Revolution Kids Sunday School
Our kids love to go to church because they get to be with other kids who love Jesus and also love to play! The children are encouraged to be with their parents during the worship part of the service but during the teaching, children from toddler to age 14 are invited to be part of the children’s church. We are blessed to have a vibrant and growing children’s ministry.
Classes are divided as follows:
Preschool – K
Grade 1 – 4
Grade 5 – 7
We believe wholeheartedly that our children can have a personal relationship with Jesus. They can hear from God their Father just as well as the adults (sometimes better) and can be filled with the Holy Spirit. Through bible stories, object lessons and crafts, we encourage our children to learn to hear God’s voice, honour His word, and expect great things for their life. We want them to know how much their Father in heaven loves them and wants to prosper them in all they do (Jeremiah 29:11). We also encourage fun, play, and friendship with all the kids.
After the service is a time when the kids love to play in the church yard while the adults enjoy coffee and cookies.
Practical Considerations and Questions
Sunday School Location and Drop-off
In our present building, Sunday school classrooms are located in close proximity to the sanctuary in the adjoining hall and lounge. Parents are encouraged to drop their kids off the first Sunday to orient themselves and their children but subsequently are welcome to let their kids make their own way to their classes. Children are close by so if there is any upset or need for parental care or intervention, a teacher or child can come to get the parent personally.
Parents are always welcome to sit in with their kids to help with transition or to audit the Sunday school content.
Teacher Qualifications and Safety
Our Sunday School teachers are chosen based on calling (they love children and want to teach) and on personal integrity. We believe that being a children’s church teacher is as important and central to the church as the pastoral team ministering to the adults. Sunday School teachers are also required to complete a criminal record check prior to teaching the kids.
Is there a curriculum?
Alongside introducing children to the familiar bible stories from the Old and New Testament and observing seasonal traditions around Christmas and Easter, we also teach from curriculum chosen from a number of trusted sources, including:
• Bethel Church in Redding, Kids Carrying the Kingdom 1 & 2, Revival Kids
• Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, The Greatest Journey, Dare to Be A Daniel
• Alpha Youth Video Series
We also encourage bible verse memorization in a fun and rewarding environment.