Kids Connection

At Muncie's newest church we have some pretty AMAZING kids & Volunteers. Kids Connection is a place where all children from any background or ability can find connection to God's family; to be loved exactly where they are and encouraged to grow in their relationship with Jesus and others. Each week is packed with fun, great Bible lessons and relationship building! Currently our kids ministry programs meet weekly with the last Sunday of the month being a family service as we believe its important for the whole family to be in church together. If your child is not yet in Kindergarten, please feel free to check them in to our Nursery. For your child's safety and ours, each volunteer has been background checked and is ready to serve and love your child just as Jesus would!:-) 


We can't wait to meet You and your Kiddos!

What to do when you arrive:

Please go to the Kids Connection Stand Up Banner. By the banner there will be a Children's Ministry Volunteer to greet and assist you with checking in your child. 


Note: To speed up the check-in process, please fill out the "Plan Your Visit form by clicking HERE!:-)"


  1. The safety of your child is a #1 concern for us. Once you have dropped off your children you can expect a safe, positive and engaging environment that celebrates diversity and fun.
  2. At the conclusion of the service, please pick up your child promptly with the check-in tag. You will not be able to pick up your child without your tag. Please don't forget this!:-)

What will my child experience today?


  • Cool Crafts or Activities:  Kids Connection is never boring. Be prepared to have a discussion with your child about what they did in Kids Connection today! 

  • The Bible Lesson: Our lessons are Bible & video based that help children make wiser choices, build stronger relationships and develop a deeper faith.

  • Worship: There is nothing more powerful than watching a child worship. Please see our children’s director for a list of worship songs your child is learning.

  • Friends: This is the place where we want kids to belong and be loved. Some of the best friends are made at church!:-)



BE a hero volunteer in kids connection!

Each child needs a Hero. There is nothing better than making a kid smile while being a volunteer hero in Kids Connection. If you are interested in being part of an amazing volunteer team please fill out the attached form and we will start the process of you becoming a kids hero maker for Jesus! We have many different serving roles with different commitments. Please fill out the volunteer form to learn more and get started. Also, every children's and youth volunteer needs to fill out a background check. Once we receive these forms (only takes a few minutes to fill out), our Children's Ministry Director will be in contact with you ready to go over things and enjoy a cup of coffee together!:-) 


KIDS VOLUNTEER FORM

BACKGROUND CHECK


Sometimes our volunteers can get a little CrAzY for kids! Check out this video:

Be a Hero Video!



FAQ's

WHAT IS "FAMILY SUNDAY?"


Family Sunday is a time once a month where children will have the opportunity to worship with their families in the main church venue. We really value the family as a whole and want to create chances for families to connect together in church. In addition, we will have many family focused events and chances for kids and parents to serve together as well.

       

WHAT DO I DO IF I LOSE MY SECURITY TAG?

Please see a volunteer wearing a Kids Connection shirt. He or she will ask you to present your I.D. and create new tag for you after confirming you are on the approved pick up list.

       

IS IT SAFE TO LEAVE MY CHILDREN WITH RISING HOPE VOLUNTEERS?

All our volunteers have background checks on file and have regular training. Our volunteers are true heroes at Rising Hope and have your child’s best in mind!


MY CHILD HAS SPECIAL NEEDS AND MAY NEED SOME ASSISTANCE PARTICIPATING IN CHURCH, IS THIS AVAILABLE TO US?

Yes! At Rising Hope we feel strongly that every child is made in the image of God and has incredible worth and ability to contribute to our church family. Our children’s director with 12+ years’ experience in working with those with disabilities would love to partner with you as parents to make Kids Connection the best experience for your child possible. In addition to our current buddy system, we are looking forward to growing our program with CLC Network training, and various other resources. 

       

WHAT IF MY CHILD NEEDS ME DURING THE SERVICE

When checking in your child you will receive a 3 digit pin number. If at any time during the service your child needs you, this will be projected on the screen. If you see your child’s number on the screen please head back to the children’s section. In addition, if your child needs attention we will also try to reach you via text message. 

       

WILL MY CHILD'S PHOTO BE TAKEN

We love to take pictures in Kids Connection! However, we do not want to put you in any awkward positions. Please know that we only post pictures with your consent (please designate your wishes on the Welcome Packet that you will receive when you check your child in). 

       

HOW CAN I SERVE IN KIDS CONNECTION

There are many opportunities to serve! Please see our “Be a Hero” link for more information.

Meet our Children's Ministry Director and Lead Kiddo Hero maker!

I’m so glad you have chosen Rising Hope Church, and hope that you find it to be a place that feels like family! It is my greatest desire that your family would feel loved and celebrated through Kids Connection! 


A few things about me. I share a little “farm” with my husband of thirteen years (Dale) and three children (Patricia, Brayden, and Vilija), and currently attend Ball State University studying Special Education/Elementary Education. I have worked in a number of school settings and have served as a K-5th Children’s director and Children’s worship coordinator.  I have a heart for children with special needs and strive to create connections for kids through learning and fun! I am also a sucker for new projects that require a fresh can of paint and a hammer, and adore half price wonton tacos! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!:-)

 

With Love for our Kiddos & Jesus,


Carrie Bradford

Children's Ministry Director

kidsconnection@risinghopechurch.com