On Sunday mornings our children (ages 3 y/o – 6th grade) begin worship with us. After we sing a couple of songs together, they’re invited to continue their worship in the Godly Play Sanctuary, a space designed and curated just for them. They go with our trained Godly Play teachers.
Godly Play engages our children in our sacred stories and offers them a time of reflection and response. They end their Godly Play time together by sharing in a feast (usually a few crackers and some juice) while sharing what they’re thankful for.
At the end of worship, we ask that parents come to the Godly Play Sanctuary to pick up their children.
For those of our friends younger than 3 years old, our nursery will be open during the service with trained nursery staff. A member of our hospitality team will happily show you where to go and introduce you to our friendly staff. Your children are of course welcome to stay with you in worship as well.
*Our Godly Play Sanctuary is located just outside of the Rise worship space. If it’s your first week here, our Welcome Team at the front will greet you and invite you to meet some of our Godly Play teachers and see the space so you’ll know where your children are and where to pick them up at the end of service.
Wednesday Night Live:
Wednesday Night Live (WNL) is our all church discipleship programming for the whole family. We have something for all ages. The time shifts seasonally but the groups are alway for 1 hour on a Wednesday evening.
When WNL is in session, our children have two options. We have a children’s Discipleship Group that learns about different spiritual topics appropriate and relevant to their ages. And, we have Adventures in Music that focuses on discipleship through the lens of music and the arts. The nursery is also open for our youngest children (ages 0-2)
Check-in and check-out for all children during WNL is at our Godly Play Sanctuary. Child spaces will be open 15 minutes prior and 30 minutes after the WNL program to give plenty of time for adults to have their own discipleship experience.
For the hour leading up to the programming, we have the church open for picnic dinners. So bring the kids, bring some food, and come meet some new friends!
We do not currently have offerings designed specifically for 7th through 12th grade students. If you have a child in this age range, please connect with us and we can talk about some options and programs that might be available in our local area.