Programs and Curricula

Our Children’s Ministry offers programs during services on Sundays for children from birth to sixth grade as well as an after-school program on Wednesdays. Click on the links below to learn more about our programming.

Nursery | Preschool | Elementary | Club 56 | KCG | Parent Volunteers


Nursery

Nursery Ministry is not babysitting. Yes, it serves to allow parents to hear the gospel without being distracted during Sunday services. And yes, babies and toddlers are held, fed, diapered, played with and loved upon. But Nursery Ministry is so much more. Your children are prayed for and taught to pray. Our “Basket Lady” teaches an age-appropriate curriculum for infants through 3-year-olds. She uses songs, visual aids and sensory interactions to impart the Bible and God’s love to them. So while you are hearing the gospel on Sunday, so are your children; that is the main reason why Nursery Ministry is not babysitting.

Another reason Nursery Ministry is not babysitting is that it impacts the entire family. As we help lay the foundation for faith and nurture it in your children, we pray that what is taught in church extends into your homes. We pray for our children’s families and encourage parents to pray for and with their children. Every month, we send out a newsletter to help parents stay up to date with highlights from our Children’s Ministry.

Providing a safe and loving environment is a priority in our Nursery Ministry. All classes are divided by age and development and staffed with two fully trained, background checked staff members, as well as volunteers who model and share the love of Christ with your children.

Ronalda Nicholas | Nursery Coordinator
[email protected]

Preschool

Preschool uses The Gospel Project curriculum by Lifeway. The Gospel Project immerses kids in scripture and into the love of God. The children learn that the Bible is one big story about God’s love for them through Christ.

Besides a lesson, our preschoolers get to have creative play time, learn memory verses set to motions, worship and make crafts. The children are encouraged to meet new friends, volunteer during lesson time and reflect Jesus' love by loving their neighbors.

If you would like to see what your child is learning each week, please click here for the curriculum schedule.

Areo Keller | Preschool Coordinator
[email protected]

Elementary

Like our preschoolers, elementary students (K-5th grade) use Lifeway’s The Gospel Project curriculum. The Gospel Project aims for heart transformation through the gospel as children see how the gospel is present in the entire Bible, “not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.”

Each week in class, your child will have a time of praise and worship, a gospel-centered lesson and the opportunity for small group time. In small group time, volunteers lead children through application activities of what they have learned. In class, students get to know their peers and pray together.

It is our prayer and deepest desire that the Lord would use this curriculum and lesson format to help your kids go deeper into God’s word, grow in the gospel of Christ and then be able to share the joy and love they have received from God with others.

If you would like to see what your child is learning each week, please click here for the elementary curriculum schedule.

Julia Boyes | Elementary Coordinator and Curriculum Specialist
[email protected]

Club 56

Created specifically for fifth and sixth grade students, Club 56 is the bridge from West Side Children to Youth Ministry. Built upon God's word, these “club kids” experience truth they can stand on and leaders they can stand with! Club 56 meets at the 9:30 a.m. service only.

For more information on Club 56, contact West Side Children's director Laura Einhorn at [email protected]

Kids' Community Groups (KCG)

Kids’ Community Groups (KCG) is designed to take Redeemer West Side kids deeper into God’s word and provide a time of community with other children at Redeemer in their grade. Children go through a gospel-centered curriculum with a focus on worship, Bible study, scripture memory, prayer, catechism and community.

Each week, kids begin with worship in the sanctuary,  stay in the sanctuary for the big lesson part, break out by ages into classrooms and then split into even smaller groups for discussion and prayer. Dinner is provided. KCG meets on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 6 p.m.

For enrollment information or questions, please email [email protected]

Parent volunteers

To ensure that all of our children receive the attention they need, we ask parents to sign up to volunteer in our Nursery, Preschool or Elementary at least four Sundays per year. We are grateful for your willingness to work in partnership as your children grow in their faith.


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