There are wonderful opportunities for learning, fun and mission involvement for children at Ridge Baptist Church!
On Sunday mornings children have the opportunity to learn exciting Bible truths during our Bible Study time from 9:15 until 10:15 a.m. Preschool children learn Bible Stories about people of Bible times and how God shows His love to us. Older children (elementary age) learn Bible truths through an innovative program that focuses on specific character qualities (courage, compassion, honesty, etc.). Following a creative presentation of the Bible Story each week children have the opportunity to participate in various activities that underscore the weekly Bible truth. Parents can access online material weekly that enables week-long learning. There is a weekly Children’s Sermon during the morning Worship time when children have the opportunity to hear a message prepared specifically for them which helps to emphasize the weekly worship theme. Following the Children’s Sermon, there is a Children’s Worship time where children have the chance to go to another area to engage in interactive learning designed to underscore the values taught in the morning Bible Study time.
On Wednesday Evening there are activities for children of all ages. There are Missions Education groups for children: Mission Friends (Preschool children), Girls in Action (Girls in grades 1-5) and Royal Ambassadors (Boys in grades 1-5). These groups give children the opportunity to learn about ministries missionaries undertake around the world. They also focus on how children can be missionaries right where they live. The Missions Education groups meet at 6:00 p.m. during the school year. At 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, the Children’s Choir meets for rehearsal. Children have the opportunity to learn the basics of music and prepare songs for presentation as part of Sunday Worship.
There is a full slate of other activities for children during the year, including Seasonal Activities (Christmas parties and Easter Egg hunts) and Summer Activities which include Vacation Bible School, special outings and Family Movie nights.