Kids Ministry


Sunday School In-Person Experience

Open Arms Nursery
Provides infants through toddlers with a routine of welcome, Bible stories, playtime and snack. Once a toddler is three and potty trained, they “graduate” to the Preschool classes. Available during the 9:45 am and 11:15 am services.

Preschool Classes
Are open to children who are three years old through Kindergarten during the 9:45 am and 11:15 am services. Here they will enjoy a time of singing and dancing, a Bible story from the Gospel Project curriculum, and a corresponding craft or game to develop the truth from God’s word.

Elementary Classes
Are open to kids in 1st through 4th grade during the 9:45 am service. Kids will participate in a Bible lesson from the Gospel Project curriculum, worship, and an application game or craft.

See FAQ for our in-person experience

Resources Available

Riverwood Kids Ministry Parents Facebook Group
A private Facebook group where parents, grandparents, and guardians of the kids of Riverwood Chapel can connect with Riverwood’s Kids Ministry and each other.

Request to join our Parents Facebook Group

Monthly Kids Ministry Newsletter
Sign up to receive our monthly email including highlights from Sunday morning curriculum, upcoming events, conversation starters to share biblical truths, ideas to reach your child in the phase they are at, and more!

Sign up for monthly Kids Ministry newsletter

Childhood Discipleship at Riverwood
It is our hope that the plan for childhood discipleship at Riverwood would encourage and enhance the discipleship efforts of the parents and guardians of Riverwood kids. We believe that understanding the phase your child is in will help you and us communicate God’s truth in a way that each kid can understand and respond to.

Read Riverwood's Kids Ministry Childhood Discipleship Plan

RightNow Media
A customize-able video library for everyone in our Church. You will receive free subscription to biblical teaching video resources from leading Christian publishers and ministries and unlimited access to an enormous library of entertaining and educational Bible-based content just for kids. You can watch content from your TV, desktop, laptop, Roku, iPhone and iPad app.

Sign up for free access to Rightnow media

The Gospel Project

For Riverwood's Kids Ministry, it is all about Jesus. That is why we use The Gospel Project curriculum to teach our kids the stories and truths found in God's word. The Gospel Project is a three-year journey through the entirety of Scripture, showing that every story centers around the cross.

For more information about The Gospel Project, check out:


"It's Just a Phase" Project

We believe that understanding the phase of life that each child is in will help families and Kids Ministry volunteers communicate God's truth in a way that each kid can understand and respond to.

Download It's Just a Phase Booklet

That is why we use the It’s Just a Phase: So Don’t Miss It project by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to inform how we do Kids Ministry at Riverwood. Each phase of a kid’s life presents opportunities for the gospel and love of Jesus Christ to be made known. Click the image below to see how Riverwood aims to partner with parents in each phase.

For more information about the It’s Just A Phase: So Don’t Miss It project: check out justaphase.com.

Kids Ministry Team

Have questions or want more information about
Kids Ministries at Riverwood?

Our Kids Ministry Team would love to hear from you!

Josh Miller

Kids & Middle School Pastor
Josh.Miller@riverwoodchapel.org
330.678.7000 

Christina Gordon

Kids (Preschool & Elementary) Coordinator
Christina.Gordon@riverwoodchapel.org
330.678.7000 

Amy Adkins

Nursery Coordinator
Amy.Adkins@riverwoodchapel.org