Children's Ministry
Led By:              Diane Bothun
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:  (602) 971-7979


The Children's Ministries at RLC are about connecting kids to Jesus Christ in age appropriate ways through Believe Sunday Church School and Elevate Wednesday.

Believe Sunday Church School
On Sunday morning kids participate in their own chapel worship and Bible-based learning where they meet God at their own level.  Children 4 years old to 6th grade attend classes at 10:00 A.M.  To register your children for Sunday School, download this Registration form, complete it and email to Diane.  Secure child check-in for Believe Sunday School begins at the south gate to the Preschool Building at 9:50 A.M.  

Elevate Wednesday begins with dinner at 5:30 P.M. for children aged 4 to 6th grade, and junior and senior high youth, as well as the adults in their lives ($3.00 suggested donation).  After dinner, the evening will include worship, a time for a game and meeting in separate learning groups for exciting, foundational Bible wisdom for knowing Christ until 7:30 P.M. To register your children for Elevate Wednesday, download this Registration form, complete it and email to Diane.

Child care will be provided for younger children of parents participating in classes.  (A $2.00 donation per child is suggested.) 

Adult Growth Groups are available on Elevate Wednesday.

Milestones in Faith
There are various special classes and activities to help families celebrate their children's growth in their faith:
1st Graders:  Lord's Prayer - Students lead the congregation in the Lord's Prayer on Mother's Day, May 8, 2016 after completing a class about the prayer's importance.

2nd and 3rd Graders:  Bible Class - Children are taught the importance of God's Holy Word as well as how to use their Bibles.  On Bible Presentation Sunday, October 4, 2015, parents present Bibles to their children fulfilling the baptismal promise to place the Scriptures in their child's hands.

3rd Graders:  Holy Communion - After attending classes on the meaning of Holy Communion, children receive their first communion on Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Sunday Worship Service Nursery-Preschool Building
Children under the age of three are welcome in our Nursery with Miss Marla who has been in charge for more than a decade.  They are exposed to Christian music and stories while playing safely with age-appropriate toys.  The Nursery is open during all Sunday Worship Services and special occasions.  Secure child check-in begins 15 minutes prior to each Worship service.  

We welcome all Children and would love to see them involved in forming a lasting and loving relationship with Jesus Christ!  If you have any questions about the programs, please contact Diane Bothun.