This is the second in a blog series on Getting Involved at Restoration. Check out part 1
Loving our kids
Restoration has so many great kids. There is a significant exodus each week when they leave the service after our opening worship. I have loved watching our community (those with kids and those without) come around these small ones and listen to them, ask them questions, steer them in the right direction, pray for them, and generally delight in their curious chatter! We have a nursery for toddlers 2 and under. We have small groups for kids age 3 to 5th grade. If you would like your child to be a part of these great activities, register them here.
We run a complete Children’s Church at both our 9 and 11 services. This means we have opportunities for 2 teams of volunteers working in our nursery and leading our kid’s small groups. Would you be interested in serving this way? If you are new to Restoration: jump into a small group, serve as a liturgical helper (greeter, reader, parking lot servant). We want to serve YOU and give you a chance to get to know our community. If you have been a part of the Restoration community (or The Falls Church) for the last six months, then please fill out the form below and our Children’s Ministry Director, Louise Brooks will contact you.
Here’s another picture of this ministry from Louise:
Working with children in ministry is a little like never having to grow up. You get to hang-out, laugh, play, read, munch on Cheerios, console, teach, and sing with friends who are, mostly, under five feet tall.
Serving in the nursery means the conversations you have with the babies and toddlers center around what books to read, games to play, or “More Cheerios, please!” It is a blast to share God’s love in this way!
Serving as a pre-school or elementary-aged small group leader in Sunday School provides opportunities to search through the Bible in new ways, making deep theological issues concrete and real to a child. It requires a heart for God and His (smaller) people, creativity, and joy.
If you feel God calling you to “train up a child in the way he should go,” then we’d love to help you get plugged in.