Roots Kids

Ages 0–8

Roots Kids Church

But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant. “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “ ‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”  – Matthew 21:15-16

This last year has impacted children’s ministry in ways we never thought or imagined. While ROOTSKids in-person Sunday morning classes paused in early 2020, we have been thankful for the creative ways our children’s ministry has served the kids of the church. 

We know the value and need for young children to gather to hear the gospel in an age appropriate way and in an environment that allows their heads, hands and hearts freedom to play and be in community with the church. We also know the value and urgency to respond to health and safety restrictions with the upmost integrity and wisdom.  

With this in mind, we look forward to reopening our SEEDS (ages 0-24 months), SPROUTS (ages 25 months to 3 years old) and ROOTLETS (ages 4 to 8) classes with a modified schedule and class size. Our ROOTSKids program will be available every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month with limited class sizes. (See below.) The remaining Sundays will be family services with a portion of the service geared towards teaching and engaging the youngest members of the church. 

Here is how we intend to keep everyone safe as we gather: 

SEEDS ages 0-24 months

-1 teacher for 1-2 kids, temperature check before check-in, contact free check-in prior to service

SPROUTS ages 25 months – 3 years old

-limited to 5 kids with 1 teacher, will have contact free check-in online prior to service (first come basis).

-temperature check before check-in 

-reduced toys in classroom, but still a fun environment to play and learn the gospel. 

-masks are not required for this age group regarding state-wide health mandates. 

ROOTLETS ages 4-8

-limited to 10 kids, with 2 teachers, will have contact free check-in online prior to service (first come basis).

-temperature check before check-in 

-reduced toys in classroom, but still a fun environment to play and learn the gospel. 

-masks are required for this age group regarding state-wide health mandates.  

We also have an interactive “sermon notes for kids” sheet for those who stay in the service.

For questions on the ROOTSKids ministry, contact Anlee at kids@rootschurchstanwood.com.