Our calling is to teach our kids the truth of God's Word so they can KNOW who He is and who they are in Christ; to encourage kids to GROW together with their families and friends; and to foster a spirit of service, teaching them to GO forth to share the gospel and serve others.
Sunday Morning Kids Ministry
Nursery (ages 0-2)
Nursery (ages 0-2)
1st-4th graders attend church with parents, then are released for Kids Corner upstairs during the sermon. *Family First Sundays are the first Sunday of every month; kids stay with their parents for the entire worship service.
5th-6th graders attend the entire worship service with their parents every Sunday.
Nursery (0-2 years)
We know that leaving your new baby or toddler for the first time can be challenging. The volunteers in our nursery have been chosen for these rooms because of their love of babies and toddlers. They will keep your child busy with music, playroom time, and Bible stories. You can worship knowing your child is being well cared for and loved on by our very experienced team.
Please bring diapers, bottles, pacifiers, and any other items your child needs. Make sure all items are labeled. We serve Goldfish in our classroom. Be sure to leave any special instructions with your child's teacher at drop-off.
A nursing mother's room is available if needed.
What Our kids Are learning on Sunday mornings
Our Preschool/Kindergarten and 1st-3rd graders use Heartshaper curriculum by David C. Cook. This curriculum focuses on helping your kids discover God through His Word. Lessons are fun, interactive, and Bible-centered, and they build on age-appropriate spiritual development principles. As kids learn and participate each Sunday, they discover how Scripture applies to their lives.
Our 4th-6th graders are working their way through two studies this school year: What God Says About Me: Helping Kids Discover that They Are Accepted, Safe, and Important in Jesus Christ by Neil Anderson and Science-Based Bible Lessons: Exploring God's Truth Through Science by RoseKidz.
Every 6th grader is unique, and we reflect that in how we structure this crucial year of adolescent development. The best person to know the opportunities that best fit each child is their parent. This is why at Lake Ridge, 6th Grade is a decision year, where students and parents together make the decision between the Children's and Student Ministries.
Families of 6th graders can choose to invest in a "capstone year" in Kids Ministry or a "jumpstart year" in Youth Ministry. We do not see this as a "leap ahead" or a "stay back" option but rather an important decision to maximize the opportunities and interests of your specific child.
We take our responsibility seriously to keep your children safe and secure while in our church building. All our volunteers undergo a criminal background check and must complete Ministry Safe training.
If you have questions, contact Stephanie Billimek.
Apply to volunteer in our Kids Ministry!