Birth - 5th Grade
West Ridge Kids is created with you and your kids in mind. We build exciting, creative, and fun experiences each week. In our time together, we bring memorable and applicable Bible teaching that’s age-appropriate, helping each child learn more about Jesus.
Our team creates a loving, nurturing environment where little ones learn that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever! Beyond the weekend services, our preschool ministry team partners with you in raising your children to be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Birth to 17 Months We love your kids and keep them engaged while you attend one of our services. 18 Months-2 Years We teach your children God’s Word with fun, engaging lessons designed for this exciting age. 3-5 Years Once your child turns three, they also go to a large group session where they sing, dance, and watch videos or skits that reiterate each week’s Bible Story and each month’s Memory Verse.
Each week the kids will enjoy a multimedia learning experience as they dive into God’s Bible truths through live Bible teaching, fun videos, live worship music, games, small groups and other activities designed to help them understand and apply God’s Word.
We start off each Sunday service hanging out in small groups by grade level. Each group is led by our incredible team of background checked volunteer small group leaders.Then we move with our small groups to large group to experience live worship, age appropriate teaching, cool videos, and fun games. After that, we head back to our small group areas to dig deeper into the day’s message and its application for our lives. We finish small groups with prayer time as parents come back to pick up kids, and just like that, we pass the baton back to you. Go Parents!
We walk through the Bible chronologically with the kids, changing series titles and themes every four to six weeks. Each week we look at a different Bible story using a technique called the SOAP Method:
Using this simple formula, we help kids better understand the Bible and how it applies to their lives.
If you’re new, look for one of the First Time Guest Tables located at the three main entrances so that one of our volunteer team members can help you and your child check in and get you where you need to be. After your first visit, you will use your telephone number to check in your child on your own at any available computer kiosk outside of either West Ridge Kids area (Birth through Pre-K or K-5th Grade). At check-in, you will get a name tag for your child to wear and a parent pick-up tag for you to keep. Those tags both have the same identification code on them that is exclusive to your family that day. After service, you will return to your child’s area with your parent pick-up tag and show that your tag’s code matches your child’s name tag in order for your child to be released back to you. If we need to contact you during the service, your child’s identification code will appear on the two lower screens in the Worship Center.
Your child’s safety is a big priority to us! As mentioned above in more detail, when you check in your child, you receive a name tag for your child and a parent pick-up tag for you. These tags have matching identification codes. Also, all of our volunteer team members have current background checks on file, and we have a trained security team that closely monitors both of our West Ridge Kids areas.
We believe that church should be fun for people of any age! In each setting, we use technology, fun activities, skilled volunteers, and small groups so children experience for themselves who God is, how He sees them and how much He loves them.
We value children’s relationships within the small group setting as they relate to their leader and other kids in the group. As families commit to attending the same service each week, kids are placed in a group of familiar faces where relationships can grow.