In RADIUS Kids, we want kids to know God’s story, make friends, and have fun. We want all of the RADIUS Kids area to be safe places that encourage fun, friendships, and discovering more about God in an age-appropriate way they can understand. Our awesome team of trained volunteers 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 – Saluda this weekend, be sure to stop by our Kids Check-in area (the glass doors to the right after you enter our building) and see a friendly volunteer. We’ll help you get your child(ren) checked-in and dropped off with the right class.
RADIUS Kids Saluda is available for children from birth through Grade 5.
Here are some of the more frequently asked questions about RADIUS Kids:
When Can My Child Be Part of RADIUS Kids?
Doors open 15 minutes before our 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 background checked and attend several volunteer trainings each year.
What Happens on a Typical Sunday Morning?
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 hear a Bible story and worship through singing. In Small Group, kids take part in engaging and fun activities and connect with their leader and other kids.
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 at the number you provided at check-in 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 Saluda Country 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.
At RADIUS Church – Saluda 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.