Our purpose is to glorify God by sharing the love of Jesus with preschoolers and their families. By the time our kids enter Kindergarten, we want them to understand that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their best friend forever. Just as children are a rich heritage for both parents and the body of Christ, parents and members of the body play essential roles in making God’s love real to little children. It is our desire to come alongside parents in nurturing the faith of their children. Our responsibility is to prayerfully model and teach truth.
Director of Children's Ministries
559-435-0190karen (at) riverpark dot org
Sunday Morning Classes
Sunday morning classes are offered during both morning services, 9:00 am & 10:45 am.
Green Frogs (3- & 4-year-olds)
Meet in the Ark (North-East corner of the Family Center)
Children begin with supervised play. A snack of crackers and water is given. The curriculum used is “He Established a Testimony: Old Testament Stories for Young Children” (Children Desiring God). Bible stories (along with scripture memorization) are presented to the children in a group format with Bible based curriculum. Each lesson’s Biblical truths are reinforced during the hour through play activities, puppets, coloring pages and adult/child conversation. Prayer is modeled for the children and teachers pray with the children.
Pre-K Builders (4-year-olds entering kindergarten in Fall)
The children in this class are being prepared for Riverpark kindergarten. The classroom is run with the same structure they will find when they head upstairs the following year, or off to school in Fall. The curriculum used for this group is Generations of Grace. Snacks, stories, music, and organized game times surrounded with adult/child conversation and prayer.
The preschool choir is a “lively” group of children ranging in age from three years through Kindergarten. Visit the Youth & Kid’s Choirs page for more info.
JOY Kids Ministry
JOY Kids runs in conjunction with the Tuesday morning women’s Bible studies. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with our children as their mothers are able to spend time growing in God’s Word. We pride ourselves on the fact that this is NOT simply childcare, but an opportunity to have the children learn about God’s Word, prayer, hymns, etc. The time is structured and yet tons of fun for the kids.
All who are involved in ministry with our children are required to fill out our Ministry Application and return it to the church office.