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In RidgeKids (birth through 5th grade) our goal is to help our children take their next steps with Jesus by building relationships with them, being examples for them, and teaching them God’s Word.
You'll find information below on each of our areas of family ministry for your kids where we share Jesus with them in a fun, clean, and safe environment.
If you're part of our Online Campus, you'll find our very own Rigekids Sunday Lessons customized for preschoolers as well as elementary age children on the right side of this page.
Learn more about our Sunday morning environments at the Teays Valley Campus with the information below:
The RidgeKids Nursery is for children from birth through 2 years old. It is a clean, safe, and carefully staffed place where your children will be well cared for while you attend the worship service. We believe that basic truths can be understood even at this early age.
Babies know when they are safe and secure. They know when they are being genuinely loved and respond to comfort. We think these are the earliest ways to demonstrate God’s love to them. The RidgeKids nursery area is divided into age-appropriate rooms adhering to a safe adult to child ratio.
When children are promoted to the two-year nursery, they begin a curriculum called First Look. They have simple lessons each week that teach them that God loves them, God made them and Jesus wants to be their friend forever. Simple crafts, fun worship songs, and Bible story teaching videos allow even our young children to learn about God’s word and his plan for their lives.
RidgeKids Preschool is our small group environment for 3–to 5-year-olds. On Sundays, children are in a fun, safe, age-appropriate environment where they can make friends and learn about God. The Preschool ministry continues the curriculum from the two-year nursery, First Look. We want preschoolers to understand 3 fundamental truths:
God made me
God loves me
Jesus wants to be my friend forever
Each month, your child will receive a laminated placemat that has a summary of each week’s lesson, the monthly memory verse, and a game. Use this placemat as a reminder to talk to your child about what they are learning all month long.
Elementary age kids follow a curriculum called The Gospel Project for Kids. It is a 3-year chronological cycle of the entire Bible. Each lesson connects back to Jesus and the Gospel. The goals of the curriculum are to connect every lesson to Jesus, transform kids by the power of the Gospel message, and create a sense of mission within our kids.
Every child is assigned to a couple of small groups with a leader who is investing in the child’s life not only to teach Biblical truth but also as a friend, a role model, and a caring adult.
1 Thessalonians 2:8 says "We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well because you had become so dear to us." Small group leaders are in it for the long haul with kids.
RidgeKids K-3rd Grade
Kindergartners through 3rd-grade check-in at RidgeKids Registration and go directly to their ministry area at the beginning of service.
4th & 5th graders check-in and go directly to their ministry area (The Hangout) at the beginning of the service.