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.”
What We're Learning
Every Sunday our Kids and Preteen/Youth Directors, Kevin Weiner and Jonathan Fitzgerald, lead us through worship and Scripture with a new episode of The Super Awesome Really Cool Totally Professional Fun and Informative Jesus Show. We also have an accompanying Weekly Family Devotional guide, created to help spur on conversations about Jesus throughout the week. We pray that these guides are a kickstarter for discussion and application of the truths of Scripture as a family!
Discipleship Pathway: The Story of Scripture
Kids are welcome in our gatherings, but we also have a variety of age-appropriate opportunities for them to engage the gospel in community with our team of loving (and background-checked) volunteers in Reality LA Kids. Below is a snapshot of what we are able to currently offer. Read more details about each area by clicking here.
Any mother who would like a private/female-only space to feed their child, allow them space to cry or sleep—or honestly whatever reason you may have—can go to the private Moms’ Room located off the northeast part of the courtyard (signs will direct you day-of). This room has rocking chairs, a small foam-matted area for little ones to crawl on, a TV with a live feed of the sermon, a changing table, and a diaper genie. The room is located down a small hallway and there are room divider walls for an extra level of privacy. If you have one child aged 6 months or younger, we suggest this is the best spot for you.
The Nursery/Toddler room is a space where children 6-36 months can come, accompanied by a parent or caretaker, during the gathering. You do not need to pre-register or check in on Sunday at the Welcome Area to use this room. Because of volunteer limitations and health/safety regulations, we are not yet at a place where families can drop their children off in this room (though that is the eventual goal). A live feed of the gathering is available in this room so parents and caretakers will still be able to hear the preached word on Sundays while accompanying their child. We will have carpets set up throughout the room, snacks available for you to give your child(ren), and toys (sanitized before and after each gathering) for children to play with. We will also have changing tables, diaper genies, and tables for bag drop-offs. Learn more details about what is currently available in this space by clicking here.
**Any child participating in these area must be fully potty trained and able to communicate with our volunteer team.**
Children in Preschool-4th grade can join us for a full version of Kids Ministry, meaning you can check them in and drop them off with us. Our background-checked volunteer team will be with your children for the full duration of the gathering, then parents and caretakers can pick them up immediately after the service concludes.
Children participating in this area will need to be checked in at the Reality LA Kids Welcome Area each Sunday, but pre-registration is no longer required to attend. Our time together will include a gospel-centered teaching time, musical worship, outdoor activities, snacks, and crafts. Learn more details about what happens during this time by clicking here.
Check our weekly Kids video teaching See more details
Resources for Current Events
We want to do as much as we can to continue to serve and support the families of our church and city in the midst of the unprecedented and challenging effects of the coronavirus. Our hope is that the following resources are valuable for you and your family as you navigate through it all, from spiritual formation to meeting practical needs.
Resources for Current Events
Reality LA 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. We hope these resources help supplement the primary resources of Scripture, prayer, relationships, and dependence on the Holy Spirit.
Serve on Sundays
Thank you for your interest in serving Reality LA kids when our larger Sunday gatherings resume!
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.
Sign Up to Serve