Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (among many other passages) instruct us to teach our children to love God. We take that seriously at Redeeming Life and seek to help parents.
Nursery (for infants through three-year-olds who are not potty trained) opens 5-minutes prior to the start of our worship service (10:55am). All the other kids join us as we listen to a children's sermon followed by singing musical worship. Following the worship time, potty-trained toddlers through kids in the 6th grade are dismissed to participate in age-appropriate lessons and activities.
We love the Jesus Storybook Bible and encourage parents to read it to their children. The NIRV translation of the Bible is a good next step for kids who are ale to read at a 2nd grade or higher level. We also love families and believe the family unit is an important community with the community of God. Our families participate together in worship, Fellowship Groups, corporate prayer, Bible studies, and our outreach ministries.
Youth kids in 6th grade through high school presently meet with us for worship although we are seeking to gather more youth and start a specific group for them. We do a few fun activities for the youth throughout the year and they help the adults serve on Sundays.