In RADIUS Kids, we want kids to know God’s story, make friends, and have fun. We want RADIUS Kids to be a safe place that encourages fun, friendships, and discovering more about God in an age-appropriate way. Our awesome team of trained leaders works hard to ensure that your kids will love coming to church!
You will start by checking your family into our computerized database to help ensure the safety of your kids. One of our team members will walk you to your child’s group where you will meet their amazing group leader. All of our RADIUS Kids volunteers are background checked and trained to guarantee your child has the safest and best experience possible.
Your First Visit
If you are planning to attend RADIUS Church – Lexington this weekend, be sure to stop by the Connect Desk in our main lobby so we can help you find your way to the appropriate location for Kids Check-in. There a friendly volunteer will help you find your way and make sure you are able to quickly get your child(ren) registered.
We divide our ministry into three areas so that we can engage your child at his or her level: Nursery (6 weeks – 2 years), Preschool (Ages 3 years – 4 years) and Elementary (Kindergarten – 5th grade).
Babies and Toddlers are very important to us. If your child is two or under, they will receive excellent care in our nursery area. Our goal is to create a fun environment while also meeting your child’s physical needs to give them a great first impression of God. Your child will have the opportunity to play, engage with other children, and experience the love of Jesus through our volunteers. We pray over each and every child that enters into our environment while they are there. The nursing mother’s room is an option available for all moms who need to nurse their child during the service. Feel free to ask any nursery volunteer for directions to this space.
For our preschool aged children, we provide fun, interactive learning experiences in an engaging atmosphere where your child can learn about Jesus on their level. Your child will learn and worship together during a large group time. Then, they will gather with a few friends for small group time where a leader will help them engage in the lesson and make friends with other kids in their group. We believe that a consistent group is best for kids so we encourage you to attend the same service each week so that they can build friendships and know their leader.
Our elementary environment is an exciting place for kids to grow together with kids their age and to discover the life changing power of the gospel in action. Each week, we use high energy games, skits, songs, and object lessons in large group to introduce your child to Jesus. Afterwards, our kids meet in age specific small groups where your child can build friendships, get to know their leader, and apply what they are learning to their everyday life. We keep it moving and keep it fun so that your child stays engaged and excited through out their time with us! RADIUS Kids will be the highlight of your child’s week!
Here are some of the more frequently asked questions about RADIUS Kids:
When Can My Child Be Part of RADIUS Kids?
RADIUS Kids is open during all services. Doors open 15 minutes before each service. We have groups for infants (nursery) through 5th grade.
Who Are the Volunteers?
Each of the churches within the RADIUS Family of Churches has a team of leaders who serve regularly in RADIUS Kids classrooms to provide a consistent presence that allows them to develop relationships with parents and children. All of our volunteers are trained and background checked.
What Happens on a Typical Sunday Morning?
In RADIUS Kids, activities vary depending upon age. A typical schedule for your child (3 and up) includes time spent in Large Group and Small Group. In Large Group, kids worship and learn. In Small Group, kids take part in engaging and fun activities and find a place to belong.
What Happens if My Child Needs Me Before Service is Over?
Don’t be alarmed if your child cries at drop off. We understand that this is a natural and healthy sign that your child has formed a bond with you. If at any point during the service your child needs your assistance, we will text you using the phone number you provided when you registered to alert you.
When Does My Child ‘Move Up’ / Get Promoted Within RADIUS Kids?
All preschool and elementary children are placed in groups according to the Lexington 1 School District cut-off: Each child is placed in a group according to the age of the child by September 1 of that year. While RADIUS Kids realizes that this rule means some two year olds will be in the one year old class or three year olds in the two year old class etc., we think it’s really important to give each child a co-hort to grow with through RADIUS Kids, and we also recognize the necessity of having an organized regulation in order to keep safe child-to-leader ratios.
Security & Safety Info
RADIUS Kids is dedicated to creating safe environments for children.
We use a computerized check-in system. Upon check-in you will receive two stickers, each containing a unique code. One sticker will go on your child, the other you will keep. You must present your sticker twice: once to the hall security team and once to your child’s leader that matches your sticker for your child to be released to you upon pick-up. *Please note – your child cannot be released to you without the corresponding sticker.
Do you have some additional questions? Please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to have a conversation.