Programs and Curricula
Our Children’s Ministry offers programs during services on Sundays as well as other events for parents and kids.
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We offer Sunday children’s programs for all children from birth to fifth grade at our 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. services. There is no childcare during the 5 p.m. service.
Classrooms are open 15 minutes prior to the start of the service. Parents, please make use of our Cry Room on the 5th floor during the service.
9:30 a.m. service
Infants – 4 year olds (Pre-K): 4th floor classrooms
Kindergarten – 3rd grade: 6th floor classrooms
ID 4/5 (4th & 5th grade): Chapel
11:30 a.m. service
Combined Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classes: 4th floor classrooms
1st-5th grade Sunday School: 6th floor classrooms
Discover & Dive Deep Classes (Nursery-8th Grade): Chapel, 4th floor & 6th floor beginning October 6th
We look forward to your visit! The first time you visit with us, please go to the welcome table in the lobby. 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 to one of our classes.
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 check in table in the terrace. 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 with the child.
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.
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.
Wonder Worship: 9:45 a.m.
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.
Check in for Early Kindergarten: 9:15 a.m. (6th floor) & 11:15 a.m. (4th floor) Kindergarten children have the option of attending the first part of the 9:30 a.m. worship service with their families, and are then dismissed with the rest of the elementary children, or being dropped off directly in the classroom prior to the service. In this "early K" program they will have an introduction to the lesson and participate in some extra activities until Children's Worship begins. They will then be escorted by their teachers to Children's Worship. Please note that ALL Kindergarteners will need to be dropped off prior to the 11:30 a.m. service on the 4th floor.
Elementary children (1st- 5th grade) attend the first part of Redeemer East Side’s worship services with their parents, and once they are dismissed, are escorted to Children’s Worship (K-3rd) or ID 4/5 (4th and 5th grade).
Children’s Worship (K-3rd grade): 10:00 a.m.-10:25 a.m. only
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): 10:00 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. only
ID 4/5 is 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.
If your child needs extra help on Sunday mornings or if you have specific questions about special needs programming, please email our director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover & Dive Deep during 11:30 a.m. service
Dive Deep & Discover is for Nursery, Preschool, Elementary and Middle school students to dive deeper into God’s plan of redemption. The lessons each week are taught in an engaging group format, and then children break into small groups for engaging application and activities. Children are in the same small group all year to deepen relationships between teachers and other students.
We encourage families to commit to be present every week to establish consistent community. It is through this consistent community that deeper conversations, relationships, and spiritual formation is possible.
Parents, we hope you will invest in your own spiritual formation during this hour either by attending the adult class offered during this time, or intentionally committing to furthering your relationships. More details about classes here. If you don’t attend class you can have lunch with another couple, join a family CG, or even have a date with your spouse. You may also choose to attend the 11:30 service.
Registration is required for all children participating, and will have a fee of $10/child. If you would like to reserve a spot for your child(ren) click here. If you need a scholarship, please email Jenny Barker (email@example.com).
Our Communicants class is offered once a year to students 5th grade or older who wish to explore their faith, learn more about what church membership means, and all with the hope they will make their own profession of faith and become a Communicant member. You can read more about Communicants on this Parent Handout.