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On August 18th, we will have our "Back to School Bash" during Children's Worship in the Commons.  The children will have a time of games, food and introductions before they go with you their Sunday School Classes at 11:15 a.m.  This will also be their Promotion Sunday, so the children will officially move up a grade that Sunday.


Children's Church

Children 1st through 3rd grade are invited to join Children's church with ROBC Children's Minister, Michelle Richey, for a time of Children's worship at 10:20 AM to M&M room for their own worship time.


Kids Own Worship

We're welcoming all kids from ages 3 years old to Kindergarten to join us for a brand new experience in worship and learning more about God's love.  Children 3 years old to Kingdergarten leave with Ms. Sondra & Mrs. Mitch from the Sanctuary at 10:20 AM to Fellowship Hall (FH-B) for their own worship time.


Children's Christmas Choirs

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year:  Christmas!  Come celebrate by having your little one, 4 years old – 3rd grade, sing some beautiful Christmas songs to our loving Lord and Savior, Jesus!

                  Sign up today!

       Rehearsal Date:   Sundays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, & Dec. 1
                         Ages:   4 years old – 3rd Grade
Choir Performance:  Sunday, December 8th

To join one of the choirs contact or pick up and fill out a form to turn in to the church office.




Thank you for baking and donating to “Together We Rise.” The children raised $353.85 by selling bookmarks and $600 at our Spring Luncheon bake sale! Our total amount raised was $953.85, Glory to God!! We nearly doubled our fundraising goal amount. THANK YOU to each of you that took time to bake and to also give to our cause.

Thank you to Donna Moye for introducing us to the “Together We Rise” non-profit and thank you to Czarena Siebert who headed up the missions project and put together the bookmark fundraiser. We are so grateful to these wonderful 3rd/4th grade Sunday School teachers!



Michelle Richey, Minister to Children

Welcome to the children’s ministry at River Oaks Baptist Church! We are a loving church that welcomes all children with wide, open arms. One of the goals of our ministry is to plant the love and word of God in the hearts of every child. As we walk alongside them in discipleship and prayer, our goal is for all of our students to make Jesus their Lord and Savior, choosing to one day participate in believer’s baptism. We work towards this goal by using tools such as interactive and fun-filled Bible lessons in our Children's Church and Sunday School classes, Bible Drill, choir and other seasonal activities.

I hope to carry out the vision of equipping our children to become disciples and worshippers of Jesus Christ, to one day boldly spread the good news of the gospel to their generation. Would you join us Sunday mornings to see what it’s all about? We would love to have you!

For His Glory,
Michelle Richey

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6 NIV


Annual Children's Events

Valentine's Day Party

On a Sunday in mid-February, the children make Valentine crafts in various stations during our party in the Commons during Children’s Church and Sunday School. There is a fun time in store for the children as they take part in crafts, games, lessons and a story telling time that teaches us of the love of Jesus. You don’t want to miss out on this memorable party!



Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt

The Saturday before Easter Sunday is when families come for brunch and fellowship time.  During our beautiful weather in April, we eat in the courtyard outside the Commons Dining room.  Afterwards, the children gather to hear the story of Easter, with books and visuals to help teach the message.  Then we hunt for eggs on the playground!


Children's Ministry Classroom Locations



Bible Study     



Room PS111

Room PS111
Ms. Marlen
Ms. Amy
Ms. Elizabeth


Room PS112 Room PS112 Ms. Marlen
Ms. Amy
Ms. Elizabeth


Room PS112 Room PS112
Ms. Marlen
Ms. Elizabeth


Room PS112 Room PS113
Ms. Elizabeth L.
Ms. Elizabeth G.
Pre-k & Kinder          Children's worship 

Room PS113        

Ms. Amy &
Ms. Esther
1st & 2nd
Children's worship

Room PS105

Ms. Michelle &
Teacher Rotation

3rd & 4th

Children's Worship

Room PS104

Teacher Rotation

5th & 6th

M & M Room

Ms. Jenny &
Ms. Sylvia

Teacher Rotation:  Jeanie Arnold, Sarah Bell, Chandra Bonine, Carrie Hodges, Bola Iyari, Joselyn Leal-Vargas, Donna Moye, Czarena Siebert and Katie Stanton.


Vacation Bible School 

The second week in June is when we gather for our annual VBS.  Each year has a different theme to teach children the importance of God's love and the Bible's stories.  ROBC goes ALL OUT with decorating the chapel!  We always welcome non-church members in addition to our own ROBC children.  

When:  Monday June 10 - Friday June 14

 Time:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Ages:  4 years old (as of July 2019) - 6th Grade 


Christmas Partykidxmasparty

One Sunday morning in December we organize a fun, and Christ centered party for the kids.   A craft project is provided for them to make that coincides with the Christmas message, and then follows with a pizza lunch and yummy Christmas treats!