Programs and Curricula
Our Children’s Ministry offers programs during services on Sundays as well as other events for parents and kids.
We offer Sunday children’s programs for all children from birth to fifth grade at our 10:30am service.
|9:15 a.m.||Nursery through elementary||2nd, 4th Floors||Prior registration required|
|10:30 a.m.||Nursery (newborn-2's)||4th Floor||10:00-11:00 a.m.|
|10:30 a.m.||Preschool (3-4’s)||4th Floor||10:15-11:00 a.m.|
|10:30 a.m.||Elementary (K-5th grade)||2nd Floor||
Children dismissed to class
|10:30 a.m.||Mustard Seeds (special needs)||2nd Floor||10:00-11:00 a.m.|
We look forward to your visit! The first time you visit with us, please go to the welcome table on the 4th Floor for nursery and preschool or the welcome table on the 2nd Floor for elementary. You are welcome to attend class with your child for a few weeks until your child becomes accustomed to it. If you decide to attend regularly, please inform the floor supervisor so your child can be registered.
Our security policy for Sunday School classes
To ensure the safety of our children, we only allow those with a pre-printed tag to enter the ministry area. These tags are obtained from the designated welcome table on the 1st and 3rd Floors. No child is ever allowed to be left alone with one adult. Either the parent or guardian must be present or at least two adults must be present.
Every Sunday we have a program from 9:15 to 10 a.m. for preschool and elementary students for deeper engagement and teaching. You must register ahead of time for this program. If you would like to reserve a spot for your child to join us for our Discipleship Hour nursery, preschool or elementary programs, please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors, please see our regular Sunday service programs.
Check-in begins at 9 a.m. Children 2-years-old and under by prior registration only.
During this interactive program, children will discover the heart of God through worship, Bible stories, memory work and sensory activities.
Every family will want to make “Dive Deep” a priority. Your child will be a part of a discipleship group that will stay together all year — and that will be led by mature Christian teachers who build community and guide the group through fundamental questions such as, “What does it mean to believe the gospel?” and, “What does it mean to follow Christ?”
Each nursery class is visited by an engaging curriculum teacher who ties every lesson back to God as creator and introduces the Bible as God’s word. Additionally, our permanent staff teachers lead circle time, story time, coloring activities and snacks each week.
Check-in and free play: 10:15am to 10:40am
Check-in begins at 10:15 a.m for the morning service. If your child attended the 9:15 a.m. Discipleship Hour, “Discover,” they will be lead to their classroom by their teacher. You do not need to pick them up.
Wonder Worship: 10:45am - 11:45am
Wonder Worship is a large group worship time during which our preschoolers will be introduced to the Bible as one complete story about God’s love and redemption through Jesus Christ.
Each week they will explore the Bible chronologically, and experience how every part of the Bible points to Jesus. Then they will have small group time, providing an opportunity to build relationships -both with peers and leaders- as they apply and reflect on the lessons through art, activities, and prayer.
Check-in and worship service: 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Elementary children attend the first part of Redeemer East Side’s worship service with their parents, and once they are dismissed, are escorted to Children’s Worship (K-3rd) or ID 4/5 (4th and 5th grade). If your child attended the 9:15 a.m. Discipleship Hour, “Dive Deep,” you will need to pick your child up at 10:15 a.m. to take him or her to the worship service.
Children’s Worship (K-3rd grade): 10:45 am to 12:00 pm
Children’s Worship is a time of high-energy music, skits, and interactive gospel teaching, highlighting is the center of every part of the Bible.
Following worship, children will break out into small groups designed to encourage them to apply what they have learned with their friends. This will also be a great opportunity for our kids to invite their friends who don’t attend church yet to hear the gospel in a fun and engaging way.
ID 4/5 (4th and 5th grade): 10:45am to 12:00pm
A pre-youth group community developing a stronger Gospel identity.
Through gender specific small groups, our 4th and 5th graders will build community and explore where their identity is found.
Mustard Seeds meets during Sunday services from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
The Mustard Seeds Ministry teaches and celebrates the gospel for developmentally delayed children in an adaptive classroom setting. The existence of the Mustard Seeds classroom enables Sunday worship participation for families of children who have difficulty learning in mainstream Sunday School.
- Adaptation of Sunday School curriculum to our kids’ abilities.
- Cumulative learning of concepts taught in smaller increments for those with language or cognitive processing challenges.
- Sensory-rich lesson plans that accommodate different learning styles and abilities.
- Small student-teacher ratio to give appropriate learning support to each child.
- Classroom environment that is highly structured and routinized.
- Integration into large group children’s worship with support and sensitivity training.
Mustard Seeds parents and volunteers meet often outside of the classroom for fellowship, special education training and fun. Parents feel cared for by Mustard Seeds, and consequently, they give into each other’s lives — from sharing special education information and babysitting each other’s kids to giving prayer and encouragement.
If you are planning to visit the Mustard Seeds classroom please contact [email protected] for registration.