Children have a great opportunity to worship and hear about Jesus in an age-appropriate manner which is fun and easy for them to understand. SuperChurch meets during both Sunday services. Children three years old and potty-trained to First grade are encouraged to attend SuperChurch. The worship time is geared to be fun and help children grow in their love for Jesus on their level.
What does it look like?
SuperChurch is split into three parts. The children are all together for the first 15 minutes for games, singing, and prayer. The next 30 minutes the children are divided into age-level Sunday school classes where they hear Bible stories and participate in related activities. The last 15 minutes the children come together again for missions awareness, Scripture memory, testimonies, and more prayer. Drop off and pick up are in the same room for safety and convenience.
The children receive a reward when they recite verses from the “Scripture Memory” booklets. When they can recite at least 5 out of 6 verses they are allowed to choose a prize from the prize drawer. These booklets are designed to help children memorize and apply the Bible in fun and creative ways.
RiverNEXT is the next step after SuperChurch. RiverNEXT meets during both Sunday services for the entire service. There are two classrooms of NEXT: one for Second & Third graders and one for Fourth & Fifth graders. A more mature multimedia Bible lesson develops deeper faith and helps to transition these older children into youth group and adult services. RiverNEXT uses The Gospel Project lessons which move through the whole Bible showing the adventurous story of God and his followers. Each lesson shows God’s love and redemption for a fallen world and points to the Savior Jesus.
If you have any questions regarding River’s Children’s Ministry, please contact our Children’s Minister.
Join us for River Kids, a new ministry at River Community Church. River Kids is like youth group, but for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. At River Kids, the focus is on learning to become more like Christ through a language that all kids understand – FUN!! Each week, kids will explore, create, and craft together while learning about God and His Word.
River Kids meets at River from 4:30-6 p.m. on six Sundays this fall:
Sept. 16th, 23rd, 30th, Oct. 7th, 21st & Nov. 4th.
The mission of River’s nursery is to provide a loving and safe environment for children while their parents worship. The nursery is for newborns to children three years of age. The nursery is located on the first floor, east of the foyer. Our nursery workers are active members of River Community Church who undergo yearly training in order to ensure your children receive the best possible care. Some workers rotate every three months while others are permanent. Please get to know your child’s workers: they’re great people!
Check your child in with a nursery worker in the designated room (see below).
Infants – Your child will be in the Infant Room from birth until they begin to crawl. Each baby’s individual needs will be cared for. All bottles need to be prepared by the parent in advance. If you have any questions about your child’s care, feel free to ask one of the nursery workers.
Creepers – Your child will be in the Creeper Room from the time they are crawling until they are at least 18 months and walking steadily. Here children play together and with nursery workers. They may be given a nursery snack. If there are more children and workers than the Creeper Room can comfortably hold, this room divides into two separate rooms. If you have any questions about your child’s care feel free to ask one of the nursery workers.
Toddlers – Your child will be in the Toddler Room from the time they are 18 months and walking steadily until they are 3 years old and potty trained. Children play together and have a nursery snack. If you have any questions about your child’s care feel free to ask one of the nursery workers.
Nursery Illness Policy
We ask that you not bring your children to the nursery if they display any of the following symptoms or have any of these illnesses:
- 99 or above fever
- yellow or green nasal dischargeany eye discharge
- severe cough
- questionable rashes
- common cold
- chicken pox
- inflamed mouth or throat
- head lice
We want the nursery to be a safe place for your child to be healthy and happy! If your child has any of the above symptoms and you decide to attend church with them, you may sit with your child in the overflow room, located to north of the foyer.
River has instituted our SAFE CHURCH POLICIES to safeguard children and adults involved in our ministries. The policies also include our plan to respond to any allegation of sexual or physical misconduct.