Ridgedale’s Kids Ministry exists to partner with parents and families to help kids encounter Christ, equip disciples, and engage the nations. Our goal is to provide a dynamic environment where preschoolers and kids learn to become mature worshipers of God who make disciples. We desire for kids of all ages to:
- Seek a relationship with Christ
- Grow in understanding of Him through His Word
- Develop a compassionate burden for the lost
- Become deeply devoted to prayer and service the body of Christ
Each week at Ridgedale, kids learn in a safe and secure environment (Learn more about our security procedures and check in here!). They engage in energetic opportunities to learn more about their Savior in concrete ways that they can understand and share with others. Kids at Ridgedale encounter Christ in age appropriate small groups and worship styles in order to equip them to share Christ with their friends and community.
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Each Sunday at Ridgedale Kids, preschoolers and kids journey through The Gospel Project. Every story in the Bible is a small piece of a much bigger story—God’s redemptive story. Each Sunday, children walk chronologically through the Bible, learning how the Bible is one Big story pointing to Christ and how they fit into God’s story and mission.
Small groups for preschoolers and kids meet together in age appropriate classrooms on Sunday mornings at 9:15. This provides a unique environment for kids to engage in activities and lessons appropriate for their maturity and learning style. Small groups are designed to lead children deeper in Biblical truths as they learn about and apply the gospel in tangible ways in their life.
Preschool and Kids Worship:
Each Sunday, preschoolers and elementary kids (K-2nd Grade) continue through the Gospel Project in age specific worship styles. Both Preschool and Kids Worship focus on worship and discipleship through engaging worship music and prayer, Biblical teaching, and missions. Elementary age children in Grades 3-5 are encouraged to worship with their families in corporate worship. Each week, 3rd-5th graders engage with our corporate worship services with their own unique sermon notes.
- Small Groups 9:15
- Preschool Worship (3-4 year olds) 10:30
- Kids’ Worship (K-2nd Grade) 10:30
Wednesday Nights from 6:00-7:30 pm kids go deeper in discipleship through REACH (Ready and Equipped to Act on God’s Word in the Church and Home). REACH is a family discipleship program designed to encourage children and families to dig deeper in God’s Word. Each week, preschoolers and children rotate between D-groups, Recreation, Music, and Devotion time. Kids and their families memorize Bible verses each week study their verses in D-groups. They also engage in interactive games, Bible study, and music that encourages scripture memory and discipleship. Families are also encouraged to interact with the REACH Guidebooks each week to partner in discipleship with their kids. REACH uses the Summit Pro2ge curriculum which you can learn more about here.
- REACH for Preschool 6:00 pm
- REACH for Kids 6:00 pm
For more information, contact our Preschool and Kids Minister, Kayla Stevens at [email protected]