Children

Partnering with families and children to equip them as they step into their roles as Fearless Followers of Jesus and share Him with their school, community and world

Ridge Kids Weekend Gatherings and events are packed full of fun, laughter and are designed specifically to help children build relationships.

Our Weekend Gatherings take place on Saturday at 6pm, and on Sunday at 9am & 11am. We would love for you to join us!

The easiest way to check out Ridge Kids is to enter in through our main level. We are located to the left of the main lobby. There will be volunteers who will be ready to help you through the check-in process. If you would like to short cut this process, please fill out this online registration form below. Please note that if you submit this form after noon on Thursday, your information will be added to the system the following Monday. If you have any further questions regarding registration, please contact Maggie Bergeson, Families Ministry Assistant. 616.395.4126 x440

If you would like more information about Ridge Kids, please contact: Cathy Dreyer, Children’s Pastor. 616.395.4126 x439.

 

 

 

During the Weekend Gatherings, children in the nursery are cared for by volunteers who have a passion for sharing God’s love by providing a safe, comforting environment.

The Nursery is divided into four sections that are designed to specifically meet the developmental needs of each child. Children are prayed for, get to meet new friends, play, have a snack, and hear a story during their time in the Nursery.

Nursing mothers or parents seeking a private space to meet their baby’s needs are welcome to use a room located near the main floor Children’s Check In area.

If you would like more information about the Nursery, please contact: Ruth Perkins, Nursery Coordinator. 616.395.4126 x403.

 

 

 

 

 

During the Weekend Gatherings, 3-4 year olds and Pre-K and Young 5 children experience a fun environment created especially for them. They get to meet new friends, engage in lively worship, take part in interactive lessons, and participate in hands-on activities.

Children in these classrooms must be fully toilet trained and independent in the bathroom.

If you would like more information about the Early Childhood program, please contact: Caroline Edewaard, Children’s Ministry Coordinator.  616.395.4126 x422.

 

 

During the Weekend Gatherings, children Kindergarten-Grade 4 engage in fun and intentional activities learning about their place in the Big God Story through Bible Stories, responses and prayer that help build their faith.

Elementary students engage in fun and intentional activities that enhance what they learn and help build relationships with their community of peers and dedicated leaders.

Children in Grades 3 and 4 grades join their parents for the beginning part of the Weekend Gathering to worship with their families.

If you would like more information about the Elementary program, please contact:Caroline Edewaard, Children’s Ministry Coordinator. 616.395.4126 x422.

 

Upcoming Family Events

January 23: Matthew 25:26-30

“His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with...

January 22: Matthew 25:22-25

“The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many...

January 21: Matthew 25:19-21

“After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ “His master replied,...

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A chance for families to celebrate taking the next step in the development of their children.