This December, we are talking about how Christmas is the day we celebrate Jesus' birthday. Spend time talking with your children about Jesus and the very first Christmas.
1. On the very first Christmas, a special baby was born. What was his name?
2. Can you tell me about the night Jesus was born?
3. What are some fun ways we can celebrate Jesus' birthday?
Resource intro video. Click HERE
Kids Activities for use during online services (or anytime):
Printable Worksheet click HERE
Weekly Lesson Guides to use before or after online services (or anytime):
This folder includes age-specific videos, lessons and activities for Pre-K through Elementary (What we would be doing each week during Ridge Runners). Click Here
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.