REGATHERING GUIDELINES

Our mission is to partner with parents to help kids become fully engaged followers of Christ.  

One way we are partnering with parents during COVID-19 is to provide programming that keeps kids as safe as possible. The guidelines below show you how we are making Sunday safe for your child.

 


HOW WE ARE KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE:
  • Requiring you to reserve your child’s spot when registering for service online.
  • Taking temperatures upon entry to the building.
  • Requiring masks for volunteers, parents, and K-6th grade children. Masks are optional for 3-5 years old.
  • Providing a touch free check-in option through the Church Center App.
  • Sanitizing rooms and screens between services.
  • Providing hand sanitizer to each child upon entering their space.
  • Requiring social distancing while waiting in line at the drop off/pick up doors.
  • Allowing only one parent/guardian to enter the spaces for drop-off and pick-up. 
  • Limiting items brought into the space (no strollers, car seats or toys, please).

ADDITIONAL POLICIES FOR NURSERY AND PRESCHOOL:

  • No snacks will be served.
  • Bottles will be given, but should be pre-made.
  • Toys and blankets will be placed in a used bin to be washed and sanitized per service.
  • Gloves will be worn when changing diapers.

ADDITIONAL POLICIES FOR ELEMENTARY AND PRETEEN:

  • Parents should wait at the designated spot inside the room for pick-up.
  • Requiring social distancing during small and large groups.
  • Individual supplies will be given per child as needed for activities. 
  • Activities will limit physical contact with another person or shared items.
Partnering with parents to help kids become fully engaged followers of Jesus Christ

River Kids is a place where kids come to have fun, hang out with kids their own age and connect with the same leader each week. They will have so much fun learning about Jesus, they will be talking about it on the way home and want to come back.

NURSERY + PRESCHOOL

BIRTH – 5 YEARS

River Kids is the perfect place for your infant, toddler or preschooler where they learn God made me, God loves me and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. They play games and do activities about that Sunday’s Bible story and even have their own worship experience, which includes music, videos and Biblical teaching designed just for them. When you pick up your child, we will give you ways to connect with them and continue talking about what they are learning that month. ­

ELEMENTARY

K – 4TH GRADE

Elementary kids have a blast at River Kids! Kindergarten through 4th graders connect with the same group of friends and same leader each week as they engage in a variety of activities and games that go along with the week’s Bible story. Each group joins together in the worship room for high-energy worship, drama and biblical teaching that applies to their everyday life. We want your child to learn: I need to make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what and I should treat others the way I want to be treated. When you pick up your child, we will give you ways to connect with them and continue talking about what they are learning that month.

PRETEEN

5TH – 6TH GRADE

At River Kids, 5th and 6th graders connect with their friends and small group leaders each week. We want your preteen to know that they can ask questions, get answers from the Bible and know that they are loved. Preteens experience biblical teaching, games, live worship and time to talk about their faith with their friends and leaders. When you pick up your child, we will give you ways to connect with them and continue talking about what they are learning that month. ­

YOUR FIRST VISIT!

As you walk in the door, we will meet your family and set up your child in our check-in system so that they can quickly and safely be checked in for next time. At this time, you can give us any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child. Next, our volunteer will guide you through the environments your children will be visiting before leading your child to their small group.

NEW BABY REGISTRATION

If you have a newborn under 6 months or a baby on the way, congratulations! We would love to welcome your new child by registering them in River Kids, giving you a tour of our nursery area and sharing info about Baby Dedication with you. To start the process, click the links below!

PLUNGE!

Is your child asking questions about faith or baptism?
Join PLUNGE! – a baptism experience for K-6th graders and their parents.

BABY DEDICATION

The Baby Dedication experience will teach you how to lead your child in their faith and will show you ways that Rivers Crossing will partner with you on this journey.  Registration for this year’s Baby Dedication is now closed.

PARENT CONNECTION

Sign up to receive regular Next Gen updates from River Crossing