In RADIUS Kids, we want kids to know God’s story, make friends, and have fun. We want all of the RADIUS Kids areas 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 – White Knoll this weekend, make sure to stop by our Kids Check-in area (located in the gym) and see a friendly volunteer who will help you get your child(ren) registered.
We divide our ministry into three areas so that we can engage your child at his or her level: RADIUS Kids Nursery (6 weeks – 3 years), RADIUS Kids Preschool (Ages 3K – 4K) and RADIUS Kids Elementary (Kindergarten – 5th grade).
Nursery (6 weeks – 3 years)
Babies and Toddlers are very important to us. If your child is under the age of 3, 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 who enters into our environment and provide parents with scripture cards.
Preschool (3-4 years old)
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. Children will learn and worship together during large group time and will then gather for small group time where a leader will help them engage in the lesson and make friends with other kids in their group. Because we believe that a consistent group is best for kids, we encourage you to attend the same service each week so your child can build friendships and know their leaders.
Everything we teach our preschoolers is based on these powerful truths:
- God made me.
- God loves me.
- God wants to be my friend forever.
Our elementary environment is an exciting place for kids to grow together and to discover the life changing power of the gospel in action! Each week, we use interactive and high energy games, songs, and lessons in large group to introduce your child to Jesus. Then, kids meet in age specific small groups where your child can build friendships, get to know their leaders, and apply what they are learning to their everyday life. We keep it moving and keep it fun so your child stays engaged and excited throughout 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 to provide a consistent presence which 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 where kids worship and learn, and Small Group where kids take part in fun and engaging activities and find a place to belong.
What Happens if My Child Needs Me Before Service is Over?
If at any point during the service your child needs your assistance, we will text you using the phone number you provide when you register 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 1st of that year. While RADIUS Kids realizes that this rule means some three year olds may be in the nursery and some five year olds may be in the preschool class, we think it’s really important to give each child a cohort 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 – White Knoll 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. The sticker on your child’s shirt must match your sticker in order 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.