RDFkidz is where it’s AT! We teach and mentor kids to love God, love who God created them to be, and love people. We go BIG and bring your kids Bible teaching on their LEVEL with activities that are LEGIT and speak directly to them. To accomplish this, we have some of the best volunteers on the PLANET! I’m serious. BTW, most kids BEG their parents to come back to RDFkidz because Sundays are the best days of the week here.
Andy Smith is husband, father and a gospel ninja! Before joining the staff at Rose Drive Friends Church, Andy served as Executive, Next Gen, High School, Junior High and Children’s Pastor at three different churches in the southern Orange County Area. Andy has a “different” kind of DNA, you might say. He has to be around kids, around students, around people! He is constantly moving and seems to be everywhere at the same time! Andy, his wife, and three kids live not two minutes away from the church, where they enjoy no traffic, an INSANE addiction to USC and Denver Broncos football…and of course, the LA Lakers!
RDFkidz (Nursery through 5th grade) Sunday programming will be available during the 10:30 AM service only and will be by online reservation with limited space available. Children’s reservations can be found as a part of the online service reservation system, HERE.
Other Parent Resources:
Try a fun Bible memory challenge that will lay a foundation for a lifelong walk with God and love of His word. Click HERE for 66 short Bible verses which are perfect for kids to memorize (1 from every book!)
RDFkidz Zoom Times:
Weekly Summer Zoom Hangouts:
Preschool – Sundays at 10 AM
1st/2nd graders – Wednesdays at 11 AM
3rd/4th graders – Thursdays at 11 AM
5th graders – Fridays at 11 AM
Also, listen to a lesson by Pastor Andy Smith, Sundays at 10 AM on Facebook Live.
Email KariW@rdf.org for additional information.
We are currently only offering online RDFkidz programming until the state guidelines are revised.
Please contact Kari Wallace, RDFkidz Children’s Director, for additional information.
We divide our ministry into three separate environments so that we can engage your child at his or her level:
On Sunday morning the nursery is divided into two age groups: Birth – 23 months and 2 years – 35 months. The Nursery is located on the first floor near the main courtyard. For those parents who wish to keep their little ones with them, we provide a special place called the Parent Room in the Worship Center (Main Sanctuary.)
PRESCHOOL (PREPPY K – KINDERGARTEN)
Our Preschool programming is for children 3 years old through Kindergarten. Each class provides a Bible story from TRU Curriculum and entertaining and relevant activities, drama, as well as playtime in our playground! Yes, we have GOALS in our RDF Preschool program — to help preschoolers build a solid spiritual foundation through songs, stories, and a variety of learning experiences.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1ST – 5TH)
If your kid is anywhere in 1st through 5th grade THIS…IS…THE…PLACE…TO BE! Our Teaching team is OFF THE CHARTS phenomenal; their engagement with your kid and the gospel is what sets us apart. And, the love we have for you kids in unrivaled, while we have the MOST FUN EVER doing what we do!
At RDFchurch, child (and baby) dedications are a BIG DEAL for us. We see it as an expression of a parent’s desire to have their church family partner with them to raise Godly children. We want to support you as you walk in that massive calling. As a church, we consider it an honor, a HUGE honor, that you would want us to be a part of this incredible privilege.
Want to dedicate your child or learn more about child dedications? Here are your next steps:
- Questions? Contact our RDFkidz Director firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our Children’s Pastor, Andy Smith, will call you to answer any other questions you might have.
- You will be writing a letter to your child. Pastor Andy will email you and discuss what that letter will look like.
RDFkidz baptisms are a life-changing experience for your kids, your family, and our church.
Want your child to experience baptism? Here are your next steps:
- Contact our Children’s Pastor email@example.com to find out the next date for our baptism class and interview for your child. The interview is a very brief and natural way for us to talk with your child about baptism, and help you determine if they are ready to be baptized.
- We will then send you home with a Baptism “Parent Guide” for you to go through with your child.
- If you have any other questions regarding RDFkidz baptisms, please reach out to our RDFkidz Director Kari Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Director of NextGen
Director of Nursery, Midweek & Moppets
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