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Kids + Family

It's fun with a purpose

River West Kids partners with families as they raise the next generation of Christ-followers. It’s our desire that each child, from infancy through fifth grade, grows to know, love, and follow Jesus.


9am + 11am | Children’s Ministry

Infant-5th Grade

Each week we offer a safe and loving environment where kids have fun learning about Jesus through age-appropriate lessons and dedicated teachers.

Upcoming Events

4th + 5th Grade

Every Sunday, 4th + 5th graders have their own teaching time which is specifically geared for their age. We also host monthly fellowship events that help build healthy and fun community! We’ve had an amazing school year of 4th and 5th grade events and we look forward to starting up again in September with our annual Pool Party!

Family Events

We love hosting special events throughout the year that are geared toward families connecting with one another as well as other members of our community! To see which family events are coming up next, check out our event calendar.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Vacation Bible School
Every day until Jun 28, 2024 from 9:00a to 12:00p

Monday - Friday, June 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm | River West Church

VBS 2024! Ocean Exploration - Take a deep dive with Jesus!

Dates: June 24th - 28th

Times: 9am-12pm

Ages: 5 yr. olds (by Sept. 1st, 2024) - Kids going into 5th grade

Cost: $30 per person

Online Registration begins April 8th

If you are the parent or guardian of the child or children attending:


If you are NOT the parent or guardian of the child or children attending:

Register Here (Not the Parent)

If you are interested in being a leader or have any questions, please contact Pastor Kathleen Self at kathleen@riverwest.org.

Father + Daughter Camp

Father + Daughter Camp
April 26, 2024. All day

Friday, April 26th - Sunday, April 28th | Twin Rocks Camp

It's a time away for dads and daughters (K-5th grade) at Twin Rocks Camp in Rockaway! The weekend is full of games, worship, teaching, and random surprises designed for dads and their daughters. Hosted by Pastor Mike, the weekend is a mix of structured time and free time to allow for great father-daughter bonding. Make some memories and register today!


  • Dad - $200
  • First daughter - $150
  • Second daughter - $125
  • Third daughter - $50

For military and first responders, there is no cost for your first child. Contact Nicole Rawlings for more information.

Register Here!

Packing List:

Bible, notebook, pen, pillow, sleeping bag (or bed linens), flashlight, towel, toiletries, water bottle, snacks, money for camp store or free time in town, comfortable clothing for hiking + camp games (indoor & outdoor), and fishing equipment (optional).

For more information or to inquire about scholarships, please contact Nicole Rawlings at nicole@riverwest.org.

Baby Dedication

If you have an infant or young child you’re interested in publicly dedicating to the Lord, please fill out this form.

Our next Baby Dedication will be on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

Kids Impacted by Disability

We have “buddies” to pair with children that have a disability and need a little extra support on Sunday mornings. Please contact us for more information.

1st – 5th Grades
Kathleen Self | kathleen@riverwest.org

3 Year Olds – Kindergarten
Nicole Rawlings | nicole@riverwest.org

Infants – 2 Year Olds
Chloe Briggs | chloe@riverwest.org

Kids + Family Resources

Stay connected with us throughout the week!

  • Subscribe to our email newsletter here.
  • Catch updates on Instagram here.
  • Join our Facebook community here.
  • Watch River West Kids on YouTube here.

For More Information

Contact River West Kids Pastor, Kathleen Self, at kathleen@riverwest.org.

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