Children

Kids Zone Services

Sundays at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. + 12noon

3 months through 13 months  |  Location: Nursery 1
14 months through 23 months |  Location: Nursery 2
2 - 3 year olds
4 years - Kindergarten
1st - 4th grade
Youth: 8-12th  graders | Location: Annex @ 10am

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

3 months through 13 months | Location: Nursery 1
14 months through 23 months | Location: Nursery 2
 2 - 3 year olds
 4 years - Kindergarten
1st - 4th grade
Club 57: 5th-7th graders | Location: Fellowship Hall

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

We want each child to experience and know the Lord. We hope to help them develop and grow spiritually and morally. It is our desire that they would come to receive God’s free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ and that they would know and apply the truths of the Bible to their daily lives.
EQUIP + EMPOWER
THE ENVIRONMENT
TRAINING + TEACHING
We believe that children are able to know God personally, to serve Him and walk with Him from an early age. We believe that children have the ability to impact the world around them and we want to help them learn and grow to be a positive part of their families, friendships, and schools.

We want to do our part in helping children grow into their full potential. Our children’s ministries are focused on empowering our children to do all that they were created to do.

“Train up a child in the way they should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6
To promote the safety and well being of your children, all of our volunteers are fully screened with the following:

An approved children’s ministry application
A background record check
4 references
Guardian System training
ROL Membership

For your child’s safety, only the parents are allowed to sign in or sign out their child. We do not release children to their older siblings.  Each visiting parent is given an identification number that will flash in the sanctuary display if their child requires their attention.

The mission of our Children’s Ministry is to lead the children by example into a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ using the truths of the Bible as our foundation.   Our Bible curriculum was chosen and designed to help children discover what God’s word says and how to apply that truth in their lives.  

We present the truths of God’s word through:

Prayer, Praise, and Worship
Powerful Bible lessons and illustrated stories
Puppets and skits
Videos and memory verses
Crafts and games

Pastor Jackie, Children's Pastor

Pastor Jackie Hornage came to River of Life in the storefront church in 1993 and began serving.  In 2000, she transitioned from an elementary school teacher to full-time staff.  Pastor Jackie’s passion is seeing children come to know Jesus, and she always says that children are the biggest mission field in the world.  The Children’s Ministry/Kidz Zone at the church is a vital aspect of what we do to build the Kingdom of God, and Pastor Jackie is integral in building this ministry.  Each year she oversees other programs for the children -- Vacation Bible School, Camp Dixie, Back to School Bash, Boys Night Out and more.

Upcoming Events

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you have the children in the corporate praise and worship?
At River of Life, we encourage the presence of children in worship. We believe families should be worshipping together. Children learn through modeling and gain the opportunity to learn by example. Children are dismissed after praise and worship each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening celebrations.
When does the Nursery and Children’s Ministry open?
The Children’s Ministry opens after corporate praise and worship.
Will the Children’s Ministry staff come and get me if my baby needs me?
Each visiting parent is given an identification number that will flash in the sanctuary display if their child requires their attention.
What is your pick up procedure?
For your child’s safety, only the parents are allowed to sign in or sign out their child. We do not release children to their older siblings.
Is there somewhere for nursing mothers to feed their babies?
We have a Mommy’s Room located in the back corner of the sanctuary. This room is equipped with a speaker system so that nursing moms do not have to miss the service.

Awesome Word, Awesome People, Awesome Church!

- Sandra Adams

It's one of the most amazing churches I have ever been to!

- Carrie Winbourne

The culture with the staff and members of River of Life is bar none.

- Crystal Becker

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