May Theme - Peace

UPDATE

We have transitioned back to placing students on carpets by grade in the elementary area rather than by family and pre-arranged friends. We will combine two of our carpets for each group to provide more spacing, and we will limit the number of kids in each group. Kids will still need to wear masks at this time.

Hi, Parents!

This spring we're offering both in-person and online RidgeRunners experiences. 

In-person

Infants through Toddlers and Pre-K through Elementary meet on opposite sides of the gym for the full 10:30 a.m. service. Check in at the hallway table just inside the Turner Auditorium doors. 
Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks and sanitizing hands. Kids Pre-K and up must wear masks on their way to and from their carpets in the gym and while we are singing. They may remove their masks while on their carpets and not singing. If a child does not have a mask, we will provide them one at check-in.

Online

RidgeRunners will post a video on YouTube. Join us for a game, worship video with dance motions, and a great lesson! You can also watch at any time throughout the week after the livestream.
If you're looking for some more online options for children's programming check out:
*Rightnowmedia.org: This is a free video resource for our church. Check out the kids' section (VeggieTales, etc.) and watch with the family! Registration link: click here.
*Ridge resources for Sunday morning activities/lessons. Just in case you missed out this weekend: click here.

Car Talk:

*Who do you argue with the most and why?
*What does it mean to "Work it out?"
Memory Verse (learn it together):
 “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, life at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18

RidgeRunners:

"We run for the crown that we will wear for eternity." 1 Corinthians 9:25 The Voice

It is our goal in RidgeRunners Children's Ministry to help each child know the awesome love of Jesus Christ and how great life can be when we live in relationship with Him! Just as runners train for speed, agility, and endurance, we train to be fully devoted followers of Christ!

In our nursery area, we care for children ages 6 weeks through 3 years old. Our staff of trained care givers will be waiting each week to greet your child with a warm smile in a safe, nurturing environment.

In our preschool area, children begin to experience the awe and wonder of God and all that He has created! Children spend time hearing a Bible story, singing songs, playing games and making crafts. Our Bible lesson each Sunday focuses on these three core truths:

1. God made me.

2. God loves me.

3. Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

Our elementary area is jam packed full of fun! Kids play crazy games, sing worship songs, dance, and participate in the bible lesson. This area is never dull or boring. Each month we will focus on one Big IDEA that helps us understand God a little bit more. Each week we will look into different bible stories to help us understand the Big IDEA too! Big IDEAS include Patience, Respect, Wisdom, Hope, Friendship, and Honesty!

In addition to the core truths taught in our preschool area, elementary kids also learn:

1. I need to make the wise choice.

2. I can trust God no matter what.

3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

If you have any questions about the RidgeRunners program, please contact our Director of Education, Nathan Carr, at nathan@theridgecolumbus.com.