What is Hope City Kids?
Every Sunday, babies through fifth-grade kids experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way.
We would love for you and your family to visit Hope City Kids this Sunday. Join the fun, and experience a world where kids meet Jesus on their level!
What We Believe
We believe families are our first mission field and place a high priority on making sure your kids have an awesome experience on Sunday mornings. Not only will they be safe and secure, Hope City Kids uses age-appropriate teaching styles to point your kids to Jesus. Your kids will be begging to come back.
We also believe that Sundays are just one part of your child’s faith training, so we partner with parents to help you be the primary faith trainer. Our Family Discipleship Plan guides families through this lifelong process. We come alongside you to equip you with tools like take home worksheets that you can use to discuss the Bible with your kids. We have resources such as books, small-groups, training, and family experiences to help you through life as a parent.
Your First Visit
From the moment you pull in the parking lot, you’ll notice lots of friendly faces eager to show you the way.
Then, you and your child will both get a sticker with a matching code. This sticker is also what you’ll use to pick-up your child after service.
Next, you will be asked to provide us with a cell phone number that in the event that we need to contact you during the service. (Remember to leave your cell phone on vibrate/silence during the service.) If your child cries, our caring volunteers will immediately soothe your child. If your child cries for an extended period of ten minutes, we will text you to request that you come to your child’s classroom.
Lastly, you and your child will receive a check-in tag specifically created for your child. To ensure their security, your child will not be released without presentation of your corresponding tag.
If for any other reason we need to reach you during the service, you will receive a text on your phone asking you to come to the RCA Kids Check-in Center.
A few extra things to know
What should my kids wear?
Play clothes are always welcome! RCA Kids is a fun, active environment. Your kids will be playing, singing, and dancing as they learn about Jesus in small groups and large groups.
Special Needs Ministry
Hope City Champions Club
Every child matters to us and deserves to hear about Jesus on their level. In Hope CIty Kids, children and young adults with special needs are provided an appropriate and supportive environment for the individual impacted by a disability or special need, while other family members attend worship services or desire to serve in the church.
Because of the unique nature of each individual we serve, we ask all new participants in the program to complete a questionnaire and meet with the Special Needs Ministry leader before attending the program.
The Ride Home
We encourage parents to keep the conversation going on the car ride home. Ask your child these two questions:
– Did you have fun?
– What did you learn?
Our goal is to have a positive answer to both of those questions each week.
What We Value
Creative Bible Teaching
We want kids to know there are people at church who care about them. As families commit to attending the same service each week, children are placed in a small group of familiar faces where relationships can grow.
Everything from our environments, to the language we use in our lessons, to our small group materials, are created with your child’s age and stage in mind.