IP FAMILY ROADTRIP FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17
 
We’ll be going to Queensbury, NY, for the premier showing of “The Star: The Story of the First Christmas”.  
 
Cost:   Students 11 and under: $5
           Students over 11: $6.75.
           Adults: $13.50
Bring some spending money for dinner on the road.
 
We’ll leave from the church parking lot at 5:00 PM.  
The showing is at 7:00 pm & we’ll be back around 10:00 pm.
 
Call the Tejas at 802-489-0088 for further info.
 
 
 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

“Connecting kids and families to Christ and helping them become followers of Him.”
 
 
Here at Roadside:
Sunday morning, our teachers are at their stations ready to share their love and passion for the Lord with your child, whether Nursery (birth to 3 years old), Little Sprouts (3 to 6), or Infinite Possibilities (6 to 14).
 
Nursery opens its doors at 9:15 AM while Little Sprouts and Infinite Possibilities are dismissed from regular church after praise and worship for the best hour of their week!
 
Imagine gifted communicators creatively teaching Bible lessons in a way that intrigues and engages children of all ages.  Kids hang on to every word of stories, then talk about how to apply a Biblical truth to their everyday lives.  Because we all learn differently, the learning experience at Roadside includes drama, video, fun activities, role play, games, and music that children think is cool.
 
Children’s church is a place to invite their friends.  It’s a place where they feel accepted and welcomed.  And regardless how the rest of the world treats them, they will hear encouraging words — never any comments that devalue or discourage.  They find Biblical community with each other.
 
It’s a place that will make a profound difference in their lives: where children begin a relationship with the Lord, learn how to become more Christ-like in child-appropriate ways, and find their giftings to serve Him.
 
 
In the Community:
Once a week we meet with the 2 to 4 year olds at Vermonsters, a daycare center in Rutland, where we present Biblical truths to the children and staff.  We’re also working on ways to get to know the parents and caretakers of these children and assisting them in parenting skills and spiritual development in the home.
 
Our 10 Core Values:
1.  Making children’s church a fun and exciting experience for kids. (Psalm 122:1)
2.  Reaching children and their families who don’t have a relationship with Christ. (Luke 19:10)
3.  Partnering with families in their child’s spiritual growth. (Deuteronomy 6:5-9)
4.  Helping kids build meaningful relationships through small groups. (John 13:34-35)
5.  Creatively presenting the timeless truths of the Bible in an engaging, culturally relevant, and age-appropriate way.
     (I Corinthians 9:19-23)
6.  Teaching life-application, not just information. (James 1:22)
7.   Providing a safe and secure environment. (Psalm 4:8)
8.  Empowering a team of people to use their gifts in ministry. (Ephesians 4:11-12)
9.  Equipping kids to reach and serve their generation for Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20)
10. Excellence! (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
 
 
 
All of our teachers and helpers go through a rigorous application and interview process, child safety training,
and background check through Protect My Ministry.