdates, family address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child. You and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion of your matching identification tags which bears a code that is matched to your portion during checkout at the end of the service. During checkout, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you. On your way home, be sure to ask your child: “Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn today?”
A Special Note
If for some reason your child needs you during the service, your last name and family identification code would appear on the screens in the auditorium. We ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and look for a staff member who will direct you to your child’s room
Relationships We desire that each child will one day experience a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. We also value your child’s relationships within the small group setting as they relate to their small group leader and other children within the group. As families commit to attending the same service each week, children are placed in a group of familiar faces where relationships can grow.
Age Appropriateness We are passionate about children learning about Jesus in a way they understand. Our environments and lesson materials are selected based on the physical, mental, and emotional needs of each child.
Safety We believe that safety is vital as families entrust us with their children each week. Therefore, every child’s name tag is matched to a
parent identification number, every volunteer is screened with an interview and federal background check, and every hallway is monitored with security personnel
Creative Bible Teaching The Bible is the most amazing book ever written. We strive to bring its stories to life through activities and discussions that keep children engaged. We want all children to love God’s Word and understand the value of applying it to their lives.
Fun! Kids love fun! We realize that when children have fun at church, they can’t wait to come back. We value creating fun ways for children to learn about Jesus.
Splash is designed for infants and young toddlers to get their feet wet in the fun of River Kidz. This is a caring and nurturing environment where the needs of your little ones will be met by our caring adults who communicate and display God’s love.
Younger preschoolers are constantly taking in new things and learning in active ways. Little Paddlers meets these little ones where they are as they explore who God is together. Children play and learn together about God under the care of our adult teachers through activities, Bible lessons, and interactive worship.
Older preschoolers are ready for the adventure! Adventurers play and learn God’s word together through an interactive lesson, activities, and worship. Our adult teachers create an interactive environment that allows your child to begin the adventure of faith with a safe and fun experience.