Rez Kidz Reign Forest
“The Rez Kidz Reign Forest” “Where God’s Love is Showered on All Children” is the Children’s Ministry at Resurrection Life Church, ministering to children from 6 weeks through 7th grade. Our goal is to provide a safe, secure environment conducive to learning the truth of God’s Word at every age level of the Reign Forest, in a way that is exciting, relevant and age appropriate. Our commitment is to “shower” God’s love on ALL children and help them experience how God can live in their hearts as Savior and “reign” in their hearts as Lord. This commitment is based on CORE VALUES of integrity, commitment to excellence, a heart for evangelism, relational ministry and a servant’s attitude.
The Cub Hut Nursery is only offered during our 2nd Service as well as a complete Children’s Service for ages 3 through 7th grade.
Preschoolers through 4th graders experience upbeat, interactive praise and worship, an offering message demonstrating the importance of giving in all areas of life, innovative illustrated messages taught with a variety of fun and exciting methods, and more. Our Children’s Service makes children want to come back each week! Children in 5th –7th grade participate in adult Praise and Worship and are then dismissed to the Quest wing for Grapple.
Wednesday is K.I.D.S. Klub: “Kids in Divine Service”, for ages 6 weeks through 5th graders, is a time where children experience a unique approach to learning God’s Word through music, illustrated messages, games, snack, crafts and videos. K.I.D.S. Klub provides ministry to children while their parents attend LIFE CARE Group meetings, but all children are welcome!
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Keeping children safe and secure is a top priority in the Reign Forest! Children (3 years old through 4th graders) are to be escorted to their classroom, at which time a numbered bracelet will be issued to an authorized adult (16 years or older).
At the conclusion of the service only those authorized adults with the numbered bracelet will be allowed past security on the classroom hall. On Sundays, if you arrive after the 2nd Service has started, children will not be admitted to their class until after adult Praise and Worship. They are to sit with their parent/guardian until that time.
On Wednesdays, all children will be signed in and out by an authorized adult at the Reign Forest Check-In Hut.
AREAS OF MINISTRY IN THE REIGN FOREST
TREETOP TOTS - Ages 3 & Pre-K
Our TreeTop Tots have their own curriculum, and they learn about the love of God through Bible stories, puppets, costumed characters, crafts, songs, games and snacks.
CANOPY KIDS - Grades K - 1 and Grades 2 - 4
In these areas children learn from an exciting curriculum at their age level the truth of God’s Word through innovative illustrated messages, puppets, costumed characters, videos, games, memory verse challenges, summer challenges, Bible Rewards, Quiet Seat prizes and more.
GRAPPLE – Grades 5 - 7 (SUNDAYS) GRAPPLE is a ministry designed specifically to address topics and issues this age group faces on a daily basis. 5th - 7th graders remain in adult service for Praise and Worship, and then are dismissed to the Quest wing for ministry. (On Wednesday nights, 5th-6th graders are included in K.I.D.S. Klub, and 7th graders attend QUEST Youth Group on Thursday nights.)
REIGN FOREST REIGNGERS – Special Needs Ministry
This ministry is temporarily unavailable. If you have a special needs child, please see Miss Lynn.
REIGN FOREST PUPPET THEATER – Live Performance Puppet Ministry - Deputy Dugan, Rovercomer, Pockets the Kangaroo, the Greene Family… these are just a few of our puppet friends who visit on special occasions in the classrooms during Children’s Services. In addition to ministering to the children of RLC, the puppets minister at local nursing homes as well as ministering at special activities in the church. This is an effective, powerful, non-threatening evangelistic tool sharing God’s love to children and adults.
FAMILY WORSHIP SUNDAY – The last Sunday of each month provides an opportunity for families to worship and take Communion together. During this time, ministry is available in the Reign Forest for children from 6 weeks old through Canopy Kids K-1st. All other children will remain with their parents through Praise & Worship and Communion to be dismissed together to the Reign Forest.
REZ KIDZ REIGN FOREST AREA HEADS
“MISS LYNN” (Frei)
Reign Forest Director
“MISS WENDY” (Bird)
Cub Hut Nursery
“MISS TENNEIL” (Mihm)
“MISS TRACY” (Woodcock)
Canopy Kids, K-1st
MRS. KATHY REESE
Canopy Kids, 2nd-4th
“MISS SUE” (O’Connor)
“MR. TIM” (Mihm)
“MISS TAMARA” (Alvarez)
Reign Forest Reigners
There is no greater reward than leading children to Christ and watching them grow in that relationship.
The Reign Forest Ministry Team is always looking to grow and expand the team to meet the needs of God’s children. If you love God, if you have a heart for children, and if you will be obedient and faithful to serve, there is a place for you in the Reign Forest!
Please contact Miss Lynn at the church (315-339-6318) for more information on how to get involved.