January 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Hey RCC families,
We are excited to announce that in January of this upcoming year (2022) we will be launching a new ministry for 5th and 6th grade students.
Creating a special ministry just for preteens will help ease them out of elementary and into junior high at a comfortable pace. A preteen ministry can be a very powerful place for upper-elementary kids to grow in their faith and be stretched a little more than they ever have before. Preteens think differently, act differently, relate differently, and learn differently. Spiritually they’re ready for something deeper than children’s ministry but aren’t quite ready to be exposed to some of the tough truths of youth ministry. Preteens need a place where people understand their unique needs and cater ministry to their abilities. They need a ministry that helps them transition from children’s ministry to junior high ministry— not in a one-time event, but in a two-year transitional period. They need leaders who structure ministry that builds a bridge to the next step of their lives and faith journeys. Travis Eslinger, our student pastor will be leading. It will be held in the student ministry room during second service.
All current 5th and 6th graders are welcome to attend. 6th grade students are still welcome to take part in student ministry this year, as well as participate in the new Five6 ministry. When we promote next year (summer of ’22) 6th grade students will not promote into student ministry. They will stay in the Five6 ministry until the start of 7th grade to follow the grade structure of our Clay County Schools.