welcome to our children’s MINISTRY!

During our weekend services at our campuses, you will see RVC kids praying, learning about Jesus, building friendships, and having fun. This is a snapshot of the ministry that happens in the children's classrooms around River Valley. Our mission is to partner with the Holy Spirit and families to help children discover, experience, and follow Jesus.


In our infant and crawler rooms, we share God’s love with His tiny treasures by maintaining a warm, caring, and safe environment. All of our volunteers have passed background checks and have years of experience caring for babies. This ministry is available at our Downtown (birth—9 months and 10—24 months), Murphy (birth-age 2), and Redwood (birth-age 2) campuses. 


As children move into the preschool years, we lovingly and purposefully teach them the foundation necessary for a saving faith in God. Our desire is that all children will know that God created them, loves them, and sent His Son to save them. This ministry is available at our Downtown (2—4 years), Murphy (3 years—Kindergarten), and Redwood (3 years—Kindergarten) campuses.


In our early elementary program, we build on children’s faith in God and dig deeper into the truth that is found in scripture. In addition to small group lessons and activities, children also get to experience a live performance in our Calico Theater that makes God’s Word come alive! This ministry is available at our Downtown (K—3rd grade) and Murphy (1st—5th grade, same curriculum, but no live performance) campuses. 

KIDS 4 Christ

Students engage in small group discussions, learn truths from the Bible during multi-media lessons, compete in games, and pray for each other. A daily Bible-reading guide and weekly memory verse are provided to help kids grow in their personal relationship with Christ. This ministry is available at our downtown (4th—5th grade) and Redwood (1st-5th grade) campuses. 


AWANA is a mid-week ministry for children where they will memorize verses, play games, sing worship songs, and hear a short message from the Bible. Cubbies (3-4 years), Sparks (K-2nd), Truth & Training (3rd-6th). Infant/toddler care is also available for those attending the Thursday evening service or participating in a Life Group at that time.

When: Thursdays @ 6-7:30pm

Where: River Valley Downtown Campus

Cost: $30 (covers all dues, vest/shirt, and book - scholarships available) Infants/Toddlers are free.

buddy program

It is our desire that all children feel loved and included. In an effort to meet individual needs and provide consistency, each student in our buddy program is matched with a trained volunteer who has made a weekly commitment to be a one-on-one helper. This program is currently available at our Downtown Campus.


Did you know River Valley offers pre-school as well as year-round childcare? Visit our preschool page to learn more.