RGBC is committed to instructing our children in the faith that we hold so dear. They are taught from earliest years that God has made them, that God has a plan for their lives, that God deserves their praise and worship, and that God gave His only Son Jesus to save them from their sins. We teach them all the old Bible stories that show us who God is and how much we need God’s love and forgiveness. Our children are encouraged to pray, to sing songs of praise, to memorize Scripture, to learn the Books of the Bible, and to use their Bibles. We teach our children that no matter what age, they are able to worship God and obey Him, not just on Sunday but all during the week.
Sunday School – We have Sunday School for all ages. Our children’s Sunday School class follows a curriculum that systematically goes through the entire Bible over a 3-year period. Bible instruction is reinforced with activity pages and question/answer games. The class ends with a circle prayer where each child is encouraged to thank God for at least one blessing.
Children’s Church – Children are encouraged to worship alongside their families. Understanding that sermons may be too difficult for them to understand, a Children’s Church is provided for children in 2nd grade and under during the sermon time. Those teaching Children’s Church use teaching materials that either reinforce their Sunday School lesson or other Bible-based lessons of their choice. Children’s Church also uses audio/visual aids and crafts to supplement the lesson.
Wednesday Bible class – During the adult Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, the children have a Bible class that takes them through the entire Bible in one year, led by John and Cathy Johnson. The group begins together and then splits into an older and a younger class to do the workbook activities. Crafts, games and snacks are also used as time allows.
The youth ministry of RGBC endeavors to build up our teenagers in the Lord. It is a gospel-centered ministry meant to see youth come into a saving relationship with Christ. For those youth who are already believers, we seek to see them grow in their faith and Christ-likeness.
One of the main sources of equipping our youth is Sunday School. It is here where we dive into the Word of God and each person shares what God is doing in their lives. By learning the joys and hardships each of our youth experience during any given week, we are better equipped to pray for and encourage one another.
Additionally, there are evenings the youth meet to play games, eat, watch football, and enjoy other fun activities.
The Home Groups of RGBC are an opportunity for learning, discussion, prayer, and fellowship in an informal home setting. Home Groups draw us closer together as a fellowship in the Lord as we have more time to spend with one another discussing our Christian lives and sharing our joys and burdens.
Our Home Groups usually run in two semesters throughout the year and are generally twelve weeks long. Currently, we are going through the Gospel Project together.