Kids Church Ministry Update

December 13, 2013 - 11:53 AM

I am excited to share with you that in light of the success of the Day of Prayer for our children and the negative critique of our current curriculum we are going to transition into a new structure for our Kids Church ministry. We will partner with D6 Family Ministry and use their Elements Kids Worship material for the next calendar year. D6 is in reference to Deuteronomy 6, where Moses is relaying God's commands to His people to raise their children in worship of the Lord. D6 Family emphasizes family involvement in the spiritual development of children in our church through Biblical lessons and fun email resources for parents to use to help solidify the weekly lessons that the children will be learning. The biggest change that we will notice is that we will bring all of the children together at the beginning of the Kids Church time for a time of teaching/ story telling or drama/ Video/ Music and then we will dismiss the two age groups to separate rooms to do application activities.

During this transition we will provide opportunities for the older children in the ministry to take part in teaching or acting in the skits. This will allow the children to learn how to serve one another and develop confidence in sharing their faith with others.

The email resource for parents is called SPLINK, and I have looked it over and found it to be one of the funnest, practically formatted email devotionals for family spiritual growth and fellowship. You can sign up for the email by going to

Along with SPLINK we will have an audio podcast that parents can listen to each week which goes over what the children will be learning in kids church. To access the podcast we will provide a link weekly in this newsletter and Pastor Steve's blog. It will also be available each week on The River's website.

More information is coming in the very near future. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please, let Pastor Steve know.