We recognize that every family should feel confident that their children are cared for according to the highest of standards whenever they are entrusted the supervision of others. Whether that is in KidLife Care (infant to kindergarten), KidLife Workshop (elementary school age), or KidLife Club & RiversideKids (work week childcare) we have trained volunteers and employees who are background checked, trained, and supervised. We even have a program for assisting children with special needs during our weekend services called the Buddy Brigade. We are here to support you and your family at every age.
One of the most striking themes in Scripture is that children find themselves at the center of the story long before they are adults. We cannot read the incredible account of God delivering the Israelites out of Egypt without being inspired by how God divinely protected Moses, as a child. Decades later once Israel has become a nation, we see Samuel as a young boy learning how to hear God’s voice for the first time, as a child. Josiah one of the greatest kings in the Bible came to the throne at the age of eight and became one of his country’s greatest reformers, as a child. Moving centuries forward, John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit even before he was born, as a child! And then we see Jesus, the Savior of the world coming to the world not regaled in the glory of Heaven but in the purest of humility, as a child.
We see your child as having a story that matters to God now. Every ministry in our church that cares for children believes that every child is precious to God and so too should be precious to us. When we are caring for your child, we are not just watching them until you return. We are investing time in their care, demonstrating unconditional love, praying for them, teaching Bible stories, guiding them in activities that inspire their own personal creativity, and building an environment in which they can have fun and learn about life as a devoted follower of Jesus.
We consider our part to be a sacred privilege, to have a role in the story that God is writing for each and every child! But your part is vital too. Without you, your children don’t have access to an environment that is spiritually enriching in the ways that only a local church can provide. A next step for you may begin with making a commitment to give your children the gift of access…and you just might find that while you are here, your life becomes more meaningful too!
Looking forward to seeing you this Saturday in person or online!