Children's Ministry

We partner with parents to bring children to know Jesus, a Savior who wants to

love and bless them throughout their lives.

School Age Children

Children's Church with Godly Play

Kindergarten through 3rd Grade, 10:45 am (9am as well beginning October 15th!)
Located in the Children's Wing on the left as you walk in.

Parents, escort your child to the doorway.  They will be greeted by our doorkeeper and then enter our Godly Play learning space.  During this service, we use Godly Play materials and stories.  Children will hear old testament stories, new testament stories, stories of Advent, Lent, and other liturgical stories.  We use handmade wooden materials to tell these stories through a Montessori approach.  The storyteller leads the class through wonderings.  Each week, the class will either respond to the story through art and action.  On the first Sunday of the month, we will celebrate a feast together (nut-free).
Children will be escorted into the sanctuary for communion after the Prayers of the People have concluded.  

Learn more about Godly Play here.  


4th and 5th Grade Sunday School
10:45 am
Located in the Children's Wing in the last classroom on the right.

4th-5th grade: This intention for this upper elementary class is for children to know God personally and in the context of their community and world.  Taught by couples, this class seeks to link the Godly Play experience of younger Elementary children with the Youth Group experience they so anticipate by focusing on forming relationships. Children in this class use The Gospel Project as a method by which to explore the whole of the Bible. 

 

 

 

 Children ages birth through 4 years old

Nursery

Newborn through 2 1/2 years old, 8:45 a.m. through noon.
Located in the Children's Wing directly ahead of you as you walk into the hallway.

Our experienced caregivers, some of whom have been with us for years, will be looking forward to greeting the smallest members and visitors each Sunday morning! 

There is snack time, so please speak with the caregivers about any allergies. We have gluten-free options and are a nut-free nursery.

Mother's Room
The Mother's Room is located directly inside the nursery.  There you will find a private, quiet, and soft atmosphere where you can feed your infant, change a diaper, or rock your little one to sleep.  This room is for women only through small children are welcome to play on the cozy rug with a book.   
 

Preschool Room
2 1/2 years through 4 years, 8:45 through noon.
Located in the Children's Wing directly left of the Nursery.

Two caregivers will be present in the preschooler room to play, read, and engage with your child.  The women who care for your child on Sunday mornings are the same nearly each Sunday so your child can begin to form a connection with a trusted adult and hear the truth of God's word through The Gospel Project.

There is snack time, so please speak with the caregivers about any allergies. We have gluten-free options and we are a nut-free nursery.

Annual Children's Events

Creation Care Camp

We invite rising Kinder through rising 6th grade to a four day worshipful, peaceful, and playful retreat/camp.  CCC has been held at Redeemer four five summers.  We partner with A Rocha USA and A Rocha Nashville to create this beautiful space for our children.

Christmas Pageant

Children have a special opportunity to learn about the birth of Jesus by performing a traditional Christmas Pageant. Children preschool through 5th grade are welcome to participate.

Easter Celebration

A celebration held on Easter Day. The Redeemer lawn is filled with eggs to hunt and bounce houses to celebrate Christ’s resurrection and victory over death.

Age Specific Activtiies

Acolytes

Our Acolyte Ministry is for ages 4th grade through seniors in high school.  An acolyte can assist in worship by carrying a processional cross, lighting candles, holding the Gospel book, holding candles or "torches", assisting a deacon or priest set up and clean up at the altar, handing the offering plates to ushers, and many other tasks as seen fit by the priest.  Acolyte training is a ministry which introduces the children and youth to a knowledge of the acts and rituals of worship and their meaning. Participating in every syllable of the service is of major importance in training our children and youth to worship, and when children help lead the service, we all come to know more deeply that our liturgy is truly the work of all the people.  Contact Mary Cady for more information.