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Beginning Sunday, September 27

Children’s Ministry Sunday classes: Join us in exploring the big story of God’s plan of redemption in the Bible. Beginning Sunday, September 27, there are three options that you can use to journey along with us through the Bible:

  1. Sunday School at Home: Stay tuned for an email every Saturday with the week’s Bible story video, application activities, take home page, and more. Contact Cora to receive content.
  2. Sunday School on Zoom: Tune in at 9:45 am for a special Zoom class for kids 3 years old – 4th grade.
  3. Sunday School at Riverwood: Participate in an in-person classroom with other kids and volunteers at 11:15 am. Classes are available for kids 3 years old – 4th grade. Weekly pre-registration is required to help us prepare a safe environment for the kids and volunteers attending. Pre-registration details to come.

Kids Ministry


Sunday Morning Experience

Open Arms Nursery
Provides infants through toddlers with a routine of welcome, Bible stories, playtime and snack. Once a toddler is three and potty trained, they “graduate” to the Preschool classes. Available during the 8:15 am, 9:45 am and 11:15 am services.

Preschool Classes
Are open to children who are three years old through Kindergarten. Here they will enjoy a time of singing and dancing, a Bible story and corresponding craft or game to develop the truth from God’s word. Available during the 9:45 am and 11:15 am services.

Elementary Classes
Are open to children in 1st through 4th grade. The classes begin together with a time of worship and then split into different grades to participate in a Bible lesson and an application game or craft. Available during the 9:45 am and 11:15 am services.

Resources Available

Riverwood Children’s Ministry Parents Facebook Group
A private facebook group where parents, grandparents and guardians of the children of Riverwood Chapel can connect with Riverwood’s Children’s Ministry and each other.

Request to join our Parents Facebook Group

Monthly Children’s Ministry Newsletter
Sign up to receive our monthly email including highlights from Sunday morning curriculum, upcoming events, conversation starters to share biblical truths, ideas to reach your child in the phase they are at, and more!

Sign up for monthly Children's Ministry newsletter

Childhood Discipleship at Riverwood
It is our hope that the plan for childhood discipleship at Riverwood would encourage and enhance the discipleship efforts of the parents and guardians of Riverwood children. We believe that understanding the phase your child is in will help you and us communicate God’s truth in a way that each child can understand and respond to.

Read Children's Ministry Childhood Discipleship Plan

RightNow Media
A customize-able video library for everyone in our Church. You will receive free subscription to biblical teaching video resources from leading Christian publishers and ministries and unlimited access to an enormous library of entertaining and educational Bible-based content just for kids. You can watch content from your TV, desktop, laptop, Roku, iPhone and iPad app.

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The Gospel Project

For Riverwood's Children's Ministry, it is all about Jesus. That is why we use The Gospel Project curriculum to teach our children the stories and truths found in God's word. The Gospel Project is a three-year journey through the entirety of Scripture, showing that every story centers around the cross.

For more information about The Gospel Project, check out:


"It's Just a Phase" Project

We believe that understanding the phase of life that each child is in will help families and Children's Ministry volunteers communicate God's truth in a way that each child can understand and respond to.

Download It's Just a Phase Booklet

That is why we use the It’s Just a Phase: So Don’t Miss It project by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to inform how we do Children’s Ministry at Riverwood. Each phase of a child’s life presents opportunities for the gospel and love of Jesus Christ to be made known. Click the image below to see how Riverwood aims to partner with parents in each phase.

For more information about the It’s Just A Phase: So Don’t Miss It project: check out justaphase.com.

Kids Ministry Team

Have questions or want more information about Kids Ministries at Riverwood?

Our Kids Ministry Team would love to hear from you!

Josh Miller

Kids & Student Ministries Director
josh.miller@riverwoodchapel.org
330.678.7000 ext 118

Christina Gordan

Kids Coordinator
christina.gordan@riverwoodchapel.org
330.678.7000 ext 116

Amy Adkins

Nursery Coordinator
amy.adkins@riverwoodchapel.org