Each Sunday, we offer ministry opportunities for the following ages:
How to Check-in on Sunday Mornings:
Follow signs to "Children's Ministry" in the lower level of the church. For the easiest access, please enter through the 69th street doors.
Check in with the Children's Ministry team leader who greets you. They will give you a sticker that you must return to them at pick up.
If it is your first time they will have you fill out a registration card.
The following week you will be able to check-in via the computer.
Children under five will stay downstairs after check-in. Children over five will join you in service until they are dismissed for Sunday school.
(This usually happens right before the Scripture reading & sermon.)
Letting our children come to Jesus.
When a group of children came to Jesus one day, his disciples tried to shoo them away. But Jesus stopped them. He insisted, "let the children come to me ... for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these (Matt. 19:14). This was scandalous. In that day, children were often not cherished in the same way we cherish our kids today. They were seen by many as a nuisance, or another mouth to feed -- as if they had nothing to offer society. But Jesus knew, that was what made them so incredibly special.
Children are fully aware of their neediness, and they are unapologetic about coming to those who can meet their needs. This is exactly what God wants for all people. He wants us to recognize our deep spiritual need for Christ, for forgiveness, and to run to him without delay.
At Redemption, this is the kind of saving faith we hope to nurture in our children. We want to teach them the story of Scripture -- not just for the sake of knowing it -- but for the sake of knowing, trusting, and following Christ together for a lifetime.
Anna serves as our deacon over Children's Ministry, leading a team of volunteers who care for our kids, birth- 2nd grade, on Sunday mornings.