Welcome to River Kidz

River Kidz is the children's ministry of New River Church. Our mission is to lead children into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our awesome, trained volunteers make sure while you're loving church, your children are loving church too.



Before your child leaves River Kidz Preschool, they will learn three basic truths:

1) God Made Me

2) God Loves Me

3) Jesus wants to be my friend forever


Before your child leaves River Kidz Elementary, they will learn three basic truths:

1) Wisdom: I need to make the wise choice

2) Faith: I can trust God no matter what

3) Friendship: I should treat others the way I want to be treated


During your child’s worship experience in River Kidz, they will experience live worship, be engaged in live storytelling, and participate in small groups with their group leaders and kids their own age. There are all kinds of games, fun crafts and activities your child will enjoy. They will also learn biblical principles, memory verses, and Life Apps that will help them live as Christ followers in today’s world.


If this is your first time visiting with us, please visit our First Time Guest Station located at the First Time Guest desk in the lobby. There, a trained volunteer will greet you and help get your child registered and answer any questions you might have about River Kidz.


Before each child enters into River Kidz, their parents will need to check them in at one of our secure check-in stations. Parents will need to turn in their coded tags in order to pick their children up. If a parent misplaces their tag and does not have it with them, one of our staff members will ask to see identification and match it with what we have in our secure registration system.


Parent resources

We know that parents have the most important jobs on the earth; raising their kids.  We want to partner with you and offer resources that will help guide you in conversation with your kids.    

Note: If an issue or emergency arises with your child during service, we will send a text message to your phone or display your child’s tag number on the screen located above the stage in the auditorium. From there, simply proceed to the River Kidz check-in area and our staff will meet you and inform you of the situation at hand.