Nursery + Preschool
What to Expect
Infants – Preschool
We are honored to partner with you in person as we share the love of Jesus with our families and children in Nursery + Preschool and ResKids!
For Children’s Areas during Covid-19:
As we continue to walk through this season of change and uncertainty, safety remains our priority. We have a responsibility to minister effectively while maintaining a safe environment for all of our participants.
We know your children need their church family and we look forward to keeping ResLife children’s ministries open. However, we have all learned over the last few months that guidelines can change very quickly. If any of those guidelines impact our ministry, we will communicate those changes as needed. As we move forward together, we put our trust in God. He is faithful and steadfast. He is doing amazing work in the lives of our children.
Ways We Are Minimizing Exposure:
- We have boxes of toys for each service time
- We will be sanitizing any large toys, tables, and chairs between services.
As always if you have any questions or concerns please contact Pastor Carson Doll at (616) 261-0160, Pastor Daniel Cavazos at (616) 249-3706.
Please note, Kindergarten is now located in the upstairs preschool area for Sunday mornings only.
During this time we want to continue to engage the next generation and partner with you in ministering to your children. Below you will find links to the resources our awesome volunteers use weekly to teach your children the Word of God. You can also stay connected with each ministry on Facebook.
Nursery/Preschool & Kindergarten
We would like to encourage you to download the Parent Cue App for practical ideas in continuing the lesson with your children during the week.
For Nursery/Preschool & Kindergarten: reslife.org/nursery-preschool
For 1st – 5th grade: reslife.org/reskids
For 6th – 12th grade: reslife.org/youth
What to Expect
We have a confession to make – WE LOVE KIDS! We believe that young children, even infants, are ministered to and blessed by singing, teaching, praying and interaction with other children. Maybe you wonder what took place in your child’s class while you were in the service. Each class is a little different, but a typical class would include some of the following:
- playtime (puzzles, toys, books, and several large motor-skill toys)
- gather to sing songs (we teach praise and worship at each service)
- lesson and time to color a picture that goes along with the story (in the Preschool classes a lesson is taught with the help of friendly puppet characters and we have an offering basket to teach the importance of giving and receiving)
- wraps up with age-appropriate videos, games, snacks, or free play
Special Needs Children
Our vision is to provide a loving and caring environment for the children with special needs, enabling them to worship and be taught the love of Jesus. We want to partner with the parents, allowing them to worship freely while their child is cared for, ministered to, and loved in a one-on-one setting. Available Sunday mornings at 9:30am & 11:30am.
Our rooms are cleaned and the toys are sanitized twice a week. Also, any toy that should happen to reach the mouth of a little one is placed into a special bin and will not be used until it has been sanitized. We do all we can to keep out germs. If you child is ill, we ask that you please keep them out until they are completely healthy. If you have any questions about what is considered an illness, please refer to the health standard brochure.
We do not administer any medications, ointments or mix formulas.
Please let us know of any special needs your child may have – whether allergy or disability.
The Nursery / Preschool Team
Nursery / Preschool Pastor
Whether you are a single man, woman, or a married couple desiring to join a ministry and serve together, we have a fit for you. Nursery/Preschool team members must be 13 years old or older (11 and 12 year olds may serve in a classroom as long as they are serving with a parent volunteer).
As a volunteer in this ministry you will serve under the guidance of a trained teacher and assist with a Bible story, praise and worship, snack time, and overall classroom flow and safety. Fill out an application and attend a one-time orientation class. It’s that easy! We also have a flexible schedule which makes it easy to work around yours. So come have fun with us as we serve God and bless others. Hope to see you soon!
HOW CAN I GET STARTED?
- Attend a Volunteer Orientation Class
- Complete and return a ResLife Team Application packet to the Nursery/Preschool offices.
NURSERY + PRESCHOOL ORIENTATION DATES:
Every Sunday • 11:30 am • Nursery Office Suite
No registration is required, walk-ins are welcome.