ResKids

RESKIDS Update
Events
Leaders
What to Expect
Join the Team

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

We are grateful to witness what God is doing in the hearts of even our youngest attendees. We love spending time with your precious families!

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 will be sanitizing any large toys, tables, and chairs between services.

As always if you have any questions or concerns please contact Pastor Jesse Cabrera at (616) 249-3429, Pastor Daniel Cavazos at (616) 249-3706.

Kindergarten

Please note, Kindergarten is now located in the upstairs preschool area for Sunday mornings only. 

1st – 5th Grade

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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReslifeKids/

Video & Activity Links:  https://studio252.tv/  https://theparentcue.org/faith/

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.

Family Info:

For Nursery/Preschool & Kindergarten: reslife.org/nursery-preschool

For 1st – 5th grade: reslife.org/reskids

For 6th – 12th grade:  reslife.org/youth

Events

Awana Clubs

Sunday Nights / 5:00 – 6:15 pm / Gym

Awana is a discipleship program for K – 6th graders. It exists to SHOW kids Christ, engaging them in a fun way so they can KNOW Christ, equipping them to GROW in Christ, and then enabling them to GO in Christ to serve and love others for Him.

Contact Lexi, lexis@reslife.org

Kids Camp

For kids entering 3rd grade (or 8 years old) thru 6th grade in the fall of 2021. Registration is now open. Camp dates are July 26-30, 2021. For more information, to volunteer, or to register a camper go to reslife.org/camp

Leaders

DANIEL CAVAZOS

Generations Pastor

JESSE CABRERA

ResKids Pastor

AGNES KERKSTRA

ResKids Administrative Assistant

Abigail Austin

K - 3rd Grade

Victoria Hernandez

4th - 5th Grade

Lexi Schutter

Awana

What to Expect

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

K – 3rd Grade

K – 3rd grade students are dropped off in their classrooms. Once service starts, our night consists of praise and worship in the gym, lesson time in the classroom, games for boys in the gym, and craft time for the girls. All children should be picked up in their classroom when service is done.

 

4th & 5th Grade

4th & 5th grade students are dropped off in the Zone. Once service starts, our night consists of time to hang out and play, lesson time, and worship. All students should be picked up in their classroom when service is done.

SUNDAY MORNING

Kindergarten

Kindergarten students are checked into their classrooms to engage in fun, Bible-based activities where they have praise and worship and then a lesson. All Kindergarteners should be picked up in their classroom when service is done. Sometimes Kindergartners join the 1st through 3rd graders but are checked in and out of their classrooms during these special occasions.

 

1st – 3rd Grade

1st – 3rd grader students are checked into the gym for a power-packed service filled with exciting, age-appropriate Bible teaching. They learn God’s Word through stories, drama, creative object lessons, and characters. For the last 15 minutes we move to our classrooms for small group questions, answers, and prayer. All children should be picked up in their classroom when service is done.

 

4th & 5th Grade

4th & 5th grade students meet in the Zone for an age-appropriate service of their own. After service students can take a break, hang out with friends, or purchase goodies from the snack bar. All students should be picked up in their classroom when service is done.

Join The TEAM

Get started in 4 easy steps:

  • Call the ResKids office at (616) 249-3713 … or ask a ResKids staff member how to get involved during any of the services
  • Take a tour and go through a brief orientation
  • Fill out the online application or grab a ministry packet from the ResKids concourse kiosk or ResKids hallway
  • be placed in an area that matches your giftings and desires for ministry

How you can be involved:   

  • Minister to children
  • Use your administrative skills
  • Operate sound equipment
  • Teach a class
  • Monitor classrooms
  • Check in children on a computer