The purpose of JRCC Children’s ministry is to cultivate young disciples of Jesus who embody God’s love everywhere they go.
What does a typical Sunday afternoon from Sep - June look like?
On Sunday afternoons, families gather together for songs and family news. Then we have a brief 10 minute break for people to grab coffee and for kids to be dismissed to their classes.
Our Kids @ the Ridge (K@TR) Sunday afternoon program is a one hour program for kid’s from birth through Grade 4. The goal is to prayerfully create age specific environments where kids
- Learn about God (teaching the Bible),
- Hear from God (learning to hear the Holy Spirit), and
- Respond to God (prayer and service)
We have three main environments where this occurs:
Two-Year-Old to Preschool: Kids who are 2 or are turning 2 in 2018 to kids age 4 years
K-Grade 1: Kids who are attending kindergarten up to and including those attending Grade 1.
Grade 2-Grade 4: Kids who are attending Grade 2 up to and including those attending Grade 4.
What about Grades 5 and 6?
We're glad you asked! We recognize the unique nature of this age group, and have a class just for them called Fuel. While still working in partnership with Children’s Ministry, our Fuel kids will experience a learning environment tailored to this transitional stage between kids and youth. You can find more information on Fuel here.
All volunteers are required to submit to a thorough background check. In addition all teachers must know our safety and policy procedures as well as abuse prevention and awareness.
Children are required to check-in at the kiosk where they receive a name badge and information on their class. The parent will receive a security code to use when picking their child up from the class.
Summer = Sunday Cinema
Each summer our kids program moves to a more relaxed and parent-participatory format called Sunday Cinema for age 18 months to going-into-Grade 1. Kids are dismissed at the usual time and meet for a video-based lesson followed by colouring, games, and free play. Kids going into Grade 2 and up join adults in the sanctuary for a family-inclusive teaching time. We also occasionally run this style of programming during the school year (for example, during our E.P.I.C. Sundays)