North Campus
North Campus
West Campus
West Campus

Children

We desire to provide a safe, clean environment for families that allows children to know Christ and develop a Biblical worldview. We seek to come alongside parents to help equip them to be spiritual leaders in the home. Ultimately, we want families to understand what it means to glorify Jesus Christ by making disciples in South Alabama, America, and the World. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

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  • Milestones
  • Parent Resources
North Campus Children's Ministry

Erin Holmes

Children's Director (North)

Welcome to Redemption Kids! Students in 1st-6th grades are invited to join us for Sunday Morning Small Groups! Redemption Kids Small Groups are a great way for kids to connect with one another as they open God's Word and learn about following Him. An engaging large group element is also provided.

When: 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Who: Children in 1st-6th Grades
Where: Upper C Hall in the Main Building

Check-In Process

Visit our Welcome Desk to check your child in for our Sunday morning services. A volunteer will be serving to help your family with the check-in process and is available to answer any questions you may have.

West Campus Children's Ministry

Welcome to Redemption Kids! Students in 1st-5th grades are invited to join us for Sunday Morning Small Groups! Redemption Kids Small Groups are a great way for kids to connect with one another as they open God's Word and learn about following Him. An engaging large group element is also provided.

When: 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Who: Children in 1st-5th Grades
Where: Kids Worship area in the front building

Sharla Raulerson

Children's Director (West)

On Sunday mornings, we ask our kids to attend the worship service an hour and go to small group an hour (9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.). We desire for our kids to be a part of and to serve in the church. We encourage them to worship with their families every week so that in this time they can see the whole church coming together and seeking to know and honor God.

In the Home

Redemption desires to partner with parents to raise children who honor God, are faithful followers of Jesus and His Word, and serve their church, communities, and the world for Christ. One way this is possible is through worshipping God at home in song, Bible reading, prayer, and in the small teaching moments throughout the day. If you would like more information on implementing this at home, contact us here.

Our Commitment to Parents

At Redemption Church, we want to assist parents as they hand down their faith in God to the next generation of believers in their family. We desire to be an intimate and valuable partner with parents who are striving to raise spiritual champions for Christ. Our process of making disciples is “Together, We Love Christ and Show His Love as We… Worship, Grow, and Go.”

What Are Legacy Milestones?

To support parents in the spiritual development of their child, we have created seven unique milestones through which parents will lead their children. Each milestone will mark and celebrate a significant landmark in the life of a child beginning with their physical birth to their graduation from high school. So what are the actual milestones?

Legacy Milestone #1 – Parent/Baby Dedication
An opportunity for parents (with the support of the church family) to dedicate their lives to the spiritual development of their child with the intent of leading them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This day begins with workshop that not only gives instructions for the dedication event, but also provides parents with tools and resources to be effective spiritual leaders in their home.

Legacy Milestone #2 – Preschool Ministry Crossover
When children turn 2 years old, parents will receive an information packet that will help guide them through the transition of moving into the Preschool Ministry. As children begin to grow, we want to encourage them to understand who God is and why He loves them. As they develop physically, personally, and intellectually – we want to help parents navigate their spiritual growth effectively.

Legacy Milestone #3 – Kids Ministry Crossover
During the worship service, parents of new 1st graders will receive an age-appropriate Bible to present to their child to begin studying God’s Word as they grow to know Christ. After the presentation, the families will move to the Kids Ministry Worship Theater. Children will be introduced to their 1st grade teacher and parents will participate in an informational workshop.

Legacy Milestone #4 – Salvation, Baptism, and Discipleship
Receiving the Gospel – When a parent is aware of a child’s understanding of sin, he or she can obtain tools from the Kids Ministry to share the Gospel with their child. This allows parents the opportunity and privilege of leading their child to the Lord.
Baptism – When a child has accepted Christ, an appointment can be made with either Erin Holmes or Pastor Mark Messick to discuss their salvation experience and schedule their baptism.
Discipleship – After a child has accepted Christ and been baptized, the discipleship process begins. Parents can lead their child through a discipleship program to help them grow in their new faith. Relational discipleship begins in the home and extends to their small groups and beyond.

Legacy Milestone #5 – M56 Crossover
Upon completion of fourth grade, we want to help students successfully transition from our Kids Ministry to our M56 Preteen Ministry. M56 is a name that represents not only the grade level of the students, but more importantly the message of Matthew 5:6: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled.” We believe these students desire more from God’s Word and we are striving to help them deepen their relationship with God. We also believe this is the appropriate age to begin the discussion of purity.

Legacy Milestone #6 – Student Ministry Crossover
For Students – A night of fun introduction into our student ministry’s Wednesday Night Worship. We will begin the night at 5:30pm with a fun hang out time in our Student Center. Then, at 6:00pm, students participate in their first Student Worship service. At 8:00pm we will take the students bowling.
For Parents – On Sunday, August 7th we will have a special time with the parents of upcoming 7th graders. We will provide breakfast and introduce parents to our Student Ministry. We will give encouragement and challenge about how we can partner with parents during the teen years. A bible will be given to the student to help guide them through their teen years.

Legacy Milestone #7 – Equipped and Released to Go
Student Leadership Team – After students discover their gifts of service through the PLACE test, we will use them to help serve in areas of our church based on their gifts. There are opportunities with music, technical media, greeting, creative ministries, and more. Students can begin serving on our Student Leadership Team at any time during their involvement in Student Ministry.
Evangelism Explosion: The SYF Workshop as a "Kick Off Event" is an essential prerequisite for an effective Everyday Evangelism course. Students will attend eight sessions of evangelism training that include preparatory devotions, classroom instruction, and on-the-job training. Scripture verses and transitions strengthen the ability of believers to communicate the Gospel message.

Parent Resources

There are many resources available that help parents teach their children about God.  These resources can be used to help parents navigate parenting with an eternal perspective as they have Gospel conversations at home.

Resources for Parents:

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

Bringing Up Boys

Bringing Up Girls

Miss Patty Cake's P.E.P. Talks: A Can Do Guide for Sharing God's Big Love with Little Lives

Shepherding a Child's Heart

Parenting Your New Baby (this is the first book in a series that continues through age and grade)

Ready to Launch: Jesus-Centered Parenting in a Child-Centered World

Family Worship

Preparing for Adolescence

Passport to Purity

Resources for Children and Parents to Use Together:

The Jesus Storybook Bible

Everything A Child Should Know About God

The Bible is My Best Friend - Family Devotional: 52 Devotions for Families

The One Year Classic Family Book of Devotions

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