River Lake Kids check-in begins 15 minutes before each service in order to give adults time to grab a cup of coffee and head into the auditorium. During this time, children have a choice of activities which include bouncing in one of our bouncy houses, coloring in our "hands-on" station, or joining in the action-packed activity taking place on the main floor.
Each River Lake Kids service begins with a welcome and energetic music, followed by a Bible story video. Children break into age appropriate small groups to participate in engaging activities that relate to and reinforce the Bible story.
We keep it simple - we focus on the 3 basic truths found in Luke 2:52. For preschool, that simply is (1) God made me (2) God loves me (3) Jesus wants to be my friend forever. For kindergarten through 5th grade that is (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.
We keep it relevant - all lessons are age appropriate.
We keep it real - children will learn how the Bible can guide them as they make decisions - no matter how young they are.
Ten minutes prior to the end of service, children finish up their small group activities and have their choice again of activities (bouncy houses, coloring, main floor activity) until they are picked up.