“Our children never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, their faith grew stronger, and in this they brought glory to God. They were absolutely convinced that God was able to do anything He promised, and because of their faith, God declared our children to be righteous.” -Romans 4:20-22
In KAF Ranch, we want our kids to move into Club 56 living according to the Gospel. Our children are connecting with the Bible story and are actively involved with their learning. In our elementary ministry we encourage children to use the Bible as their tool and guide.
Children learn in many different ways. In KAF Ranch, we intend to make learning the Bible fun, interactive and most importantly we want what they learn to stick! Each Sunday, your child will experience a new learning environment. Each of these environments takes a different approach to our Bible Story. We study the same topic or character for six weeks. Our course of study is designed so that children will have experienced the entire Bible throughout their five years in KAF Ranch.
Where do I go? What do I do?
At Fourth Avenue, we value the time that families spend in worship together. All of our families begin worship in the 9:30 a.m. assembly in the main auditorium. After a time of welcome, praise & worship, prayer, and our weekly offering, children are dismissed to attend a worship time specifically designed to appeal to them. There are energetic songs, videos, and age-appropriate activities that target your little one’s interests and attention.
Our KAF Ranch worship and classrooms are located on the lower level. Children experience their worship time first and move directly from worship into grade level groups to deepen their understanding of our current Bible topic or character. Our programming lasts until the end of adult class time.
The themed rooms children visit while joining us on the KAF Ranch are:
G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) Stories
Through the telling of the Bible’s most Sacred Stories, children are taught to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in their own lives.
The Forge (Science Room)
See how science fits together with and confirms God’s Word through hands-on experiments and interactive demonstrations.
Kids Korral (Game Room)
Be ready to play like a kid in our Korral! Play games that test your knowledge of all the Bible stories that you have learned and characters that you have met.
Put on your apron and get ready to serve! Learn about all of the ways that you can make an impact in our church, community, and around the world.
Center Stage Coach (Theater Room)
Be ready to become the characters that we learn about in the Bible. Take part in a play and watch a puppet show too. There are so many fun ways to deepen your knowledge of the Bible on the Center Stage Coach!
Art Loft (Art Room)
In the Art Loft, children come and create to express their thoughts about the Bible story through drawing, painting, sculpture and other projects.
The safety of your children is of utmost importance to all our volunteers. You will check in your child at kiosks located downstairs in our KAF Check-In. The kiosk will provide a name-tag for your child along with any allergy information, if applicable. You will receive a Parent Receipt that is coded to match your child’s name-tag. You will show the receipt in order to pick up your child. All of our volunteers undergo a background check before serving.
Please help us provide a healthy environment in our classrooms by keeping your child at home when you observe any of the following symptoms:
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Eye discharge (in or around the eyes)
- Questionable rashes
- Other contagious illness
Sick children should be kept at home until they have been free of symptoms for 24 hours. If your child becomes ill while in class, you will be promptly notified via text message. Please keep your phone on silent but vibrate mode so that we can contact you in case of emergency. For your child’s protection, caregivers and teachers are asked to follow the same guidelines.
Title: Jesus’ Teachings
Memory Verse: “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’” John 9:5 (NIV)
Song: “Light of the World” by JumpStart3
For more details about the curriculum, click here.