Reliance Kids operates in many ways here at Reliance Church. Our job starts in our classrooms during our Sunday services, but continues into the week at AWANA and various other studies.
We base all of our lessons on the foundational truths found in the infallible Word of God. We teach that the core of our saving faith is Christ’s sacrifice (NIV, Rom. 5:08).
We emphasize Matthew 22:37-39, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” This verse enables children to have a simplified understanding of what we, as Christians, are called to do: to love God in response to His love for us and, in loving Him, to strive to obey and please Him by extending His love to others.
We endeavor to instruct the children in age appropriate activities and lessons that are applicable to their everyday lives, beyond the bounds of Sunday services. We are dedicated to encouraging children to seek to please God with their actions, echoing Deuteronomy 6:18 which exhorts, “And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you…”
Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, better known as A.W.A.N.A. strives to encourage God’s kids to hide His Word in their hearts. AWANA helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and disciplining kids in the church and community.
AWANA helps train children to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. Kids 4 years old all the way through 5th Grade are welcome!
➞ Sign-up Here
Vacation Bible School
Every Summer, Reliance Church puts on a week-long, high-energy, Jesus-filled Vacation Bible School (VBS) for kids ages 5 years old to 5th grade!
For the last several years, we have had the opportunity to share the Gospel with thousands of children and have seen several hundred making professions of faith! When this event comes around, you’ll want to sign-up quick because our spots fill up fast! (Pro tip: we will open registration this year on March 24th)➞ Sign-up Here
Every Sunday, our amazing Reliance Kids team strives to provide Biblical teaching in a fun way and in an exciting environment. Each class enjoys corporate live worship, an interactive bible lesson, small group time, and games.
We use an electronic check-in system through Planning Center, our church’s online community, which helps you check in all of your children with ease and provides us with helpful information, such as allergies and parent contact info.
Should we need to get a hold of you for any reason during our services, you’ll receive a text from our team. Remember to set your phone to “vibrate”.
In order to pick-up your child, you’ll need to provide your portion of the child’s printed name badge. If you lose it, just ask one of our team members for assistance.
Child Wellness Policy
If your child is showing any signs of illness, they should not be in our Children’s Ministry classes. Signs of illness include:
• Significant runny-nose
In the event you need to stay home due to illness in your household, we provide audio and video recordings of our services that are uploaded the very next day.