"...Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14)
At Pleasant Ridge Baptist, we look at children as not just the future but also the current church. It is our heart's desire to teach and nurture our children in the truth of God's Word so that they may seek to surrender to the Lord and be saved and then grow in grace as they learn more about what it is to live and walk with the Lord. When children come to Pleasant Ridge, they are surrounded by loving and dedicated adults who are intentional about not just teaching but also modeling what it is to follow Christ. Creative lessons, games, and crafts all work together to teach the children valuable lessons as well as to forge relationships with friends.
All volunteers who work with children are background checked and trained to ensure the safety and security of our children as well as the parents' peace of mind. Parents can rest assured that their children are being well cared for and well loved as we strive to show them Christ.
Wednesdays @ 6PM
Wednesday evenings are exciting times for RidgeKids. Crafts, games, lessons, and of course snacks make for wonderful nights of friendship and fun. Come and join RidgeKids.
Parents can stay for the adult Bible study in the Fellowship Hall.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019
June 17-21, 5:30-8:30 PM
Make plans now to join us for our annual Vacation Bible School. This is a highlight of the year for many children, and it's a wonderful time to learn a lot of Scripture and great songs as well as to learn how to apply the principles we cover to their lives. Please pray for our VBS that many hearts and lives may be touched by the efforts.
If you want to register online, that option will be available soon. Keep checking back with us.
Also, parents and other adults can register to volunteer with us during VBS. Keep your eyes open for that as well.
We are always in need of new people with servants' hearts and a love for children. We need help teaching Sunday school, working in the nursery, teaching Wednesday nights, classroom assistants, and help with special events.
We can work with a variety of schedules and availabilities so long as you are willing to serve. Will you help our children grow? Complete the form below.
Worship Care Nursery
A nursery is provided for children who are 3 years old and younger - it is available for the entire morning worship service.
If you plan for your 4 year old child to attend Children's Church, he/she should remain with you in "big" church until the children are dismissed for Children's Church.
Sunday School classes are available for children and preschoolers.
Preschool A - Ages: birth - through about 2
Preschool B - Ages 3 (if potty trained) through 5 years old including those in Kindergarten.
Younger Children - Grades 1 & 2
Older Children - Grades 3, 4, & 5
Children in Grades 6 - 12 make up our youth department.
See more information about our youth ministry here.
Children's Church is available on Sunday mornings for children who are between the ages of 4 years through those currently in 3rd grade.
Children attend regular "big" church worship service with you and then are dismissed following the music/praise time.
Children 3 years old and younger may be taken to the nursery or remain with you. Those older than 3rd grade are invited to remain with you during the message so that you may learn and grow together.