“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” – Deuteronomy 6:5-8
The Resolved Church cares deeply about family and kids. We see that the story of God in the Bible is a story of God gathering a people for himself. This involves physical births and spiritual new births where we are adopted into God’s family through Jesus. Thus we see family life as the paradigm for church life and as such seek to minister to children in a fun and safe way where they not only learn about Jesus but their parents are also equipped to better minister to them in the home.
In everything we do as a church we strive for excellence knowing that ultimately, we are doing it to serve and please God. In lieu of this value R | Kids ministry is a safe environment with clean and equipped rooms and trained, responsible background checked team members.
The Jesus Story
God’s goodness to us is ultimately shown to us in the person and work of Jesus. In lieu of this value R | Kids ministry provides a weekly Bible lesson pointing to Jesus and extends the hands of Jesus through a fun and caring experience. In addition, serving as a team member is meant to be a valuable opportunity to spiritually grow into the likeness of Jesus who came not to be served but to serve and give His life away.
As God the Father sent Jesus into the world so He has sent us to win people for Him in our city. In lieu of this value R | Kids ministry is one of the most important ways we have to introduce people with children to God’s love and care for them and their family. Thus, we strive to provide a welcoming, fun, safe, and quality experience for their family.
In R | KIDS ministry, we start planting gospel seeds as early as the Nursery age all the way through the Elementary age so the child is prepared to attend the main service with their parents. This is accomplished by dividing the R | KIDS ministry between the following five age-based classrooms:
· Nursery (6 months - 24 months)
· Toddlers (2 years)
· Preschool (3 - 4 years)
· Kindergarten (5 - 6 years)
· Elementary (7 - 10 years)
Each week’s lesson parallels what is being taught in the main service and is modified for age-appropriate apprehension. For example, in the Toddler/Preschool rooms, the gospel is proclaimed through playtime and storytelling while in the older classrooms a more structured lesson is given through Bible reading and questions/answers. By structuring the lessons to parallel the main sermon parents can then reinforce what their children learned in class throughout the week.
The R | KIDS ministry is only offered at our 10am service on Sundays. We ask that parents arrive 10 minutes early to ensure a smooth check-in process.
Covenanting Your Kids
Once a quarter, we either dedicate or baptize children as a sign of covenanting them to the Lord. If you are interested in either dedicating or baptizing your children, please read this article and sign up!
R | Kids Catechism
The Westminster Shorter Catechism is recognized as the most well-known catechism ever written and was designed to teach kids sound doctrine. Catechism is a great aid for spiritual leadership in the home. Children’s young minds are able to memorize very easily. Using a catechism is an extremely useful tool to teach and train children in what God has revealed to us in His Word for our good. You can download the R | KIDS Catechism here or purchase a physical copy at the bookstore or R | KIDS area!