Sunday Mornings – 9:00 am and 10:30 am – RDFkidz!
This is our Sunday morning program for kids 1st – 5th grade. Our goal is to invite kids into a safe, appealing environment where they can understand the Bible in real ways and develop their friendship with God. RDFkidz engages elementary aged kids in energetic worship and offers large group teaching that helps them explore The Big God Story, as well as a small group environment that encourages kids to apply God’s Word to their lives. Check out the video below! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Children’s Director, Kari Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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RDFkidz Ministry is PUMPED to bring the Bring It! Challenge back to our Elementary Families. Starting Sunday, October 7, 2017 the goal of Bring It! is for each RDFkidz’ to earn 2,500 points every three (or almost 3) months. For the kids it will be a fun competition, but for the RDFkidz staff and small group leaders it’s an opportunity to help kids develop basic skills needed to build a firm foundation of faith.
In Luke 6:46-49, Jesus tells the story of builders who are wise and who are foolish. We read that people who hear God’s Word and do what it says are like the wise builder – they dug deep and laid their foundation on the rock; their house was not destroyed because it was built on a solid foundation.
In RDFkidz Elementary, we are building and developing future leaders to be sure, but we are also building a culture of little leaders NOW. And it is our prayer that by partnering with you and your family in ministry, we will be able to help kids build their faith on a firm foundation. Frankly, when life just gets REALLY hard, they will not be taken down.
We’re excited to see kids attending regularly running into church with their Bibles in hand, learning to hide God’s Word in their hearts (119:11) by memorizing scripture, and bringing their friends to church – not just because it’s so much fun (and TRUST me, we have the most amount of fun than any Christians I know), but because they want their friends to know about Jesus too!
This October starts our 2nd year for the Bring It! Challenge so if you and your family are looking for ways to bring the Gospel and engage the Gospel with your family, beginning Sunday, October 7th , here is your chance! Help your kids earn their 2,500 points (Oct. 7- Dec 31) by doing one or all of the following:
- Attending (100 points – each week)
- Bringing their Bible (50 points each week),
- Bringing a friend (100 points – each week)
- Recite the Remember Verse (50 points – new one every 6 weeks)
- HomeFront Weekly (150 points each week)
A parent must email Kari (email@example.com) by Saturday @ 10pm of each week to “sign off” that the HF Weekly was read through and shared with their kid(s). No exceptions!
Each Sunday in Bangarang, kids will have an opportunity to earn points towards their 3000 goal. We’ll keep track and the kids who have reached 2,500 points will win a super cool prize. They will actually get to pick out of a few prizes. Points don’t carry over and we start fresh all over in January.
HomeFront Weekly’s will show on our website the beginning of October.
Bring It! Extra Credit
Anyone who can recite all the books of the Bible gets to “ditch” 1st hour of RDFkidz and walk with Pastor Andy and K-Dub to “The Del” for a delicious breakfast of whatever they want off the menu – breakfast burrito, churros, steak taco, whatever they want! And come on, who hasn’t wanted to “ditch” ever?
Parents this is where you get to really get in the Word with your kid and champion him/her on as they go for the gold here!! There is just one day for this Bring It! Challenge Extra Credit (November 18), and we want to see 30 kids ditching 1st service to walk to “The Del” with us to celebrate their accomplishment that day.
What: One night a month for our 5th grade students to come and simply “hang”, have a cup of their favorite joe — and contemplate the odds of us even existing. It’s something like 1 in 400 trillion. Yup, the odds are THAT miniscule. So we’re going to simply “hang” and talk about how INSANELY awesome it is that God made us, that He’s given us one chance at this to be a 5th grader, soon to be a big time 6th grader!
When: 6:45-8pm at the Eastlake Village Starbucks; Thursdays: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6