October Theme - Self-Control

This October at RidgeRunners our theme is Self-Control based on James 1:19: “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak
and slow to become angry.”
Car Talk:
*There are a lot of things you aren't in control of as a kid. What is something you totally can control that will help you? How you act.
*When you're getting angry, what's something you can do to help? Take a step back before you blow your stack.
*When is it better to NOT say what you're thinking? When it may hurt someone.
*How should we listen? How should we tell our side? How much should it take to make us angry? We should listen first and hear others out. We should think about what we're going to say before we say it. We shouldn't get angry easily - remember God loves them too.
Memory Verse (learn it together):
“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak
and slow to become angry.” James 1:19

Sunday video lessons: Click Here

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.

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.