The purpose of JRCC Kid’s ministry is to cultivate young disciples of Jesus who embody God’s love everywhere they go.
Kids @ The Ridge: Age 2 - Grade 4
Our goals for Kids @ the Ridge are to create an environment of age-appropriate discipleship where the kids can get to know Jesus, learn from the Bible, learn how to pray, build friendships, and be apart of God's mission by loving their neighbour as themselves
We do this by creating an environment that includes learning, prayer, focusing on scripture, doing a craft, and a time to play and having fun.
Who are we aiming for? We are aiming for all kids who are ages two through grade four including kids with difficulty learning, disabilities, and different levels of knowledge of the Bible and who Jesus is.
We use a seven-year scope and sequence (a scope and sequence is a learning plan), so that the kids who are in Kids @ the Ridge from Two-Years-Old until Grade Four will get the big picture understanding of the Bible, we want the kids who are in Kids @ The Ridge from Two-Years-Old until Grade Four to be on the path of Biblical Literacy and to see the Bible as one big story that God is writing and they get to be apart of.
Fuel: what about Grades 5 - 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 Kid'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 Means Sunday Cinema
Each summer our kids program moves to a more relaxed and parent-participatory format called Sunday Cinema for age 2to going-into-Grade 1. Kids are dismissed at the usual time and meet for a Christian-Based Movie followed by colouring 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)