Children's Ministries

Partnering with you in raising fearless followers

our dream

We want children to discover who Jesus is, learn to follow him, and to fearlessly make him known.

What can I Expect?

Every child is a disciple of Jesus.

Cultivate Kids creates safe and creative environments for children of all abilities to learn biblical truths through interactive story-telling, activities and collaborative art projects. In partnership with families, we help kids follow Jesus with all their heart, mind and soul, and to fearlessly love and serve others like Jesus.

Weekend classes are available at the same time as the adult services. We respect your role as the primary spiritual leader in your child’s life so you will check your child into Cultivate Kids before the service, but Kindergarten through 4th grade will stay with their families for the first part of the service. A host from the stage with invite kids to continue in worship in Cultivate Kids.

Cultivate Kids teachings try to be identical, no matter the campus. We also support and participate in various other programs and activities throughout the year. Cultivate Kids is available for children birth – 4th grade.

Get involved

Here are a few ways to take some next steps.

Help out along with your family

Families who serve together have more fun. Serve together in the nurseries and classrooms to see first hand how we partner with you in raising fearless followers.

Child Dedication

Learn the why and how of this important milestone in the life of your child and our community.

What’s coming up

Mark your calenders and join us.

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Our Guides

Get to know the people involved in Children Ministries.

Jason Scoles

Family Life Pastor
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Kari Ledebuhr

Children Ministry Coordinator
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Weekend Gatherings and events are packed full of fun, laughter and are designed specifically to help children build relationships.

Our Weekend Gatherings take on Sunday at 10am. We would love for you to join us!

The Children’s Ministry area is located in the Gymnasium.  There will be volunteers who will be ready to help you through the check-in process. If you would like to short cut this process, please fill out this online registration form below. Please note that if you submit this form after noon on Thursday, your information will be added to the system the following Monday.

If you would like more information about Children’s Ministry, please contact: Lindsey Kerber, Volunteer Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

During the Weekend Gatherings, children in the nursery are cared for by volunteers who have a passion for sharing God’s love by providing a safe, comforting environment.

The Nursery is divided into four sections that are designed to specifically meet the developmental needs of each child. Children are prayed for, get to meet new friends, play, have a snack, and hear a story during their time in the Nursery.

Nursing mothers or parents seeking a private space to meet their baby’s needs are welcome to use a room located near the main floor Children’s Check In area.

If you would like more information about the Nursery, please contact: Lindsey Kerber, Volunteer Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

During the Weekend Gatherings, 3-4 year olds and Pre-K and Young 5 children experience a fun environment created especially for them. They get to meet new friends, engage in lively worship, take part in interactive lessons, and participate in hands-on activities.

Children in these classrooms must be fully toilet trained and independent in the bathroom.

If you would like more information about the Early Childhood program, please contact: Lindsey Kerber, Volunteer Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

During the Weekend Gatherings, children Kindergarten-Grade 4 engage in fun and intentional activities learning about their place in the Big God Story through Bible Stories, responses and prayer that help build their faith.

Elementary students engage in fun and intentional activities that enhance what they learn and help build relationships with their community of peers and dedicated leaders.

Children in Grades 3 and 4 grades join their parents for the beginning part of the Weekend Gathering to worship with their families.

If you would like more information about the Elementary program, please contact: Allison VanderZwaag, Volunteer Elementary Coordinator.

God has gifted you uniquely to be a part of impacting the next generation.  Find out how you can get involved.

A chance for families to celebrate taking the next step in the development of their children.

Children's Ministries

Partnering with you in raising fearless followers

our dream

We want children to discover who Jesus is, learn to follow him, and to fearlessly make him known.

What to expect

Saturday Night

Ridge Kids for children 0-5 years old is meeting in person on Saturdays at 6:00pm! Children who are in 1st -4th grade will stay with their families for the entire service. Grab a fearless fun bag for them before you go in the Auditorium.

Sunday Morning

Ridge Kids on Sundays at 10a is available during the entire service for children who are infant – Pre-school. Children who are Kindergarten – 4th grade worship with their families for the first part of the service. After singing they are invited to join their friends in Ridge Kids with an invitation from the stage by the worship host.

All children need to be registered with a name tag before going to their classrooms. Fearless Fun bags contain a Ridge Kids Bible lesson, snack, and a quiet activity. They are available at every service for families who keep their children with them for the entire service.

This weekend

Big Idea This Weekend: 

God Loves Everyone. 

August 29th NOTE: 

Children who are 1st-4th are invited to stay in the service this weekend. It is an outdoor family friendly service

Nursery

We care for every child that walks into the rooms. We hope to share Jesus love with each child.

Preschool

Preschool: We begin to look deeper into the bible and journey on our faith walk together.

 

 

 

Elementary

We learn to make our faith our own. We grow together in Jesus.

 

Lesson

Nicodemus

from John 3:1-21

Focus for the Month of August

Learning how to spend time with GOD and show God’s love to others. 

Get involved

Here are a few ways to take some next steps.

Help out along with your family

Families who serve together have more fun. Serve together in the nurseries and classrooms to see first hand how we partner with you in raising fearless followers.

Email: cathyd@fearlessfollower.org 

Catherine Dreyer

Children’s Pastor
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Caroline Kammeraad

Children’s Ministry Coordinator
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Jena Cook

Sunday Nursery Coordinator
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