Kindergarten – 6th Grade

ResKids exists to SHOW kids Christ, enabling them: to KNOW Christ, GROW in Christ, and then GO in Christ. ResKids seeks to give each child an opportunity to experience God in such a way that will inspire them to become totally committed followers of Jesus Christ.


Wednesday, June 19 / 6:30 pm / Room 466

This class is required for children K – 6th grade who want to be baptized at ResLife.  A parent or guardian must attend the class with the child. 

Contact: Jamar, (616) 249-3778



Sunday, June 23

Parents, it’s that time of year! With the close of the school year, kids will be moving up to the next grade level* in children’s and youth ministries (to the grade level they would move into this fall at school). This will mean room changes and even ministry changes for some.

New Kindergarteners > ResKids (Green & Orange Rooms)
New 4th Graders > ResKids 456 (180 Room • 4th – 6th)
New 7th Graders > Jr. High (Ground Floor  • 7th & 8th)
Graduating Seniors > Access (Ground Floor – Thursdays @ 7pm • Young Adults)
*New 9th graders will remain in the Ground Floor until September.
Questions? Call us at (616) 534-4923



July 29 – Aug. 2, 2019 // Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya

For kids entering 3rd grade (or 8 years old) – 6th grade in the fall of 2019. Camper and volunteer registration is now open. Get details!

Contact: Agnes, (616) 249-3713

Wednesday Nights


K – 3rd Grade

K – 3rd grade students are dropped off in their classrooms. Once service starts, our night consists of praise and worship in the gym, lesson time in the classroom, games for boys in the gym, and craft time for the girls.



4th – 6th Grade

4th – 6th grade students are dropped off in the 180 room. Once service starts, our night consists of time to hang out and play, lesson time, and worship.


All children are picked up in the classroom when service is done.


Sunday Morning



Kindergarten students are checked into their classrooms to engage in fun, Bible-based activities where they have praise and worship and then a lesson. Sometimes Kindergartners join the 1st through 3rd graders but are checked in and out of their classrooms during these special occasions.



1st – 3rd Grade

1st – 3rd grader students are checked into the gym for a power-packed service filled with exciting, age-appropriate Bible teaching. They learn God’s Word through stories, drama, creative object lessons, and characters. For the last 15 minutes we move to our classrooms for small group questions, answers, and prayer.



4th – 6th Grade

4th – 6th grade students meet in the 180 room for an age-appropriate service of their own. After service students can take a break, hang out with friends, or purchase goodies from the snack bar.

There are many ways to get involved with ResKids. You can….         

  • minister to children
  • use your administrative skills
  • operate sound equipment
  • teach a class
  • monitor classrooms
  • check in children on a computer


Get started in 4 easy steps:

  • call the ResKids office at (616) 249-3713 … or ask a ResKids staff member how to get involved during any of the services
  • take a tour and go through a brief orientation
  • fill out the online app here or grab a ministry packet from the ResKids concourse kiosk or ResKids hallway
  • be placed in an area that matches your giftings and desires for ministry

Staff Contact


Pastor Jon Lewis – K – 3rd:
Pastor Andrew Blauwkamp – 4th – 6th:

Agnes Kerkstra:
Jamar Chevis:
Lisa Marsman:

General Contact


Phone: (616) 534-4923

General Email: ResLife Kids Office