About Redeemer Kids

“We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His might and the wonders that He has done.” — Psalm 78:4

Children are a gift from God and an integral part of Redeemer Church. Our children are one of our most precious resources. That is what Psalm 78:4 stresses — to pass our faith on to our kids by telling the next generation about the Lord. And that is what we want to encourage the parents of Redeemer Church to do. 

Redeemer Kids seeks to come alongside and partner with families in their pursuit to disciple their children because we believe that God has given parents the primary responsibility of teaching their children about who he is and about the salvation that comes from him (Deuteronomy 6:6–9). 

Our kids’ ministry includes children from ages 0 to 9 years old. We use the Gospel Project curriculum as a resource in our classes. Each lesson is designed to help build strong gospel-centered foundations that are developmentally appropriate for children of each age group to understand.

Redeemer Kids' Classes

Our Redeemer Kids classes for ages two to nine years are available during both services (9 am and 11 am). Children will be cared for by trained volunteers in a fun and safe environment while learning gospel truths. No advance registration is requiredThere are capacity limitations that may be met, so parents are encouraged to arrive in a timely way before the service to avoid lack of accommodation.

All health and safety precautions will be taken in the preparation and distribution of toys and equipment. No snacks will be provided, and please refrain from sending any food with your children inside the classes.

Safety Policy

As we resume our classes, we are ensuring the health, safety, and security for every child in the following ways:

  • Check-In/Check-Out: Only parents may check in and check out their children. Children are not allowed to check themselves or their siblings in or out.

  • Security Wristband: Each child checked in to Redeemer Kids will be given a wristband to wear. A duplicate wristband will be distributed to the parent or adult guardian

  • Classroom Policy: Only Redeemer staff, Redeemer Kids’ volunteers with appropriate identification, or registered guests are allowed into the classrooms.

  • Volunteer Policy: Every classroom should have at least two approved adult volunteers present at all times. No volunteer is ever allowed to be alone with a child at any time in the classes. All volunteers must wear their face masks at all times.

  • Guests: We welcome any parent to sit in with their child when the child is adjusting to a new classroom. Adult guests at Redeemer Kids (those not scheduled to serve) must check in at the registration desk and receive a guest badge to be worn for the remainder of their stay in the classroom. The guest badge is meant to be a short-term solution, not a long-term one.

  • Classroom Age Policy: We have a lot of children attending Redeemer Kids. We also have a wonderful team of volunteers (not all professional teachers). For the sake of our volunteers and the safety of our children, we divide classrooms by age. This is to ensure that classes are manageable for our volunteers and developmentally appropriate for the children.

  • Hall Cops: At least one hall cop is on duty during each service to assist with maintaining a secure environment.

  • Food and Drink Policy: No food or drink are allowed in the classrooms due to children’s allergies! Due to COVID, we will also not be providing snacks for children. Please do not send food or drinks with your kids into the classrooms, including food and water bottles from the hotel lobby.

  • Health Policy: For the well-being of all children and volunteers, we ask that no child be checked in to Redeemer Kids if they currently show symptoms of sickness or if they have had symptoms in the last 24 hours, including: fever of 100ºF/37ºC, sore throat, yellow/green nose drainage, eye drainage, nausea/vomiting, earache, rash, headache, diarrhea, etc. For any child displaying these symptoms during class, parents will be paged immediately to pick up their children.

  • Bathroom Policy: Children ages two to five are assisted to the ladies' washroom in groups of two to three by a female class helper. Children ages six to nine are allowed to go to the washrooms in pairs (girls to the ladies' washroom and boys to the gents' washroom) on their own but under the supervision of the hall cop.