We are passionate about showing and teaching your children what a true relationship with Jesus looks like.
Here at SRC, we love kids and want to help them grow in their relationships with God and each other.
Jesus loves children, and we are committed to coming alongside you as you teach your children about his love and grace.
We look forward to seeing your children grow!
Eileen Bruen, Director of Children's Ministry
River Adventure - Early Childhood & Elementary
River Adventures is a Sunday children’s ministry uniquely designed with your child in mind! Kids experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they can meet Jesus on their level!
We serve children with special needs ages 6-10 at the 10:45am Sunday service. Children are guided through interactive Bible lessons in a safe and nurturing environment. River Smiles is led by a Florida certified special education teacher, along with volunteers who have experience in this field.
In an effort to best serve each child’s unique needs, pre-registration is required. If you have questions, or wish to enroll in River Smiles, contact John Ehrlein at 561.809.9252.
River Adventure Pals - Elementary
River Adventure Pals is a Wednesday night event, jam-packed with fun activities,relationship building, life skills development, and Bible teaching. Your tot will will have tons of fun doing Hands-On-Bible activities and learning about Jesus Christ, the one who wants to be their friend forever.
River Tots is for moms and their tots 12 months to 3 1/2 years old. Join us in a safe, fun environment with classes that include creative theme-based crafts, fun activities, free play and fellowship.
Daddy & Donuts
Dads need encouragement and support, too! Come meet with other dads and their babies (birth - 12 months) once a month. Enjoy a donut or two while learning and sharing stories and tips!
Next dates: June 17th | September 16th | October 7th | November 4th | December 2nd
Location: Sunset Room
Throughout the year, RAP hosts a Family Movie Night. Bring beach chairs and blankets to camp out on the chapel floor and watch a family-friendly movie. Admission is free. Popcorn, soda and snacks are available for purchase. Bring a blanket or low chair to sit on.
Next date: TBD
What to Expect
Our team is committed to not only teaching, but showing your child Jesus' love. We do this through relationships, age-appropriate environments, creative teaching and fun experiences, all while taking every precaution to ensure the safety of your child.
We desire for each child to experience a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and relationships with each other. Just as we need community, so do our children!
As families commit to attending the same service each week, children are placed in a group of familiar faces where relationships can grow with other children and their leaders.
Kids see the world differently than we do. Their understanding, life experiences and needs affect how they comprehend the Gospel. Our environments and lesson materials are created based on the physical, mental and emotional needs of each age group.
Creative Bible Teaching
Kids love stories, and we believe that The Bible is the most amazing story ever told! We strive to bring its stories to life through activities and discussions that interest and engage children at their level. Our goal is that our children will love learning God’s Word and understand the value of applying it to their lives.
Kids love having fun! We know that a big part of keeping children interested, engaged and wanting to come back is by creating fun experiences. Our team works to present the Gospel through new and fun games and activities each week.
Safety is a top priority -- it is vital as families entrust us with their children each week.
Meet the Director
Eileen Bruen was born in South Africa and met her husband traveling and serving in a Christian Theatre Company in South Africa, then the United States and Canada.
She is passionate about walking alongside kids and their families by teaching and encouraging them in their relationship with Christ.
SRCkids Volunteer Form
Are you interested in volunteering in our Children's Ministry?
Please choose the appropriate form and complete the form in its entirety. We will have someone contact you with more details once we receive your information.
The information in these forms will be held in strict confidence. Only Spanish River staff may review this information.
Unauthorized access or use is strictly forbidden.
Adult Volunteer Form
Important: All adult Children's Ministry volunteers must pass a background check. Please print, complete and sign the Background Consent Form and turn into the Children's Ministry.
Youth Volunteer Form
Important: All volunteers under 18 years of age must complete this form. Upon turning 18, they will complete the standard Volunteer Application Form.