Our Children’s Ministry exists to partner with parents to make disciples.
We believe our time on Sunday mornings is an amazing opportunity to help our kids deepen their love for God and His word. We are eager to partner with parents in providing tools to come alongside you as you teach and disciple your family.
When you entrust us with the care of your children during our Sunday service, it is our privilege to provide a fun, safe, engaging, and bible-centered Children’s Ministry for infants through elementary school-aged children.
Gospel Centered Curriculum
Over a three year period, our curriculum walks children through the entire Bible, focusing on Jesus as the hero from Genesis to Revelation. Lessons help children “find Jesus” in the Old Testament, and then follow Him in the New Testament. Each Sunday, children hear a Bible story, engage in object lessons that help emphasize teaching points, discuss practical application at an age appropriate level and practice memory verses.
RCC’s Children's Ministry welcomes children from birth through fifth grade.
Wigglers is the church nursery, serving infants up to 18 months. Volunteers care for your little ones so that you can fully and freely participate in the church service. Bottles, drinks and snacks will be given, as directed by the parent.
Toddlers serves children 18 months through age 2. This class takes place in a nursery-like setting, but begins to acclimate children to some classroom activities. Toddlers participate in children’s worship, have snack time, listen to a Bible story and have plenty of free-play.
Walkers is the preschool level class, serving children ages 3 through pre-k. Children participate in kids worship and engage in a Bible lesson, activities, snack and playtime.
Skippers is the lower elementary class, serving children in kindergarten through second grade. Children in this class go into the regular church service for worship. After worship, the children are dismissed with their teacher for a Bible lesson, activities and snack.
Runners is the upper elementary class, serving children in third through fifth grade. Children in this class go into the regular church service for worship. After worship, the children are dismissed with their teacher for their own Bible lesson, activities and snack.
Our Hope for RCC Kids
We want to see children developing a personal relationship with Jesus, recognizing that it is through faith in Him alone that we find salvation. As children move from class to class, we want to help them grow in their knowledge and understanding of God. We pray that children develop faith and wisdom, ultimately leading to transformed lives for Jesus. When children leave the Runners class, we hope that we have helped set them on the course to “run with endurance the race” set before them, “looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2.) Encouraging children to grow in faith is best done in partnership with parents. If you have questions, need support or are looking for resources, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
RCC utilizes an electronic check-in system for all children participating in the Children’s Ministry. The first time you check your children in, you will be walked through a short registration process. Upon checking your children in, each child will receive a name tag with a unique identifier for that Sunday. You will receive a receipt with your children’s identification numbers. If a Children’s Ministry volunteer needs you during the service, you will be paged. At the end of the service, please return to the check-in desk with your receipt for secure check-out.
RCC Security Policy & Procedures
All of our children's ministry volunteers are interviewed and then screened by an external background check provided by Secure Search.
- Only Female volunteers are permitted to change diapers or assist preschool children in the bathroom. The bathroom door should remain open.
- Other than in exception cases, no volunteer should be alone one-on-one with a child.
- Parent paging is used to reach a parent if needed during the church service.
Encouraging Children to “ROCK”
We strive to create a positive, safe environment in our classroom by encouraging the kids to “ROCK,” which means that they should be:
Respectful – respect the teacher and classmates.
Obedient – obey the teacher the first time he/she speaks.
Cooperative – participate in activities with a cheerful disposition.
Kind – Keep our hands to ourselves and treat others how we would like to be treated.
In the event a child chooses not to ROCK, an age appropriate time-out will be utilized. A parent will be paged if the child is posing a safety hazard to him/herself or others.
If you would like more information about our children’s ministries, please fill out this online form and a member of our team with get back with you promptly.