North Campus
North Campus
West Campus
West Campus

Nursery & Preschool

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.

 

  • North Campus
  • West Campus
  • Milestones
  • Parent Resources
North Campus Nursery

Erin Holmes

Children's Director (North Campus)

We believe our littlest ones are so important and impressionable.  Our teachers and volunteers faithfully pray over the children and create teaching opportunities that allow our youngest children to be introduced to God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

When: 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Who: Birth - 24 months
Where: Lower C Hall in the main building

North Campus Preschool

It is our desire to instill truths from God's Word to our preschool children. The curriculum preschoolers are taught directly coincides with the sermon series each week. This plan provides parents with excellent opportunities to study the same Scripture passage and continue the conversation at home, in the car, or at meal times.

When: 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Who: Age 2 - K5
Where: Lower A Hall and B Hall in the main building

West Campus Nursery

Sharla Raulerson

Children's Director (West campus)

Our teachers and volunteers faithfully pray over the children and create teaching opportunities that allow our youngest children to be introduced to God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

When: 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Who: Birth - 24 months
Where: In our Kids Building (the front building)

West Campus Preschool

The curriculum preschoolers are taught directly coincides with the sermon series each week. This plan provides parents with excellent opportunities to study the same Scripture passage and continue the conversation at home, in the car, or at meal times.

When: 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Who: Age 2 - K5
Where: In our Kids Building (the front building)

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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