How We Nurture

Rock Spring Church views children’s ministry as something that goes on well beyond Sunday morning. We provide support and nurture for parents and their children through classes, groups and seasonal events. In addition, we work to help parents understand the interaction between faith development and childhood development stages, and how parents can follow up at home with the lessons children learn at church on Sunday. We provide resources to help parents talk with their children about faith, God and the sacred.

We at Rock Spring have a deep respect for every child and what he or she can contribute to our community. We seek to make every child feel welcome—particularly newcomers and those with special needs—and we want to be their advocates. We seek to create a program that is so active and enticing—and free of stress—that every child will look forward to coming to church on Sunday. We want them to have fun while they learn about God’s love and about the sacred. Building relationships with other students and with teachers/helpers is a high priority for us. We also seek to find ways to help each child participate at his or her own level.

Contact: 

Ashley Martinage
703-538-4886

Upcoming How We Nurture Events

September 10, 2017 - 1:30pm

Latest News

The next phase of the campus renewal project will begin on Monday, July 24 and will impact most of the first floor of the main building. During the upcoming week, staff offices will be relocated to the second floor of the Hunter Building, as will meeting spaces for boards and other groups.

During our first gathering, we talked about hymns and how we found our way to Rock Spring. What theological questions or wonderings do you have? Cafe Kindred offers food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for you to order and enjoy while we meet if you choose.

by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.