Wonder Church

Raising Spiritually Inquisitive Leaders

We believe kids are not the future of the church—they are the church.  We believe kids are naturally curious, naturally spiritual, and incredibly insightful.

Kids have a lot to offer the church and we need to listen to them and invest in them.

We want more for our kids than photocopied worksheets, passive learning, and being told what to think or believe.

We want to ask kids what they think. We want to ask kids what they believe. We want to invite them into dialogue with Scripture, with their understanding of the world, with the traditions of the church, and with their experiences of God.

Our goal is that kids who are part of our faith community will gain the skills they need to engage with life as inquisitive spiritual leaders, able to see the world as a wonderful place where a living, loving God is constantly involved and is constantly inviting us to be involved in shaping it for good.

We have a team of trained volunteers who guide kids through Montessori-style exploratory learning two Sundays a month (the 2nd and 4th Sundays) during church.

On the other Sundays we invite kids to participate fully in the church service so we can grow with them.  We create intentional space for them to have fun, to serve, and to be the church with us.

If this sounds like something you want for your kids, we invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at 10am at 9900 NE Shorty Campbell Rd in Kingston and meet some of the other kids and guides.

Redeemer follows Safe Church policy which means that we have run background checks on all volunteers working with children and we always have two adults in any space where kids are.

To experience what one of our curiosity-based learning sessions is like, watch this video from the creators of the curriculum we use called Godly Play.

If you have any questions, fill out our contact form or email us through hello at redeemer-umc.org.  We look forward to seeing you soon.