Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

childrensministryMISSION STATEMENT

This is a fun place … a safe place … a clean place … but most importantly, it is a place where every child is loved, cared for, and taught about Jesus. Our goal is to make every child feel loved and every family feel welcomed so that you can confidently call RJCF your church home. We see the Children’s Ministry as a true ministry to the families of infants, toddlers, and children – we take it very seriously! Our purpose is not to take the place of parents in the role of  “training up the child” but to come along side the parents to encourage, support, and assist in the process of helping your children grow spiritually. Your children are the future of the church! God will do amazing things in their lives as we work as a team to teach His truths!

HEALTH POLICIES

In order to provide a safe, healthy environment for all our children, we ask that you keep your child with you any time he or she exhibits the following:

  • Fever within the previous 24 hours
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea with the previous 24 hours
  • Any symptoms of childhood diseases such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps, chicken pox, or whooping cough
  • Runny nose with any colored discharge or persistent runny nose
  • Any unexplained rash
  • Any skin infection
  • Pink eye or other eye infections
  • Head lice (child should be free of all nits)

If your child is being treated with antibiotics, he/she should be on medication for at least 24 house before coming back to the classroom.

To prevent accidental overdoses or other problems, teachers are not permitted under any circumstances to administer medication. General first aid, such as applying band-aids to minor scraps is permitted.

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP PROCEDURES

NEWBORN TO 2 YEARS

Check-in and Check-out Procedures

  • A teacher will greet you at the door and hand you a card with your child’s name on it.
  • Please indicate if you child has any special needs or allergies at each check-in and provide a current phone number.
  • If you are needed during the worship service, your child’s teacher will text you phone number (unless other arrangements are made).
  • Your child will be released at the conclusion of the service to the adult that checked him or her in (unless other arrangements are made).

What to Bring

  • Diaper bag with two or three disposable diapers (please no cloth) and ointment.
  • Comfort items such as pacifiers, blankets, and etc.
  • Change of clothes.
  • Bottle or sippee cup with juice, formula, milk, water, etc.
  • A healthy child wearing a clean diaper.

Nursing Mothers

  • Nursing mothers are invited to use the nursery at any time for privacy. Nursing covers are available upon request.

PRE-SCHOOL TO KINDERGARTEN

Check-in and Check-out Procedures

  • Children of this age are especially receptive to music, therefore, we invite parents to participate in the morning worship with their children. After the music is concluded, children will be dismissed to their classrooms for an age-appropriate lesson from the Bible. And the conclusion of the morning service we ask parents to pick their children up at the classroom.

What to Bring

  • A Bible
  • A healthy child eager to learn about Jesus

FIRST TO FOURTH GRADE

Check-in and Check-out Procedures

  • Children of this age are especially receptive to music, therefore, we invite parents to participate in the morning worship with their children. After the music is concluded, children will be dismissed to their classrooms for an age-appropriate lesson from the Bible. And the conclusion of the morning service we ask parents to pick their children up at the classroom.

What to Bring

  • A Bible
  • A healthy child eager to learn about Jesus