The Kids Ministry at Riverside is created with you and your kids in mind. Our goal in each of our environments is to partner with you as you lead your child into a growing friendship with Jesus. We are growing each ministry area to be exciting, creative, fun, and to capture your child’s imagination—all to be a catalyst for a memorable, impactful, and applicable experience each week!
6 WEEKS - 5 YEARS
KINDERGARTEN - 5TH GRADE
This page is full of discipling resources for your family. We update it frequently, so be sure to check back and stay connected will all that is happening in Riverside Kids.
God’s Big Story is a new podcast for kids. On each episode, we’ll teach the Bible, sing the Bible, and talk about what it means with some friends.
THE BIBLE APP
Through interactive adventures and beautiful animations, kids explore the big stories of the Bible. the Bible App for Kids is a delight-filled experience designed to encourage kids to return again and again.
"The songs on the record were inspired by Psalms and creation. My hope is that these songs would help kids and the adults in their lives remember how deeply they are loved by the God who made them."
WHAT'S FOR DINNER? - FAMILY DINNER GUIDE
Packed with simple tips, lots of cheesy jokes, riddles for all ages, questions that will spark meaningful conversations, prayers especially for these troubling times, and devotions that will turn your hearts toward God’s truth, this guide will give you the tools needed to disciple your kids around the dining room table.
PRESCHOOL BIBLE VERSE POSTERS
Use these full color posters to help your little ones practice hiding God's Word in their hearts.
THE PARENT CUE APP
Downloading the Parent Cue App and choosing "Riverside Church" in the options will allow you to gain free access to our weekly Bible story videos for both Preschool and Elementary kids as well as numerous other resources from the Parent Cue Blog.
GOSPEL CENTERED STORIES TO READ TOGETHER
THE BIGGEST STORY
In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung―a best-selling author and father of six―leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.
With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible’s core message―how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden―will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think.
THE WINGFEATHER SAGA
It’s a series of four fantasy-adventure novels about the three Igiby children, Janner, Kalmar, and Leeli.
They live in a world called Aerwiar, which is exactly like our world–except they don’t have electricity or gunpowder, and there are all sorts of creepy animals, like sea dragons and toothy cows. Janner, the eldest, is about to discover that the ordinary little town where they live is anything but ordinary. In fact, he and his family are at the center of a great mystery that will change their lives forever.
THE GARDEN, THE CURTAIN, AND THE CROSS
Teach children why Jesus died and rose again and why that’s the best news ever.
This beautifully illustrated hardback book takes children on a journey from the garden of Eden to God’s perfect new creation. Retelling the Easter story through a Bible overview, children will discover that ‘because of our sin, we can't go in’ but because of Jesus’ victory on the cross, an even better garden awaits us...