Children Ministry

Children are an Important Part of God’s Family

Here at River Life, we want your children to know that they are loved by God. Our program provides a rich experience for infants, toddlers and kids through sixth grade. Our team of background-checked volunteers works hard to ensure that your child is safe, receiving attentive care, having fun and learning about the love of God. 

We currently meet in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings and practice social distancing.  Children will start the service in worship with their families and then split off to join our leaders after a couple of worship songs. We look forward to seeing you on Sundays at 9:30am!

Stepping Stones Preschool at River Life

Stepping Stones Preschool is a valued partner in ministry. Started by River Life in August 2016, the independently operated Christian preschool offers full time and part time options for ages 2 through kindergarten. Their mission is to cultivate lives through relationships, learning, play, and creativity; and inspiring the spiritual foundation that we are always loved by Jesus. If you are a Stepping Stones family that does not yet have a home church, you're more than welcome at River Life!

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2 Timothy 1:7 

Fan the Flame Activity

Look up this verse in the Bible. It talks about fear directly. Read it in context and have a discussion with your children. Then have them write theirs and your own fears down on one piece of paper (fold it like a fan). 

  • Light a candle and talk about how the flame represents us. Fan the flame with the paper and talk about how fear often makes us wobbly and nervous inside like the flame when we fan it. 
  • Write on the back of the paper a prayer about the fears and asking God to bring peace. Talk about how when we pray, we can receive peace because we know God is with us even in the midst of the fears. And that even though we may be afraid, we should look to the HOPE that is in Christ Jesus and his great love! 
  • Here are some Scriptures to help in looking to the Hope God provides:
      • Romans 5:1-5
      • Romans 15:13
      • Romans 8:24-25
      • Psalm 91
      • Psalm 121