Cedar Ridge Children & Youth

Infants and Children through Grade 5

When we  gather on  Sundays, we aim to provide a  welcoming and enjoyable environment in which children can explore what it means to follow Jesus.  Through art, song, play, prayer, storytelling, service, and conversation, we’ll center our attention on Jesus and how he taught us to live.

Sundays at Cedar Ridge

We meet at 10:00am in the main building on most Sundays. Our nursery provides a comfortable setting for infants and toddlers under two.  Preschool groups for children ages two through five meet in Rooms 103 and 104.   Elementary students gather in Room 202, and then divide into groups and rooms for K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, and 4th-5th grade.

On occasion, our whole community gathers in the auditorium for All Ages Together services.  These services offer a variety of age-appropriate  experiences designed to bring children, youth, and adults under one roof to worship and grow together.  On these Sundays, “Wiggle Rooms” are  also available for parents and young children  who need a break from the main service. Specific dates are announced well in advance.

Other Events

Children and their families also participate in a host of other fun activities on our property throughout the year, such as our Harvest Festival, after-church celebrations, and church-wide serving opportunities.

Content

Our children’s curriculum is custom-made to meet the needs of our community. Often times, children, youth, and adults will address the same topic in age-appropriate ways. This approach allows for continuing conversations at home on matters of spiritual importance.  At other times during the year, we’ll study different parts of God’s story, seasonal emphases, or other important and age-appropriate themes.

Volunteers

Through our screening and check-in processes and volunteer policies, we do our very best to ensure a safe place for children and volunteers to interact together in positive, healthy ways.  We always welcome new members to our children’s ministry team.  Whether you consider yourself a gifted teacher or just someone who likes hanging out with kids, if you are interested in helping children explore what it means to follow Jesus, please contact Bryan Peterson to discuss the possibilities.

It amazes me the depth of thought that takes place during conversations about Jesus (and life) with kindergartners and first graders; I often feel I take more away from Sunday mornings with the kiddos than they do.

Alice

Cedar Ridge Kids Volunteer

Middle School

Our dedicated team of Middle School leaders is passionate about helping students explore faith and navigate the challenges of the middle school years. With a strong relational component mixed with plenty of fun, we’ll consider together the claims and teachings of Jesus and their relevance to teens and pre-teens.

Sundays at Cedar Ridge

We meet at 10:00am on the first floor of the Barn on most Sundays. Sometimes, our gatherings will take us outside to the farm, fields, or other parts of the property.

On occasion, our whole community gathers in the auditorium for All Ages Together services.  These services offer a variety of age-appropriate  experiences designed to bring children, youth, and adults under one roof to worship and grow together. On these Sundays, “Wiggle Rooms” are also available for parents and young children  who need a break from the main service.  Specific dates are announced well in advance.

Content

Our youth curriculum is custom-made to meet the needs of our community. Often times, children, youth, and adults will address the same topic in age-appropriate ways. This approach allows for continuing conversations at home on matters of spiritual importance. At other times during the year, we’ll study different parts of God’s story, seasonal emphases, or other important and age-appropriate themes.

Retreats, Guatemala and Other Events

Because developing relationships is such a crucial piece of youth ministry, retreats and other social gatherings play an important role at Cedar Ridge. We’ll meet on-site and off-site throughout the year. Our students are also encouraged to participate in our summer trips to Guatemala and other service opportunities.

Volunteers

Through our screening process and volunteer policies, we do our very best to ensure a safe place for students and volunteers to interact together in positive, healthy ways. We always welcome new members to our youth ministry teams. Whether you’d consider yourself a gifted teacher or just someone who likes hanging out with students, if you are interested in helping youth explore what it means to follow Jesus, please contact Trish Audi to discuss the possibilities.

 I really started working with the youth to make a difference. I want to help other parents by helping provide a safe environment for their kids to hang out and hopefully grow closer to God.

Suvia

Middle School Leader

High School

At Cedar Ridge our High School Group is all about developing relationships with and amongst students as we seriously consider Jesus and the life he taught us to live.  We welcome students’ doubts, questions, and struggles while we also challenge them to follow Jesus passionately and help make the world a better place.

Sundays at Cedar Ridge

We meet at 10:00am on the second  floor of the Barn on most Sundays. Sometimes, our gatherings will take us outside to the farm, fields, or other parts of the property.

On occasion, our whole community gathers in the auditorium for All Ages Together services. These services offer a variety of age-appropriate  experiences designed to bring children, youth, and adults under one roof to worship and grow together. On these Sundays, “Wiggle Rooms” are  also available for parents and young children  who need a break from the main service. Specific dates are announced well in advance.

Content

Our youth curriculum is custom-made to meet the needs of our community. Often times, children, youth, and adults will address the same topic in age-appropriate ways. This approach allows for continuing conversations at home on matters of spiritual importance.  At other times during the year, we’ll study different parts of God’s story, seasonal emphases, or other important and age-appropriate themes.

Retreats, Guatemala and Other Events

Developing relationships is such a crucial piece of youth ministry, so retreats and other social gatherings play an important role at Cedar Ridge. We’ll meet on-site and off-site throughout the year. Our students are also encouraged to participate in our summer trips to Guatemala and other service opportunities.

Volunteers

Through our screening and check-in processes and volunteer policies, we do our very best to ensure a safe place for children and volunteers to interact together in positive, healthy ways.  We always welcome new members to our children’s ministry team.  Whether you consider yourself a gifted teacher or just someone who likes hanging out with kids, if you are interested in helping children explore what it means to follow Jesus, please contact Bryan Peterson to discuss the possibilities.

I’m passionate about working with young people and helping them figure out who they are and who Jesus is to them because I struggled in middle and high school with those issues and heard Psalm 139 about how I’m a wonderful work of God.

Trish

Youth Pastor