Train them up in the way they should go…
The Children’s Ministry at Redeemer is more than babysitting during “big church.” This is an opportunity to love, nurture, and teach the children in our church the truth of the gospel in age-appropriate ways throughout their lives, reinforcing what parents are teaching at home.
Sundays at Redeemer Kids ministry are designed to help children understand that the whole Bible points towards the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and how that truth affects their lives. We also want them to recognize the importance of the Body of Christ (community) in their lives. To that end, we teach 2 year olds through 5th graders Bible lessons and scripture memory each week and encourage all of our children to know, love, and serve their neighbors through age-appropriate playtime, activities, and service projects.
Welcome to Redeemer Kids!
Redeemer Kids is located on the lower level of the church building, so we recommend parking in our rear parking lot (3rd Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets). Follow the ramp down and you’ll be at our check-in desk. Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to each service.
To check in, you may either fill out this form online in advance, or provide basic name, birthdate, allergy, and contact information when you arrive.
As part of our security protocol, all children will receive a name tag sticker with a unique code that changes each week. Parents receive a sticker with a matching code. We ask that parents hold onto this sticker and present it to their child’s teacher at pick-up.
In these classrooms, our goal is to help you feel at ease dropping off your little one. We want you to partake in the worship service with the assurance that your child is being well cared for and loved. The nursery is available during all our worship services and is staffed by both paid professionals and volunteers from within the church. There are two nursery classrooms for different ages and stages: 2-10 Months and 10-24 Months. We ask that parents wait to drop off their children in our nursery until after they have received their 8-week vaccinations. Please arrive a few minutes before the service in order to register your child. Note that children may be offered snacks of puffs and goldfish, so please alert leaders at the check-in desk and in the classroom if your child should not receive snacks.
Children’s Worship for Ages 2-3
Upon turning 2 years old, children are promoted to our 2s and 3s class. In this class, we strive to create a positive church experience for little ones through playtime and Bible story circle time. Each week they learn basic Bible truths, hear simplified Bible stories from Lifeway’s The Gospel Project, sing songs, and play with a variety of toys suited to their age and stage. They also receive a snack of goldfish or fruit snack gummies, so please inform leaders at the check-in desk and in the classroom if your child has any allergies.
Children’s Worship for Ages 4 and up
After turning 4 years old, children are invited to begin their time in the main worship service with their parents. We believe it is important for our children to learn our hymns and songs, hear the liturgy, and get used to being a part of “big church.” Before the sermon, our teachers will lead the children downstairs to their classrooms where they learn a Bible lesson and memory verse, guided by Lifeway’s The Gospel Project, participate in fun activities related to the lesson, and enjoy a snack of goldfish and water.
My child has allergies. What should I do?
In our classrooms, we serve 3 different snacks on Sundays: puffs (infants and toddlers up to 24 months), goldfish (toddlers through 5th grade), and, occasionally, fruit snack gummies (2 years through 5th grade). Please alert the leaders at our front desk about your child’s allergies so that they can list that information on your child’s nametag. Additionally, for young children, please alert the teacher in their classroom at drop-off.
Can my child sit with me during the service instead of going to Redeemer Kids?
Absolutely. We’d love to welcome your child into children’s ministry when they feel comfortable, and we realize that might take time. You’re welcome to worship together as a family.
At what age can I drop off my baby in the nursery?
Please wait until your infant has received his or her 8-week vaccinations before dropping him or her off in the nursery.
What happens once my child leaves 6th grade?
Once a child enters 7th grade, they will enter Redeemer’s youth ministry. More information can be found here.
What sort of qualifications/scrutiny do you put teachers under?
The safety of your children is the highest priority for RCC Kids. All of our paid staff and volunteers undergo two separate background checks and are frequently trained on our safety and best practices procedures.
What is your sick policy?
Content coming soon!
When can my child partake in communion?
Content coming soon!