KidVenture is our Kid's Ministry for K-4th graders.

GATHERING TIMES

Kids' Connect - Kids' Connect is our Sunday morning small group time for kids. During this time kids connect with boys and girls their own age, while connecting to God through studying the Bible! We currently have 3 Kids' Connect Groups: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade, 3rd & 4th Grade. All Kids' Connect Groups meet at 9:30 and use the Gospel Project literature.

Kids' Worship - Kids' Worship is another opportunity for kids to connect with each other and God. Kids' Worship meets every Sunday morning at 10:45. We offer 2 Worship opportunities for kids at 10:45, Kindergarten only and 1st-4th. KW also uses the Gospel Project material and gives kids the chance to participate in large group activities, which include singing, games, prayer, Bible Study, and great discussion.

AWANA
AWANA meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm during the traditional Durham School Year and is a chance for students to grow in their knowledge of God and His Word. There are 3 main elements to the AWANA night; Small Group Time, Large Group Time, and Game Time. During Small Group time, students are studying God's Word and reciting Scripture verses. Large Group Time is an exciting and upbeat time of worship that includes pledges, music, activities, and a message from God's Word. Each AWANA Club also gets to spend 20-25 minutes in Game Time each week. We hope you will join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 8!

SUMMER EVENTS

CENTRIKID Camp - Come join us as we venture to CentriKid Camp. CentriKid is a 5-day 4-night camp for kids who have completed 2nd-6th grade. This is a great time to get away from home and have fun learning about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Kids will experience the message of Jesus through Bible study, recreation, track times, and worship. Click here for more information about CENTRIKID Camp. 2018 Camp Registration form is available in the link section below.

Vacation Bible School - Every summer we enjoy transforming our church facilities into a themed environment for Vacation Bible School. We enlist the services of almost 100 adult and youth volunteers in order to provide the best VBS experience for the kids in our community. VBS meets Monday through Friday morning from 9-12. Each day starts with an energetic opening assembly, followed by kids rotating through arts & crafts, music, Bible Study, snacks, and recreation.

T3 (Tuesday Take Three) - T3 meets throughout the Summer, and is a 3-hour (1:00 – 4:00) hangout for kids on Tuesday afternoons. Drop-off and pick-up will be at the designated location, and parents are invited to stay and participate. Possible activities include Palace Point for skating or bowling, Northgate Cinema for a movie, Frankies Fun Park, and other local places.

Links:                                                                                                                                                  Kid's Ministry Facebook Page
AWANA Facebook Page
October Newsletter                                                                                                                                                                     

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Bring a Friend to Church           (November 11th / 9:30am & 10:45am)

The second Sunday in November is going to be a special “Bring A Friend to Church” initiative. I am encouraging each kid to invite and bring a friend to church for Kids’ Connect @ 9:30 and Kids’ Worship @ 10:45. If we have 50 kids or more, we will have a drawing and give away a special prize!

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Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes (Due by November 18th / 12:00noon)

The AWANA Ministry would like to invite you to share the
Good News with children ages 2-14 all over the globe. Shoeboxes must be turned in by Noon on Sunday, Nov. 18th, to room #502. Shoeboxes and labels are available now. Any adult
shoebox can be used. Questions? See Joe Yandle. More information is available HERE.

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Family Christmas Dinner   (December 16th / 5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Join us for this special Christmas celebration! Students kindergarten through 6th grade, and their families, are invited to join us. We will have dinner, play some Christmas games, give away some prizes, and have lot’s of fun. $5 per person at the door. Sign-up here.

For more information, contact Joe Yandle, our Children's Pastor, at jyandle@ridgecrest.cc
or call the church office at 919-477-5426.

The BRIDGE is a ministry designed for "preteens" (5th & 6th grade).

The purpose is to provide an environment where 5th and 6th graders are challenged to grow and develop at a level more suited to their maturity. We work to provide events that are not only customized just for them, but events that also help them transition into the Student Ministry.

GATHERING TIMES

Connect Group
Connect Groups are the heart of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, and the same is true for the Bridge Ministry. The 5th & 6th Grade Connect Group meets at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. The goal of Connect Group is for students to connect with God through solid biblical teaching, connect with other students their age through biblical community, and to connect to our community through service. The BRIDGE Connect Group uses the Gospel Project material.

Worship
On Sundays, our Bridge students attend the 10:45am Exalt worship service as a group.

Service Opportunity
BRIDGE students have the opportunity to serve on Sundays in Kids’ Worship at 10:45. These student leaders serve by running the computer, leading singing, assisting during games, and helping younger kids complete their listening guides. Student leaders serve on a once a month rotation. If your BRIDGE student is interested in serving, contact Joe Yandle.

BRIDGE on Wednesday
BRIDGE on Wednesday is our new Wednesday Night gathering for 5th & 6th graders. BRIDGE on Wed is a hybrid between AWANA and Student Ministry. 5th & 6th graders will meet from 6:30 to 8:00 in Room 110. This time will include fun and games, large group Bible Study, and small group activities. The Large Group & Small Groups will be using the AWANA Agents of Grace material. BRIDGE on Wednesday meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm during the traditional Durham School Year and is a chance for students to grow in their knowledge of God and His Word. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes (Due by November 18th / 12:00noon)

The AWANA Ministry would like to invite you to share the
Good News with children ages 2-14 all over the globe. Shoeboxes must be turned in by Noon on Sunday, Nov. 18th, to room #502. Shoeboxes and labels are available now. Any adult
shoebox can be used. Questions? See Joe Yandle. More information is available HERE.

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Family Christmas Dinner   (December 16th / 5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Join us for this special Christmas celebration! Students kindergarten through 6th grade, and their families, are invited to join us. We will have dinner, play some Christmas games, give away some prizes, and have lot’s of fun. $5 per person at the door. Sign-up here.

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Winter Camp   (January 19th - 21st)

Winter Camp is a weekend retreat at Camp Caraway. Our group will work together as a team to accomplish fun challenges and competitions. Through these experiential learning challenges, worship, age appropriate teaching, games, recreation, and free time we are sure that your student will grow closer to God, and our preteens will grow closer to each other. Cost = $125

To register your student, click here, and give payment to Joe Yandle.

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For more information, contact Joe Yandle, our Children's Pastor, at jyandle@ridgecrest.cc
or call the church office at 919-477-5426.