Kids & Youth

Children (0 - 3)


For parents who choose to keep their children with them, a basket of activities is available.


If you would like a break, infants through three year olds are welcomed in our nursery from 9:45 to 11:15 am, and cared for by our own Martha Worley. The nursery is well stocked with everything a child may need.

Children (4-11)

Paul Jai keeps things running smoothly for preschool and elementary kids. About 15 minutes after the service starts, children are invited to come and sit on the steps at the front of the Sanctuary for the Children's Message. After the Children's Message, kids leave for Sunday School.

The children's class centers on a different Bible story each week, with examples of how kids can live out their faith and serve others.

Sunday Meals

When our worship service is over, our church informally gathers in the Celebration Center. Children of all ages are welcome to join us. Don't feel pressure about whether to have lunch - we would just love for you to be there! There's even a play area to help get the wiggles out.

Children's Choir

School age children who love to raise their young voices in song usually rehearse Sundays after service. During the school year they add extra joy to our worship, either by joining the adult singers, or by making their very own “joyful noise”.

Summer Camp

In summer we offer a summer day camp with Bible stories, games, crafts, and snacks. It is our heart to be a resource for your kids to grow in the knowledge of God in a fun and engaging way!

Growing in God

Finally, we love seeing families grow through studying together and engaging with Christian books and DVDs for kids and families that are available in our library.

Youth (6th Through 12th Grade)

Sunday Mornings

On Sunday mornings, the youth join us for the service and frequently help lead worship through music, readings, and occasional pyrotechnics

Local Missions

6th through 12th grade youth are involved in mission and ministry such as our overnight shelter, community garden and week-long shelter for families.

Global Missions

We have taken music and mission trips both in the US and abroad. Past mission trips include Chicago, New Orleans for hurricane relief, Missouri for tornado relief, West Virginia, Vancouver BC, Mexico, and Honduras.

College Scholarship Opportunities

We celebrate our graduates and offer these college scholarship opportunities:


Rise Church has The Calvin Youth Education Trust. Click here to find out more.

Presbyterian Church USA also offers financial aid in various forms. Click here to find out more.

A Note to Parents

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children, youth and vulnerable adults who participate in ministries and activities sponsored by our church. We conduct background checks and require volunteers to sign our Sexual Misconduct & Child and Youth Protection Policy.

In addition, the following forms are requried for kids and youth (anyone 18 and under) who participate in church activities.

Release FormChildren’s Program Registration