Redemption Kids Community
Redemption Kids Community exists to teach kids the way of Jesus. We believe that God has revealed himself through history and is working within history to fulfill his purposes for all creation. The Bible tells the story of God's work in the world. Each week, we gather to explore this story and invite our kids to enter into it: following the way of Jesus and joining the work that God is doing in the world. By respecting the innate spirituality of children we encourage curiosity and imagination in experiencing the mystery and joy of God.
Our programs for newborns through fifth grade meet on Sundays during the 10am Church Worship time. Grade school children (grades K-5th) will be released from the sanctuary to experience community in grade level groups that meet each week in the A-frame room on the north side of the building.
In the baby room, our goal is simple - that your child will begin to learn and understanding that God loves them. How do we do that? Through the care of committed volunteers, these early encounters let each child know they are valued and begin to build a foundation for a relationship with God.
The toddler rooms provides purposeful connections where kids discover that they belong to God, Jesus loves them, and He has a job for them to do. Each week in the toddler room, caring volunteers lead our 18 month through 3's in songs, a Bible story, and a key concept that ties the morning together.
Through monthly themes our preschool volunteers provide multiple ways to engage and capture our 3-5 year old's hearts and minds for God. Preschoolers begin to understand how each of the stories of God's people connects with the child's own experience and relationship with God.
Preschool Ministry Coordinator: Nicole Green
Our Elementary kids begin each Sunday by joining our adult community for worship. Before the sermon, they are dismissed to connect with caring volunteers and other kids their age. During our time together, we engage with a Bible story that aligns with the church calendar. As we listen to the story, the students are invited to see themselves in the story and to ask wondering questions. They then move into small groups with kids their age where they are invited to interact with the story further. The first Sunday of each month is Sacred Space. As the students move through various stations of their choosing, they are invited to participate in a contemplative time of prayer and meditation. If there is a 5th Sunday in a month, our students will stay with the adults for the sermon.
Children's Ministry Coordinator: Valerie McGee