Welcome to COR Kids!
At Christ our Redeemer, we welcome children to come and meet Jesus! Children’s Ministry at COR exists to equip parents in the spiritual formation of their children, encourage children to grow in authentic Christian discipleship, engage the children in our neighborhood with the Gospel of Christ, and enjoy the gifts that children offer the church.
In support of this vision, we offer resources for parents, fellowship opportunities for families, Sunday morning classes for children, an annual Day Camp for children from our church and the community, and opportunities for children to participate in Sunday worship services throughout the year. In addition, we always love exploring new and creative opportunities to plant and water seeds of faith in our kids!
Your First Visit
Our desire is to provide a safe, fun, and engaging experience for your children on Sunday mornings. When you visit, children will be in the service with you initially before being dismissed after the musical portion of worship. Parents then bring children to the classrooms next door in Base Camp, sign their children in, and receive a numbered lanyard. Children will participate in games, crafts, Scripture memory, snack time, and a Bible lesson.
In keeping with the vision of our church community, the message of God’s immeasurable grace and forgiveness will be the central teaching on Sunday mornings. Additionally, we want children to know and love the Bible. In the fall, children learn Old Testament stories. At Christmas, we celebrate Jesus’ birth. Through the winter, our lessons are about Jesus and His teachings. In the spring, we discuss Jesus’ death, resurrection, and the growth of the early church. Our Scripture memory program also helps children learn passages of scripture rather than isolated texts. Classes are suspended for the summer, although childcare is provided for the youngest children during the service.
We offer five classes from September through May:
Cascade Crawlers: Infants – 2 year olds
Mill Mountain Movers: PreK – Kindergarten
Peaks of Otter Pioneers: 1st – 2nd Grade
McAfee’s Knob Mountaineers: 3rd Grade
Mount Rogers Ridge Runners: 4th-5th Grade
Baptism & Dedication of Children
Please visit the special tab for Baptism to learn more about our practice at Redeemer.
The 4 Legs that support our Youth Ministry at Redeemer:
We believe that our Youth Ministry will be most successful if it is built on real relationships between teenagers and adults who love God and love each other. Our Youth Ministry is not going to be like one of Mickey Mouseʼ ears – barely attached to the circle of his head. The Church is more like a supreme pizza with all the generations like ingredients, thrown together within the circle of our church family. We learn from each other.
We acknowledge that the teen years are huge, formative years and we commit ourselves to helping young people ﬁnd their identity and their purpose in the living God. Help them begin to answer the question, “What am I supposed to do with my life?” by teaching them about vocation (ʻcallingʼ isnʼt just to ministry) and the marketplace and the doctrine of work.
Once a teen is committed to life in Christ, it is the role of the Church Family to shepherd and nurture their faith. We will continue to challenge them to grow up in Christ and invest in them as the future leaders of the Church.
Jesus told His disciples, “No, you give them something to eat” (Mtt. 14:16). We ﬁnd our identity when we serve others, as well as a sense of belonging. We will not shelter and entertain our youth but challenge them to serve among us and in our community.