If you’ve got kids in elementary school or younger, we hope you get the chance to join us for our 11:00AM gathering one Sunday!
If you’ve got a child who has not started elementary school, we invite you to CHECK THEM INTO Risen Kids for the full service using the computer kiosk on the far right side of the lobby as you’re walking through the front doors. You certainly don’t have to check them in there if that’s not something you’re comfortable with or if you just want your little ones close to you for the whole service! But our volunteers in this classroom are background checked and trained to be incredible care-givers who are happy to help you during this short 70 minute service.
If your child is in K-5th grade, you can check them in as soon as you arrive before our 11:00 service but they will then join you in the auditorium for the first 20-30 minutes of the service. We value worship and prayer within the family unit at Risen so highly that we want to begin teaching our kids to engage with God beside their loved ones as early as possible. Your whole family can sing the same songs and pray the same prayers together before separating after worship for a more age-specific lesson about Jesus. There’s a 4 MINUTE COUNTDOWN in the middle of the service (after worship and announcements) where your kids will be escorted to a classroom with other kids their age! Scroll down further for some questions and bible verses you could talk to your kids about from their (and your) experience at Risen!
Good Guys and Bad Guys
Matthew 9:9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him. 10 Later, Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. 11But when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum? 12 When Jesus heard this, he said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.”
Verse Takeaway: Jesus came to help the people who need him the most. God loves people even when they still have problems.
- Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys in this story?
- What kinds of “sicknesses” do we have that only God can heal? (Your kids will always want to answer this literally but try to help them understand it as Jesus means it – our “sicknesses” are all the ways that we don’t live the way God created us to live.)