RLA Kids is Reality LA’s children’s ministry, serving families with kids up to 4th grade. Our mission as a ministry is to partner with families in the mission of our church to make disciples of Jesus who love God, one another, and our city. Our volunteers work hard to create a safe, fun, and inviting space for kids to hear the good news of Jesus.
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
RLA Kids will have limited availability at our December 23 and 30 gatherings. All normal Sunday rhythms will resume January 6.
On Sunday, December 23, we will have two evening-only gatherings at 4PM & 6PM. RLA Kids will not be available; we are instead inviting kids to join us in the auditorium and looking forward to celebrating Christmas as a family!
The next Sunday, December 30, we will have a single gathering at 9AM. There will be limited RLA Kids for nursery, toddlers, and the nursing mom’s room. Preschoolers and up will join us in the auditorium.
RLA Kids’ mission is to partner with families in making disciples who love Jesus, love one another, and love our city. While these weekly guides, books, and other resources aren’t the ultimate answer to pursuing godly parenting and loving children, we do pray they will help guide, shape, and lead families in raising up children in the ways of the Lord.
Kids on Sundays
Sunday mornings at RLA Kids are centered around the gospel! Each week we teach age-appropriate Bible lessons and have times of singing, crafts, and activities that support the teaching. We aim to provide each child with lessons and resources that will encourage further conversations with their families throughout the week.
Parking for those with small children is provided on the second level of our garage and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early if you want to take advantage of these spaces.
At the 9AM and 12PM gatherings, kids can be checked in starting 15 minutes before the gathering begins and picked up directly after. When you arrive on campus, head over to the RLA Kids welcome tent in the courtyard to check in your kids or learn more about the ministry.
Our Moms Room is reserved exclusively for nursing mothers with babies up to 6 months old (please no siblings, men, or talking). In this room, you’ll find a cozy and quiet environment with rocking chairs, snacks, and a live video feed of the service. Please follow signage or ask one of our hosts in the courtyard to point you in the right direction.
The nursery and toddler stage is an important time of growth and learning for children. Volunteers in these rooms love to care for, engage with, and pray for your child by reading stories, coloring with them, and sharing in a time of musical worship while you attend the main service. Snacks and water are provided, but please supply your own additional baby care items such as diaper-changing supplies, favorite toys, etc. (Please also inform RLA Kids of any special instructions.)
Preschool - 4th Grade
RLA Kids seeks to care for, engage, and equip kids with the gospel in an age-appropriate context. Grouped with others their own age, kids rotate between teaching, crafts, and activity rooms, with the aim of providing a holistic understanding of that week’s gospel lesson. Our hope is to start paving the way for an understanding of God’s word and how it impacts their lives.
2nd-4th grade kids join their parents in the main auditorium for the first set of musical worship, then RLA Kids volunteers escort them from the auditorium to their classroom upstairs to begin their time of engaging the gospel with their peers.
Serve on Sundays
Thank you for your interest in serving Reality LA’s kids! Because of the importance of this ministry, there’s a short series of prerequisites we ask you to complete before being brought into the regular rotation, including a background check.
Have any questions?
We realize every child and family is unique, so if you have any questions not answered above, please contact me.
Parents: stay connected with RLA Kids by joining our group on RLA Connect.