Youth and Family Ministry

We believe Youth and Family Ministry is eternally significant.  

Our desire is that the Gospel would bear on the hearts and souls of youth in Parker during their very important trajectory-setting years.  We believe parents are the primary spiritual leaders for their children, so our ministry seeks to impact and equip not only youth, but also families.   

Below are the opportunities you will find available to Youth and Families.


Sunday Morning

0-6 year olds:
Our very youngest attendees are invited to either sit with Mom and Dad in the Worship Service or to join our volunteers in the Children’s Ministry room.  Qualified, caring, and background-checked volunteers will provide a safe and nurturing space for our littlest ones, as well as a Gospel-centered lesson crafted for the very young. Each Sunday, we will be going through The Gospel Project for kids.  

 

Ages 7 and up:
Acknowledging that parents really are the best role models for their children, Redemption Parker encourages parents to have their children sit with them during the Worship Service.  As your children witness how you cherish the Gospel and the worship of Jesus Christ in community, your faith will likely be imparted to them.  We don’t want your kids to miss that!  Each week the church will provide elementary-aged children with a small packet of activities to help keep them focused on corporate worship.


Throughout the week

Middle and High School Youth and Families:
Redemption Parker has a Gospel-Community for our youth in middle school and high school.  We believe that it’s important for them to have fellowship and encouragement from a community of like-minded pre-teens and teens.  Please email or talk to Pastor Brad if you would like more information about the Youth Gospel Community. 


More information

Our goal at Redemption Parker is to provide gospel-centered opportunities for kids of every age to encounter and grow in Christ.  No matter the age of the children, our church has a few guiding principles for our Youth and Family ministry philosophy: 

  • Parents are encouraged to be the primary disciplers of their children.  However, we realize not all parents are believers or equipped to disciple their children.  We hope our Youth Gospel Community will help share the Good News of Jesus and disciple youth from all backgrounds.
     
  • We know church will never be as entertaining as the world, but we know that the Gospel bears significant weight on every person’s search for meaning and hope, which will be the attraction of our ministries. 
     
  • We believe children of every age are capable of hearing and understanding theological truths.  Therefore, our desire is that Redemption Parker youth and families would hear, understand, and be able to accurately define and articulate the Gospel. 
     
  • Our hope is that our youth and families would be on mission like the rest of the body—exalting and serving Christ both in the church and in our community. 

A Few Helpful articles

For the parents of very young and elementary-aged children:  
The Family: Together in God’s Presence

For the parents of middle and high school students:
10 Things You Should Know about Youth Ministry
and
Good Doctrine Makes Better (Teenage) Saints