Your children are very important to us at Rivertown, so we make sure to provide the best we can for them on Sunday mornings. Between Tyketown, Kid Connection, and Ignite Student Ministries, your kids will grow up in a community that feeds their spiritual growth.
In Tyketown, our goal is to partner with you to train your kids spiritually.
From the earliest church experience, we want infants, toddlers, and other preschoolers to associate church, god, and Jesus with happy feelings. We know that it is never easy to leave your child in the care of another. Our dedicated volunteer staff considers it a great honor to provide your child with a safe, fun learning environment at church, and to provide you with resources to train your child spiritually. Our Tyketown teachers and leaders eagerly look forward to the time they get to share God’s love with each child. Our lesson strategy is called My First Look. It is built around three Basic Truths we want preschoolers to know about God.
We want every preschooler to grow up and know:
God made me.
God loves me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Through interactive songs, games, and stories your child will experience the excitement of learning about God at church. Every month, we offer a resource called “Small Talk” for parents and preschoolers. It includes activities to do with your child. Our goal is to help you weave faith into your child’s every day life.
In Kid Connection, our goal is to partner with you to train your kids spiritually.
“Connecting Kids to Christ”
Our vision is for every child to Believe, Belong, and Become.
Our dedicated volunteer staff considers it a great honor to come alongside you and minister to your family. Our lesson strategy is called 252 basics. It is built around the three Basic Truths ever child should embrace according to what Jesus modeled in Luke 2:52.
We want every child who participates in Kid Connection to grow up and say:
I need to make the wise choice.
I can trust God no matter what.
I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
These basic truths are emphasized within the framework of a new Core Virtue and memory verse every month. We want kids to internalize the values the Bible presents and put them into action in their daily lives. Every week we send out a parent email with devotions to use at home. We believe that parents are the best ones to teach their kids about Christ. Please take advantage of this valuable tool. For those kids who desire to make the commitment to become followers of Christ, we make it a point to counsel with the child and parents outside of a group setting. We also offer a New Christian’s Class for kids to help solidify their understanding. Other opportunities that kids and parents can enjoy include Vacation Bible School and Kids’ Camp.
Why We Are Here?
Rivertown Student Ministry is here to help students grasp what Jesus wants in our lives. Jesus wants us to be like him.
According to popular belief, being a teenager is a fabulous life. Wild parties, flashy clothes, shiny gear—the whole decade is basically a vacation from responsibility. But God has something more in mind. Our youth is a launch pad into His mission for our life. When we reset our expectations for our time as teenagers, we will accomplish things for God that are far more fabulous than we could imagine.
Who Do We Want to Ignite?
High School students grades 9-12 and Middle School students grades 6-8.
When Do We Meet?
We meet every Wednesday night at IGNITE in the youth room from 7-9 pm.