Our vision is to see kids build a biblical foundation to understand the Gospel that they may proclaim their faith in Christ and learn to glorify Him.
Risen Kids’ mission is to create a safe and loving environment to share Christ with the children of Risen Church through Christ-centered, Gospel teaching. We are committed to supporting and partnering with families and parents in the spiritual growth of their children.
The focus of Risen Kids is to teach children that the Bible is not about us and what we should be doing, but about God and what He has already done for us. In every story we read in the Bible, we ask “What does this say about God/Jesus?” The Bible is one continuous, inter-connected story, of how God loves His children and comes to rescue them.
WHAT TO EXPECT
All children join in worship with the larger congregation before they are dismissed to their individual classes. There will be an announcement when the kids can transition to their classes.
We currently have:
Nursery: 0 – 2.5y
PreK/K: 2.5y – Kindergarten
Elementary: 1st – 5th grade
Children that are 2.5 are welcome to stay in nursery until the age of 3. If your child is 2.5yr old and would like to participate in the PreK/K class, they will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Children older than 5th grade are welcome in the elementary class too.
WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU USE?
Risen Kids uses The Gospel Project for Kids curriculum for both classes. The Gospel Project provides a chronological, Christ-centered Bible study plan with age appropriate activities, lessons, questions and weekly handouts for every age group. https://www.gospelproject.com/
RisenKids at the Park
We have a quarterly Families at the Park in the East Bay. It's a great opportunity to bring your kids out to play and also meet other families at Risen. Light kids' snacks will be provided but feel free to also bring a picnic lunch if you eat at this time.
Easter Egg Hunt
In celebration of Jesus' resurrection, we have an annual Easter Egg Hunt to invite friends and families with young children to join as a form of outreach.
Spooktacular Trunk or Treat Party
This is a church-wide event specifically designed for the children at Risen to eat, collect candy in a safe environment, and have fun! The entire church decorates their car trunks and sets up games and activities for the children. This is also a fantastic way to invite our neighbors and friends.
For fur parents, pets are also welcome as long as they are in costume!
Another church wide event to celebrate Jesus' birthday together as family. RisenKids has tables set up with Christmas decor activities so that the children can participate as well.