RA (Royal Ambassadors)

K5th Grade Boys
6:15-7:45 pm South Building

Missions discipleship for boys through hands-on activities, games, sports and mentoring relationships. Learn more about the RA program below.

GA (Girls in Action)

K5th Grade Girls
6:15-7:45 pm South Building

Discipleship program where girls study and pray for missions/missionaries and experience missions work themselves.

  • Relevant curriculum
  • Christian peer group
  • Hands-on ministry
  • Leadership skills
  • Bible-based missions
  • Mentor relationships

Learn more about the RA program below.

Christmas Musical
Rehearsals start Sunday, September 17th

3:00-5:00 pm • North Building, 129
It’s time to start rehearsals for this year’s FirstKids Christmas performance! This year, we follow a young, scatter-brained shepherd and his talking sheep friends as the events surrounding the birth of Jesus unfold around them. All K-5th grade children are invited to participate. Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons; performance is December 10th.

2nd & 3rd Grade Pizza Party
Sunday, Ocotober 29th
12:30 pm • South Building, Gym
2nd & 3rd grade families are invited to a Pizza Party where the whole family can get to know the other children, teachers and leaders. We hope you plan to be there, Click here to RSVP.

Upward Sports
Register for Upward Basketball 
Register for Upward Cheerleading
Basketball & Cheerleading
for K5–6th Grade

Early Registration: $120
Final Registration: $135
Learn more about the RA/GA Programs

Girls in Action for girls, and Royal Ambassadors for boys, are ongoing missions discipleship organizations for elementary children (K–5th). As children are introduced to missional concepts, they learn they have an active part to play in God’s plan for their lives and for the world. They come to understand God can use them now—even in their youth—to share His love with others and make a difference. Experiences gained through childhood missions education lead to a lifelong commitment of service to God, His mission, and His church.

Through these organizations, children . . .
· Understand the Bible’s message of God’s love for all and His plan for saving them.
· Experience prayer as an active, vital part of supporting God’s mission.
· Discover the purpose(s) of giving learn the proper role of money in a Christian’s life.
· Learn to share their faith with others through missions projects and activities.

Through this year’s themeMission: Hit the Road, children will be challenged to “hit the road” for missions to share the good news of God’s love with everyone they meet on their paths—whether it’s down the street, around the community, or throughout the world! As children encounter friends and community members who do not have a personal relationship with Christ, they can share what God means in their own lives.

The RA Motto
We are Ambassadors for Christ, not only gives the organization its name, but also defines a lifestyle.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

The RA Emblem
The shield stands for the journey of and a commitment to faith in Christ (Ephesians 6:16). The crown stands for Christ the King and what He represents (James 1:12). The branch is for achievement and victory in the work, (Matthew 25:21) combining skills and actions help accomplish the goal of carrying the gospel to those needing to hear it. The color blue represents loyalty to Christ, His church, and each other. Gold represents the worth of the boy to God’s mission. White represents purity of living, which makes him an effective ambassador.