Kids. New River loves them. Because God loves them. Kids are just age-challenged people, after all.
You don't have to tell a kid that God loves them: they assume it! You don't have to convince a kid that the universe is a created thing: they know it already. You don't have to tell a kid to worship God and obey parents: that's a given.
You don't even have to beg them to follow Jesus: Jesus said the problem with kids was us, the adults! That's why he said, "Let the children come!" He is telling us to remove all obstacles and get out of their way because they're ready to follow Jesus right now! The overwhelming number of salvations happen at this age, not later in life.
We introduce kids to the revelational truth of the Bible.
We memorize key scriptures as well as the Apostles and Nicene Creed.
We learn to worship and to pray out loud.
We apply Holy Spirit leading and power to our lives.
By the way, we use KidCheck to protect our kids and our teachers! If you already have a KidCheck account, you're all set to check your child in. If you don't yet have an account, it's free and it's easy: just go to go.kidcheck.comand take a few minutes to open one up. See you Sunday morning!