At RRBC we strive to offer a ministry where children are loved and led in God's love.
To supplement the family in reaching kids and helping them to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
The purpose of the children’s ministry
...is not to take full responsibility of the child’s spiritual growth; we are to come along your side is assisting them in their growth and development.
The result is that children
...grow into Christian adults and fulfill the great commission. Matthew 28: 19-20
Our model verse is 1 Timothy 1:16 “However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.”
Therefore based on this verse the “pattern” for parents and leaders is following Christ and together we will lead children to be followers of Christ.
Our purpose is accomplished through the home & church through Sunday School, Word of Life on Wednesday, Summer Camp, and Choir.
10 Core values of the Children’s Ministry
Value One: Annointed teaching is the method for transformation in the lives of children. Romans 12:7, 2 Tim. 3:16-17, James 1:23-25
Value Two: Lost children matter to God and therefore matter to the children’s ministry. Luke 5: 30-32, 15: 1-32, Matthew 18:4
Value Three: The children’s ministry should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure. I Cor. 9:19-23
Value Four: Followers of Christ should manifest authenticity and yearn for continuous spiritual growth. Eph. 4;25-26, Heb. 12:1, Phil 1:6
Value Five: The children’s ministry should operate as a unified body of servants with men and women utilizing their spiritual gifts and ministry callings. I Cor. 12:14, Romans 12, Eph. 4, Psalm 133:1
Value Six: Loving relationships and positive attitudes should permeate every aspect of the children’s ministry. I Cor. 13, Neh. 3, Luke 10:1, John 12:34-35
Value Seven: Small groups are the best environment for life changes to happen for accountability to take place. Luke 6: 12-13, Acts 2: 44-47
Value Eight: Excellence honors God and inspires people. Col. 3:17, Malachi 1: 6-14, Proverbs 27:17
Value Nine: The children’s ministry should be led by men and women with leadership gifts with a strategic focus and serving with an intentional purpose. Nehemiah 1-2, Romans 12:8, Acts 6: 2-5
Value Ten: Every believer should pursue a life fully devoted to Christ and his cause. 2 Cor. 8:7, Phil. 2: 1-11, 1 Kings 11:4
The 4 practical ways we apply this mission statement through Wednesdays:
1. Bible Teaching – 2 Tim. 3:16-17
2. Small Groups – Luke 6: 12-13
3. Daily personal quiet time and prayer – 2 Tim. 3:15
4. Scripture Memory – Psalm 119:11
Imagine a generation of kids growing up expecting God to save people through the local church
Sunday School Classes - Sundays at 9:30am
3RD - 5TH GRADES – MELISSA ADAMS & CHRIS HARRIS - CHILDREN’S BUILDING
A very energetic class that focuses on young students learning lessons from the Bible that they can take with them to school and home. God wants us to invest early in our kids to learn about His Word, and we take that very seriously because we love the Lord and love your children. We count it an honor to serve as teachers of God’s Word.
2ND GRADE – JOEY & CELIA TRAYLOR - CHILDREN’S BUILDING
Our 2nd grade class discovers what God says in the Bible. From our lessons students learn to apply God’s word to their world. Every student learns the Gospel and that God wants us to share it with everyone. We reinforce learning with fun puzzles and quizzes.
1ST GRADE – DIAN TULLY - LOWER LEVEL OLD SANCTUARY
The children are learning the books of the New Testament. We have game time, Bible Study time, and snack time each Sunday. Come join us and have fun learning about Jesus and His Word
Pam Hall - Lower Level Old Sanctuary. Our goal is to reinforce foundational Biblical truths while sharing Bible lessons and truths to help children grow in God’s Word. We are learning that God is our heavenly father and that he has provided our families on earth. Next month we begin learning about the life of David. We will learn how David grew in God’s Word and how God used David’s faithfulness and obedience to accomplish great things.
PRESCHOOL 4 Y.O.
Mary Lathery - Lower Level Old Sanctuary. By using specific examples in the form of Bible stories our Sunday School class is dedicated to teaching young children about God’s love and how He cares for us. Our emphasis is on love for and trust in God and His son Jesus and love and respect for each other. The class involves prayer time, story time and craft time.
2 & 3 Y.O.
Trish Mickel / Heather Henry - Lower Level Old Sanctuary. Come join us as we take studying God’s Word to a whole new level with story time and crafts.
Debbie Cater, Nursery Infants – Perdita Denney Lower Level Old Sanctuary. We are honored to care for your babies and toddlers so you can participate in a weekly Bible study.
All teachers are required to submit to a thorough background check. In addition all teacher helpers must attend regular training.